'The Chief of Staff is more appreciated than I am'

Cabinet approves extending Gadi Eizenkot's term for additional year, Netanyahu says public appreciates Eizenkot more than the government.Hezki Baruch, 2/12/2017, 1:08 PM

Netanyahu: Even in the Trump era, there are limitations

Netanyahu says upcoming meeting with Trump 'very important' for Israel's security, says Israel 'must act responsibly.'Hezki Baruch, 2/12/2017, 11:48 AM

Eizenkot to return from sick leave

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will return to his office on Wednesday following his recent cancer operation.Yedidya Ben Or, 2/1/2017, 3:45 AM

Chief of Staff discharged from hospital

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his prostate.Yoni Kempinski, 1/22/2017, 2:22 AM

Chief of Staff has cancerous tumor removed

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot undergoes surgery to remove his prostate due to a cancerous growth.Kobi Finkler, 1/20/2017, 2:05 AM

Eizenkot's term as Chief of Staff extended by another year

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman decides to extend the appointment of Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot by another year.Yoel Domb, 1/18/2017, 8:11 PM

Right-wing attorney: Release alleged Eizenkot inciter

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir says man who allegedly incited against IDF Chief of Staff should be released, did not mean what he said.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/8/2017, 8:32 AM

Police arrest man suspected of inciting against Chief of Staff

Police arrest a resident of Jerusalem who took part in a demonstration during the reading of the verdict of Elor Azariya.Orli Harari, 1/8/2017, 1:46 AM

If Azariya is not acquitted, he should be pardoned

Minister Naftali Bennet: “If Elor Azariya is not acquitted, I think he needs to be given an immediate pardon and not sit in prison.”Arutz Sheva, 1/3/2017, 1:46 PM

Senior Religious Zionist rabbis meet with Chief of Staff

Senior Religious Zionist rabbis met with Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot to discuss the new IDF standing orders regarding mixed units.Yoel Domb, 11/29/2016, 9:48 AM

IDF to fund academic studies for discharged soldiers

IDF unveils plans to fund academic or vocational studies for discharged soldiers drafted after July 2013.Yoel Domb, 11/2/2016, 11:27 AM

Conversion course is part of the national budget

Minister Liberman allocates 17 million shekels to the basic defense budget for the Nativ conversion course.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 2:14 AM

Druze to Eizenkot: Guard our brothers in Syria

Druze leaders met with the IDF Chief of Staff, requesting aid for their brothers on the Syrian border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2016, 12:58 PM

Watch: Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot trains with IDF

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot let a week-long divisional exercise which included the Armoured Corps, Air Force, and infantry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 10:33 PM

President Reuven Rivlin visits Gaza border

President Rivlin reviewed military operations in the Southern Command, and thanked the soldiers for their 'sophistication and power.'Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2016, 8:07 PM

Chief of Staff: Our purpose is to protect Israel and win wars

Major-General Kovi Barak in as new IDF Ground Forces commander, replacing Major-General Guy Tzur.Kobi Finkler, 8/10/2016, 11:04 AM

Citation for IDF's 'Duvdevan' unit for outstanding service

Chief of Staff to award citation to counter-terrorism unit for its performance in the field over the past year.Yoni Kempinski, 8/7/2016, 4:27 PM

Watch: Chief of Staff presented with surprise US honor

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford surprised IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot with a Legion of Merit award in D.C.Rachel Kaplan, 8/4/2016, 10:08 PM

IDF Chief of Staff visits US for strategic meetings

Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot landed Saturday night in the US on an 'official work visit'.JTA, 7/31/2016, 4:08 PM

IDF bans donations to soldiers

A new plan, called "Yachad," will allow the IDF provide for every soldier - while preventing them for providing for themselves.Hezki Baruch and Rachel Kaplan, 7/25/2016, 4:25 PM

Controversial 'Hannibal Directive' may be abolished

In report on operation Protective Edge, State Comptroller calls for end to procedure directing IDF to endanger lives of kidnapped soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 9:12 AM

