The 'best' are the combat soldiers who risk life and limb to defend the state, not those who sit behind computer screens in the IDF’s technological units.
No. 14 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2021: IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi and Mossad chief David Barnea.
While it was nice to see Kohavi fight for career officers, he left tens of thousands of his soldiers behind, forgetting the regular conscripts and their needs.
Though there has been relative quiet in southern Israel since the end of the 11 days of fighting, there have been numerous incendiary balloons and rockets launched towards southern Israel.
Herzog expressed his gratitude to the chief of staff and his faith in IDF's soldiers and officers.
"You have repeatedly sought to find the path to unity with the understanding that internal struggles are hurting Israeli society," Defense Minister Benny Gantz told the outgoing president.
"The IDF wants and needs officers of Sharon's ilk. Officers who possess diverse capabilities and embody the principles of leadership," said Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.
Kohavi, who is in the US, believes that moderate Sunni states such as the UAE and Bahrain can deepen ties with Israel on security arrangements.
Kohavi postponed his trip due to the outbreak of violence last month in the West Bank and Gaza • will speak to the same officials as Gantz did two weeks ago