Eyal Zamir, a former deputy chief of the navy, takes up his publish because the director common of the Protection Ministry.
Zamir, 57, replaces the present director common, Amir Eshel, who give up with the change of presidency.
Zamir was thought-about twice to steer the Israel Protection Forces, in 2018 and 2022. Finally, nevertheless, the front-running candidates had been chosen as an alternative.
Talking at a ceremony marking his appointment, Protection Minister Yoav Gallant laid out the challenges Zamir faces.
“The protection institution works, and can proceed to work, to confront threats each close to and much, chief amongst them from Iran,” he mentioned, including that challenges should be met with “boundary-breaking creativity.”
Gallant additionally highlighted the navy’s position in nation-building, working with youth, the disabled and bereaved households.
Thanking Gallant for the appointment, Zamir vowed that “all those that threaten us can be met with an iron wall — a sturdy and safe protection institution.”
Zamir most just lately served as IDF deputy chief of workers. In 2018, he was the commander of the Southern Command, overseeing violent clashes alongside the Gaza border throughout protests organized by the Hamas terror group.
Between 2012 and 2015, Zamir was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s navy secretary.