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IDF Chief of Staff: We thwarted major Hamas terror attacks

IDF Chief of Staff: We thwarted major Hamas terror attacks

IDF Chief of Staff said operation overnight was culmination in long-running effort to break up Hamas cell planning major attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/09/2021 17:33
'We will not rest until the last of the terrorists are captured'

'We will not rest until the last of the terrorists are captured'

Chief of Staff at Naval Academy graduation ceremony: The IDF will defend the border with the Gaza Strip from any attack against Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2021 00:11
Mothers to march: 'Change open fire regulations'

Mothers to march: 'Change open fire regulations'

Mothers and soldiers' families will call on Chief of Staff to allow soldiers to open fire on Arab terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 08:15
Chief of Staff: The strategic importance of maritime space is growing

Chief of Staff: The strategic importance of maritime space is growing

IDF Chief of Staff: The enemy uses the sea for terrorist purposes, to transfer weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 01:00
Chief of Staff: If quiet isn't maintained, we will not hesitate to enter a campaign

Chief of Staff: If quiet isn't maintained, we will not hesitate to enter a campaign

Aviv Kohavi: We have expanded our target bank. If the quiet in the South is not maintained we will not hesitate to enter into a campaign.Kobi Finkler, 31/08/2021 02:01
IDF prepared for war in Gaza, Hamas bears responsibility for what happens

IDF prepared for war in Gaza, Hamas bears responsibility for what happens

Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi says IDF accelerating plans in light of progress of Iranian nuclear program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/08/2021 17:42
Chief of Staff to fighters: We will not accept carelessness

Chief of Staff to fighters: We will not accept carelessness

IDF Chief of Staff participates in ceremony for the new Commanding Officer of the Central Command.Uzi Baruch, 12/08/2021 00:13
Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on Israeli-managed ship

Gantz and Kochavi hold assessment following attack on Israeli-managed ship

Israeli official: Iran is sowing violence and destruction in every corner of the region. Our campaign against them will continue.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/07/2021 20:27
IDF Intelligence Directorate marks transition to the Negev

IDF Intelligence Directorate marks transition to the Negev

Defense Minister Gantz: The IDF has been a pioneer in moving many bases and units to the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 00:55
Chief of Staff: We will respond overtly and covertly to attacks from Lebanon

Chief of Staff: We will respond overtly and covertly to attacks from Lebanon

IDF Chief of Staff responds to firing of 2 rockets at Israel from Lebanon overnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 20:40
All people of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

All people of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi visits Bedouin and Druze on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice and thanks them for IDF service.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 16/07/2021 19:28
Kochavi ends visit to US

Kochavi ends visit to US

IDF Chief of Staff reiterated Israel's concerns over Iran nuclear deal in meetings with US defense officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 22:45
Israel's Ambassador to UN meets IDF Chief of Staff

Israel's Ambassador to UN meets IDF Chief of Staff

Ambassador Gilad Erdan discusses Iran nuclear threat with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 00:14
Kochavi slams US intention to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Kochavi slams US intention to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

IDF Chief of Staff meets US defense officials to convince them to consider other methods of stopping Iranian nuclear threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2021 23:00
IDF Chief raises objection to nuke deal in Washington

IDF Chief raises objection to nuke deal in Washington

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi returns to Israel after meeting US defense officials in Washinton DC.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2021 22:15
Cabinet approves extension of IDF chief of staff's term by a year

Cabinet approves extension of IDF chief of staff's term by a year

Cabinet approves extension of IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi’s term by one year. Term will end on January 16, 2023.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2021 13:37
IDF Chief of Staff to make first visit to the United States

IDF Chief of Staff to make first visit to the United States

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi will meet with top US army and defense officials.Kobi Finkler, 18/06/2021 02:13
Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: 'Gaza terror groups suffered a very harsh blow'

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: 'Gaza terror groups suffered a very harsh blow'

'Nothing is impossible, regardless of budget and efficacy,' IDF Chief of Staff emphasizes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 15:01
IDF Chief of Staff: Operation to last at least another 2 days

IDF Chief of Staff: Operation to last at least another 2 days

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi meets leaders of besieged southern communities, says Hamas made a big mistake it is now paying for.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2021 23:46
Watch: IDF Chief of Staff's message to Israel's soldiers

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff's message to Israel's soldiers

“We are defending the citizens of Israel", LTG Aviv Kohavi said, "and we will do everything to protect them”Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2021 21:24
IDF Chief of Staff: Hamas made a grave mistake, we are attacking with great force

IDF Chief of Staff: Hamas made a grave mistake, we are attacking with great force

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi visits Iron Dome battery, praises soldiers for their operational work.Elad Benari, Canada, 14/05/2021 20:29
Nonstop rocket attacks on Beer Sheva

Nonstop rocket attacks on Beer Sheva

Defense Minister Gantz calls up 9,000 reservists as Israel contemplates a possible ground invasion of Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 19:52
Chief of Staff: IDF preparing for Gaza escalation

Chief of Staff: IDF preparing for Gaza escalation

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi meets local leaders, visits Gaza Division headquarters following launching of dozens of rockets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 15:04
IDF Chief of Staff's "Three Mothers" Speech - translated to English

IDF Chief of Staff's "Three Mothers" Speech - translated to English

On the eve of Israeli Memorial Day, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi gave a speech titled "Three Mothers". We now present the full translation.Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, 21/04/2021 21:01
1 injured in crash with IDF chief of staff's motorcade

1 injured in crash with IDF chief of staff's motorcade

Vehicle from IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi's motorcade collides with car, leaving one person injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 09:02
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