Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Ayish, current head of the IDF’s Operations Directorate, was tapped on Thursday as the next defense attaché to the United States by Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz. Ayish will replace Maj.-Gen. Gadi Shamni.
Ayish spent most of his career in the Armored Corps and served as the deputy head of the Ground Forces Command during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
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