24.01.2012 29.Tewet. 5772 Jom Kippur Katan
While it's true that Brig.-Gen. Yohanan Locker is Netanyahu's preference, it doesn't mean that he's ultra-hawkish on Iran, nor does it mean Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel is dovish.
So here's what we know to be fairly certain about the contest for the position of the next Israel Air Force commander: That Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz prefers Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers his military secretary, Brig.-Gen. Yohanan Locker; and that Defense Minister Ehud Barak hasn't made up his mind.
We also know that the lack of an agreement among them is delaying the appointment of IAF commander Ido Nehushtan's replacement. What is less known, despite the declarative tones of some press reports, is what either of the two candidates thinks about attacking Iran….