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Israeli Army Chief Didn't Toe Netanyahu's Line. The Pushback Was Swift

Netanyahu's loyalists in the media praised Aviv Kochavi's when he was appointed. So why is he coming under an orchestrated attack?

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

Given the numerous speculations about his political plans and the reports of scenarios presenting him as a future candidate for prime minister, IDF chief of staff Aviv Kochavi is not displaying especially sharp political sensibilities. This week, too, he seems to have been taken by surprise when he faced an offensive of mouthpieces on the eve of the Knesset election.

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