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IDF Chief of Staff salutes 'The Three Mothers' on memorial day

IDF Chief of Staff salutes 'The Three Mothers' on memorial day

General Kochavi connects matriarch Rachel with the mothers who lost children building and defending the State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2021 22:57
Kohavi drops hint to Iran

Kohavi drops hint to Iran

"The IDF's operations throughout the Middle East are not hidden from the eyes of the enemies," Chief of Staff says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2021 12:19
Investigation: Soldier fought with all his might to prevent theft of his weapon

Investigation: Soldier fought with all his might to prevent theft of his weapon

Investigation concludes into incident where 2 suspects attacked soldier, stole his weapon after lengthy fight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 16:47
IDF Chief of Staff: No foreign institution lacking authority will intervene in our work

IDF Chief of Staff: No foreign institution lacking authority will intervene in our work

Chief of Staff Kohavi slams ICC decision. 'We won't allow IDF servicemen to be placed at legal risk.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 19:15
Report: Mossad chief and IDF Chief of Staff clashed over response to Iranian attack

Report: Mossad chief and IDF Chief of Staff clashed over response to Iranian attack

Mossad chief demanded bold response against Iran for attack on Israeli-owned ship, while Chief of Staff Kochavi sought moderate response.Ben Ariel, 02/03/2021 04:59
Bennett: I fully support Chief of Staff's position on Iran

Bennett: I fully support Chief of Staff's position on Iran

Yamina chairman at INSS conference: The Iranians are not idle for a moment, they are continuing their crusade to envelope us with terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2021 06:03
CENTCOM Commander begins 2-day Israel visit

CENTCOM Commander begins 2-day Israel visit

4-star General Kenneth F. McKenzie in Israel to promote regional partnerships against emerging threats,Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/01/2021 22:15
IDF Chief of Staff: Keep up pressure on Iran, don't return to nuke deal

IDF Chief of Staff: Keep up pressure on Iran, don't return to nuke deal

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi warns citizens many missiles and rockets will strike Israel when war breaks out, but IDF will respond with forceGary Willig, 26/01/2021 19:28
Chief of Staff warns Iran: We will strike all who attack us

Chief of Staff warns Iran: We will strike all who attack us

General Aviv Kochavi delivers warning to Iran and its allies during awards ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2020 17:57
Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff concludes Israel visit

Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff concludes Israel visit

General Mark A. Milley's visit aimed at strengthening partnership and cooperation between US and Israeli militaries.Yoni Kempinski, 19/12/2020 18:26
Gantz meets with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gantz meets with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Israeli Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff meet top US general to discuss Iranian threat, future of US-Israeli military cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2020 12:07
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

General Mark Milley, who is visiting Israel, lights eighth candle of Hanukkah with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.Ido Ben Porat, 18/12/2020 06:00
IDF Chief of Staff in coronavirus isolation

IDF Chief of Staff in coronavirus isolation

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi enters isolation after being exposed to citizen who tested positive for the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/11/2020 15:20
Helicopter carrying IDF Chief of Staff makes unplanned landing due to malfunction

Helicopter carrying IDF Chief of Staff makes unplanned landing due to malfunction

No injuries or damage reported. A similar incident a few months ago almost had tragic consequences.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 16:19
IDF lifts prohibition on vacations

IDF lifts prohibition on vacations

The ban on vacations had been imposed as part of the effort to combat the spread of coronavirus.Ben Ariel, 21/10/2020 01:06
IDF Chief of Staff violated lockdown regulations

IDF Chief of Staff violated lockdown regulations

Aviv Kochavi hosted his father-in-law and mother-in-law at his home during Sukkot.Ben Ariel, 09/10/2020 02:16
40 IDF guns stolen

40 IDF guns stolen

Commission of inquiry to present findings next month after dozens of weapons stolen from IDF base.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2020 19:39
Senior official: 'If Hezbollah attacks, we'll see unusual action from IDF against Lebanon'

Senior official: 'If Hezbollah attacks, we'll see unusual action from IDF against Lebanon'

DM Benny Gantz orders IDF to prepare to destroy Lebanese infrastructure in case of Hezbollah attack on Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2020 11:19
IDF chief: 'Hezbollah may respond in the near future'

IDF chief: 'Hezbollah may respond in the near future'

