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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.
Current IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is set to step down from his role in less than six months.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Gadi Eisenkot emphasized the professional and responsible actions of the brigade will continue to prepare them for any possible developments.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
The question is whether any of this really matters. Would there really be differences between any of the four, all of whom appear on paper to be qualified to lead the IDF?
By YAAKOV KATZ
Hezbollah was recently described by a senior officer in the Northern Command as "the strongest army in the Middle East after the IDF."
Those trying to meddle in the selection process should stay out. There is a country that needs to be run and a military that needs to protect it.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
“In order for the army to realize its mission, dedicated, high caliber soldiers are needed, and I see the action of the Druze and Bedouin communities in the IDF every day,” Eisenkot said.
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The chief of staff gave an overview of how the IDF is preparing for emergency situations, including the level of training, reserves, arms, and other areas.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The occasion was also used for the launch of Our 70 Heroes, a book published by the Israel Ministry of Defense in conjunction with the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The appointment underscores the overwhelming importance that Israel places on the developing military confrontation between the countries.
By BEN CASPIT/MAARIV
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