Mass breach of Health Ministry guidelines on Tel Hashomer army base, officer punished

In a picture circulated on social media, hundreds of soldiers can be seen sitting together in close quartersArutz Sheva staff, 4/1/2020, 2:34 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: Follow the rules

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi posts a video from isolation, calls on IDF soldiers to abide by the coronavirus guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 5:32 AM

IDF Chief of Staff enters quarantine

General Aviv Kochavi enters self-quarantine after meeting commander who tested positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2020, 4:22 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: 'Firebombs in Yitzhar were a serious terror incident'

Search for Yitzhar firebomb-throwers continue as IDF commanders, MKs, condemn perpetrators.Ido Ben Porat, 3/27/2020, 10:45 AM

Coronavirus crisis: IDF soldiers barred from travel abroad

Chief of staff makes series of decisions for maintaining IDF operational fitness, including cancellation of exercises abroad and events.Kobi Finkler, 3/5/2020, 3:00 PM

Chief of Staff: It is unclear if an escalation or a decline is expected in Gaza

Chief of Staff participates in event honoring reservists: We will do everything in our power to protect the residents of the south.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2020, 12:02 AM

IDF admits to false figures in haredi recruitment

Committee investigating haredi recruitment data finds no increase in recruitment from 2014-2018.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2020, 6:21 PM

New IDF multi-year program has focus on Iran

IDF plan focuses on building multi-force capabilities, countering Iranian threat in new 'Tnuva' program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2020, 6:18 PM

'There's physical difficulty that's hard to overcome'

Navah Dromi, who served as IDF armor instructor, explains that integrating women into armor is problematic and wrong.Mordechai Sones, 1/5/2020, 12:40 PM

IDF: Operation Black Belt was a success

Chief of Staff reviews investigation on results of recent conflict with Islamic Jihad in Gaza in which senior terrorist was killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 5:39 PM

On the grass, face-to-face

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi discussed the threats on Israel's northern front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2019, 10:43 PM

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff inspects army bases

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi completed an inspection of 180 army bases on Thursday.Kobi Finkler, 11/28/2019, 7:17 PM

DM Bennett to IDF Chief: Be prepared for every scenario

Newly-appointed Defense Minister speaks with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, says military must be prepared for every possible scenario.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2019, 6:17 PM

IDF Chief of Staff to Rabbis: Only commanders determine orders

'Only the commanders, with me as the head, set the orders, procedures and norms in the IDF,' Kochavi says.Ido ben Porat, 10/31/2019, 6:44 PM

Commanders to be reprimanded over Hezbollah attack

IDF inquiry conducted after Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at military ambulance concludes there were operational errors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2019, 11:20 AM

'Northern front will be Israel's greatest challenge'

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi presents multi-year security plan, says Iranian backed forces present greatest security threat to Israel.Gary Willig, 10/24/2019, 9:16 PM

'A small group of delinquent youths'

Chief of Staff, head of Central Command condemn attack on IDF forces near Yitzhar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2019, 2:47 PM

Chief of Staff: We'll respond powerfully to any attack on Israel

Aviv Kochavi speaks at Paratroopers' Brigade ceremony: 'We need to be prepared and relevant to challenges, present and future.'Mordechai Sones, 10/7/2019, 10:38 PM

Chief of Staff tests Navy's battle readiness

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi holds first of new form of examination of capabilities of Israeli Navy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 7:38 PM

'We will not permit accurate missiles in Lebanon'

"The IDF will not allow Iran to establish itself in Syria or develop accurate missiles in Lebanon," says IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 5:02 AM

IDF increases readiness in the north

IDF cancels major exercise as forces improve preparedness for possible scenarios in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2019, 8:34 PM

IDF chief meets soldiers who thwarted terrorist infiltration

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi meets with Gaza Division soldiers who thwarted terrorist infiltration attempt on Saturday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2019, 4:35 PM

This is how the IDF prepares for war

IDF reveals how forces prepare for possible war with Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2019, 7:12 PM

Chief of Staff awards citation to Navy's Commando Unit

Israeli Navy honored for series of operational activities over the last year.Kobi Finkler, 7/30/2019, 11:39 PM

Commander of the US European Command visits Israel

Commander of the US European Command (EUCOM), Gen  Tod D. Wolters, meets IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 3:51 PM

Chief of the Japan Self Defense Forces visits Israel

General Kōji Yamazaki makes history as first Chief of Japan's Self Defense Forces to visit Israel since the countries established relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2019, 6:13 PM

