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

Social media 'kills' the IDF Chief of Staff

Rumors run wild on social media in the wake of Monday's tragic helicopter crash in southern Israel.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 10:13 AM

Will Azariya's prison term be postponed?

Appeals court to hear Elor Azariya's request to delay his entry into prison in light of appeal to IDF Chief of Staff for Amnesty,Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:15 PM

Prosecuters demand Azariya begin prison sentence immediately

Army prosecutors urge court to reject Azariya's request to delay his entry to prison. Former IDF Sgt. scheduled to enter prison Wednesday.Uzi Baruch, Tzvi Lev, 8/7/2017, 9:23 AM

Elor Azariya rules out Supreme Court appeal

Former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya decides against appealing IDF court's ruling, sends request to Chief of Staff asking for reduction of sentence.Kobi Finkler, 8/3/2017, 4:33 PM

Azariya attorney: Chief of Staff too fat to be a soldier

Azariya defense attorney Yoram Sheftel blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot: 'Someone that overweight doesn't project image of a soldier'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 12:28 PM

'We heard Eizenkot but we're going to the Supreme Court'

Despite Chief of Staff's statement, family of Elor Azariya intent on appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2017, 12:05 AM

Netanyahu, Liberman, and Eizenkot tour Golan Heights

Three briefed by Division Commander Major General Yoel Strik, and Company Commander Brigadier General Yaniv Asor.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2017, 5:45 PM

Defense Minister visits scene of Friday terror attack

Defense Minister, Chief of Staff visit bereaved town, call on PA Chairman Abbas, UN Secretary-General to condemn Friday's terror attack.Orly Harari, 7/22/2017, 9:02 PM

'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 9:59 AM

'We will continue to prevent weapons transfers to Hezbollah'

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says Hezbollah continues to be the biggest threat to Israel's security.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 6/21/2017, 2:06 AM

Eizenkot: Hezbollah is the IDF's top priority

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says IDF has offensive, defensive plans and is ready to fight on a moment's notice.Kobi Finkler, 6/7/2017, 2:49 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: We will subdue every enemy

Gadi Eizenkot writes a letter to IDF commanders and soldiers in honor of Six Day War.IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, 6/3/2017, 9:33 PM

'Those were words I will never forget'

Ceremony marking anniversary of Six-Day War and unification of Jerusalem takes place at Western Wall plaza.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2017, 10:40 PM

'The IDF is the voice of those lost in the Holocaust'

IDF Chief of Staff pledges at March of the Living that the IDF will give voice to the victims of the Holocaust and defend the Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, Poland, 4/24/2017, 5:38 PM

'Only a strong and powerful IDF can prevent a second Holocaust'

IDF Chief of Staff leads delegation in March of the Living commemoration in Poland, says survivors an inspiration, helped build Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2017, 10:31 PM

'The tunnel threat is serious - but not existential'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks about State Comptroller's report, says Israel has hit 'hundreds of targets' since 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2017, 12:09 PM

Eizenkot: Hezbollah behind killing of own chief commander

"Those findings show to what degree relations between Hezbollah and its patron Iran are tense and complex."AFP, 3/21/2017, 4:34 PM

'For six years of Syrian civil war, border stayed quiet'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot addressed conference in memory of former Mossad head Meir Dagan, discusses threats to Israel's security.Uzi Baruch, 3/21/2017, 12:33 PM

'Hezbollah is our number one challenge'

IDF Chief of Staff warns Israel faces serious threats on northern border, says IDF monitoring 'regular use of chemical weapons' in Syria.Reut Hadar, 3/21/2017, 11:14 AM

'The Chief of Staff has declared war on the Torah world'

Religious Zionist rabbis says IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot lied, crossed a red line in forcing religious soldiers to serve with women.Uzi Baruch, 2/26/2017, 6:08 PM

Eizenkot: 45% of terror attacks done by Israeli Arab citizens

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says in recent years nearly half the terror attacks perpetrated by Israeli ID card holders.Yoel Domb, 2/22/2017, 4:18 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: Politicians lied

Gadi Eizenkot blasts criticism by MKs: 'Politicians are looking for votes; let the army court system do its job.'Hezki Baruch, 2/22/2017, 1:19 PM

'Ya'alon used Azariya to forward his political agenda'

Expert says military trial was not fair and could not have been fair, opines Defense Minister used Azariya to forward political agenda.Benny Toker, 2/22/2017, 7:58 AM

'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