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Paper General or Perfect Candidate? This Former Israeli Commander Could Succeed Where Others Failed

Israeli center-left simply can’t wean itself off its addiction to savior-generals. But Gadi Eisenkot could attract voters from across the political spectrum

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
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The definition of Israeli political madness seems to be pinning all hopes on general after general in the hope that he will be the one capable of taking down Benjamin Netanyahu. Currently, there are no fewer than three former chiefs of general staff of the Israel Defense Forces in the Knesset, who – along with Yair Lapid – headed the Kahol Lavan list in the past three elections, committing themselves never to sit in the government of a man facing criminal charges.

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