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‘The Americans Will Sign a Deal With Iran With or Without Israel’

It’s convenient for Netanyahu to have security officials disagree with the U.S., ostensibly with no political agenda. But officials describe the military chief’s Iran speech this week as an own goal, even as he insists he carried out his duty

Amos Harel
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IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi’s speech this week at a conference of the Institute for National Security Studies is what the army tends to call a formative event. Two years from now, when the media take it upon themselves to summarize Kochavi’s term at the top of the Israel Defense Forces (assuming the government approves extending his term for a fourth year), his midterm speech will be recalled as a key moment, from which the choice bits will be quoted.

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