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With approval of temporary vetting panel chief, Gantz moves to get new IDF chief in place

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein Deputy President (Ret.) of Israel's Supreme Court
Judge Elyakim Rubinstein Deputy President (Ret.) of Israel's Supreme Court

Retired Supreme Court justice Elyakim Rubinstein is approved as a temporary head of the Senior Appointments Advisory Committee, spurring Defense Minister Benny Gantz to officially submit the next IDF chief for approval.

Rubinstein is approved by government ministers to temporarily helm the committee, after the appointment of a permanent head was struck down by a court as not possible during an election period.

Following Rubinstein’s approval, Gantz says he has officially submitted Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi as new IDF chief of staff — a move that is politically divisive so close to the November 1 election.

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