Israel's Incoming Army Chief: A Creative Commander Who Avoids Drawing Fire

Despite a series of ordeals that could easily besmirch a career, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi managed to emerge out of all of them unscathed. A look at the man who will likely lead Israel's armed forces in the coming years

Yaniv Kubovich
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, with Israel Defense Forces deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, during a tour of the Israel-Gaza border, Feb. 20, 2018.
Defense Minister Lieberman, left, with IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Kochavi, touring the Gaza border Tuesday. Hamas sends "the most unfortunate people" to take part in clashes, said Lieberman.Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry