Another General Just Joined Israeli Politics. Do Israelis Still Care?

While ex-military generals used to garner much respect in politics – today, 44 percent of Israelis cite their parties’ economic platform as their primary concern, and only 24 percent cite the identity of party leaders

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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With Gadi Eisenkot’s announcement Sunday that he was joining a three-way alliance with Gideon Sa’ar and fellow former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz, dubbed the National Unity Party, the retired lieutenant general became the latest in a long line of ex-army chiefs who have traded in their military fatigues for a political career.

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