The Israeli Army Chief's Geometry of Death

For Aviv Kochavi, Gaza isn’t a place where people live, it’s a spatial problem to be solved. Its millions of Palestinian inhabitants were for him this month at most an obstacle to his ambition to magnify the scale of destruction

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Yagil Levy
Yagil Levy
Yagil Levy
Yagil Levy

Operation Guardian of the Walls was the first wartime test for Aviv Kochavi as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. History will decide how he fared, but in the meantime it’s illuminating to probe the singular character of his leadership as it’s been reflected in his deeds and rhetoric.

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