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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.
73 soldiers died when two helicopters crashed en route to southern Lebanon in 1997
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Eisenkot, 54, was named to the office in February of 2015, succeeding Ret. Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz following a four year stint as head of the IDF.
Whatever the outcome, the verdict will reverberate throughout military.
IDF Chief of Staff expresses full confidence in military courts ahead of Wednesday's decision.
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