IDF to Unload Weapons Ship, Expose Cargo

Israel to prove to international community that Iran arms Hamas.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin , 3/5/2014, 6:24 PM

Gantz: IDF Soldiers Can Live Full Religious Lifestyles

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visits with troops of the Nachal Hareidi, while hareidi groups demonstrate in Jerusalem.David Lev, 3/3/2014, 2:12 AM

Gantz: Iran Making Trouble on All of Israel's Fronts

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Iran was involved in increasing tensions on all of Israel's fronts - but Israel was up to the challengeDavid Lev, 2/23/2014, 7:05 PM

Gantz: We'll Investigate 'Friendly Fire' Incident in Gaza

Chief of Staff promises that the IDF would continue to investigate the incident in which Tal Nahman was killed.Elad Benari, 2/5/2014, 12:14 AM

IDF Remembers 69 Soldiers Who Drowned on Board INS Dakar

Memorial service for the 69 sailors of the INS Dakar held at Mount Herzl. Gantz: 'We do not stop our quest to find missing soldiers.'Tova Dvorin, 1/1/2014, 9:18 PM

Gantz: Lebanese Army Responsible for Rocket Fire

Chief of Staff addresses rocket fire for first time, sends message to Lebanon: 'In the end, we will have to act - and it won't be pretty.'Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2013, 10:52 AM

Barkat Asks IDF and Police to Help Stranded Drivers

Jerusalem Mayor enlists IDF and police to help out the many drivers and cars that have been stranded due to the snow.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 2:42 AM

Brig. Commander: Lack of Training Ruining Fighters' Fitness

IDF officials discuss budget cuts' impact on forces' fitness, competency; insist that advanced training will not be affected.Tova Dvorin, 12/6/2013, 9:29 AM

Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 10:48 PM

Gantz: 'We Will Never Again Be Helpless Against Our Enemies'

Chief of Staff, at Holocaust memorial ceremony in Berlin, defends the vitality of Israel's security; says IDF answer to anti-Semitism.Tova Dvorin , 11/10/2013, 11:28 AM

Following Controversy, Army Chief Won't Place Flag on Graves

Changes to Memorial Day ceremony follows accusations that IDF Chief of Staff only lays ceremonial flag on Jewish graves.Tova Dvorin , 11/5/2013, 1:37 PM

Chief of Staff: Terror Tunnels a Real Threat

Chief of Staff says terror tunnels are a 'serious threat,' promises action.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 3:21 PM

Peres Tours Air Force Base: 'Enemies Should Think Twice'

President Shimon Peres tours air force's most advanced technology, praises soldiers; "Israel has best air force in the world."Adam Ross, 10/22/2013, 5:27 PM

Gantz: Homefront Soldiers Make Battlefront Possible

Gantz praises the soldiers who assist civilians while others are sent to battle. ‘You make their mission possible.’Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 1:42 AM

Chief of Staff Provides Imaginary War Scenario

Lt. Gen. Gantz explains how easily a multi-front war can develop – starting with an abduction on Syrian border.Gil Ronen, 10/8/2013, 11:11 AM

Gantz: Soldiers' Murders a Tragedy, But Not a Trend

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz does not see the murders of two IDF soldiers in recent days as indicative of a new dangerous trendDavid Lev, 9/23/2013, 4:08 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

Gantz: We're Prepared for Any Scenario

IDF Chief of Staff encourages Israelis to go about their daily routine, even as a possible Western strike in Syria looms.Elad Benari, 8/30/2013, 6:29 AM

Yaalon: Test Us, and Feel IDF’s Strength

Israel’s Defense Minister sends a sharp message to Syria.Maayana Miskin, 8/27/2013, 11:59 PM

100-Year-Old Becomes Israeli Major-General

100-year-old finally gets rank of “Major General” that he earned 60 years ago.Maayana Miskin, 8/21/2013, 4:46 AM

U.S. Gen. Dempsey, IDF's Gantz Pledge Partnership

The two generals met for discussions this week, promising to continue “the cooperation between our two countries."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/14/2013, 11:32 AM

Netanyahu to Dempsey: Iranian Threat Dwarfs All the Others

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday evening with the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.Elad Benari, 8/14/2013, 5:15 AM

Dempsey Meeting Netanyahu

Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs is in Israel, will deal with the Syrian civil war and Sinai terrorism.Gil Ronen, 8/13/2013, 1:51 PM

Dempsey in Israel to Talk About Syria and Iran

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrives in Israel to discuss issues such as Syria and a possible Israeli strike in Iran.Elad Benari, 8/5/2013, 6:13 AM

Gantz: Army will have to Shrink

Chief of Staff comments on changing character of warfare: “The enemy is not always visible"Gil Ronen, 7/15/2013, 3:34 PM

Gantz: Mea Shearim Attack 'Very Serious'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz condemned the attack on a hareidi-religious soldier in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood.Elad Benari, 7/11/2013, 5:15 AM

Gantz Unveils IDF Restructuring Plan

Thousands of permanent service soldiers will be let go and some units will be shut down as the IDF restructures.Elad Benari, 7/11/2013, 2:16 AM

Gantz: The Flames Are Creeping Up on Nasrallah

Israel must be prepared for any scenario, say leaders who spoke at the graduation ceremony of the IAF's flight course.Elad Benari, 6/28/2013, 12:08 AM

CoS Gantz Slashes IDF Training, Other Programs

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz announced that the army would be forced to cut training missions for soldiers because of budget cutsDavid Lev, 6/3/2013, 8:37 PM

