MK Hendel speaks to protesters outside his home

Dozens of youth protest outside homes of MK Gabi Ashkenazi and MK Yoaz Hendel, urge them not to form government with Joint List.Hezki Baruch, 3/9/2020, 6:35 AM

Gantz: Gabi Ashkenazi will be my Defense Minister

Blue and White chairman visits Gaza envelope, promises that Ashkenazi will "correct Netanyahu's failures".Hezki Baruch, 2/25/2020, 3:13 AM

MK Ashkenazi: '2019 is lost, and it's not our fault'

Blue and White leader claims his party bears none of the blame for upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2019, 11:43 PM

Blue and White leaders divided over Netanyahu's proposal

Report: Gabi Ashkenazi pushing to examine possibility of unity government with Netanyahu, Yair Lapid vetoing the move.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2019, 4:37 AM

Blue and White leaders set terms for accepting minority gov't

Senior Blue and White leaders agree to form minority government relying on Arab Joint List - but only if Avigdor Liberman joins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2019, 10:36 PM

Cave of the Patriarchs - accessible by Passover?

Blue and White leader promises: Cave of the Patriarchs to be made accessible by Passover.Hezki Baruch, 10/8/2019, 1:41 PM

Gabi Ashkenazi to head Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

"This is a significant role with great importance to Israel's security. We must not allow a vacuum on the security-political issue."Hezki Baruch, 10/4/2019, 4:35 AM

Gantz promised Ashkenazi: You'll be prime minister after me

Benny Gantz, Blue & White chair, promised Gabi Ashkenazi would replace him as PM - without consulting Yair Lapid. Blue & White: 'Utter lie.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 9:23 AM

Blue and White leader: 'Barak and I can sit in the same party'

MK Gabi Ashkenazi says he and Ehud Barak have 'the same goal, if he'll help us change the government, that's great.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2019, 9:32 PM

Gabi Ashkenazi: The door is closed to Netanyahu - period

Former Chief of Staff and no. 4 on the Blue and White list makes clear: We will not sit with Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2019, 6:44 AM

Blue and White leader: Avi Nissenkorn is a problematic figure

Gabi Ashkenazi says he 'knows the truth' regarding fellow Blue and White candidate, promises union culture won't dominate the party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2019, 10:29 AM

Gantz: Kahane would be proud of Netanyahu

Blue and White chairman blasts PM: Smotrich will not be Education Minister. Schools will not teach that pride parades are animal parades.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2019, 6:40 AM

Gabi Ashkenazi speaks

Blue and White party candidate gives first interview, discusses Harpaz affair.Elad Benari, 3/8/2019, 4:33 AM

Gantz and Lapid: We won't give back the Golan

Four heads of the Blue and White party visit Golan Heights, promise to double the size of Jewish settlement in the area.Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2019, 4:46 AM

Former Chief of Staff: We should strive to set borders

Gabi Ashkenazi discusses the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict for the first time as a politician.Ben Ariel, 2/26/2019, 4:44 AM

Gabi Ashkenazi hints: Rivlin wants us

Former Chief of Staff at campaign launch: I hope this train stops at the residence of the President. I can guess who he wants to see there.Yoni Kempinski, 2/22/2019, 1:03 AM

Lapid-Gantz-Ya'alon list: 'Blue and White'

Agreement between party leaders stipulates Gantz will take premiership first, with Lapid replacing him 2.5 years later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 2:46 PM

Gantz and Lapid to run together

Israel Resilience and Yesh Atid agree on joint Knesset run. Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi joining as well.Elad Benari, 2/21/2019, 6:03 AM

Gabi Ashkenazi: I will decide in the coming days

Former IDF chief of staff speaks outside his home with activists calling on him to unite the left-wing parties. "I'm working on it."Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2019, 3:13 PM

'Dagan: brave on battlefield, courageous at negotiating table'

