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Former IAF commander: Israel hit over 100 Hezbollah targets

Former IAF commander: Israel hit over 100 Hezbollah targets

Former Israel Air Force commander says Israeli strikes against Hezbollah prevented escalation and acted as a deterrent to war with Israel.AFP, 17/08/2017 14:44
Watch: Outgoing IAF chief awarded Legion of Merit

Watch: Outgoing IAF chief awarded Legion of Merit

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force attends IAF change of command ceremony, awards Amir Eshel with Legion of Merit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2017 01:04
'The Israeli Air Force leads the world'

'The Israeli Air Force leads the world'

Major General Amikam Norkin officially enters Air Force Commander post replacing Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, who ends IDF service after 40 years.Mordechai Sones, 14/08/2017 21:38
'A brave pilot and a leader'

'A brave pilot and a leader'

Major General Amikam Norkin takes command of Israeli Air Force, replacing Amir Eshel after four decades of service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2017 19:09
Dutch man sues former IDF Chief of Staff

Dutch man sues former IDF Chief of Staff

Dutch citizen sues Benny Gantz and IAF commander over the death of his relatives during Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2017 23:18
'Israel can bring 'unimaginable power' against Hezbollah'

'Israel can bring 'unimaginable power' against Hezbollah'

IAF head says air force capabilities have grown tremendously since 2006 Lebanon war, ready to be used against Hezbollah.AFP, 21/06/2017 17:02
Watch: IAF Commander Flies the "Adir" F-35I for the First Time

Watch: IAF Commander Flies the "Adir" F-35I for the First Time

IAF Commander Amir Eshel flies F35 for the first time, says aircraft part of larger system to upgrade the IAF's capabilities.IAF, 27/12/2016 19:11
IAF bids farewell to Skyhawks

IAF bids farewell to Skyhawks

IAF Commander Eshel and other senior officers fly Douglas A-4s for last time as the jet is retired.Gil Ronen, 13/12/2015 22:03
IAF Chief: 'No Restraint' in Next Lebanon War

IAF Chief: 'No Restraint' in Next Lebanon War

IAF General Amir Eshel adamant that Hezbollah's 'immoral tactics' won't prevent Israel from attacking civilian areas in next Lebanon war.Cynthia Blank, 21/06/2015 12:47
Ashkenazi: Terrorists Can't Conquer Negev, Galilee

Ashkenazi: Terrorists Can't Conquer Negev, Galilee

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said that despite the increased risk of terrorism, Israel is much safer today than it was in 1967.Yaakov Levi, 02/04/2015 13:53
Over 930 Terror Targets Hit in Gaza

Over 930 Terror Targets Hit in Gaza

Defense Minister, Chief of Staff and IAF Commander discuss details of operation after Security Cabinet meeting.Ari Yashar, 11/07/2014 00:14
IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF 'Ready to Protect,' Officials Say

IAF officials reassure the public: despite budget cuts, Israel can handle any threat - especially in the North.Tova Dvorin, 23/05/2014 14:06
COS of the U.S. Air Force Concludes Israel Visit

COS of the U.S. Air Force Concludes Israel Visit

The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Mark Welsh, departed Israel on Thursday after a four-day work visit.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/08/2013 21:01
Gantz: The Flames Are Creeping Up on Nasrallah

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, 28/06/2013 00:08
IAF Chief: S-300 is En Route to Syria

IAF Chief: S-300 is En Route to Syria

IAF Commander Eshel says IAF can deal with all weapon systems. "The question is only -- at what cost."Gil Ronen, 22/05/2013 18:45
IAF Chief: 'Huge Weapons Arsenal' in Syria

IAF Chief: 'Huge Weapons Arsenal' in Syria

Speaking just before the strike against an arms convoy, Maj. Gen. Eshel explained what the IDF is up against.Gil Ronen, 30/01/2013 20:45
IAF Chief Concerned over Hizbullah's UAVs

IAF Chief Concerned over Hizbullah's UAVs

Israel's greatest concern is increased attempts by Hizbullah to attain accomplishments by sending UAVs into Israel, says IAF Commander.Elad Benari, 20/12/2012 04:44
PM: If the Quiet is Violated, You'll Hit Back

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, 26/11/2012 04:15
"We Never Dreamt of Such Achievements"

"We Never Dreamt of Such Achievements"

IAF Commander tells new UAV operators: "our expectations are in the sky."Arutz Sheva, 23/08/2012 21:04
IAF Chief Says 'Nein' to Volkswagen

IAF Chief Says 'Nein' to Volkswagen

Air Force Commander Eshel, son of Holocaust survivor, refused to upgrade his car to a German model.Gil Ronen, 05/06/2012 13:44
F-15 Pilot Recalls Flight over Auschwitz

F-15 Pilot Recalls Flight over Auschwitz

IDF Website remembers historic moment when three IAF F-15s flew over concentration camp.Gil Ronen, 19/04/2012 19:13
IAF's New Commander – Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel

IAF's New Commander – Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel

Maj. Gen. Eshel was drafted to the IAF as a pilot in 1977. He replaced Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan.Gil Ronen, 05/02/2012 16:51
Senior General: Nuclear Iran Could 'Constrain' IDF

Senior General: Nuclear Iran Could 'Constrain' IDF

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel says a nuclear armed Iran could limit Israel's options when fighting Hamas and Hizbullah.Gabe Kahn., 17/01/2012 22:28