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Bar-Ilan also praised Eisenkot for the release of the The Gideon Plan, a five year plan that helped the IDF avoid cuts and increase its budget to protect Israel.
By law, former IDF generals are prohibited from running for three years after they complete their service.
"Looking at my term as chief of staff three years back, there were many events in which escalation was a hair's breadth from happening," stressed Eisenkot.
Eisenkot, whose tenure is scheduled to end this week, has headed the army since February 2015 and will be replaced by Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
"We began attacking systematically a number of times each week [in Syria]. Without making any statements. Beneath the radar," Eisenkot said.
"Only in the last 36 hours did the air force strike targets in Syria and we have proven that we will not stop the settlement of Iran in Syria." Netanyahu said.
By HERB KEINON
On Tuesday, he will hang up his uniform after 40 years of service.
Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff admits to carrying out thousands of strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, whose four-year command of the IDF ends next Tuesday, was a warrior and a statesman.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Gadi Eisenkot talks war, peace and legacy.
By YAAKOV KATZ,ANNA AHRONHEIM
"We were hit by 500 rockets and accepted a ceasefire with Hamas on their terms," said the former defense minister.
According to foreign reports Israel has also acted beyond its borders to thwart Hamas from getting their hands on advanced rockets.
The test of Kochavi will be to prove it is capable
By GAL PERL FINKEL
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