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

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.Mordechai Sones, 10/22/2018, 4:49 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 2:43 PM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018, 12:49 PM

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff recognizes Gaza Division's dedication, awards it Certificate of Appreciation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018, 11:49 AM

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

Senior IDF commanders visit Gaza border area, assess security situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2018, 7:29 PM

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Defense Minister demands that leaks from Cabinet meetings be prevented.Hezki Baruch, 9/21/2018, 12:08 AM

IDF chief exhorts yeshiva students: opt for combat

Lt.-Gen. Eizenkot visits Har Etzion Yeshiva, says spirit of IDF is rooted in Jewish tradition.Ido Ben Porat, 9/14/2018, 3:19 PM

IDF: We carried out 200 strikes in Syria

IDF Chief of Staff submits defense report to Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on IDF's readiness for war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2018, 6:15 PM

New Brigadier General appointed at celebratory ceremony

Avi Balot, commander of the commando unit, will replace Eliezer Toledano, who served as military secretary to the prime ministerJonathan Benedek, 8/16/2018, 7:49 PM

Chief of staff weighs in after Druze soldiers quit in protest

COS Eizenkot, following announcements of 2 Druze soldiers that they are quitting IDF over Nationality Law: 'Leave politics outside army.'Ido Ben Porat, 7/31/2018, 2:23 PM

Chief of Staff visits scene of stabbing attack

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot visits scene of the attack in Adam, where Yotam Ovadia was murdered.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/27/2018, 9:05 PM

IDF commander who invoked G-d appointed DM's military secretary

Liberman appoints Ofer Winter, who was media target during 'Protective Edge,' when he invoked 'G-d of Israel' to soldiers heading to battle.Uzi Baruch, 7/25/2018, 3:48 PM

Armored Corps aims to expand mixed-gender tank units

Armored Corps recommends expanding initiative turning female infantry soldiers into tank operators.Tzvi Lev, 7/19/2018, 7:50 PM

IDF chief arrives in US for meetings with defense officials

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot lands in Washington for meetings with senior US officials on US-Israel cooperation in the Mideast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2018, 9:25 PM

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF appoints new liaison to coordinate with Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as Kamil Abu Rokon replaces General Yoav Mordechai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2018, 10:24 PM

'Snipers will open fire on Gaza infiltrators,' warns IDF chief

IDF Chief of Staff says Israel deploying over 100 snipers along Gaza border to prevent mass infiltration attempt planned for Friday protest.AFP, 3/28/2018, 2:59 PM

IDF Chief of Staff in Greece on official visit

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot to hold working meetings with Greek defense and military officials.Ido Ben Porat, 3/1/2018, 2:14 AM

'Returning the terrorists' bodies was a mistake'

IDF chief admits that return of terrorists' bodies on Friday 'not executed according to established procedures. Issue under investigation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2018, 4:42 PM

'Arutz Sheva portrays me as a feminist, I'm not'

'I'm not interested in attacks from the Right or the Left; only victory in battle concerns me.'Mordechai Sones, 2/14/2018, 2:44 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

Israeli Chief of Staff Eizenkot predicts war with Hamas in 2018 likely.Tzvi Lev, 2/4/2018, 8:41 PM

Thousands support Rabbi Eliyahu

Petition supports Tzfat rabbi and member of Chief Rabbinate Council who called for Chief of Staff's dismissal for gender mixed units.Mordechai Sones, 1/24/2018, 12:00 PM

Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Jewish Home MK blasts Chief of Staff's order to boycott the Chief Rabbi: Appears to be illegal.Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2018, 2:04 AM

IDF Chief of Staff refuses to meet with Chief Rabbi of Israel

Sources tell Arutz Sheva IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is boycotting Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, cancelling planned meeting with him.Ido Ben Porat, 1/21/2018, 9:59 PM

'IDF enlistment contingent on preserving way of life'

Rabbi of Jerusalem sends letter to Chief of Staff explaining religious soldiers 'hurt by trend of integrating girls into fighting units.'Mordechai Sones, 1/19/2018, 2:12 AM

'Eizenkot is responsible for decreased combat unit enlistment'

Tzfat rabbi does not regret call to dismiss Eizenkot: 'He fought Elor Azaria and the religious, harmed military rabbinate.'Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 1/17/2018, 2:50 PM

Jewish Home Min.: It's chutzpah to say IDF has a feminist agenda

Education Minister Bennett criticizes Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for demanding IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot step down.Hezki Baruch, 1/17/2018, 11:02 AM

'The Iranian threat is not theoretical'

IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot says Iran still aims to achieve nuclear weapons and is trying to harm Israel's security through its proxies.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2018, 4:37 AM

Calls to Chief of Staff: 'Bring back the checkpoints'

Right-wing activists demonstrate during Chief of Staff visit to attack scene.Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2018, 11:12 AM

IDF Chief of Staff: We will find the terror cell

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot visits scene of deadly terror attack in Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2018, 10:13 AM

'We must prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria'

Eizenkot says calls to use more force against rocket attacks 'irresponsible.' 'I think that it's not the right thing to do right now.'Kobi Finkler, 1/2/2018, 11:44 AM

'If necessary, we will act with force and defeat every enemy'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says the IDF is superior but will take action in the face of any threat.Kobi Finkler, 12/26/2017, 2:15 AM

'Want to be an IDF officer? Forget the Torah'

Senior Religious Zionist Rabbi Eli Sadan attacks IDF, says army is forcing soldiers to abandon religion.Tzvi Lev, 12/1/2017, 10:04 AM

'Meaningless media spin'

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis dismiss reports that IDF head will require religious officers to command female soldiers.Tzvi Lev, 11/27/2017, 2:12 PM

Will Army Radio leave the army?

