New IDF chief sits down for first meeting with defense minister

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

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (left) meets with IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, at military headquarters in Tel Aviv on January 16, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/ Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (left) meets with IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, at military headquarters in Tel Aviv on January 16, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/ Defense Ministry)

After today’s handover ceremony, new military chief Herzi Halevi sits down with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for a first work meeting.

“The two discussed the issues that Chief of Staff Halevi will deal with in the coming period, operational, strategic, and intelligence issues,” the Defense Ministry says in a statement.

The meeting took place at Gallant’s office at the IDF’s headquarters in Tel Aviv.

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