The Israeli Army Gets Its First Moroccan Chief-of-staff - So Why the Ashkenazi Name?

The name's German meaning makes it unlikely to be European in origin, more likely an Israeli clerk played a decisive role in the forming of Gadi Eisenkot's name.

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Many Israelis welcomed the news that the Israel Defense Forces' new chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot, will be the first Israeli of Moroccan descent to attain the senior post. While it is true that both...