Friday, July 28, 2006
The government has allowed the Israeli Defence Force to recruit more reserve soldiers (3 divisions, which is about 3 to 4 times the ammount of soldiers engaged today in Lebanon). Channel 10 reports it will take about a week to get them ready for battle. The government, however, did not allow to make any use of this force without its approval.
In the martial arts, Zanshin means having no break in our activity, because there is no time to take back a stride or block and fix it.
Under the assumption that about 10 days from now the diplomatic pressure will increase and a cease fire will be declared - the Israeli move can be described as Zanshin.
The fighting will stop, but the IDF will be as ready as it was in the first day to continue the battle. It will remain fresh, alert, aware and will respond in no-time if required.