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Gantz likely to make pick for new IDF chief of staff next week

Major Generals Eyal Zamir (right) and Herzi Halevi (left) are seen in official, undated photographs. (Israel Defense Forces)
Major Generals Eyal Zamir (right) and Herzi Halevi (left) are seen in official, undated photographs. (Israel Defense Forces)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz is likely to make his pick for the new IDF chief of staff by next week, Channel 12 reports.

According to the report, Gantz is expected to meet with opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot toward the end of the week to get their input.

He will then make his decision.

Gantz has narrowed the field down to Eyal Zamir, a former IDF deputy chief of staff currently serving as a research fellow at the Washington Institute think tank, and Herzi Halevi, the current deputy chief of staff.

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