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'You aren't influencing anything'

Yair Lapid slams Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot

Opposition leader Yair Lapid claims National Unity MKs are 'keeping an illegitimate and failing government alive - go home.'

Yair Lapid slams Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot

Gantz presents plan for haredi draft

The new 'Israeli service law' will require nearly universal conscription, while opening numerous new destinations for enlisted youth.

Gantz presents plan for haredi draft

Killed in Gaza:

Maor Cohen Eisenkot, nephew of former Chief of Staff

Sergeant Maor Cohen Eisenkot, nephew of former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, falls in battle in Gaza days after his cousin.

Maor Cohen Eisenkot, nephew of former Chief of Staff

Former Chief of Staff: 'Sovereignty must be enforced'

Former Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot explains the need for more determined action against the Hezbollah outpost in Israel's territory.

Former Chief of Staff: 'Sovereignty must be enforced'

Opposition MK urges: Freeze judicial reform for at least a year

'We need to do what's good for the State of Israel - & that is to take the gun off the table for at least a year,' MK Gadi Eizenkot claims.

Opposition MK urges: Freeze judicial reform for at least a year

'I wanted him to be a rabbi' -

Former IDF chief describes mother's reaction to his appointment

"My traditional upbringing enables me to see things more clearly," says Gadi Eizenkot.

Former IDF chief describes mother's reaction to his appointment

Eizenkot to Likud:

'It's not too late to stop'

Former Chief of Staff says Smotrich and Ben Gvir will harm the IDF's mission to provide security and will lead to a binational state.

'It's not too late to stop'

Former Chief of Staff:

'I see no problem with the rules of engagement'

Gadi Eizenkot, MK-elect & former Chief of Staff, says party won't join Netanyahu gov't, claims 'no problem' with current open fire policies.

'I see no problem with the rules of engagement'

Eizenkot:

'Smotrich as Defense Minister would lead us to chaos'

Former Chief of Staff, number 3 on National Unity slate: A Prime Minister needs a broad base of legitimacy, 12 seats aren't enough.

'Smotrich as Defense Minister would lead us to chaos'

Gadi Eizenkot:

'I want people to look up and see people like Matan Kahana'

Former Chief of Staff praises Matan Kahana who joined the slate of the National Unity Party.

'I want people to look up and see people like Matan Kahana'

Gadi Eizenkot:

'Lapid made a better offer, but I chose Gantz'

Former Chief of Staff: The only way to get out of this impossible political reality is by expanding the National Unity Party.

'Lapid made a better offer, but I chose Gantz'

Bezalel Smotrich:

'Gantz uses religious figures as fig-leaves to disguise Leftism'

"He knows undecided Religious-Zionist voters are going to swing this election."

'Gantz uses religious figures as fig-leaves to disguise Leftism'

Gadi Eizenkot:

'During the Netanyahu government, I evacuated Homesh 62 times'

National Unity Party candidate: Those who are advocating for the cancellation of the Disengagement are leading us to disaster.

'During the Netanyahu government, I evacuated Homesh 62 times'

Shaked to Arutz Sheva:

'Eizenkot is a leftist who's pushing for a Palestinian state'

Shaked was not surprised by Matan Kahana's decision to join Gantz, Sa'ar, and Eizenkot who, in her opinion, have joined ranks with the left

'Eizenkot is a leftist who's pushing for a Palestinian state'

Eizenkot: 'We have no right not to have a functioning gov't'

The former Chief of Staff held his first conference after declaring his entry into politics alongside Ministers Gantz and Sa'ar.

Eizenkot: 'We have no right not to have a functioning gov't'

Shaked:

'Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz good news for left-wing voters'

Interior Minister criticizes Yamina defector, former Chief of Staff for joining 'State Camp' under Benny Gantz, Gideon Sa'ar.

'Eizenkot, Kahana joining Gantz good news for left-wing voters'

Former IDF Chief of Staff to join Gantz and Sa'ar

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot has announced that he will be joining Gantz and Sa'ar's State Camp party for the next Knesset.

Former IDF Chief of Staff to join Gantz and Sa'ar

Former Chief of Staff sets conditions for joining politics

Gadi Eizenkot, former IDF Chief of Staff, says he wants to form broad unity government, demands ruling party hold primaries.

Former Chief of Staff sets conditions for joining politics

Former Chief of Staff to join Yesh Atid party?

Gadi Eizenkot, a former IDF chief of staff, expected to announce decision to run for Knesset with Yesh Atid.

Former Chief of Staff to join Yesh Atid party?

Eizenkot's conditions for joining politics

Former Chief of Staff opposes a Prime Minister from a small or medium-sized party.

Eizenkot's conditions for joining politics

Sa'ar meets former IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Justice Minister meets former Chief of Staff in an attempt to persuade him to join the "Blue and White-New Hope" slate.

Sa'ar meets former IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Report: Benny Gantz offering top position to Tzipi Livni

Blue & White seeks to undercut Yesh Atid's position as head of center-left bloc. Gantz's office denies report.

Report: Benny Gantz offering top position to Tzipi Livni

Former Chief of Staff criticizes PM Bennett

Gadi Eizenkot criticizes politicians who openly discuss actions taken by the defense establishment outside of Israel’s borders.

Former Chief of Staff criticizes PM Bennett

Report:

Bennett met with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

While the meeting follows reports that Eizenkot plans to join politics, it is believed to have centered on a security-related issue.

