Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a dedication ceremony yesterday for a new IDF training complex in southern Israel. Israel Hayom's Gadi Golan and Shlomo Cesana report on the new Negev compound named for late PM Ariel Sharon:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dedicated the military's new training complex in the Negev, naming it for late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The complex, nicknamed "Bahad City," for the Hebrew military acronym for "training base," is slated to house nearly all of the IDF's training bases, currently located in a complex in central Israel.
"Bahad City is a new city in Israel, home to 10,000 people in the Negev. This is where we realize [David] Ben-Gurion's vision," Netanyahu said, referring to Israel's first prime minister.
Netanyahu, joined by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, acting National Security Adviser Brig. Gen. (ret.) Jacob Nagel, and Prime Minister's Office Director General Eli Groner, toured the School of Military Medicine on the complex, where school commander Col. Moshe Meyouhas reviewed the latest technological innovations and applications being developed by soldiers to make learning and the medical services given to IDF personnel more efficient...