Outgoing Chief of Staff - Up close and personal

As Lt. Gen. Eisenkot approaches the end of his tenure, IDF Spokesperson releases for publication the 'informal' album of 4 years of service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2019, 5:10 PM

Is the IDF ready for all-out war?

The Israeli military’s state of readiness has dramatically improved, but it has a lot more catching up to do. It has spent years neglecting the ground forces which will be essential if enemies like Hezbollah are to be decisively defeated. Yaakov Lappin, 1/11/2019, 6:59 AM

'Without Qatari money, the Gaza explosion will come sooner'

Outgoing Chief of Staff says Israel's interests are served by allowing economy of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to grow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2019, 5:44 PM

Eisenkot meets with Dutch Chief of Defense

Officers discuss regional issues and Dutch support of UN Peacekeeping Forces. Dutch commander Rob Bauer visits Dutch troops in north, J'lem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2018, 2:11 PM

Watch: Chief of Staff visits northern forces

IDF Chief of Staff tours northern border amid efforts to expose Hezbollah terror tunnels as part of 'Operation Northern Shield.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2018, 3:49 PM

Chief of Staff instructs to 'maintain readiness' in the south

Eisenkot meets with commanders in Gaza region over military activity of the last few days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2018, 7:30 PM

IDF Chief of Staff to address Friends of IDF gala in NYC

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces to celebrate ‘A Night of Heroes’ marking Israel's 70th year of independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2018, 11:41 AM

IDF chief: We will catch terrorist

IDF vows to 'destroy the hand of terror' after 2 civilians murdered in Barkan industrial zone.Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2018, 7:36 PM

IDF chief visits Gaza Division as tensions remain high

Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot visits Gaza border area amid ongoing efforts to secure ceasefire with Hamas following escalation in tensions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 6:20 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

IDF scraps partnership with controversial Mandel Institute

Chief Education Officer ends program that sent IDF's top officers to be educated by left-wing lecturers.Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 8:26 PM

Ministers demand kite terrorists be killed - but IDF opposed

IDF Chief of Staff says use of open fire rules on flyers of terror kites and balloons legally difficult.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2018, 10:08 PM

'Our mission is not over until we return the soldiers'

Chief of Staff addresses recent challenges faced by Southern Command. 'While Hamas invests in terror, the IDF stands as a defensive shield.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/6/2018, 7:53 PM

'Female combatants harm IDF operations'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks Chief of Staff to reexamine mixed-gender army units.Mordechai Sones, 2/28/2018, 10:47 AM

UK army Chief of General Staff visits Israel

'Visit illustrates strength of strategic ties between the two armies and states.'Mordechai Sones, 11/30/2017, 10:51 AM

Brig. Gen. suspended for weapons possession retires from IDF

Brig. Gen. Mordechai Kahane had been interrogated on suspicion of illegal weapons possession and suspended for 14 days.Mordechai Sones, 11/6/2017, 4:22 PM

Soldier killed in training accident granted officers rank

IDF Chief of Staff posthumously promotes Avinoam Cohen, who was killed when an IDF vehicle overturned during a training accident last month.Uzi Baruch, 10/17/2017, 4:31 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

The precondition Azariya must fulfill to be pardoned

IDF officer says only Elor Azariya can ask for leniency amid politicians' calls for a pardon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 10:29 PM

'We will consider request for leniency for Azariya'

Gen. Gadi Eisenkot says military court held fair trial for Elor Azariya, will give serious consideration to request for sentence reduction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2017, 9:15 PM

Netanyahu meets with head of US Joint Chiefs of Staff

PM Netanyahu and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford discuss bilateral security ties. Netanyahu looks forward to President Trump's visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2017, 6:04 PM

'Hezbollah is preparing for war'

IDF Chief of Staff warns Shiite terror group is violating UN resolutions and is arming itself in preparation for war against Israel.Uzi Baruch, 3/19/2017, 5:21 PM

Army Radio to be moved from IDF control to Defense Ministry

Military radio station was until now unit within IDF; following Liberman's decision will become support department in Defense Ministry.Shlomo Pietrikovski, 1/24/2017, 7:16 PM

Hundreds attend funeral of fallen soldier Oron Shaul's father

Herzl Shaul, father of fallen soldier Oron Shaul, was buried at Poriya cemetery. His son said that he died because he sat Shiva for Oron.Ido Ben Porat, 9/4/2016, 6:33 PM

'I'm happy the army chief understands the value of Torah'

MK Moti Yogev expressed support for IDF Chief Gadi Eisenkot's sanctioning of celebratory Torah dedication ceremonies in the IDF.Ido ben Porat, 8/4/2016, 8:48 PM

Chief of Staff: I shut down Rabbi Levinstein's work with the IDF

Eisenkot warns political interference harming Israeli army, says operations with Rabbi Levinstein have been suspended.Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2016, 6:00 PM

IDF Chief of Staff backs Karim: 'He will be IDF Chief Rabbi'

Following meeting, Eizenkot gives his backing to presumptive IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim, following left-wing campaign to block appointment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2016, 3:53 PM