The resignation at a time of his choice is a brave act of the Chief of Staff. The Israeli Army is loosing one of its most intelligent leaders. Halutz, whose parents came from Iran, was chosen by Ariel Sharon as the most promising general to deal with the Iranian threat. He, Sharon, would have looked after the ground forces. The illness of the Israeli PM thwarted these plans. It is questionable if Benny Gantz will be the right person to deal with Iran. The IDF must be prepared for the greatest challenge in its history.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: PM: New IDF chief will be appointed in coming days