Bennett met with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Joining politics

Former IDF Chief of Staff to run in next election

Gadi Eizenkot has decided to run for the Knesset and is in talks with several parties, the main one being Yesh Atid.

Former IDF Chief of Staff to run in next election

Former Chief of Staff:

'Why is there even a yeshiva in Homesh?'

Former Chief of Staff supports displacement of Jews and establishment of autonomy for Palestinians.

'Why is there even a yeshiva in Homesh?'

Former Chief of Staff: Iran dangerously close to nuclear weapon

Gadi Eizenkot warns that Iran is dangerously close to acquiring a nuclear weapon, implicitly criticizes former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Former Chief of Staff: Iran dangerously close to nuclear weapon

'There is no existential threat to the State of Israel'

Gadi Eizenkot: We must continue to ensure that Iran does not have atomic capabilities.

'There is no existential threat to the State of Israel'

'Any attack on Hezbollah's missiles will cause extensive damage'

Gadi Eizenkot at INSS conference: Sunni states and Israel have common interest in preventing Iranian nuclear capabilities.

'Any attack on Hezbollah's missiles will cause extensive damage'

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Former Chief of Staff rejects statement by Ya'alon that he will be number 2 on the Telem slate in the next election.

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Telem chairman: Eizenkot will be my no. 2 in the next election. It looks like Lapid and I will have to run separately.

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Ex-IDF chief of staff asks to run Israel's coronavirus response

After Maj. General Roni Numa turns down offer to manage Israel's coronavirus response, Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot eyes position

Ex-IDF chief of staff asks to run Israel's coronavirus response

Report: Former Chief of Staff met Lapid

Days after expressing interest in joining politics, Gadi Eizenkot has already held a series of meetings with public figures.

Report: Former Chief of Staff met Lapid

Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

A year and a half after retiring from the IDF, Gadi Eizenkot hints for the first time that he intends to join politics.

Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Gadi Eizenkot says Israel 'invincible,' has no need for defense alliance with the US now.

Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

"Nonsense," responds Gadi Eizenkot when asked about reports that he's planning to run for the Knesset.

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

Eizenkot: Hezbollah wanted to send 5,000 terrorists into Israel

Former Chief of Staff explains how IDF foiled Hezbollah's plan, discusses the four threats to Israel's security.

Eizenkot: Hezbollah wanted to send 5,000 terrorists into Israel

Eizenkot: We found every terror tunnel on northern border

Former IDF Chief of Staff dismisses Hezbollah's leader's claims terror group has more cross-border attack tunnels Israel has not found.

Eizenkot: We found every terror tunnel on northern border

Iran: We don't have a military presence in Syria

Iran dismisses claims by Israeli officials that Iranian targets in Syria were attacked.

Iran: We don't have a military presence in Syria

'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

President Rivlin says goodbye to outgoing Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot.

'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

Photos: Saying goodbye to Eizenkot

President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu and past and present senior defense officials came to say goodbye to outgoing Chief of Staff.

Photos: Saying goodbye to Eizenkot

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Syrian news agency says Israeli warplanes attacked Damascus on Friday.

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Eizenkot: Israel attacked Syria thousands of times

In an interview with the New York Times, IDF Chief of Staff sheds light on shadowy war with Iran in Syria.

Eizenkot: Israel attacked Syria thousands of times

'More force and roadblocks won't cause terror to disappear'

Chief of Staff: "Anyone who says that a little more force will cause terrorism to disappear – doesn't know what he is talking about."

'More force and roadblocks won't cause terror to disappear'

Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded

Eizenkot chides Brigadier-General Avi Blut for not relaying Netanyahu's orders to stop Amona evacuation in time.

Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded

Mossad says goodbye to IDF Chief of Staff

Mossad says goodbye to outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot, who expresses appreciation for the joint work between the bodies.

Mossad says goodbye to IDF Chief of Staff

Terrorist stole weapon from scene of attack

The terrorist who carried out the attack in Givat Assaf stole a weapon from one of the murdered soldiers.

Terrorist stole weapon from scene of attack

Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

Former Defense Minister loses temper in meeting with IDF officials who argued against Gaza operation.

Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

President Rivlin:

'This house symbolizes establishment of State and IDF'

President Rivlin visits Prime Minister's historic residence in HaKirya, invites Israeli citizens to visit reconstructed building.

'This house symbolizes establishment of State and IDF'

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.

General Eyal Zamir to be deputy IDF chief of staff

'IDF special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

Security officials convene Monday morning following battle in southern Gaza which claimed the life of IDF officer.

'IDF special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot tells Goldin family that political echelon can get back bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul if it desired.

'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

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.

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

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

A profile of the intellectual and enigmatic officer who will become the IDF's next Chief of Staff.

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

Round of officers appointed to rank of colonel

Female Lt. Col. Tal Caspi to head 2020 Administration in Computer and Defense Division and be promoted to full colonel.

Round of officers appointed to rank of colonel

IDF chief of staff in US for 'Chiefs of Defense Conference'

Dozens of officials from around the world to attend conference focusing on ways of operating against violent radical groups.

IDF chief of staff in US for 'Chiefs of Defense Conference'

Is Israel ready for another war?

Is IDF ready to fight a war? Chief of Staff says army at highest preparedness, but recent report by former top general suggests otherwise.

Is Israel ready for another war?

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff recognizes Gaza Division's dedication, awards it Certificate of Appreciation.

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

Senior IDF commanders visit Gaza border area, assess security situation.

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Defense Minister demands that leaks from Cabinet meetings be prevented.

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked