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Lapid to interview two final candidates for next Israeli military chief

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid will interview the two final candidates for the next Israeli military chief on Wednesday, his office says.

Defense Minister Benny 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.

Gantz is expected to make his decision in the coming weeks, once Lapid has given his input on the matter.

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