Shamni Quits IDF, Bows Out of Race to Be Deputy Chief of Staff

The leading candidates to replace Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh are down to Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi.

Maj. Gen. Gadi Shamni, who until recently was the Israel Defense Forces' military attache in Washington, has announced he is retiring after 35 years in the army - a decision that narrows the race for the post of IDF deputy chief of staff.