Kohavi to top brass: Planning a clear victory

The chief of staff to set up a workshop to discuss the IDF's strengths, with aim of achieving a clear victory in war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 9:44 AM

New appointments by IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi

Recently-minted IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi selecting his first commanding posts as head of the army.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 8:20 AM

Chief of Staff grants US Central Command head IDF medal

Gen. Joseph Leonard Votel granted medal of appreciation for his work in furthering the partnership between the Israeli and US armies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2019, 7:37 PM

Aviv Kochavi appointed 22nd IDF Chief of Staff

Kochavi to enter office December 31, replacing Gadi Eizenkot. His deputy will be Major General Eyal Zamir.Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 2:42 PM

General Eyal Zamir to be deputy IDF chief of staff

General Eyal Zamir to be appointed deputy IDF chief of staff. Zamir was seen as Netanyahu's favorite for military's top job.Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 8:14 PM

IDF Chief of Staff nomination submitted to committee

Defense Minister Liberman calls Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi 'most suitable candidate' to be next IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 5:25 PM

Report: Netayahu didn't approve Chief of Staff appointment

Reports say Liberman's recommendation to appoint Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as chief of staff was not coordinated with the prime minister.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2018, 3:38 PM

IDF Presents: What it takes to be a great leader

What does it take to become a great leader? Current and past chiefs of the IDF General Staff give their answers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018, 10:06 PM

Committee appointments to advance senior officials approved

Tourism Minister recommendations for Advisory Committee for Appointing Senior Officials unanimously approved by government.Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2018, 9:46 PM

Is the IDF woefully unprepared for war?

Amid fight between Chief of Staff and IDF's Ombudsman over military's readiness, State Comptroller debates opening probe of his own.Tzvi Lev, 10/4/2018, 6:55 PM

The non-leftist general

Journalist Haggai Huberman expresses support for Major General Nitzan Alon as candidate for Chief of Staff.Haggai Huberman, 10/4/2018, 2:48 PM

Further progress to appoint Chief of Staff, Police Commissioner

Public reps added to committee to appoint senior officials, allowing committee to discuss replacements of Chief of Staff and Commissioner.Mordechai Sones, 10/2/2018, 4:14 PM

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Newly elected Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel President retires from Senior Appointments Advisory Committee.Mordechai Sones, 9/12/2018, 2:10 PM

Liberman: I have chosen the next chief of staff

"In military meetings I hear too many phrases like 'political arena' and 'legal implications.' The most important thing for me is victory."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2018, 8:51 AM

Liberman faces difficulty appointing Chief of Staff

Supreme Court petitions against two senior appointments committee members 'neutralize' committee work; appointments may be postponed.Mordechai Sones, 8/14/2018, 9:21 PM

Calls to expose IDF connection with Mandel Institute

Lavi organization demands IDF Spokesman provide full information about curricula IDF cadets undergo by outside institutes.Mordechai Sones, 8/6/2018, 6:53 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

Bennett faces off against IDF chief: Why aren't you shooting?

'I don't think shooting children who are launching rockets is right. It is against my operational and ethical position.'Tzvi Lev, 7/15/2018, 9:44 PM

PM: Claims that I ordered Mossad chief wiretapped 'a total lie'

Netanyahu slams report which claimed he ordered wiretapping of top security officials in 2011.David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 10:10 AM

PM's Chief of Staff: We will apply Har Bracha's zoning plan

Head of PM's Bureau arrives for condolence visit in Har Bracha. 'We'll do everything to realize communtiy's zoning plan as soon as we can.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2018, 8:20 AM

'IDF enlistment contingent on preserving way of life'

Rabbi of Jerusalem sends letter to Chief of Staff explaining religious soldiers 'hurt by trend of integrating girls into fighting units.'Mordechai Sones, 1/19/2018, 2:12 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

'We are not Breaking the Silence'

Chotam organization for strengthening religious observance in public arena protest Eizenkot's comparing them to Breaking the Silence.Ido Ben Porat, 4/26/2017, 5:07 PM

IDF soldiers forced to visit church

Dozens of Engineering Corps soldiers forced to visit church during 'educational seminar' organized by IDF.Ido Ben Porat, 3/14/2017, 2:15 PM

