Ashkenazi to hold first meeting with IDF top brass

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi was expected to convene the IDF top brass on Monday for the first time since being sworn in as army chief. At the meeting, the senior staff is expected to present Ashkenazi with plans for rehabilitating the army and for IDF operations in the coming years. Ashkenazi, in turn, is expected to present his goals for the IDF over the next year. In the afternoon, a discussion will take place on the subject of the Home Front Command's readiness for war. OC Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Yitzhak Gershon, Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh and other senior defense officials will participate in the discussion.