Defense Minister Liberman approves IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot's recommendation to transfer Army Radio to Defense Ministry.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 11/20/2017, 10:06 AM

'We have an opportunity to build a new coalition against Iran'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks with Saudi newspaper, says Israel and Saudi Arabia see eye to eye on Iranian threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2017, 4:02 PM

IDF Chief of Staff holds secret meeting with US NATO commander

IDF Chief of Staff holds secret meeting with Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Euroe following reports of permanent Iranian base in Syria.Gary Willig, 11/12/2017, 10:52 PM

Joint Service Ordinance open to change

Chief of Staff listens attentively to rabbis remarks, makes clear that order may be updated in accordance with their suggestions.Mordechai Sones, 11/7/2017, 9:31 PM

IDF Chief of Staff opposes Azariya's pardon request

IDF leaders recommend president not pardon soldier convicted for shooting wounded terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2017, 10:21 PM

Lebanese army chief boycotts conference because of Eizenkot

Lebanon's chief of staff boycotts major conference of chiefs of staff in the U.S. due to attendance of IDF Chief of Staff.Elad Benari, 10/26/2017, 6:14 AM

Elor Azariya asks President Rivlin for a full pardon

Soldier convicted in shooting death of terrorist asks President Rivlin for pardon after Chief of Staff cut Azariya’s sentence to 14 months.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2017, 8:10 PM

Bar and Bat Mitzvah IDF orphans celebrate with President

President and wife hold festive meeting with the Chief of Staff for 28 IDF and security forces orphans of Bar and Bat Mitzvah age.Mordechai Sones, 10/16/2017, 8:55 PM

IDF reduces Elor Azariya's sentence

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot responds to appeal from former IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter, cuts 4 months from 18-month sentence.David Rosenberg, 9/27/2017, 2:52 PM

IDF revamps its elite special forces

Elite Tier-1 special forces will now serve 8 years, and will include academic degree. Combat soldiers to get pay raise as well.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 9:35 AM

Social media 'kills' the IDF Chief of Staff

Rumors run wild on social media in the wake of Monday's tragic helicopter crash in southern Israel.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2017, 10:13 AM

Will Azariya's prison term be postponed?

Appeals court to hear Elor Azariya's request to delay his entry into prison in light of appeal to IDF Chief of Staff for Amnesty,Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2017, 9:15 PM

Prosecuters demand Azariya begin prison sentence immediately

Army prosecutors urge court to reject Azariya's request to delay his entry to prison. Former IDF Sgt. scheduled to enter prison Wednesday.Uzi Baruch, Tzvi Lev, 8/7/2017, 9:23 AM

Elor Azariya rules out Supreme Court appeal

Former IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya decides against appealing IDF court's ruling, sends request to Chief of Staff asking for reduction of sentence.Kobi Finkler, 8/3/2017, 4:33 PM

Azariya attorney: Chief of Staff too fat to be a soldier

Azariya defense attorney Yoram Sheftel blasts IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot: 'Someone that overweight doesn't project image of a soldier'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 12:28 PM

'We heard Eizenkot but we're going to the Supreme Court'

Despite Chief of Staff's statement, family of Elor Azariya intent on appealing his sentence to the Supreme Court.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2017, 12:05 AM

Netanyahu, Liberman, and Eizenkot tour Golan Heights

Three briefed by Division Commander Major General Yoel Strik, and Company Commander Brigadier General Yaniv Asor.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2017, 5:45 PM

Defense Minister visits scene of Friday terror attack

Defense Minister, Chief of Staff visit bereaved town, call on PA Chairman Abbas, UN Secretary-General to condemn Friday's terror attack.Orly Harari, 7/22/2017, 9:02 PM

'The Chief of Staff wants a smoke-free army'

Sale of cigarettes and tobacco at army bases to end.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2017, 9:59 AM

'We will continue to prevent weapons transfers to Hezbollah'

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says Hezbollah continues to be the biggest threat to Israel's security.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 6/21/2017, 2:06 AM

Eizenkot: Hezbollah is the IDF's top priority

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says IDF has offensive, defensive plans and is ready to fight on a moment's notice.Kobi Finkler, 6/7/2017, 2:49 PM

IDF Chief of Staff: We will subdue every enemy

Gadi Eizenkot writes a letter to IDF commanders and soldiers in honor of Six Day War.IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, 6/3/2017, 9:33 PM

'Those were words I will never forget'

Ceremony marking anniversary of Six-Day War and unification of Jerusalem takes place at Western Wall plaza.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2017, 10:40 PM