Former IDF Chief of Staff lauds former Mossad Chief Meir DaganMordechai Sones, 3/21/2017, 10:28 PM

Former Chiefs of Staff to establish new 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.Orli Harari, 6/17/2016, 1:16 AM

Former Chief of Staff not worried about Liberman appointment

Gabi Ashkenazi says he believes Avigdor Liberman will demonstrate pragmatic approach as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 6:16 AM

MK Yonah: Labor is coming together, though disagreements remain

MK Yossi Yonah welcomes Amir Peretz's return, still doesn't understand Herzog's vision, praises Bennett's education plan.Shimon Cohen, 2/9/2016, 7:52 AM

'Who is Gabi Ashkenazi, what are his politics?'

After poll indicating ex-IDF head could cause major shift in Israeli politics, Zionist Union MK slams the 'where will Gabi be festival.'Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2016, 11:58 AM

Poll predicts potential watershed in Israeli politics

New poll indicates if ex-IDF head Ashkenazi enters politics, a 'centrist' party might take control of the government for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2016, 10:50 PM

A-G closes obstruction case against former IDF chief

Gabi Ashkenazi left off the hook for 2010 IDF scandal known as 'Harpaz affair'; Boaz Harpaz indicted for forging a document.Cynthia Blank, 1/20/2016, 5:08 PM

Case Closed Against Ex-IDF Chief, Will He Join Politics?

Former MK Elazar Stern expresses hope that former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's next step will be to join Yesh Atid.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/13/2015, 10:05 AM

'Hezbollah Cannot Take the Galilee'

Despite IDF estimates, Israel's enemies are far weaker now than in 1967, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi opines.Tova Dvorin, 4/1/2015, 9:47 PM

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi To Be Tried

Police recommend trying Ashkenazi and other senior IDF officials in Harpaz Affair forgery case.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 9/2/2014, 11:28 AM

Turkish Court Orders Interpol Arrests Over Mavi Marmara

Court to ask Interpol to issue arrest warrants for several top-ranking IDF officials. The crime? Defending Israel.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2014, 6:56 PM

IDF Officials Arrested Over Forgery Scandal

Former aide to the IDF Chief of Staff, spokesperson, arrested after new evidence emerges in the Harpaz Affair.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 3/19/2014, 6:51 PM

Drama as IDF Scandal Becomes Police Case

Attorney General decides Harpaz Affair is a matter for police. Popular ex-IDF chief is among those involved.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 7:17 PM

Barak Seeks Criminal Investigation of Ashkenazi

Former Defense Minister tells the Supreme Court he supports a full criminal investigation of the former IDF Chief of StaffMaayana Miskin, 4/16/2013, 8:53 PM

Watchdog Group: Investigate Barak for Bad Behavior

A government watchdog group is calling to add Barak to the list of military higher-ups investigated in the Harpaz Affair.Maayana Miskin, 1/31/2013, 12:15 AM

Wiener, 'Hatchet Man' for Ashkenazi, Booted from IDF

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Sunday suspended Lieutenant Erez Wiener from IDF serviceDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 8:52 PM

Netanyahu: I Will Attack Iran Alone if Necessary

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promises that by the time his next term is over, Iran will not have a nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 11/6/2012, 12:16 AM

Report: IDF, Mossad Heads Opposed Orders in 2010

Channel 2 report says Netanyahu, Barak ordered preparation for Iran strike, met opposition of Dagan, Ashkenazi.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 9:03 PM

Ashkenazi: Military and Political Leaders Should Decide Together

Former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi stresses the importance of the political and military leaders deciding together on striking Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/7/2012, 11:16 PM

Gabi Ashkenazi on Iranian Bomb: 'We're Still Not There'

Former Chief of Staff says Israel is not on the brink of war with Egypt, and is better off without Assad.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2012, 9:35 PM

Turkey Marks Flotilla Date, as Another is Planned

A major rally will be held in Istanbul marking the 2nd anniversary of the sailing of the 2010 flotilla, as radicals plan yet another oneDavid Lev, 5/31/2012, 2:22 PM