'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

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

State: Rabbi Karim the right man for the job

The state responds to petition against Rabbi Eyal Karim's appointment as IDF chief rabbi, stating he is 'the right man in the right place'.Yoel Domb, 11/22/2016, 12:47 PM

Trump expected to announce Chief of Staff

Will an anti-Semite become President Trump's Chief of Staff?Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 10:06 AM

Investigation reveals soldier was playing with gre

The IDF has concluded investigation of grenade accident in July, stating that explosion was caused by soldier playing with grenade pin.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/28/2016, 7:14 PM

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff: I regret nothing

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz: If I had the chance, I would engage the Second Lebanon War again.Rachel Kaplan, 7/14/2016, 11:21 PM

Watch: Italian Chief of Staff lands in Israel

General Claudio Graziano arrived in Israel last night on a state visit. Watch.Rachel Kaplan, 7/13/2016, 2:52 PM

'They want to uproot the Jewish nature of the IDF'

MK Mualem: "The campaign against new IDF Chief Rabbi stems from terrifying ignorance"Orly Harari, 7/13/2016, 12:13 PM

Chief of Staff: IDF Ready for Anything

The IDF on Wednesday celebrated the 61st graduating class of the army's General Officer's Course.Yaakov Levi, 5/27/2015, 10:48 PM

Gantz 'Happy' Eizenkot Appointed as Successor

IDF Chief of Staff praises his successor, hails decision made without discord amid high tensions over security.Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 10:24 AM

Gadi Eizenkot Named Next IDF Chief of Staff

Major General Gadi Eizenkot will be appointed as the next Chief of Staff of the IDF, replacing Benny Gantz in February.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/28/2014, 8:18 PM

Israel 'Not Ready for a Religious IDF Chief'

Rabbi Eli Sadan, pioneer of religious pre-military program, says religious-Zionists can lead the way - but through consensus.Hillel Fendel, 10/20/2014, 11:04 PM

Netanyahu Extends Chief of Staff’s Term

Prime Minister accepts Defense Minister Yaalon’s recommendation to keep Gantz on for another year.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 2:19 PM

‘We’re Heading for Repeat of Second Lebanon War’

‘National responsibility’ activists angry, worried at decision to slash IDF training. ‘We’ve been there before.’Maayana Miskin, 6/5/2013, 8:35 AM

‘IDF Does Not Deny Terror is On the Rise’

Ex-commander says that despite his controversial statements, Chief of Staff Gantz knows terrorism is a problem.Maayana Miskin, 5/28/2013, 4:48 PM

Obama Likely to Name McDonough Next Chief of Staff

President Obama is expected to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as the next White House chief of staff.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/17/2013, 6:06 PM

Obama Names New Treasury Secretary

Obama will name Washington veteran Jack Lew as next Treasury chief, stocking his team for tense budget battles with Republicans., 1/10/2013, 8:57 AM

Former Chief of Staff Lipkin-Shakak Dies

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, 68, the IDF's 15th Chief of Staff and a former government minister, died Wednesday after being hospitalized. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 12/19/2012, 12:41 PM

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak 'in Very Serious Condition'

Former IDF chief of staff, 68, recovered from blood cancer before he was appointed to head IDF.Gil Ronen, 12/18/2012, 9:25 AM

Chief of Staff's Pay Hiked, Common Soldiers' Not?

Soldiers in High Court petition demand that soldiers' pay be updated to reflect rise in prices.Gil Ronen, 7/30/2012, 12:02 PM

IDF: No Plans to Absorb Syrian Refugees

The IDF spokesman's office says remarks by IDF Chief of Staff Gantz about plans to absorb Syrian refugees were taken 'out of context'Gabe Kahn., 1/10/2012, 7:36 PM

Report: 2nd Obama Chief of Staff Resigning

White House Chief of Staff William Daley, 63, is resigning from the Obama administration, senior officials said Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 1/9/2012, 11:31 PM

First "Flag for the Fallen" Laid

IDF Chief Ganz placed a flag at the grave of Israel's most recently deceased soldier in the first of many such ceremonies preceding Memorial DayGabe Kahn., 5/4/2011, 7:37 PM

Gantz Appointed Chief of Staff

The new Chief of Staff will start work tomorrow, in the hastiest transition to date.Maayana Miskin, 2/13/2011, 10:38 PM