Hezbollah may be planning to retaliate, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi warns. 'We are prepared for Hezbollah's response.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 10:25
A military visit from the US, despite coronavirus

A military visit from the US, despite coronavirus

Amid social distancing guidelines, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived in Israel and met with Defense Minister and Chief of Staff.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/07/2020 20:10
IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi enters isolation

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi enters isolation

Chief of Staff to enter isolation for second time after meeting with person who was later diagnosed with the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2020 15:23
977 new coronavirus cases diagnosed since Friday

977 new coronavirus cases diagnosed since Friday

Nearly 11,000 active cases of coronavirus, with 330 deaths, National Security Council reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2020 22:00
'I call on young people: The IDF needs you'

'I call on young people: The IDF needs you'

President Rivlin addresses future fighters at graduation ceremony of the IDF Officers’ Course.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/07/2020 04:39
Chief of Staff recommends closing IDF Radio

Chief of Staff recommends closing IDF Radio

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi asks Defense Minister Gantz to either close IDF Radio or remove it from military control.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/06/2020 21:07
Chief of Staff on COVID-19: 'We learn, research, and draw lessons'

Chief of Staff on COVID-19: 'We learn, research, and draw lessons'

IDF holds coronavirus learning forum: 'We prepare for second wave in hopes it won't come.'Mordechai Sones, 08/06/2020 22:00
Dismissal, reprimands in case of soldier who committed suicide

Dismissal, reprimands in case of soldier who committed suicide

Investigation into death of soldier military police attempted to recruit as a source finds serious faults in treatment of soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2020 15:45
Kochavi: We will not hesitate to thwart threats against Israel

Kochavi: We will not hesitate to thwart threats against Israel

IDF Chief of Staff says 'our enemy will discover on the day of reckoning that he has turned his home front into the front.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2020 20:34
Anticipating the enemy: IDF 'SHILUACH' Division inaugurated

Anticipating the enemy: IDF 'SHILUACH' Division inaugurated

New Division coordinates multi-branch systems, develops innovative military methods, designs power structure continuously and long-term.Mordechai Sones, 11/05/2020 19:20
Mass breach of Health Ministry guidelines on Tel Hashomer army base, officer punished

Mass breach of Health Ministry guidelines on Tel Hashomer army base, officer punished

In a picture circulated on social media, hundreds of soldiers can be seen sitting together in close quartersArutz Sheva staff, 01/04/2020 14:34
IDF Chief of Staff: Follow the rules

IDF Chief of Staff: Follow the rules

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi posts a video from isolation, calls on IDF soldiers to abide by the coronavirus guidelines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2020 05:32
IDF Chief of Staff enters quarantine

IDF Chief of Staff enters quarantine

General Aviv Kochavi enters self-quarantine after meeting commander who tested positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2020 16:22
IDF Chief of Staff: 'Firebombs in Yitzhar were a serious terror incident'

IDF Chief of Staff: 'Firebombs in Yitzhar were a serious terror incident'

Search for Yitzhar firebomb-throwers continue as IDF commanders, MKs, condemn perpetrators.Ido Ben Porat, 27/03/2020 10:45
Coronavirus crisis: IDF soldiers barred from travel abroad

Coronavirus crisis: IDF soldiers barred from travel abroad

Chief of staff makes series of decisions for maintaining IDF operational fitness, including cancellation of exercises abroad and events.Kobi Finkler, 05/03/2020 15:00
Chief of Staff: It is unclear if an escalation or a decline is expected in Gaza

Chief of Staff: It is unclear if an escalation or a decline is expected in Gaza

Chief of Staff participates in event honoring reservists: We will do everything in our power to protect the residents of the south.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2020 00:02
IDF admits to false figures in haredi recruitment

IDF admits to false figures in haredi recruitment

Committee investigating haredi recruitment data finds no increase in recruitment from 2014-2018.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/02/2020 18:21
New IDF multi-year program has focus on Iran

New IDF multi-year program has focus on Iran

IDF plan focuses on building multi-force capabilities, countering Iranian threat in new 'Tnuva' program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2020 18:18
'There's physical difficulty that's hard to overcome'

'There's physical difficulty that's hard to overcome'

Navah Dromi, who served as IDF armor instructor, explains that integrating women into armor is problematic and wrong.Mordechai Sones, 05/01/2020 12:40
IDF: Operation Black Belt was a success

