Bereaved father: 'We'll sit on fence' to stop Golan as IDF Chief

“It drives us crazy that someone like this would be the IDF Chief of Staff, say bereaved father, Herzl Hajaj about Major General Yair Golan.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 3:02 PM

'IDF shouldn't fight half its soldiers'

Rabbi not surprised by decision not to promote religious General: 'I don't know what motivates Chief of Staff to fight religious soldiers.'Eliran Aharon, 6/11/2018, 11:46 PM

Eizenkot slams leaflets targeting senior IDF officer

IDF Chief of Staff comes out against right-wing Israelis who distributed leaflets criticizing IDF Colonel Gilad Amit.Tzvi Lev, 4/20/2018, 2:13 AM

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF appoints new liaison to coordinate with Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as Kamil Abu Rokon replaces General Yoav Mordechai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2018, 10:24 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

Israeli Chief of Staff Eizenkot predicts war with Hamas in 2018 likely.Tzvi Lev, 2/4/2018, 8:41 PM

IDF Chief of Staff 'disappointed' with demoted Brigadier General

IDF Chief of Staff opens up about Ofek Buchris, who was demoted earlier this year after pleading guilty to sexual harassment.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 1:24 PM

IDF revamps its elite special forces

Elite Tier-1 special forces will now serve 8 years, and will include academic degree. Combat soldiers to get pay raise as well.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 9:35 AM

IDF Chief of Staff summons Rabbi Karim for clarification

New IDF Chief Rabbi summoned by army Chief of Staff to explain the Left's virulent opposition to his appointmentUzi Baruch, 7/13/2016, 1:55 PM

Moshe Ya’alon’s public trashing of Netanyahu harms Israel worldwide

Moshe Ya'alon should not have spoken to world media against Netanyahu and the IDF. Ronn Torossian, 5/22/2016, 7:16 AM

Eizenkot to Replace Gantz as IDF Chief of Staff

Long 'changing of the guard' ceremony to involve stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - and Gantz's last visit on base in uniform.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2015, 8:19 AM

Operation Protective Edge a 'Success'

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz deflects criticism at gov't over summer war - and predicts another conflict in the north.Uzi Baruch, 2/14/2015, 7:05 PM

Benny Gantz Meets with Netanyahu Before Stepping Down

PM thanks IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz for 'excellent service' over four-year term; Gantz will step down Monday.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 8:10 AM

Rivlin to Gantz: 'You Have Led the IDF to the Highest Peaks'

President Reuven Rivlin says farewell to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, praises staff for decision-making during Gaza war.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 8:45 AM

53 Soldiers to Receive Awards for Gaza War Service

50 men, three women, and nine units to receive accolades for their service during Operation Protective Edge; highest honor to Lt. Eitan.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 4:25 PM

General Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

Golan hailed as 'experienced' and 'appropriate' to serve under Eizenkot in ceremony signifying change of staff.Yishai Karov, 12/15/2014, 6:50 PM

PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vows to fight foreign pressure to withdraw from Judea-Samaria ahead of Kerry meeting in Rome.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2014, 12:57 PM

Cabinet Approves Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

Government ministers unanimously approve Gadi Eizenkot's appointment as IDF Chief of Staff during Sunday Cabinet meeting.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 12/14/2014, 12:05 PM

Eizenkot's IDF Chief of Staff Appointment Clears Final Hurdle

Turkel Committee for Senior Appointments gives its stamp of approval to man who will be IDF's 21st chief of staff.Gil Ronen, 12/10/2014, 11:06 AM

Ya'alon Officially Presents Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon praises Maj. General Eizenkot's 'honesty, integrity, and good values,' says he is 'right person to lead.'Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 11/29/2014, 7:16 PM

Special Forum Marking 19th Anniversary of Rabin's Murder

Members of the General Staff of the IDF gather at the Rabin Center to mark 19 years since Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 8:21 PM

IDF Chief of Staff Calls to Retake Gaza, Take on Iran

General Benny Gantz surprisingly candid in speech to high school students, admits 'classified operations' always in the works.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 10:35 PM

Gantz: Lebanese Army Responsible for Rocket Fire

Chief of Staff addresses rocket fire for first time, sends message to Lebanon: 'In the end, we will have to act - and it won't be pretty.'Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2013, 10:52 AM

Hareidi Brigade Wins IDF Chief of Staff Prize

Nahal Hareidi makes history by winning the prestigious prize for the first time, enjoys sharp rise in enlistment despite Knesset debates.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2013, 9:12 PM

Video: IDF COS Prays for Soldiers and the State at Rachel's Tomb

The IDF Chief visited the Tomb of Rachel Sunday, where he recited the prayer for the welfare of the IDF, as well the prayer for Israel.Arutz Sheva TV, 5/27/2013, 2:16 AM

Exclusive: A7 Interview with Maj. Gen. Ben Reuven on Iron Dome

Major Gen. (res.) Eyal Ben Reuven, Israel National Defense College AA Chairman, talks about the venue for IDF conceptual analysis.Amiel Ungar, 12/6/2012, 6:16 AM

Israel Agrees to Pay Mark-Up on Sixth Dolphin-class Submarine

Israel has decided to purchase a sixth Dolphin-class submarine from Germany at full price despite objections from the IDF brass.. Gabe Kahn., 5/5/2011, 9:09 PM

Gantz Urges Calm As IDF Strikes On Gaza Continue

IDF Chief of Staff has urged Gaza area civilians to be calm as the IDF strikes back; Barak says Israel won't tolerate it; US condemns bus attackGabe Kahn., 4/7/2011, 11:05 PM

Comptroller: Incoming IDF Chief Lied to Authorities

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss says incoming IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant lied to authorities over construction at his home.Chana Ya'ar, 1/27/2011, 5:20 PM

Ex-Chief of Staff Tzvi Tzur - and Black Sabbath - Remembered

This past Friday marked the sixth anniversary of the death of Israel’s sixth IDF Chief of Staff, Tzvi Tzur – sometimes known as “the Invisible.”Hillel Fendel, 1/4/2011, 9:01 AM

Yair Naveh Appointed Deputy Chief of Staff

Former head of Central Command will be highest ranking religious officer in IDF.Elad Benari, 10/5/2010, 12:00 AM

Report: Potential Suspect in Galant Document

Israeli police announce they have a potential suspect in Galant document, and clear IDF of any involvement in its leak.Elad Benari, 8/20/2010, 3:01 AM

Ashkenazi Makes Historic State Visit to India

IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi is traveling to India for the first state visit ever to be conducted to that nation by an Israeli military head.Hana Levi Julian, 12/6/2009, 5:09 PM