Meretz and former Deputy Chief of Staff agree on joint run

Israel Democratic and Meretz sign agreement to continue political cooperation between the two within the framework of the Democratic Union.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2020, 4:40 AM

MK Golan: Either fight Hamas or make deal with it

Democratic Union MK Maj. Gen. Yair Golan warns Israel must choose between full-scale military operation or negotiated settlement with Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 4:38 PM

'I won't be able to sleep at night'

MK Yair Golan, formerly Deputy IDF Chief of Staff, concerned about the appointment of Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 5:36 AM

Yair Golan: Israel must be ready for compromises with the PA

From the Front Lines to the Knesset Floor: The senior officer who became a controversial politician.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2019, 10:56 PM

Barak's #2: Netanyahu is hysterical, he is afraid

Former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan: Netanyahu knows he is about to lose the elections and face three serious indictments.Nitsan Keidar, 7/12/2019, 5:37 AM

Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic complex will save Israeli Democracy?

The only way to understand Ehud Barak's hubris is to remember Napoleon. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/9/2019, 11:58 PM

Ehud Barak's #2 does not rule out cabinet with Ayman Odeh

Barak new party member Yair Golan refers to possibility next government will be formed with Arab parties. 'Why make them illegitimate?'Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2019, 10:52 AM

Will Barak and former Deputy Chief of Staff run together?

Former IDF deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan reportedly working to recruit former MKs and leftists for Ehud Barak's new party.Ben Ariel, 6/24/2019, 6:00 AM

'Give Hamas big benefits to see if solution will follow'

Former Deputy Chief of Staff says Israel should give Hamas terrorist group a 'carrot' to prevent next round of fighting after rocket barrageArutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2019, 3:28 PM

Bennett slams general for criticizing political echelon

Bennett says it is improper for General Yair Golan to blast politicians while serving as a uniformed IDF officer. 'His job is to win wars.'Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 8:46 AM

Ya'alon: No general should criticize a sitting politician

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slams Maj. Gen. Yair Golan for criticizing Minister Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 10:50 PM

Bennett hits back at Yair Golan. 'Israel needs to start winning'

Bennett responds after General Yair Golan accuses him of 'weakening the IDF and the State of Israel'.Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 9:34 PM

Former IDF deputy chief: Bennett is weakening the army and state

Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, currently on retirement vacation, slams Bennett's words on IDF legalization. 'The legal issue never hindered the IDF.'Ido Ben Porat, 11/22/2018, 12:06 PM

General doesn't regret speech comparing Israel to 1930's Germany

Despite losing race for Chief of Staff post, General Yair Golan says he doesn't regret making infamous speech that likely hurt his chances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2018, 7:47 PM

'Intel and fire alone won't win wars'

Ex-deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan: 'We have no choice but to build up a force that will enable us to strike our enemies a decisive blow.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 2:51 PM

Barak: Proto-Fascist government must be stopped

Former PM Ehud Barak says general's warnings about similarities to 1930s Germany are coming true, Netanyahu must be stopped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2018, 8:20 PM

Defense Minister: Haredi demands are just an excuse

Defense Minister Liberman urges haredi parties to allow Draft Law to pass, says they have nothing to gain from early elections.Michal Levi, 8/15/2018, 11:08 AM

Barak: Yair Golan told the truth

Former Defense Minister backs Yair Golan's controversial statements, blasts Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 8/15/2018, 2:03 AM

Bennett on Yair Golan: He should have apologized

Education Minister says general's entire career should be taken into account, but an apology is long past due.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2018, 5:37 PM

'Yair Golan will not endanger a soldier for the enemy'

Friend of candidate for IDF Chief of Staff furious after bereaved families send letter opposing his candidacy over past statements.Shimon Cohen, 8/14/2018, 4:35 PM

Bereaved father: How could Golan compare us to Nazis?

Father of slain soldier relates how officer did not know whether he was allowed to open fire on terrorist who killed his son.Ido Ben Porat, 8/13/2018, 5:59 PM

IDF hierarchy defends Yair Golan

IDF Spokesman issues unusual statement: 'Presentation of Major General Golan as one who didn't act against terrorists is sin to reality.'Ido Ben Porat, 8/13/2018, 5:42 PM

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

'Confusion, shock and pain' with campaign against Major General

A former commander responds to a campaign against the appointment of Major General Yair Golan as chief of staff.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 11:20 AM

100 bereaved families protest Chief of Staff candidate

Families of fallen soldiers demand defense minister nullify candidacy of Maj. Gen, Yair Golan over willingness to put soldiers at risk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2018, 8:44 PM

Liberman says he will begin vetting new Chief of Staff

Defense Minister will start reviewing replacment for Chief of Sraff Gadi Eizenkot. Nominees are Aviv Kochavi, Yair Golan, and Nitzan Alon.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 6:45 PM

Intellectual miscalculation

Time and again we grumble at speakers who find signs of Israel deteriorating in Holocaust Day speeches. Why is this happening? CommentaryShlomo Piotrokovsky, 4/27/2017, 1:02 PM

'In next war, thousands of rockets will hit in heart of Israel'

Senior military official warns of heavy rocket fire in next Lebanon war: '300 tons per month, equivalent to 5 hours of Air Force bombing'.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 4:48 PM

General who used Nazi comparison sorry? Doesn't sound like it

Yair Golan, who compared Israeli society to Nazi Germany's, tells officers to ‘stand bravely against the majority’Gil Ronen, 6/23/2016, 10:23 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven - for Israel's detractors

Any allusion that Israel is somehow comparable to Nazi Germany is not criticism. It is a blood libel.Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/3/2016, 3:26 PM

IDF generals who Nazify the Jews: What are they talking about?

