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Former Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot: Why is there even a yeshiva in Homesh?

Former Chief of Staff supports displacement of Jews and establishment of autonomy for Palestinians.

'Why is there even a yeshiva in Homesh?'

Former Chief of Staff: Iran dangerously close to acquiring a nuclear weapon

Gadi Eizenkot warns that Iran is dangerously close to acquiring a nuclear weapon, implicitly criticizes former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Former Chief of Staff: Iran dangerously close to nuclear weapon

Former Chief of Staff: There is no existential threat to the State of Israel

Gadi Eizenkot: We must continue to ensure that Iran does not have atomic capabilities.

'There is no existential threat to the State of Israel'

Former Chief of Staff: Any attack on Hezbollah's missiles will cause extensive damage

Gadi Eizenkot at INSS conference: Sunni states and Israel have common interest in preventing Iranian nuclear capabilities.

'Any attack on Hezbollah's missiles will cause extensive damage'

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Former Chief of Staff rejects statement by Ya'alon that he will be number 2 on the Telem slate in the next election.

Eizenkot as Ya'alon's No. 2? 'I haven't decided yet'

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Telem chairman: Eizenkot will be my no. 2 in the next election. It looks like Lapid and I will have to run separately.

Ya'alon: I will run with former Chief of Staff Eizenkot

Former IDF chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot asks to run Israel's coronavirus response

After Maj. General Roni Numa turns down offer to manage Israel's coronavirus response, Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot eyes position

Ex-IDF chief of staff asks to run Israel's coronavirus response

Report: Former Chief of Staff met Lapid

Days after expressing interest in joining politics, Gadi Eizenkot has already held a series of meetings with public figures.

Report: Former Chief of Staff met Lapid

Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

A year and a half after retiring from the IDF, Gadi Eizenkot hints for the first time that he intends to join politics.

Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Gadi Eizenkot says Israel 'invincible,' has no need for defense alliance with the US now.

Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

"Nonsense," responds Gadi Eizenkot when asked about reports that he's planning to run for the Knesset.

Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

Eizenkot: Hezbollah wanted to send 5,000 terrorists into Israel

Former Chief of Staff explains how IDF foiled Hezbollah's plan, discusses the four threats to Israel's security.

Eizenkot: Hezbollah wanted to send 5,000 terrorists into Israel

Eizenkot: We found every terror tunnel on northern border

Former IDF Chief of Staff dismisses Hezbollah's leader's claims terror group has more cross-border attack tunnels Israel has not found.

Eizenkot: We found every terror tunnel on northern border

Iran: We don't have a military presence in Syria

Iran dismisses claims by Israeli officials that Iranian targets in Syria were attacked.

Iran: We don't have a military presence in Syria

'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

President Rivlin says goodbye to outgoing Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot.

'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

Photos: Saying goodbye to Eizenkot

President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu and past and present senior defense officials came to say goodbye to outgoing Chief of Staff.

Photos: Saying goodbye to Eizenkot

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Syrian news agency says Israeli warplanes attacked Damascus on Friday.

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Eizenkot: Israel attacked Syria thousands of times

In an interview with the New York Times, IDF Chief of Staff sheds light on shadowy war with Iran in Syria.

Eizenkot: Israel attacked Syria thousands of times

'More force and roadblocks won't cause terror to disappear'

Chief of Staff: "Anyone who says that a little more force will cause terrorism to disappear – doesn't know what he is talking about."

'More force and roadblocks won't cause terror to disappear'

Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded

Eizenkot chides Brigadier-General Avi Blut for not relaying Netanyahu's orders to stop Amona evacuation in time.

Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded player

Mossad says goodbye to IDF Chief of Staff

Mossad says goodbye to outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot, who expresses appreciation for the joint work between the bodies.

Mossad says goodbye to IDF Chief of Staff

Terrorist stole weapon from scene of attack

The terrorist who carried out the attack in Givat Assaf stole a weapon from one of the murdered soldiers.

Terrorist stole weapon from scene of attack

Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

Former Defense Minister loses temper in meeting with IDF officials who argued against Gaza operation.

Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

'This house symbolizes establishment of State and IDF'

President Rivlin visits Prime Minister's historic residence in HaKirya, invites Israeli citizens to visit reconstructed building.

'This house symbolizes establishment of State and IDF'

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 special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

Security officials convene Monday morning following battle in southern Gaza which claimed the life of IDF officer.

'IDF special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot tells Goldin family that political echelon can get back bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul if it desired.

'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

General doesn't regret speech comparing Israel to 1930's Germany

Despite losing race for Chief of Staff post, General Yair Golan says he doesn't regret making infamous speech that likely hurt his chances.

General doesn't regret speech comparing Israel to 1930's Germany

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

A profile of the intellectual and enigmatic officer who will become the IDF's next Chief of Staff.

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

Round of officers appointed to rank of colonel

Female Lt. Col. Tal Caspi to head 2020 Administration in Computer and Defense Division and be promoted to full colonel.

Round of officers appointed to rank of colonel

IDF chief of staff in US for 'Chiefs of Defense Conference'

Dozens of officials from around the world to attend conference focusing on ways of operating against violent radical groups.

IDF chief of staff in US for 'Chiefs of Defense Conference'

Is Israel ready for another war?

Is IDF ready to fight a war? Chief of Staff says army at highest preparedness, but recent report by former top general suggests otherwise.

Is Israel ready for another war?player

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff recognizes Gaza Division's dedication, awards it Certificate of Appreciation.

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

Senior IDF commanders visit Gaza border area, assess security situation.

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza borderplayer

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Defense Minister demands that leaks from Cabinet meetings be prevented.

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

IDF chief exhorts yeshiva students: opt for combat

Lt.-Gen. Eizenkot visits Har Etzion Yeshiva, says spirit of IDF is rooted in Jewish tradition.

IDF chief exhorts yeshiva students: opt for combat

IDF: We carried out 200 strikes in Syria

IDF Chief of Staff submits defense report to Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on IDF's readiness for war.

IDF: We carried out 200 strikes in Syria

New Brigadier General appointed at celebratory ceremony

Avi Balot, commander of the commando unit, will replace Eliezer Toledano, who served as military secretary to the prime minister

New Brigadier General appointed at celebratory ceremony

Chief of staff weighs in after Druze soldiers quit in protest

COS Eizenkot, following announcements of 2 Druze soldiers that they are quitting IDF over Nationality Law: 'Leave politics outside army.'

Chief of staff weighs in after Druze soldiers quit in protest

Chief of Staff visits scene of stabbing attack

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot visits scene of the attack in Adam, where Yotam Ovadia was murdered.

Chief of Staff visits scene of stabbing attackplayer