Vice Premiere Moshe Ya'alon on Monday called upon former chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi to enter politics.
In an interview with Army Radio, Ya'alon, a former chief of General Staff, said that people with Ashkenazi's talents and experience are needed to contribute to Israel outside the military sphere.
"I would be very happy if he enters politics," Ya'alon said. "We need good people to be making decisions."
Ya'alon said that "people that achieve the top post in the army feel a sense of national responsibility, so it is natural that they ask themselves 'how can I go now and help only myself.'"