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'Who is Gabi Ashkenazi, what are his politics?'

After poll indicating ex-IDF head could cause major shift in Israeli politics, Zionist Union MK slams the 'where will Gabi be festival.'Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2016, 11:58 AM

Poll predicts potential watershed in Israeli politics

New poll indicates if ex-IDF head Ashkenazi enters politics, a 'centrist' party might take control of the government for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2016, 10:50 PM

A-G closes obstruction case against former IDF chief

Gabi Ashkenazi left off the hook for 2010 IDF scandal known as 'Harpaz affair'; Boaz Harpaz indicted for forging a document.Cynthia Blank, 1/20/2016, 5:08 PM

Case Closed Against Ex-IDF Chief, Will He Join Politics?

Former MK Elazar Stern expresses hope that former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's next step will be to join Yesh Atid.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/13/2015, 10:05 AM

'Hezbollah Cannot Take the Galilee'

Despite IDF estimates, Israel's enemies are far weaker now than in 1967, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi opines.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 9:47 PM

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi To Be Tried

Police recommend trying Ashkenazi and other senior IDF officials in Harpaz Affair forgery case.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 9/2/2014, 11:28 AM

Turkish Court Orders Interpol Arrests Over Mavi Marmara

Court to ask Interpol to issue arrest warrants for several top-ranking IDF officials. The crime? Defending Israel.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2014, 6:56 PM

IDF Officials Arrested Over Forgery Scandal

Former aide to the IDF Chief of Staff, spokesperson, arrested after new evidence emerges in the Harpaz Affair.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 6:51 PM

Drama as IDF Scandal Becomes Police Case

Attorney General decides Harpaz Affair is a matter for police. Popular ex-IDF chief is among those involved.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 7:17 PM

Barak Seeks Criminal Investigation of Ashkenazi

Former Defense Minister tells the Supreme Court he supports a full criminal investigation of the former IDF Chief of StaffMaayana Miskin, 4/16/2013, 8:53 PM

Watchdog Group: Investigate Barak for Bad Behavior

A government watchdog group is calling to add Barak to the list of military higher-ups investigated in the Harpaz Affair.Maayana Miskin, 1/31/2013, 12:15 AM

Wiener, 'Hatchet Man' for Ashkenazi, Booted from IDF

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Sunday suspended Lieutenant Erez Wiener from IDF serviceDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 8:52 PM

Netanyahu: I Will Attack Iran Alone if Necessary

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promises that by the time his next term is over, Iran will not have a nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 12:16 AM

Report: IDF, Mossad Heads Opposed Orders in 2010

Channel 2 report says Netanyahu, Barak ordered preparation for Iran strike, met opposition of Dagan, Ashkenazi.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 9:03 PM

Ashkenazi: Military and Political Leaders Should Decide Together

Former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi stresses the importance of the political and military leaders deciding together on striking Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/7/2012, 11:16 PM

Gabi Ashkenazi on Iranian Bomb: 'We're Still Not There'

Former Chief of Staff says Israel is not on the brink of war with Egypt, and is better off without Assad.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2012, 9:35 PM

Turkey Marks Flotilla Date, as Another is Planned

A major rally will be held in Istanbul marking the 2nd anniversary of the sailing of the 2010 flotilla, as radicals plan yet another oneDavid Lev, 5/31/2012, 2:22 PM

Former Top IDF Brass Indicted in Turkey over Marmara

IDF, IAF and Navy chiefs to be tried in absentia over Mavi Marmara raid. Indictment claims passengers were "armed with spoons."Gil Ronen, 5/28/2012, 3:27 PM

Barak’s Bribe Charges Boomerang

Ehud Barak, fighting for political survival, now faces accusations from former Chief of Staff whom he accused of involvement with bribery.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/7/2012, 8:59 AM

Barak: Ashkenazi Gave and Took Bribes

Unprecedented accusations by Defense Minister Ehud Barak against former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.Gil Ronen, 5/7/2012, 1:12 AM

Former IDF Chief: Israel Must Prepare for War

Ashkenazi: Israel must not cut its budget because shifting strategic realities demand it prepare for war.Gabe Kahn., 1/27/2012, 1:08 PM

Ashkenazi Slams Dagan Over Iran Attack Remarks

Former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi says ex-Mossad chief should have kept things “inside the room.”Gil Ronen, 6/20/2011, 10:28 PM

MK Calls for 'Mouth Cooling' Period

Former military and intelligence leaders should be required to take six months to “cool their mouths” before giving interviews, says MK Matalon.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2011, 7:26 PM

Former IDF Chief: 'I Failed' to Find Gilad Shalit

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told an academic audience Wednesday he had “failed” to find kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Chana Ya'ar, 5/25/2011, 10:23 PM

Photo Essay: Ashkenazi and Gantz Pray at Kotel

Outgoing and incoming IDF Chief of Staff went to pray at the Kotel following a ceremony in which Gantz officially took over from Ashkenazi.Elad Benari, 2/15/2011, 1:15 AM

