The battle for the GSS leadership: the warning of Kochavi and Gantz | Exposing Ben Caspit

The Chief of Staff, Major General Kochavi Spring, And probably also the Minister of Defense Bnei Gantz, Clarified to the Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Because it will be difficult to cooperate with one of the two final candidates for the position of head of the GSS, Maariv-Sufshavua has learned.

The candidate in question is the one who was ultimately not selected for the position. Maariv has learned, according to several sources, that things were not presented as an ultimatum, but it was clear that it emerged that the cooperation between the IDF and the GSS would be harmed if Bennett chose the other candidate, see also, for the position. Bennett eventually chose the other Rabbi, who serves as the deputy head of the GSS. He is now expected to retire from the service.

Ganz’s entourage vehemently deny, claiming that the defense minister did not recommend any of the candidates and told Prime Minister Bennett that both were acceptable to him. The IDF preferred not to respond. The puddle of bad blood that lies between Kochavi and Gantz and R. is an open and bleeding wound, which opened shortly after Operation Eitan.

R., the designated head of the GSS (Photo: Reuven Castro, Walla!)

This is a “world war” that then broke out between the IDF and the Armed Forces and the General Security Service, after an extensive article was broadcast on “Ovda.” The article interviewed the then commander of the Shin Bet’s southern region, who was the same R. This accusation was difficult and provoked, as mentioned, a semi-passionate and public struggle between the army and the GSS, which is reviewed in detail in the pages of Maariv. , Currently Minister of Defense.

The last line in the race for the GSS presidency was reached by two rabbis. It is not clear how much the chief of staff’s semi-ultimatum affected Bennett, since he ultimately chose the person who now serves as the GSS deputy chief, whom he knows better than his predecessor. It should also be noted that R. Chosen is also a fighter in the former General Staff patrol, just like Bennett.

One way or another, it turns out that the wounds that opened up following a strong cliff between the GSS and the IDF have not been closed for good. The person who personally took the GSS ‘claim, which was presented by R. at the time, was the head of the Kochavi Armed Forces, who has meanwhile become the head of the General Staff. It now turns out that Kochavi was not completely healed from that trauma, which at the time provoked his anger and the wrath of the entire army. Kochavi made it clear to Bennett that it would be difficult for him to work with R. as head of the Shin Bet in light of the crisis of trust between them. He was also harmed by the GSS ‘claim, but as stated around him, it is denied that this influenced his recommendation.

Our correspondent Tal Lev-Ram adds: The appointment of R., who was elected, will reach the senior appointments committee today, following an anonymous letter in which it was alleged that he performed actions allegedly related to chastity and inappropriate behavior. It is estimated that the letter will not torpedo the appointment, and that this is a point matter that R. will clarify in his appearance before the committee. However, it is possible that R.’s entry into the post, which is planned for next week, will be postponed.

After the news was published, the IDF sought to change the response and deny some of the things: “The chief of staff did not issue an ultimatum and did not speak ill of anyone, and also asked to join the defense minister’s denial.”


Source: Maariv.co.il – פוליטי – מדיני by www.maariv.co.il.

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