New IDF Operations Chief named amid rising military tension

Maj. Gen. Yoav Har-Even moves into the key post of Operations Division Chief in the IDF General Command Thursday, Sept. 6. He takes over from Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayash, who leaves immediately for Washington to work alongside the military attaché at the Israeli embassy before assuming this post. DEBKAfile: The IDF change of guard takes place at a moment of high military tension with Iran and Hizballah.  The position of Israeli military attaché in Washington is of paramount importance in a war situation.


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