JERUSALEM, Dec. 14, 2014 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, on Dec. 14, 2014. Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of Gadi Eizenkot as the new chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Eizenkot now serves as deputy chief of staff. He will replace Benny Gantz on Feb. 15. Last week, a government committee that vets senior appointments in the civil service confirmed the nomination.
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