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi Appoints New IDF Spokesperson

Aviv Kochavi appoints Brig. Gen. Hadi Zilberman as the next IDF spokesperson after previous appointment became embroiled in controversy.Kobi Finkler, 6/13/2019, 7:38 PM

IDF preparing for escalation in the south

Chief of the Staff Aviv Kochavi approves plans for the preparation for expected violent riots on the Gaza border fence.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/29/2019, 8:11 PM

Artillery battalion, infantry headquarters sent to Gaza border

PM Netanyahu instructs IDF Chief of Staff to send additional forces to southern command as attacks from Gaza continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 7:30 PM

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

Chief of Staff visits IDF Gaza Division

Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi assesses situation at the Gaza border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2019, 10:59 PM

Chief of Staff: Prepare for Gaza conflict

IDF assessment states that Hamas is likely to provoke a confrontation before the upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 6:15 PM

Netanyahu makes surprise visit to army base

Prime minister and chief of staff arrive for surprise inspection of reserve division's emergency supply depot. 'Readiness here is good."Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2019, 7:11 PM

Chief of Staff tours Gaza border

Lieutenant-General Aviv Kochavi toured the Gaza border and held an assessment of the situation.Uzi Baruch, 1/27/2019, 6:00 AM

Who is the IDF's new commander?

ILTV speaks with Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Amos Yadlin, former IDF Intelligence Chief, Director of INSS, about Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.ILTV, 1/16/2019, 6:02 AM

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff commissioned in festive ceremony

Aviv Kochavi relieves Gadi Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff.Mordechai Sones, 1/15/2019, 6:03 PM

Watch: Chiefs of staff pay tribute to fallen soldiers of Israel

Gadi Eisenkot and Aviv Kochavi visit National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, proceeding from there to the Western Wall to pray.Kobi Finkler, 1/15/2019, 3:00 PM

New IDF chief of staff visits Western Wall

Aviv Kochavi arrives with outgoing Chief of Staff Eisenkot to Western Wall, where they pray and place notes in the stones of the wall.Orli Harari, 1/15/2019, 2:37 PM

'A lethal, efficient, and innovative army'

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi to be promoted to General on Tuesday and will formally take command of IDF as its 22nd Chief of Staff.Yoni Kempinski, 1/15/2019, 10:16 AM

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

General doesn't regret speech comparing Israel to 1930's Germany

Despite losing race for Chief of Staff post, General Yair Golan says he doesn't regret making infamous speech that likely hurt his chances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2018, 7:47 PM

Netanyahu welcomes nomination of new IDF Chief of Staff

Netanyahu says Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi is a worthy candidate for IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/26/2018, 11:18 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

'A wise and creative officer'

Platitudes rain down after Aviv Kochavi chosen to replace Gadi Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2018, 2:43 PM

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

A profile of the intellectual and enigmatic officer who will become the IDF's next Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2018, 12:14 PM

Def. Min.: Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi is next Chief of Staff

Liberman selects Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi to succeed Eisenkot.Arutz Sheva, 10/26/2018, 11:34 AM

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

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

UN Secretary General flies over Gaza in Israeli helicopter

UN Secretary General Guterres receives helicopter tour of Gaza area, receives briefing on threats facing Israeli residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2017, 9:53 AM

An unusual confrontation in front of Ambassador Nikki Haley

UNIFIL commander tells US UN Ambassador that situation with Hezbollah is calm, Israeli general responds that UNIFIL does not do its job.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2017, 10:59 PM

'Be a family man while serving in the military'

Northern Command General Aviv Kochavi implements new guidelines to strengthen connection between career officers and their families.Kobi Finkler, 9/8/2016, 9:37 AM

How surveillance helped eliminate Samir Kuntar

Defense establishment refuses to comment on Samir Kuntar hit, but notes it keeps track of whereabouts of senior terrorists globally.Kobi Finkler , 12/20/2015, 11:34 AM

Ya'alon Warns Hezbollah: We Won't Tolerate Attacks

Hezbollah, Syria will be held responsible for attacks, Defense Minister warns, amid 'largest buildup since Second Lebanon War.'Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 1/23/2015, 11:45 AM

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

New Northern Command Chief: Maj. Gen. Aviv Kohavi

Brigadier General Hertzi Halevi will be appointed new Chief of IDF Intelligence DirectorateArutz Sheva staff, 4/28/2014, 10:06 AM