Praise for Ashkenazi as He Steps Down, Gantz Assumes Command

Israeli leaders praise outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi; IDF solidarity of purpose overcomes personal disagreements.Maayana Miskin, 2/14/2011, 12:17 AM

Ashkenazi Sums Up His Term as Chief of Staff

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi refrains from directly discussing the standoff between him and Defense Minister Barak over his successor.Gil Ronen, 2/3/2011, 3:05 PM

Ashkenazi to NATO: Stop the Spread of Non-Conventional Weapons

IDF Chief of Staff addresses NATO Conference for the last time. Speaks of the need to fight the non-conventional weapons now on the battlefield.Elad Benari, 1/27/2011, 3:16 AM

World Terror on Agenda as Ashkenazi Attenda NATO Conference

The IDF’s Chief of Staff will address Israel’s security challenges and world terror at NATO Conference in Brussels.Elad Benari, 1/26/2011, 4:14 AM

IDF Chief: “We’re Risking Our Men to Bring Home Gilad Shalit”

Freeing terrorists is not the only way to return Gilad Shalit, IDF Chief Ashkenazi hints: “We sent him there, we’re obligated to bring him back.”Hillel Fendel and Haggai Huberman, 12/27/2010, 10:09 AM

IDF Stronger by Learning from Mistakes, Says Chief of Staff

The IDF is stronger than ever because it learns from its mistakes, outgoing Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said in a rare radio interview. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/15/2010, 11:18 AM

Ashkenazi: Nasrallah Could Seize Power in Lebanon.

IDF Chief of Staff to conduct series of meetings this week with his Canadian counterpart as well as with other officials in Canada and the U.S.Elad Benari, 11/16/2010, 3:15 AM

IDF Chief of Staff to Visit Mullen

IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi left for a working visit to Canada and the US Saturday night in what may his last trip abroad before stepping down.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/14/2010, 8:22 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Bethlehem

PA reports Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi was in Bethlehem Sunday. IDF source confirms visit to Arutz Sheva, says he met with top PA commanders.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2010, 9:31 PM

Barak Holding Up Ashkenazi's Appointments

Defense Minister delaying approval for Chief of Staff's decisions to promote current IDF colonels to rank of brigadier general.Gil Ronen, 8/22/2010, 8:09 PM

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

IDF Chief: We Didn't Know Enough About Turkish IHH

IDF Chief Gen. Ashkenazi praises and takes full responsibility for army’s actions aboard Turkish flotilla ship.Hillel Fendel, 8/11/2010, 12:26 PM

IDF Chief of Staff's Antique Gun Mysteriously Reappears

Handgun that was stolen from Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi's bureau strangely finds its way back to IDF headquarters.Gil Ronen, 6/16/2010, 6:34 PM

50 IDF Officers Awarded for Excellence

Fifty IDF officers receive awards for excellence in service.Maayana Miskin, 4/17/2010, 11:55 PM

Ashkenazi: I Never Asked for Fifth Year

Defense Minister Barak informed the Chief of Staff his term will end as planned in February 2011.Gil Ronen, 4/7/2010, 11:30 AM

Israeli Arab Jailed for Spying on IDF Chief of Staff

An Israeli Arab, convicted of spying for Hizbullah on IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi in a health club, was sentenced to 68 months in prison.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/6/2010, 4:40 PM

Ashkenazi Comforts Family, Addresses Soldiers

Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi visits bereaved family of one of two soldiers killed in fight with Gaza terrorists on Friday.Maayana Miskin, 3/29/2010, 10:33 AM

Top IDF General Leaves for Week-Long Visit in US

Lt.-Gen. Ashkenazi to meet with American officials, be guest of honor at Friends of IDF conference - site of Arab and Jewish demonstrations.Hillel Fendel, 3/7/2010, 10:39 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

IDF: Hizbullah Rockets Can Strike Jerusalem

Hizbullah rockets and missiles can now reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, IDF says. Meanwhile, Israel's anti-missile drill closes successfully.Ilene Rosenblum, 11/10/2009, 7:32 PM

Chief of Staff of the Indian Army is in Israel

The IDF seeks to strengthen ties with India as CoS Ashkenazi invites CoS General Deepak Kapoor to Israel.INN TV staff, 11/8/2009, 10:08 PM

IDF Remembers Rabin Without Politics - Almost

Memorializing Rabin has become an annual platform for promoting appeasement. The IDF remembered him as an officer and omitted politics - almost.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/3/2009, 9:59 PM

Intelligence Expert: Iran was Behind Plot to Kill IDF Chief

Former head of the Arab Bureau at the Shin Bet, Peri Golan, says Iran was behind a plot to kill IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2009, 3:37 PM

Released for Publication: Israeli-Arab Plotted to Kill IDF Chief

An Israeli-Arab was indicted Monday for plotting to kill the IDF Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi. The plot was organized by Hizbullah.David Lev, 8/31/2009, 12:20 PM

IDF Guard Stole Ashkenazi's Antique Gun, Credit Card Info

The victim of a theft within the IDF was revealed to be Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. Incident reveals major holes in security.Maayana Miskin, 8/16/2009, 9:04 PM