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This morning: Harzi Halevi will assume the position of Chief of Staff | Israel Hayom

2023-01-16T05:40:52.949Z


In the shadow of tensions between the political and military ranks, the 55-year-old Halevi will replace Aviv Kochavi, who has held the position for the past four years • The full schedule


Four years after entering the office of the Chief of Staff, Ral Aviv Kochavi will finish his term.

The heavy responsibility for the IDF will pass on (Monday) morning to his successor, Major General Herzi Halevi, who will become the 23rd Chief of Staff.

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The Chief of Staff exchange ceremony will be held this morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. There, the 55-year-old Levi will be awarded the rank of Major General at the rank of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant.

He will then visit the Western Wall and the President's House, and proceed from there to the honor guard ceremonies in Kirya in Tel Aviv. 

A stormy end to the term.

Aviv Kochavi, photo: Gideon Markovitch

The exchange on the 14th floor in Kriya will be held during a sensitive period.

Apart from the routine security challenges, Halevi will have to deal with the tensions between the political and military ranks in recent times. 

Halevi was born in 1967 and was educated in Jerusalem.

He was named after his uncle, Herzl Halevi, who fell in the battle for Jerusalem in the Six Day War.

He is also a scion of Rabbi Kook's family and comes from a family of Echelon fighters. He began his journey in the Levi army in 1985, when he enlisted in the Parachute Nahal Battalion.

After several positions in the Red Brigade, he moved to the General Staff patrol and participated in many operations, including the kidnapping of Mustafa Dirani and the failed rescue attempt of the late Nachshon Waxman.

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