In a new round of IDF appointments announced Friday, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi has been assigned OC Northern Command and is replaced by Brig.-Gen Hertzi Halevi as head of Military Intelligence – AMAN. Brig. Halevi, raised now to major general, is a former commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal, the Paratroop Brigade and the 91st Division. Brig. Gen. Haggai Topolansky takes over as Head of the Manpower Division and Brig. Gen. Yossi Bechar is named corps commander with the rank of major general.