What are the top five challenges facing Aviv Kochavi, the IDF's new chief?

From Iran to Gaza, haredim to Netanayhu, what will incoming IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi have to contend with during his tenure?

January 15, 2019 10:07
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gadi Eisenkot (L), and Aviv Kochavi (R), January 15th, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gadi Eisenkot (L), and Aviv Kochavi (R), January 15th, 2019. (photo credit: KOBI RICHTER/TPS)


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Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi was approved by the cabinet on Sunday, becoming the IDF’s 22nd chief of staff and replacing Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot. Here are the top five challenges he will face as the IDF’s top officer:


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