Former Top IDF Brass Indicted in Turkey over Marmara

IDF, IAF and Navy chiefs to be tried in absentia over Mavi Marmara raid. Indictment claims passengers were "armed with spoons."Gil Ronen, 5/28/2012, 3:27 PM

Barak’s Bribe Charges Boomerang

Ehud Barak, fighting for political survival, now faces accusations from former Chief of Staff whom he accused of involvement with bribery.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/7/2012, 8:59 AM

Barak: Ashkenazi Gave and Took Bribes

Unprecedented accusations by Defense Minister Ehud Barak against former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.Gil Ronen, 5/7/2012, 1:12 AM

Former IDF Chief: Israel Must Prepare for War

Ashkenazi: Israel must not cut its budget because shifting strategic realities demand it prepare for war.Gabe Kahn., 1/27/2012, 1:08 PM

Ashkenazi Slams Dagan Over Iran Attack Remarks

Former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi says ex-Mossad chief should have kept things “inside the room.”Gil Ronen, 6/20/2011, 10:28 PM

MK Calls for 'Mouth Cooling' Period

Former military and intelligence leaders should be required to take six months to “cool their mouths” before giving interviews, says MK Matalon.Maayana Miskin, 5/29/2011, 7:26 PM

Former IDF Chief: 'I Failed' to Find Gilad Shalit

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told an academic audience Wednesday he had “failed” to find kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Chana Ya'ar, 5/25/2011, 10:23 PM

Photo Essay: Ashkenazi and Gantz Pray at Kotel

Outgoing and incoming IDF Chief of Staff went to pray at the Kotel following a ceremony in which Gantz officially took over from Ashkenazi.Elad Benari, 2/15/2011, 1:15 AM

Praise for Ashkenazi as He Steps Down, Gantz Assumes Command

Israeli leaders praise outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi; IDF solidarity of purpose overcomes personal disagreements.Maayana Miskin, 2/14/2011, 12:17 AM

Ashkenazi Sums Up His Term as Chief of Staff

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi refrains from directly discussing the standoff between him and Defense Minister Barak over his successor.Gil Ronen, 2/3/2011, 3:05 PM

Ashkenazi to NATO: Stop the Spread of Non-Conventional Weapons

IDF Chief of Staff addresses NATO Conference for the last time. Speaks of the need to fight the non-conventional weapons now on the battlefield.Elad Benari, 1/27/2011, 3:16 AM

World Terror on Agenda as Ashkenazi Attenda NATO Conference

The IDF’s Chief of Staff will address Israel’s security challenges and world terror at NATO Conference in Brussels.Elad Benari, 1/26/2011, 4:14 AM

IDF Chief: “We’re Risking Our Men to Bring Home Gilad Shalit”

Freeing terrorists is not the only way to return Gilad Shalit, IDF Chief Ashkenazi hints: “We sent him there, we’re obligated to bring him back.”Hillel Fendel and Haggai Huberman, 12/27/2010, 10:09 AM

IDF Stronger by Learning from Mistakes, Says Chief of Staff

The IDF is stronger than ever because it learns from its mistakes, outgoing Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said in a rare radio interview. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/15/2010, 11:18 AM

Ashkenazi: Nasrallah Could Seize Power in Lebanon.

IDF Chief of Staff to conduct series of meetings this week with his Canadian counterpart as well as with other officials in Canada and the U.S.Elad Benari, 11/16/2010, 3:15 AM

IDF Chief of Staff to Visit Mullen

IDF Chief of Staff Ashkenazi left for a working visit to Canada and the US Saturday night in what may his last trip abroad before stepping down.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/14/2010, 8:22 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Bethlehem

PA reports Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi was in Bethlehem Sunday. IDF source confirms visit to Arutz Sheva, says he met with top PA commanders.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2010, 9:31 PM