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Colonel Ronen Manelis was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and was officially appointed to the position of IDF Spokesperson on Thursday at a ceremony held at the office of the Chief of the General Staff at the Kirya (military headquarters) in Tel Aviv.
The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and members of the general staff.
“The combination of daily changes in the world of communications and the unique characteristics of the modern battlefield require us, as part of the IDF's preparations for war, to prepare for this aspect as well,” Brig.-Gen. Manelis stated at the ceremony.”
Acknowledging the “legitimate” criticism of the army by the media, Manelis stated that the IDF should learn from it in order to become a better army which must “act to strengthen and preserve the public’s trust.”