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        1/20/2013, Shevat 9, 5773

      Barak Confirms New IDF Appointments


      Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed on Sunday several new appointments in the General Staff of the IDF, as decided upon by Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.

      Major General Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman has been appointed head of the IDF’s Southern Command, replacing Tal Russo who will retire from the army after 35 years of service.

      The new Commander of the IDF’s Ground Forces will be Brigadier-General Guy Tzur who recently completed his tenure as the head of the IDF’s Planning Division. Tzur will replace Maj. Gen. Alon Turgeman.