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Eisenkot: Iran would have had nukes years ago if not for Israel

Former IDF chief says Iran would have become a nuclear state 7-10 years ago were it not for Israeli actions to prevent this.

Eisenkot: Iran would have had nukes years ago if not for Israel

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot won't run in 2021 election

Former Chief of Staff of the Israeli military decides to remain out of politics, won't join party ahead of 2021 elections.

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot won't run in 2021 election

Israel supplying weapons to Syrian rebels, says ex-IDF chief

Outgoing Israeli army chief says Israel armed Syrian rebels in ongoing civil war.

Israel supplying weapons to Syrian rebels, says ex-IDF chief

Watch: Chiefs of staff pay tribute to fallen soldiers of Israel

Gadi Eisenkot and Aviv Kochavi visit National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, proceeding from there to the Western Wall to pray.

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'A lethal, efficient, and innovative army'

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi to be promoted to General on Tuesday and will formally take command of IDF as its 22nd Chief of Staff.

'A lethal, efficient, and innovative army'player

Outgoing Chief of Staff - Up close and personal

As Lt. Gen. Eisenkot approaches the end of his tenure, IDF Spokesperson releases for publication the 'informal' album of 4 years of service.

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Is the IDF ready for all-out war?

Is the IDF ready for all-out war?

'Without Qatari money, the Gaza explosion will come sooner'

Outgoing Chief of Staff says Israel's interests are served by allowing economy of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to grow.

'Without Qatari money, the Gaza explosion will come sooner'

Eisenkot meets with Dutch Chief of Defense

Officers discuss regional issues and Dutch support of UN Peacekeeping Forces. Dutch commander Rob Bauer visits Dutch troops in north, J'lem.

Eisenkot meets with Dutch Chief of Defense

Watch: Chief of Staff visits northern forces

IDF Chief of Staff tours northern border amid efforts to expose Hezbollah terror tunnels as part of 'Operation Northern Shield.'

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Chief of Staff instructs to 'maintain readiness' in the south

Eisenkot meets with commanders in Gaza region over military activity of the last few days.

Chief of Staff instructs to 'maintain readiness' in the south

IDF Chief of Staff to address Friends of IDF gala in NYC

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces to celebrate ‘A Night of Heroes’ marking Israel's 70th year of independence.

IDF Chief of Staff to address Friends of IDF gala in NYC

IDF chief: We will catch terrorist

IDF vows to 'destroy the hand of terror' after 2 civilians murdered in Barkan industrial zone.

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IDF chief visits Gaza Division as tensions remain high

Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot visits Gaza border area amid ongoing efforts to secure ceasefire with Hamas following escalation in tensions.

IDF chief visits Gaza Division as tensions remain highplayer

'Confusion, shock and pain' with campaign against Major General

A former commander responds to a campaign against the appointment of Major General Yair Golan as chief of staff.

'Confusion, shock and pain' with campaign against Major General

IDF scraps partnership with controversial Mandel Institute

Chief Education Officer ends program that sent IDF's top officers to be educated by left-wing lecturers.

IDF scraps partnership with controversial Mandel Institute

Ministers demand kite terrorists be killed - but IDF opposed

IDF Chief of Staff says use of open fire rules on flyers of terror kites and balloons legally difficult.

Ministers demand kite terrorists be killed - but IDF opposed

'Our mission is not over until we return the soldiers'

Chief of Staff addresses recent challenges faced by Southern Command. 'While Hamas invests in terror, the IDF stands as a defensive shield.'

'Our mission is not over until we return the soldiers'

'Female combatants harm IDF operations'

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks Chief of Staff to reexamine mixed-gender army units.

'Female combatants harm IDF operations'

UK army Chief of General Staff visits Israel

'Visit illustrates strength of strategic ties between the two armies and states.'

UK army Chief of General Staff visits Israel

Brig. Gen. suspended for weapons possession retires from IDF

Brig. Gen. Mordechai Kahane had been interrogated on suspicion of illegal weapons possession and suspended for 14 days.

Brig. Gen. suspended for weapons possession retires from IDF

Soldier killed in training accident granted officers rank

IDF Chief of Staff posthumously promotes Avinoam Cohen, who was killed when an IDF vehicle overturned during a training accident last month.

Soldier killed in training accident granted officers rank

IDF Chief of Staff 'disappointed' with demoted Brigadier General

IDF Chief of Staff opens up about Ofek Buchris, who was demoted earlier this year after pleading guilty to sexual harassment.

IDF Chief of Staff 'disappointed' with demoted Brigadier General

The precondition Azariya must fulfill to be pardoned

IDF officer says only Elor Azariya can ask for leniency amid politicians' calls for a pardon.

The precondition Azariya must fulfill to be pardoned

'We will consider request for leniency for Azariya'

Gen. Gadi Eisenkot says military court held fair trial for Elor Azariya, will give serious consideration to request for sentence reduction.

'We will consider request for leniency for Azariya'

Netanyahu meets with head of US Joint Chiefs of Staff

PM Netanyahu and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford discuss bilateral security ties. Netanyahu looks forward to President Trump's visit.

Netanyahu meets with head of US Joint Chiefs of Staff

'Hezbollah is preparing for war'

IDF Chief of Staff warns Shiite terror group is violating UN resolutions and is arming itself in preparation for war against Israel.

'Hezbollah is preparing for war'

Army Radio to be moved from IDF control to Defense Ministry

Military radio station was until now unit within IDF; following Liberman's decision will become support department in Defense Ministry.

Army Radio to be moved from IDF control to Defense Ministry

Hundreds at fallen soldier's father's funeral

Herzl Shaul, father of fallen soldier Oron Shaul, was buried at Poriya cemetery. His son said that he died because he sat Shiva for Oron.

Hundreds attend funeral of fallen soldier Oron Shaul's father

'Army chief understands the value of Torah'

MK Moti Yogev expressed support for IDF Chief Gadi Eisenkot's sanctioning of celebratory Torah dedication ceremonies in the IDF.

'I'm happy the army chief understands the value of Torah'

'I shut down Rabbi Levinstein's work with the IDF'

Eisenkot warns political interference harming Israeli army, says operations with Rabbi Levinstein have been suspended.

Chief of Staff: I shut down Rabbi Levinstein's work with the IDF

IDF Chief of Staff backs Karim

Following meeting, Eizenkot gives his backing to presumptive IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim, following left-wing campaign to block appointment.

IDF Chief of Staff backs Karim: 'He will be IDF Chief Rabbi'