One of the reasons Netanyahu replaced Defense Minister Ya'alon was his support for General Yair Golan's egregious comparison of developments in Israel to Nazism. Giulio Meotti, 5/21/2016, 9:12 PM

Netanyahu reminds Ya'alon: The IDF answers to us

Joint statement issued after PM summons Ya'alon for dressing down, over his support for Deputy Chief of Staff's Israel-Nazi comparison.Nitsan Keidar, 5/16/2016, 2:05 PM

Education Minister: Let's stop denigrating ourselves

Naftali Bennett makes veiled reference to controversial comments by senior IDF officer, says 'time for self-loathing is over'.Uzi Baruch, 5/12/2016, 12:17 PM

Nachshon Wachsman's mother: Israelis don't know what they have

The mother of kidnapped, murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman talks about sense of loss, disappointment.Benny Tocker, 5/10/2016, 2:53 PM

Holocaust survivor demolishes Israel-Germany comparison

Survivor tells IDF Dep. Chief of Staff his Holocaust comparison is 'utterly baseless', blames his ignorance of history.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2016, 12:35 PM

Palestinians: Israeli 'Holocaust' against us is worse than Nazis

Op-ed in PA newspaper twists General Golan's remarks, claims Israel perpetrates 'even more barbaric, discriminatory Holocaust.'Shimon Cohen, 5/10/2016, 9:19 AM

Netanyahu: Deputy CoS incident is behind us

PM says incident surrounding Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan’s comments on Yom Hashoah is behind him.Nitsan Keidar, 5/10/2016, 3:46 AM

Uri Ariel: Deputy Chief of Staff should apologize

Agriculture Minister insists Yair Golan's comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany was from the wrong person at the wrong time.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2016, 8:51 PM

'There is something deeply wrong with the Zionist Left'

Left-leaning journalist blasts the Zionist Union for defending controversial Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/8/2016, 5:18 PM

PM blasts senior officer's 'outrageous' Holocaust comments

Netanyahu opens weekly cabinet meeting with condemnation of IDF Dep. Chief of Staff's comments comparing Israel to pre-WWII Europe.David Rosenberg, 5/8/2016, 12:02 PM

Science Minister demands clearer apology from IDF dept. chief

Israeli Minister of Science Ofer Akunis says Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan must issue a clearer apology for Holocaust remarks.Tal Polon, 5/8/2016, 11:51 AM

Environment Minister backs Deputy Chief of Staff's comments

Environment Minister Avi Gabay says he agrees with Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan that there are "signs of racism" in Israel.Chaim Lev, 5/8/2016, 6:05 AM

Netanyahu gives Ya'alon a sharp reprimand on Nazi comparison

Report reveals PM made tense call to Defense Minister, hours later Deputy Chief of Staff backtracks comparison of Israel and Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 5:56 PM

Yaalon: Attacks on Yair Golan are part of anti-IDF campaign

Defense Minister stands behind Dep. CoS Yair Golan following controversial Holocaust comments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 1:03 PM

Shaked raps IDF dept. head: You're confused, cheapened Holocaust

Justice Minister criticizes Deputy CoS, as leftwing MKs rally to his defense.Uzi Baruch, 5/5/2016, 10:04 AM

IDF deputy chief backtracks: I never compared Israel to Germany

After his comments ignite firestorm, IDF Deputy CoS denies he meant to compare Israel to Nazi Germany.Uzi Baruch, 5/5/2016, 8:01 AM

Deputy CoS hints: Israel showing signs of pre-Holocaust Europe

Politicians outraged after IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan says he sees evidence in Israel of processes that occurred in 1930s Europe.Ido Ben Porat, 5/5/2016, 2:14 AM

IDF General suspended for two weeks over alleged sex crimes

Deputy IDF Chief of Staff suspends senior officer accused of sexual harassment.Kobi Finkler, 3/1/2016, 11:38 AM

IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

Chief of Staff appoints his deputy to lead crew examining military options day after Iran nuclear deal, as IAF drills for possible strikes.Ari Yashar, 6/30/2015, 12:21 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

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

IDF Northern Commander: 'Hezbollah Likely Has Terror Tunnels'

After playing down threat, IDF acknowledges likelihood of attack tunnels from Lebanon, warning 'can't use Iron Dome there.'Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 2:08 PM

IDF: We've Found no Hezbollah Terror Tunnels Yet

Senior commanders try to reassure leaders of northern communities about threats; are told to cancel security budget cuts.Ari Yashar, 8/11/2014, 12:43 PM

Northern Command Warns: Situation with Hezbollah 'Explosive'

IDF official says Israel would not limit itself to airstrikes, use 'all of its capabilities' in the event of a 'Third Lebanon War'.Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 4:39 PM

Two Syrian Rockets Hit Israeli Side of the Golan

Two rockets fired from Syrian territory exploded on the Golan Heights on Monday, without causing casualties or damageArutz 7 Staff, 5/6/2013, 8:25 PM