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Netanyahu to Benny Gantz: Don't appoint a new Chief of Staff during an election period

Opposition leader to Minister of Defense: "The candidates are excellent, but this appointment must be made away from any political context."

'Don't appoint a new Chief of Staff during an election period'

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 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'

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 honors Islamic festival

The Chief of the General Staff Visited Druze and Bedouin Communities in Honor of Eid al-Adha.

IDF Chief of Staff honors Islamic festival

Gantz and Bennett clash over Chief of Staff appointment

Prime Minister is interested in interviewing the three candidates for the position, and clarified to Gantz: I will not be a rubber stamp.

Gantz and Bennett clash over Chief of Staff appointment

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

IDF Chief of General Staff meets with U.S. Ambassador to Israel

The Chief of the General Staff, LTG Aviv Kohavi, meets for the first time with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Thomas Nides.

IDF Chief of General Staff meets with U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Why are two IDF generals in the U.S. 'in-between' appointments?

Both are waiting to find out if they'll be appointed the next Chief of Staff - and meanwhile, receiving a full IDF salary.

Why are two IDF generals in the U.S. 'in-between' appointments?

'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.

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

President and Chief of Staff to visit USA

At the invitation of President Joe Biden, Israeli President Rivlin will visit the United States for a farewell address.

President and Chief of Staff to visit USA

Knitted kippah in General Staff: Eliezer Toledano to be promoted to rank of general

IDF Chief of Staff and DM decide to appoint observant Brigadier General Eliezer Toledano to Southern Commander, rank of Major General.

After years: Knitted kippah returns to IDF General Staff

After two years: Commission of inquiry into paratrooper's death

Chief of Staff orders commission of inquiry into death of Ron Eliyahu Oved from in bus accident during formation of brigade.

After two years: Commission of inquiry into paratrooper's death

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.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff in Israel: Happy Hanukkahplayer

Weapon theft in north: Lieutenant colonel will be dismissed

Hiram Deputy Commander, officer with rank of Lt Col, and two other officers will be dismissed following theft of 38 weapons from brigade HQ.

Weapon theft in north: Lieutenant colonel will be dismissed

White House: 5 more countries considering Israel deals

WH Chief of Staff says 5 more countries seriously considering normalization deals, 3 of which are 'in the region.'

White House: 5 more countries considering Israel deals

Minister of Defense Gantz: 'Hamas will suffer a very severe blow'

Minister of Defense outlines the IDF's course of action after a meeting with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi

Gantz: 'Hamas will suffer a very severe blow'player

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.'

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

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 quarters

Mass breach of Health Ministry guidelines on Tel Hashomer base

'Chief of Staff must denounce justifying attacks on soldiers'

'Certain professors promote agenda qualifying Hamas actions to say we deserve terror because we conquered.'

'Chief of Staff must denounce justifying attacks on soldiers'

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Rivka Ravitz today celebrates Brit for 12th child along with husband Yitzhak Ravitz who serves as Kiryat Yearim Council head.

12th child born to President's Chief of Staff

Kohavi to top brass: Planning a clear victory

The chief of staff to set up a workshop to discuss the IDF's strengths, with aim of achieving a clear victory in war.

Kohavi to top brass: Planning a clear victory

New appointments by IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi

Recently-minted IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi selecting his first commanding posts as head of the army.

New appointments by IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi

Chief of Staff grants US Central Command head IDF medal

Gen. Joseph Leonard Votel granted medal of appreciation for his work in furthering the partnership between the Israeli and US armies.

Chief of Staff grants US Central Command head IDF medal

Aviv Kochavi appointed 22nd IDF Chief of Staff

Kochavi to enter office December 31, replacing Gadi Eizenkot. His deputy will be Major General Eyal Zamir.

Aviv Kochavi appointed 22nd IDF Chief of Staff

General Eyal Zamir to be deputy IDF chief of staff

General Eyal Zamir to be appointed deputy IDF chief of staff. Zamir was seen as Netanyahu's favorite for military's top job.

General Eyal Zamir to be deputy IDF chief of staff

IDF Chief of Staff nomination submitted to committee

Defense Minister Liberman calls Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi 'most suitable candidate' to be next IDF Chief of Staff.

IDF Chief of Staff nomination submitted to committee

Report: Netayahu didn't approve Chief of Staff appointment

Reports say Liberman's recommendation to appoint Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as chief of staff was not coordinated with the prime minister.

Report: Netayahu didn't approve Chief of Staff appointment

IDF Presents: What it takes to be a great leader

What does it take to become a great leader? Current and past chiefs of the IDF General Staff give their answers.

IDF Presents: What it takes to be a great leaderplayer

Committee appointments to advance senior officials approved

Tourism Minister recommendations for Advisory Committee for Appointing Senior Officials unanimously approved by government.

Committee appointments to advance senior officials approved

Is the IDF woefully unprepared for war?

Amid fight between Chief of Staff and IDF's Ombudsman over military's readiness, State Comptroller debates opening probe of his own.

Is the IDF woefully unprepared for war?

The non-leftist general

Journalist Haggai Huberman expresses support for Major General Nitzan Alon as candidate for Chief of Staff.

The non-leftist general

Further progress to appoint Chief of Staff, Police Commissioner

Public reps added to committee to appoint senior officials, allowing committee to discuss replacements of Chief of Staff and Commissioner.

Further progress to appoint Chief of Staff, Police Commissioner

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Newly elected Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel President retires from Senior Appointments Advisory Committee.

Way paved for appointing Chief of Staff and Commissioner

Liberman: I have chosen the next chief of staff

"In military meetings I hear too many phrases like 'political arena' and 'legal implications.' The most important thing for me is victory."

Liberman: I have chosen the next chief of staff

Liberman faces difficulty appointing Chief of Staff

Supreme Court petitions against two senior appointments committee members 'neutralize' committee work; appointments may be postponed.

Liberman faces difficulty appointing Chief of Staff

Calls to expose IDF connection with Mandel Institute

Lavi organization demands IDF Spokesman provide full information about curricula IDF cadets undergo by outside institutes.

Calls to expose IDF connection with Mandel Institute

Liberman says he will begin vetting new Chief of Staff

Defense Minister will start reviewing replacment for Chief of Sraff Gadi Eizenkot. Nominees are Aviv Kochavi, Yair Golan, and Nitzan Alon.

Liberman says he will begin vetting new Chief of Staff

Bennett faces off against IDF chief: Why aren't you shooting?

'I don't think shooting children who are launching rockets is right. It is against my operational and ethical position.'

Bennett faces off against IDF chief: Why aren't you shooting?

PM: Claims that I ordered Mossad chief wiretapped 'a total lie'

Netanyahu slams report which claimed he ordered wiretapping of top security officials in 2011.

PM: Claims that I ordered Mossad chief wiretapped 'a total lie'