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IDF Chief of Staff: We dealt a serious blow to the Islamic Jihad organization

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi vists Tel Nof Airbase, meets units that operated in Operation Breaking Dawn.

'We dealt a serious blow to the Islamic Jihad organization'

IDF Chief of Staff orders increased readiness on Gaza border

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi visits Gaza Division as Israel remains in state of readiness 3 days after arresting Islamic Jihad leader.

IDF Chief of Staff orders increased readiness on Gaza border

IDF Chief of Staff visits Morocco Jewish community

Aviv Kohavi toured the Jewish community in the Old City of Marrakesh during the second day of his official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

IDF Chief of Staff visits Morocco Jewish community

Historic visit: IDF Chief of Staff meets top Moroccan security officials

IDF COS met with the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of National Defense Administration of the Kingdom of Morocco

IDF Chief of Staff meets top Moroccan security officialsplayer

Historic visit: IDF Chief of Staff lands in Morocco

The Chief of the General Staff, LTG Aviv Kohavi, landed this evening (Monday) for his first official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Historic visit: IDF Chief of Staff lands in Morocco

'IDF continues to prepare for strike against Iran'

MG Rafi Milo enters position as commanding officer of the IDF's Home Front Command, in handover ceremony attended by top officials.

'IDF continues to prepare for strike against Iran'

IDF Chief of Staff: Preparing military option against Iran is a moral obligation

Aviv Kochavi says the IDF continues to prepare vigorously for an attack on Iran and must prepare for any development and any scenario.

'Preparing military option against Iran is a moral obligation'

The two candidates for position of IDF Chief-of-Staff

Attorney-General has given green light to make key army appointment during election period.

The two candidates for position of IDF Chief-of-Staff

US CENTCOM Commander visits Israel

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi to make historic visit to Morocco this week.

US CENTCOM Commander visits Israel

Cleared for publication: Chief of Staff to visit Morocco

IDF Chief of Staff will visit Morocco, marking the first time that an Israeli Chief of Staff has visited the country.

Chief of Staff to visit Morocco

IDF Chief of Staff to visit Arab country next week

Kochavi will visit Arab country that no CoS has paid visit to in the past. The name of the country can't be published at this time.

Chief of Staff to visit Arab country next week

IDF forum sums up months of training and operations

Senior IDF officials held an operational meeting to discuss the lessons of the Chariots of Fire and Breaking the Wave operations.

IDF forum sums up months of training and operations

Greek Chief of Staff concludes 1st visit to Israel

General Konstantinos Floros visits Israel as guest of IDF Chief of Staff, attends meetings on shared threats facing Mediterranean nations.

Greek Chief of Staff concludes 1st visit to Israel

Female combat soldiers to be integrated into mechanized infantry units

Following report of special taskforce, women to be integrated into several elite units.

Female combat soldiers to be integrated into mechanized units

Rabbis decry IDF decision on women in combat units, postpone meeting with Chief of Staff

Leading Religious-Zionist rabbis made repeated appeals to discuss issue with IDF top brass but were rebuffed until it was too late.

Rabbis decry IDF decision, meeting with Chief of Staff on hold

Religious Zionist rabbis unite against women in combat units

Rabbis from religious Zionist movement call on IDF Chief of Staff not to include women in infantry units.

Religious Zionist rabbis unite against women in combat units

Chief of Staff condemns incitement against Central Command chief

Posters accusing Central Command Commander Yehuda Fuchs of responsibility for weak response to stone attacks condemned.

Chief of Staff condemns incitement against Central Command chief

IDF Chief of Staff attends “Beyond the Horizon/AGAPINOR” exercise in Cyprus

Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kohavi, meets Chief of the Cypriot National Guard, discusses Israel and Cyprus' shared security challenges.

IDF Chief attends “Beyond the Horizon” exercise in Cyprusplayer

US CENTCOM Commander completes visit with IDF

4-star general Michael Kurilla concludes his first official visit to Israel as a personal guest of Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.