Haredi soldier spills his heart to IDF Chief of Staff

A. was excommunicated by family, then abandoned by army after tumor found in his head - until a chance encounter with Gadi Eizenkot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 5:18 PM

'The IDF is united to defend Israel'

IDF Chief of Staff visits pre-military academy in Eli, Samaria, to stress social unity and military values according to Jewish ethics.Oranit Etzer, 5/18/2016, 7:48 AM

IDF chief warns soldiers to use 'appropriate force'

As controversy continues over soldier who shot wounded terrorist in Hevron, army Chief of Staff issues warning letter to soldiers.Ari Soffer, 3/30/2016, 4:16 PM

'Hevron soldier acted according to wartime protocol'

Lawyer of soldier who shot wounded terrorist tells Arutz Sheva he expects prosecutor to accept soldier's version following judge's ruling.Benny Tocker, 3/30/2016, 1:37 PM

Chief Tzfat rabbi: Generals can stop Jews, why not Arabs?

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Eliyahu criticizes Israel's leniency towards terrorists. 'If you want a solution you can find one.'Rafael Levi, 3/28/2016, 10:11 AM

Top units receive commendations for their classified operations

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot presents awards to Sayeret Matkal, Intelligence tech unit for their brave, secret work.Uzi Baruch, 3/16/2016, 7:06 PM

'Ya'alon, stop stuttering'

Deputy Samaria Regional Council chief calls on Defense Minister, IDF Chief of Staff to strike Arab enemy.Ido Ben-Porat, 2/24/2016, 8:53 PM

Kerry cites IDF Chief of Staff in defending Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State quotes comments by Eizenkot in backing his claim that the Iran deal has improved Israel's security.Elad Benari, 2/24/2016, 6:15 AM

New orders: Soldiers must take guns with them on leave

Chief of Staff issues the order after a soldier who was denied his gun was murdered when he could have saved lives.Gil Ronen, 2/22/2016, 9:47 PM

Terrorist stabber at large - due to open fire rules?

Armed and dangerous terrorist flees after soldiers follow protocols - did Eizenkot's orders prevent an elimination of the danger?Uzi Baruch, 2/22/2016, 3:36 PM

Poll: Most Israeli Jews don't back Eizenkot's remarks

Channel 10 poll finds that 57% of Jews in Israel do not back Chief of Staff's defending the IDF's open-fire orders.Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 12:14 AM

Bennett claims IDF head backs Talmudic 'slogan'

In second attempt defending Eizenkot, Bennett 'backs' self-defense maxim - even though he said 'IDF can't talk in such slogans.'Reut Hadar, 2/21/2016, 6:10 PM

Netanyahu defends IDF chief from right-wing criticism

PM rejects criticism of IDF Chief of Staff over controversial comments on IDF's open-fire policy, looks to force end of public debate.David Rosenberg, 2/21/2016, 2:20 PM

Bennett: Eizenkot ‘Talmudic’ comments misunderstood

Education Minister backs embattled IDF Chief of Staff following controversial comments on army's open-fire policies.David Rosenberg, 2/21/2016, 9:04 AM

'We never emptied a magazine into a child!'

Internal Security Minister dissects IDF Chief of Staff's call not to 'empty magazines' into 13-year-old female terrorists with scissors.Hezki Baruch, 2/19/2016, 12:53 PM

'Terrorists must not come out of attacks alive'

Minister Katz slams IDF Chief of Staff for dismissing Talmudic 'kill or be killed' maxim, worries it influenced response to attack.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2016, 6:45 PM

Yaalon: We cannot lose our humanity to anger

Defense Minister Yaalon defends rejection by IDF Chief of Staff of Talmudic 'slogan'; 'Woe to us if we do not protect our own humanity.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2016, 2:08 PM

Police furious at army chief's 'excessive force' statement

Senior police officers in Jerusalem feel personally attacked after IDF Chief of Staff dismisses danger from terrorists.Matt Wanderman, 2/17/2016, 10:52 PM

