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Gantz: Hareidi Soldiers in IDF Will Remain 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: IDF Will Continue to Defend Israel

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

Controversy: IDF 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 at Air Force Base: 'Enemies - 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 Makes 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, 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: 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 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

Gantz Tells Settlers: We're in Difficult Times

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: It's an Honor, Not a Burden, to Serve

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

Gantz: Hope We Can Develop 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

"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 Chopper 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 Really Fleeing

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

PM: 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 Soon Understand

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

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: Syrian War Could Become '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

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Captain Ziv Shilon

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited Captain Ziv Shilon, the IDF soldier injured in a recent Hamas attack, who is covered with a large Israeli flag.Annie Lubin, 10/25/2012, 10:46 PM

Chief of Staff Tours Gaza Belt

IDF has relatively little to offer beleaguered residents terrorized by Gaza.Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 10/24/2012, 8:34 PM

Video: Maccabi Tel Aviv Elders Defeat IDF Officers

Former stars of Israel's top basketball team defeat IDF general staff in IDF officers' championships.Gil Ronen, 10/18/2012, 7:58 AM

Gantz: We Must Keep Technological Superiority

IDF Chief of Staff: there is a critical need for the preservation of the IDF's technological superiority.Gil Ronen, 10/17/2012, 10:45 PM

IDF Imposes Closure on PA Areas During Yom Kippur

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz decides on a general closure of PA-assigned areas during Yom Kippur.Elad Benari, 9/25/2012, 12:15 AM

IDF Chief: 'Enemies Increasing Efforts to Hurt Us'

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told a memorial gathering Monday that Israel's enemies are trying harder than ever before to attack.Chana Ya'ar, 9/24/2012, 9:30 PM

IDF Soldiers Scrambled in North for Surprise Drill

IDF soldiers scrambled without warning early Wednesday for a surprise drill designed to test their “fitness and readiness” in the north.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2012, 12:36 PM

Jerusalem: IDF has 'Attainable' Iran Option

Israel has a military option that it can implement "independently, without American assistance," say sources.Gil Ronen, 9/13/2012, 8:48 PM