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A quiet Israeli ex-general emerges as new foil to Netanyahu

Jun 29, 2020 - Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Unlike many of his fellow Israeli generals, Amir Haskel wasn't looking to politics in retirement.

After 32 years in the Israeli Air Force, he became a Holocaust researcher and was satisfied with publishing books, leading student delegations to former concentration camps in Poland and spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.

But as Israel's prime minister became further enmeshed in corruption allegations, Haskel felt he could no longer stay silent...