Defense Minister Ehud Barak has started interviewing candidates for the IDF chief of staff position. Barak's office said in a statement that the minister interviewed Major General Yair Naveh, Major General Gadi Eizenkot and Major General Benny Gantz for the job. More interviews will possibly take place.
According to the statement, Barak, in coordination with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, intends to speed up the process of choosing the next IDF chief. (Hanan Greenberg)