IDF soldiers back former Chief of Staff

IDF soldiers sign petition supporting former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, say IDF needs to stay out of all politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 8:20 AM

'We could have reconquered Gaza'

Former Chief of Staff: 'No one has any interest in reconquering Gaza,' State Comptroller's report 'totally inaccurate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 7:45 AM

Former IDF chief chauffeurs his old driver to army release

Former IDF Chief of Staff surprises his old driver to take him to be released from the army.Reut Hadar, 7/5/2016, 11:11 AM

Former Chiefs of Staff to establish new 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.Orli Harari, 6/17/2016, 1:16 AM

'There's no need to be dragged into the headlines'

Former IDF Chef of Staff calls for calm over damning report blasting handling of 2014 Gaza war.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/6/2016, 1:41 PM

State Comptroller to publish damning report on Gaza operation

State Comptroller report on Operation Protective Edge will include sharp criticism of the government and former Chief of Staff.Orly Harari and Nitsan Keidar, 5/6/2016, 3:13 AM

Ex-Chief of Staff 'compares Israel to the Nazis'

Journalist slams Gantz for saying 'our victory over the Nazis is measured in the way we use our force.'Reut Hadar, 5/4/2016, 10:16 AM

Former IDF Chief of Staff pushes PA peace deal

'We at least have to try,' Benny Gantz insists; praises Moshe Ya'alon for 'leadership'.Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2016, 11:02 PM

Gantz in favor of 'limited Palestinian state'

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz spoke publicly on his thoughts on the establishment of a Palestinian state.Uzi Baruch, 11/23/2015, 9:43 PM

Poll: Who could topple Netanyahu as prime minister?

While much of the Israeli public is lukewarm over Netanyahu, most potential candidates could not unseat him, a recent poll reveals.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2015, 8:01 AM

Gantz: There Are 'Positive Things' in Iran Deal

Former Chief of Staff admits a better deal with Iran was possible, but urges a look at the positive aspects of the agreement.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/26/2015, 12:19 AM

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff Gantz in Hamas's Sights

Hamas releases film showing Gantz on border tour in its binoculars during last summer's war, claiming it had him in range.Uzi Baruch, 7/20/2015, 1:22 PM

'Israeli Society Must Maintain its Unity'

Former CoS Benny Gantz and American Ambassador Dan Shapiro take part in memorial rally for the three murdered yeshiva students.Yoni Kempinski, 6/17/2015, 2:14 AM

Gantz Attends Odd Peace Concert as Rockets Explode Nearby

The man who led the IDF until recently attended a concert near Gaza border that featured an imam's call to prayer.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2015, 5:02 PM

Gantz: We Were Never Ordered to Strike Iran

Newly retired chief of staff hints that he opposed Iran strike, influencing the political echelon to avoid the move.Gil Ronen, 3/1/2015, 8:47 PM

Eizenkot to Replace Gantz as IDF Chief of Staff

Long 'changing of the guard' ceremony to involve stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - and Gantz's last visit on base in uniform.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2015, 8:19 AM

Operation Protective Edge a 'Success'

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz deflects criticism at gov't over summer war - and predicts another conflict in the north.Uzi Baruch, 2/14/2015, 7:05 PM

Benny Gantz Meets with Netanyahu Before Stepping Down

PM thanks IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz for 'excellent service' over four-year term; Gantz will step down Monday.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 8:10 AM

Rivlin to Gantz: 'You Have Led the IDF to the Highest Peaks'

President Reuven Rivlin says farewell to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, praises staff for decision-making during Gaza war.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 8:45 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Entire Middle East is Upside Down

The instability in Lebanon, the IDF Chief of Staff said, was a good example of how the old order in the Middle East was being eroded.Moshe Cohen , 2/1/2015, 4:43 PM

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Do Not Underestimate Our Enemies

Speaking at IDC Herzliya, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz addresses threats to Israel and the need for peace negotiations to calm the region.Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2015, 11:21 AM

Gantz: The PA's Moves at the ICC Are Unnecessary

IDF Chief of Staff says the PA's request to join ICC is unnecessary, notes Israel conducts its own investigations when those are needed.Elad Benari, 1/9/2015, 4:14 AM

Israeli Reservists Demand End to Gaza War Probe

In a letter to IDF Chief of Staff, reservist soldiers and officers call for a halt to criminal investigations into soldiers' conduct.Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2015, 8:25 PM

Sources: Gantz Didn't Know About Gaza Border Troop Pullout

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz had no idea the army was set to remove soldiers from towns along the Gaza border, sources said.Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 10:29 AM

Medal of Courage for Lt. Eitan, Hero of Protective Edge

'Eitan,' to be awarded prestigious honor for rushing into Hamas terror tunnel to save Hadar Goldin, hy"d.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 9:18 PM

Gantz on Gaza: 'Instability is a Part of the IDF'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz vows to keep protecting Israel's borders after skirmish, but notes incident is par for the course.Tova Dvorin, 12/24/2014, 7:35 PM

Rivlin Ends Hanukkah With IDF: We're Safe Thanks to You

President and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz hold Hanukkah candle lighting with soldiers in Judea, appraise the difficulties in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2014, 10:27 PM

General Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

Golan hailed as 'experienced' and 'appropriate' to serve under Eizenkot in ceremony signifying change of staff.Yishai Karov, 12/15/2014, 6:50 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

Gantz and Cohen Agree on Cooperation, End Tensions

Days after their feud goes public, IDF Chief of Staff and Shin Bet chief agree on mutual cooperation regarding Gaza.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/14/2014, 9:00 PM

