Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Virtuous Handshake

The following is a translation of a talk-back to an article in Maariv Online concerning the expulsion from IDF active service, of the soldier who felt incapable of shaking the Chief of Staff's hand at a cermony in the Presidential Mansion. The soldier was to receive a Presidential Award of Excellence:
"From An Old Solider : What the army doesn't seem to understand is something very simple; the same virtues that made Chananel Dayan worthy of receiving an award for excellence as a soldier are the very same virtues that made it so difficult for him to shake the Chief of Staff's hand."