IDF Chief of Staff dismisses Talmudic 'slogan'

Eizenkot questioned by high-schooler on open-fire orders endangering soldiers' lives, goes on to pooh-pooh famed maxim of the Jewish sages.Ari Yashar, 2/17/2016, 1:21 PM

IDF Chief: Hezbollah is Israel's 'most serious threat'

Gadi Eizenkot discusses risks of Iran nuclear deal, noting Islamic Republic is waging a war against Israel via proxies like Hezbollah.Cynthia Blank, 1/18/2016, 3:48 PM

'The IDF Rabbinate has declared its own death'

Critics fume after IDF Chief of Staff officially announces decision to remove Jewish Consciousness department from IDF Rabbinate.Uzi Baruch, 1/12/2016, 1:24 PM

Eizenkot removes 'Jewish Consciousness' from rabbinate

IDF Chief of Staff gives in to leftist groups, moves key department from military rabbinate to personnel directorate.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/11/2016, 9:04 PM

'Hezbollah will not overlook Kuntar's death'

In a statement made to visiting German Emissary, Nasrallah warned the decision for a reprisal against Israel has already been made.Raphael Poch, 12/31/2015, 2:06 PM

IDF prepares for Hezbollah, ISIS attacks along northern border

IDF forces bolster their preparedness, raise levels of alert amid real concern of terrorist attacks from both Sunni and Shia jihadis.Ari Soffer, 12/30/2015, 6:38 PM

IDF chief warns Hezbollah: 'We stand ready for any challenge'

'Enemies know if they try to undermine Israel's security - they face serious consequences,' Eizenkot stresses at IDF award ceremony.Kobi Finkler, 12/28/2015, 8:34 PM

'We created a country in order to live here forever'

President Rivlin hosts tribute to IDF wounded and terror victims. Guests speak of optimism, disappointment.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/29/2015, 7:09 PM

American Military Chief in Israel to Discuss Iran, Russia, Syria

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, makes Israel the destination for his first visit outside the United States.Ben Ariel, 10/18/2015, 5:56 AM

Top Security Officials Direct IDF Troops at Murder Scene

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff survey the site in Samaria; Ya'alon vows to 'prevent the next attack.'Uzi Baruch, 10/2/2015, 11:59 AM

Chief of Staff Eizenkot Publishes 'IDF Strategy'

Eizenkot releases to the public a new document outlining changing threats to Israel and the shifting strategy and focus of the IDF.Ido Ben-Porat, 8/13/2015, 8:19 PM

IDF Overhaul Expected After Iran Deal

'Gidon Plan' presented to IDF General Staff Monday could see thousands of soldiers dismissed or cut in the name of security.Tova Dvorin, 7/20/2015, 7:43 PM

Highway Near Sinai Border Re-Opens to Traffic

Chief of Staff orders that Highway 12, which runs near the Sinai border, be re-opened to traffic.Uzi Baruch, 7/8/2015, 1:13 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

Israeli Army Vows to Protect Syrian Druze from 'Massacre'

Eizenkot promises to prevent massacre of Druze refugees on Golan Heights border with Syria, responding to Israeli Druze demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 7:59 PM

Eizenkot Works to Weaken Military Rabbinate's Authority

In wake of ham sandwich controversy, IDF sources say Eizenkot intends to limit Military Rabbinate's involvement in educational activities.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 6/4/2015, 11:45 AM

Eizenkot: We Will Bring Oron Shaul Home

Speaking at "All Israel from Jerusalem" ceremony, IDF Chief of Staff promises to return former medal of excellence winner, Oron Shaul, home.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/23/2015, 1:12 PM

'Only Readiness to Fight Can Deter and Decide War'

Netanyahu addresses central Memorial Day ceremony after sirens sound for nationwide two minutes of silence.Ari Yashar, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2015, 10:59 AM