IDF: Operation Black Belt was a success

Chief of Staff reviews investigation on results of recent conflict with Islamic Jihad in Gaza in which senior terrorist was killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2019 17:39
On the grass, face-to-face

On the grass, face-to-face

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi discussed the threats on Israel's northern front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2019 22:43
Watch: IDF Chief of Staff inspects army bases

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff inspects army bases

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi completed an inspection of 180 army bases on Thursday.Kobi Finkler, 28/11/2019 19:17
DM Bennett to IDF Chief: Be prepared for every scenario

DM Bennett to IDF Chief: Be prepared for every scenario

Newly-appointed Defense Minister speaks with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, says military must be prepared for every possible scenario.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2019 18:17
IDF Chief of Staff to Rabbis: Only commanders determine orders

IDF Chief of Staff to Rabbis: Only commanders determine orders

'Only the commanders, with me as the head, set the orders, procedures and norms in the IDF,' Kochavi says.Ido ben Porat, 31/10/2019 18:44
Commanders to be reprimanded over Hezbollah attack

Commanders to be reprimanded over Hezbollah attack

IDF inquiry conducted after Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at military ambulance concludes there were operational errors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2019 11:20
'Northern front will be Israel's greatest challenge'

'Northern front will be Israel's greatest challenge'

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi presents multi-year security plan, says Iranian backed forces present greatest security threat to Israel.Gary Willig, 24/10/2019 21:16
'A small group of delinquent youths'

'A small group of delinquent youths'

Chief of Staff, head of Central Command condemn attack on IDF forces near Yitzhar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2019 14:47
Chief of Staff: We'll respond powerfully to any attack on Israel

Chief of Staff: We'll respond powerfully to any attack on Israel

Aviv Kochavi speaks at Paratroopers' Brigade ceremony: 'We need to be prepared and relevant to challenges, present and future.'Mordechai Sones, 07/10/2019 22:38
Chief of Staff tests Navy's battle readiness

Chief of Staff tests Navy's battle readiness

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi holds first of new form of examination of capabilities of Israeli Navy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2019 19:38
'We will not permit accurate missiles in Lebanon'

'We will not permit accurate missiles in Lebanon'

"The IDF will not allow Iran to establish itself in Syria or develop accurate missiles in Lebanon," says IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2019 05:02
IDF increases readiness in the north

IDF increases readiness in the north

IDF cancels major exercise as forces improve preparedness for possible scenarios in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2019 20:34
IDF chief meets soldiers who thwarted terrorist infiltration

IDF chief meets soldiers who thwarted terrorist infiltration

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi meets with Gaza Division soldiers who thwarted terrorist infiltration attempt on Saturday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2019 16:35
This is how the IDF prepares for war

This is how the IDF prepares for war

IDF reveals how forces prepare for possible war with Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/07/2019 19:12
Chief of Staff awards citation to Navy's Commando Unit

Chief of Staff awards citation to Navy's Commando Unit

Israeli Navy honored for series of operational activities over the last year.Kobi Finkler, 30/07/2019 23:39
Commander of the US European Command visits Israel

Commander of the US European Command visits Israel

Commander of the US European Command (EUCOM), Gen  Tod D. Wolters, meets IDF Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2019 15:51
Chief of the Japan Self Defense Forces visits Israel

Chief of the Japan Self Defense Forces visits Israel

General Kōji Yamazaki makes history as first Chief of Japan's Self Defense Forces to visit Israel since the countries established relations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2019 18:13
IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi Appoints New IDF Spokesperson

IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi Appoints New IDF Spokesperson

Aviv Kochavi appoints Brig. Gen. Hadi Zilberman as the next IDF spokesperson after previous appointment became embroiled in controversy.Kobi Finkler, 13/06/2019 19:38
IDF preparing for escalation in the south

IDF preparing for escalation in the south

Chief of the Staff Aviv Kochavi approves plans for the preparation for expected violent riots on the Gaza border fence.Elad Benari, Canada, 29/03/2019 20:11
Artillery battalion, infantry headquarters sent to Gaza border

Artillery battalion, infantry headquarters sent to Gaza border

PM Netanyahu instructs IDF Chief of Staff to send additional forces to southern command as attacks from Gaza continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2019 19:30