The appointment of delegation heads and directors of government ministries requires the approval of the entire government. GOCs are appointed by the chief of staff and the defense minister. The one proposes and the other signs - and not always in that order.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
Israeli diplomacy has neglected everything that isn't related to Washington and has found itself unable to wield any influence with respect to at least half of the American-French formula.
Despite the existence of the military branch called the Home Front Command, the sad truth that is being revealed daily in the 'Katyusha communities' is that of a home front without a command.