US CENTCOM Commander completes visit with IDFplayer

Chief of Staff: Soldiers acted with professionalism, courage

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi announces investigation of death of Al Jazeera journalist, stresses soldiers came under heavy fire.

Chief of Staff: Soldiers acted with professionalism, courageplayer

IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi: The IDF is a clear expression of the principle of self-defense and self-determination.

IDF General Staff marks Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem

Two weeks later, IDF Chief of Staff apologizes for Sabbath desecration

Kochavi had given a press conference on the Sabbath & forced religious soldiers to pose for a photo with him.

2 weeks later, Chief of Staff apologizes

Shabbat desecration in IDF: Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with C. of Staff

Following outcry, IDF spokesman takes responsibility for incident & apologizes.

Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with Chief of Staff

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi: We should have thwarted Tel Aviv attack

IDF Chief of Staff: Tel Aviv terrorist came from an area that's under our responsibility.

'We should have thwarted Tel Aviv attack'

IDF chief of staff orders army to prepare for month-long operation

Israeli military preparing for repeat of 2021's Operation Guardian of the Walls, says IDF chief of staff.

IDF chief orders army to prepare for month-long operation

IDF Chief of General Staff: 'We will act in every way possible to stop attacks'

Chief of General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi to soldiers: “We will continue to act in every way possible to stop attacks - that is our mission."

'We will continue to act in every way possible to stop attacks'

IDF increases alertness following deadly terror attacks

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi holds operational situation assessment after gunman kills 5 in Bnei Brak.

IDF increases alertness following deadly terror attacks

High Court rejects Kochavi’s dismissal of IDF officer

The commander of the military police in Be'er Sheva, Major Gilad Franken, will not be fired from the army and will return to service.

High Court rejects Kochavi’s dismissal of IDF officer

Report: IDF Chief of Staff met Qatari army chief in Bahrain

Saudi website reports Kochavi met Chief of Staff of Qatari military during his visit to Bahrain this week.

IDF Chief of Staff met Qatari army chief in Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff returns from Bahrain

The IDF Chief of the General Staff Returns to Israel Following a Historic Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff returns from Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff makes first visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Israel built 'security network with strategic partners,' gaining 'strategic advantage over threats in the region,' IDF Chief of Staff says.

IDF Chief of Staff makes first visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff arrives for visit in Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi holds historic first visit to Bahrain.

IDF Chief of Staff arrives for visit in Bahrain

IDF Chief of Staff visits Singapore Airshow

At Asia's largest airshow, IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi receives briefings from int'l defense community, presents Israel's capabilities.

IDF Chief of Staff visits Singapore Airshow

Officers dismissed over deadly friendly-fire incident

Investigation finds series of errors, including mistaken identity, led to friendly fire incident in which 2 soldiers were killed.

Officers dismissed over deadly friendly-fire incident

Chief of Staff: 'Immoral and reprehensible' how soldiers left Arab on the ground

'Being mission-oriented does not contradict maintaining IDF values,' IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi says.

'Immoral and reprehensible' how soldiers left Arab on the groundplayer

UNIFIL head concludes mission in Middle East

IDF Chief of the General Staff bids farewell to the UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander.

UNIFIL head concludes mission in Middle East

Chief of Staff: The IDF conducted a raid in a neighboring country last month

Aviv Kochavi hints about operation that the IDF conducted in a nearby country.

'The IDF conducted a raid in a neighboring country'

Chief of Staff visits officer injured in fatal helicopter crash: 'Very proud of you'

General Kochavi visits Captain Ron Birman, who was injured in helicopter crash near Haifa. 'The way you operated is greatly appreciated.'

Chief of Staff visits survivor of fatal helicopter crashplayer

Chief of Staff: Israel almost launched major operation in Jenin

After another attempted terror attack, IDF Chief of Staff tells how security coordination with Palestinian Authority bore fruit.

Chief of Staff: Israel almost launched major Jenin operation

Are the IDF Reserves ready for war?

IDF has failed to meet obligation to report to government on state of readiness of reserves for the past three years.

Are the IDF Reserves ready for war?