‘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

Gantz Tells Knesset Why IDF Can't Protect Jews

Chief of Staff explained that he believes changing IDF's open-fire orders will lead to escalation and loss of control.Gil Ronen, 5/28/2013, 11:35 AM

Video: IDF COS Prays for Soldiers and the State at Rachel's Tomb

The IDF Chief visited the Tomb of Rachel Sunday, where he recited the prayer for the welfare of the IDF, as well the prayer for Israel.Arutz Sheva TV, 5/27/2013, 2:16 AM

Chief of Staff Tells Settlers: We're in a Difficult Time

Lt. Gen. Gantz says responsibility for making the roads safe again rests with IDF command.Gil Ronen, 5/26/2013, 6:41 PM

Gantz Warns Assad: Don't Escalate the Situation

"If Assad causes the situation in the Golan Heights to deteriorate, he will pay the price," warns IDF Chief of Staff.Elad Benari, 5/22/2013, 2:46 AM

Gantz: 'Not Sharing the Burden, But Having the Honor to Serve'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Tuesday participated in exercises with Nachal soldiersDavid Lev, 5/7/2013, 11:04 PM

Gantz: I Hope We Can Develop Our Relations with Turkey

“Turkey is an important country with interests that are common to those of Israel,” says IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2013, 3:44 AM

Gantz: Coordination with Egypt Has Gotten Better

The coordination between Israel and Egypt has gotten better despite the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power, says COS.Elad Benari, 4/17/2013, 3:44 AM

Gantz: Syria Rebels will Turn Against Us

Chief of Staff estimates that after Assad's fall, Syria rebels will fight one other and also fight Israel.Gil Ronen, 4/16/2013, 2:26 PM

Gantz: Israel Can Act Alone against Iran Nukes

Chief of Staff promises "great pain in Gaza" if attacks on Israel continue.Gil Ronen, 4/16/2013, 8:30 AM

Gantz: The IDF Can Reach Any Target

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks on Memorial Day: We carry out our mission using those who fell as our guide.Elad Benari, 4/15/2013, 5:16 AM

Gantz: IDF Will Not Allow Another Holocaust

IDF Chief of Staff promised at the March of the Living that the IDF would ensure that there will never be another Holocaust.Elad Benari, 4/9/2013, 3:15 AM

Gantz Heads March of the Living

For first time ever, a serving Chief of IDF General Staff leads the march from Auschwitz to Birkenau.Gil Ronen, 4/8/2013, 1:52 PM

Gantz: Israelis Rely on Us to Keep Passover Safe

Those sitting and celebrating Passover rely on the IDF to keep them safe, says Chief of Staff.Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2013, 10:33 PM

Gantz: Syrian Rebels May Target Israel Next

"The likelihood of war with Syria is low, but the terrorists fighting against Assad may see us as their next challenge," says IDF COS.Elad Benari, 3/12/2013, 4:12 AM

Gantz: Israel’s Future is Shrouded in Mystery

Nobody knows what will happen next in the Middle East, IDF Chief of Staff says.Maayana Miskin, 3/6/2013, 10:52 AM

IDF: Stop Announcing 'Intifada'

IDF Spokesman calls upon those declaring an "intifada" is at hand to show "responsibility and caution."Gil Ronen, 3/1/2013, 10:24 AM

IDF Chief Calls for Constant Vigilance

IDF Chief of Staff speaks to commanders as they rehearse mass riot scenarios. Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 10:13 PM

Gantz Given Legion of Merit by Dempsey

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz awarded the Legion of Merit medal during a visit to the United States.Elad Benari, 2/6/2013, 3:43 AM

Netanyahu Visits Central Command, Briefed on Security

"Our mission is to maintain the security of the citizens of the State of Israel," Netanyahu says during security briefing.Elad Benari, 12/24/2012, 3:13 AM

Chief of Staff’s Helicopter Evacuates Injured Soldier

A soldier who suffered moderate wounds in a training exercise Sunday was evacuated by the helicopter of the Chief of Staff. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/16/2012, 2:02 PM

Military Official Says Soldiers Not Fleeing, Video Distorted

A Military official defended the IDF against a video depicting soldiers fleeing from Palestinian rioters, said the video distorted reality. Annie Lubin, 12/14/2012, 1:13 AM

Netanyahu to Pilots: If the Quiet is Violated, You'll Hit Back

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits Palmahim Air Force Base, meets pilots who took part in Operation Pillar of Defense.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 4:15 AM

IDF Chief Assures 'Quiet Will Last – Or Else'

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz assured Israelis on Sunday there would be no more rocket fire from Gaza – “or else.”Chana Ya'ar, 11/25/2012, 6:20 PM

Gantz: The Other Side Will Understand What Happened to It

Chief of Staff Benny Gantz during a visit with wounded: The operation in Gaza achieved the desired results.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/23/2012, 9:34 PM

Gantz to Reservists: Look Backwards Once, then Look Forward

As the IDF prepares for a possible ground operation in Gaza, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz offers words of encouragement to reservists.Elad Benari & Gil Ronen, 11/19/2012, 2:16 AM

Gantz Approves Call-Up of 16,000 Reservists

IDF may be preparing for a ground invasion with the planned call-up of 16,000 reservists. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 10:09 AM

IDF Chief Warns Syrian War Could Become 'An Israeli Matter'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned Sunday that Syria's civil war might soon become "an Israeli matter” if military spillover continues.Chana Ya'ar, 11/4/2012, 3:55 PM