Kochavi Takes Over IDF Northern Command

The former head of IDF Intelligence, General Aviv Kochavi, officially took up the post of IDF Northern Command Head on Sunday.Yaakov Levi, 11/2/2014, 4:32 PM

Watch: Thousands Run in Tel Aviv, Residents Grumble

Mayor Huldai lauds 'tradition' of Tel Aviv Night Run that attracts 25,000 including IDF Chief of Staff - but will it cost him the elections?Neri Weiss, Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 9:50 AM

Special Forum Marking 19th Anniversary of Rabin's Murder

Members of the General Staff of the IDF gather at the Rabin Center to mark 19 years since Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 8:21 PM

Gantz: Together, We Are Unstoppable

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Monday hosted representatives of all of the IDF's military wings and divisions.Yaakov Levi, 10/13/2014, 7:58 PM

Gantz Warns Hezbollah: 'We Can Hit You Like Gaza'

IDF Chief of Staff sums up Gaza operation, warns Israel is 'next in line' for enemies in Lebanon, Sinai, Syria and Iran.Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 8:13 AM

IDF Chief: Hamas Mastermind Deif Still 'Out There Somewhere'

Was Mohammed Deif killed during Operation Protective Edge? Not necessarily, said IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.Moshe Cohen, 10/2/2014, 9:49 AM

Watch: Israel Welcomes Fourth Nuclear Stealth Submarine

Netanyahu calls new INS Tanin 'a clear and pointed message to Israel's enemies'; navy flotilla welcomes most expensive IDF craft.Ari Yashar, 9/23/2014, 8:03 PM

Ya'alon and Gantz: We'll Hit Hamas Again if We Have To

Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff declare that if Hamas resumes the rocket fire, it will be dealt an even harsher blow.Hezki Baruch, 8/28/2014, 12:12 AM

Netanyahu Considering Imminent Hamas Ceasefire

PM discusses with senior security officials, as Egypt waits for an Israeli answer on month-long truce proposed to start tonight.Ari Yashar, 8/25/2014, 9:30 PM

Lapid: We Declared Calm Restored Too Soon

Finance Minister admits the government may have erred in telling Gaza Belt residents to head back home.Oranit Etzer, Gil Ronen, 8/11/2014, 4:06 PM

Gantz: 'Rocket Trickling' is Unacceptable

Chief of Staff says that the operation in Gaza will continue as long as necessary until complete quiet is restored in the south.Kobi Finkler and Elad Benari, 8/11/2014, 3:45 AM

Gantz: Gaza 'Devastation' on Hamas's Hands

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz indicates the operation in Gaza is close to the end as ceasefire holds, issues warning to Hamas.Yishai Karov, 8/6/2014, 5:09 PM

Gantz to Residents of Gaza: Stay Away from Hamas

Chief of Staff asks residents of Gaza to stay away from areas in which Hamas operates, so they are not harmed by the IDF’s operations.Elad Benari, 7/29/2014, 2:14 AM

Watch: Chief of Staff Briefs Generals on Ground Operation

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz holds a security assessment as the IDF launched a ground offensive in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2014, 6:15 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Says Hamas 'Made a Big Mistake'

Benny Gantz says IDF ready to expand operation; Gaza has to choose 'either calmness or catastrophe.'Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 2:25 PM

Over 930 Terror Targets Hit in Gaza

Defense Minister, Chief of Staff and IAF Commander discuss details of operation after Security Cabinet meeting.Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 12:14 AM

IDF Arrests 25 Terrorists Overnight; 413 Arrested in Total

Operation Brother's Keeper: 413 total terrorists arrested, 2,200 sites searched - and IDF officials say intelligence plays a big role.Koby Finkler, Tova Dvorin, 6/29/2014, 8:07 AM

Security Cabinet Reduces Hamas Crackdown for Ramadan

Reports of Cabinet decision confirmed as IDF Chief of Staff notes 'growing concern' for teens, affirms assumption is they're alive.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 6/24/2014, 7:11 PM

IDF Chief to Troops: 'Think of Each Kidnapped Boy as a Relative'

Video: IDF Chief of Staff meets troops taking part in Brother's Keeper, reminds them not to harm innocents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2014, 11:42 AM

IDF Chief: Hezbollah Stronger than Most Countries in the Region

Chief of Staff outlines security issues: Russia arming Assad weekly, Hezbollah massive threat to Israel, Iran can be stopped by force.Ari Yashar, 6/9/2014, 12:26 PM

Businesses and Companies Adopt IDF Battalions

Project to provide financial, social support to IDF soldiers celebrates seven years - and 150 units sponsored.Yoni Kempinski, 6/8/2014, 2:04 PM

'The IDF is Built on the Value of Human Life'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, at Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, emphasizes the IDF's role in preserving the past - and future.Tova Dvorin, 4/28/2014, 9:29 PM

Gantz: Use the Past to Ensure the Future

On Yom Hashoah ,Chief of Staff calls on the soldiers to remember those who perished and ensure the future of the people of Israel.Elad Benari, 4/28/2014, 5:15 AM

'It is Important that Israeli Society Appreciate IDF Soldiers'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz commends IDF in light of Yitzhar events, condemns 'slap in the face' to combat soldiers.Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2014, 4:41 PM

Israeli and USA Army Chiefs Meet in Jerusalem

IDF Chief of Staff, US Joint Chief of Staff meet in Jerusalem, emphasize strength of relationship despite political differences.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2014, 1:13 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Calls to Retake Gaza, Take on Iran

General Benny Gantz surprisingly candid in speech to high school students, admits 'classified operations' always in the works.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 10:35 PM