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

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 positionArutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 07:50
Report: Former Chief of Staff met Lapid

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/05/2020 01:20
Former Chief of Staff seeking to go into politics?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2020 06:33
Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Former Chief of Staff: Defense alliance wrong and unnecessary

Gadi Eizenkot says Israel 'invincible,' has no need for defense alliance with the US now.Gary Willig, 09/12/2019 20:51
Former Chief of Staff to Arutz Sheva: I will not enter politics

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.Kobi Finkler, 31/05/2019 00:02
Eizenkot: Hezbollah wanted to send 5,000 terrorists into Israel

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2019 14:42
Eizenkot: We found every terror tunnel on northern border

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2019 20:49
Iran: We don't have a military presence in Syria

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

Iran dismisses claims by Israeli officials that Iranian targets in Syria were attacked.Elad Benari, 15/01/2019 03:03
'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

'The IDF under your command never ceased fighting'

President Rivlin says goodbye to outgoing Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2019 02:14
Photos: Saying goodbye to Eizenkot

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/01/2019 01:03
Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Israel reportedly attacks Syria

Syrian news agency says Israeli warplanes attacked Damascus on Friday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2019 20:48
Eizenkot: Israel attacked Syria thousands of times

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.Tzvi Lev, 12/01/2019 18:39
'More force and roadblocks won't cause terror to disappear'

'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."Ben Ariel, 11/01/2019 04:13
Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded

Netanyahu's military secretary reprimanded

Eizenkot chides Brigadier-General Avi Blut for not relaying Netanyahu's orders to stop Amona evacuation in time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2019 13:43
Mossad says goodbye to IDF Chief of Staff

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.Kobi Finkler, 03/01/2019 02:31
Terrorist stole weapon from scene of attack

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.Kobi Finkler, 13/12/2018 23:15
Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

Liberman to IDF leaders: You are like Peace Now

Former Defense Minister loses temper in meeting with IDF officials who argued against Gaza operation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2018 20:26
'This house symbolizes establishment of State and IDF'

'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.Mordechai Sones, 02/12/2018 15:34
General Eyal Zamir to be deputy 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.Tzvi Lev, 22/11/2018 20:14
'IDF special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

'IDF special unit fought heroically in Gaza'

Security officials convene Monday morning following battle in southern Gaza which claimed the life of IDF officer.David Rosenberg, 12/11/2018 09:10
'It's possible to bring back the soldiers' bodies within a week'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2018 19:39
General doesn't regret speech comparing Israel to 1930's Germany

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2018 19:47
Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

Who is Major General Aviv Kochavi?

A profile of the intellectual and enigmatic officer who will become the IDF's next Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/10/2018 12:14
Round of officers appointed to rank of colonel

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.Mordechai Sones, 22/10/2018 16:49
IDF chief of staff in US for 'Chiefs of Defense Conference'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2018 14:43
Is Israel ready for another war?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2018 12:49
Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

Gaza Division receives Certificate of Appreciation

IDF Chief of Staff recognizes Gaza Division's dedication, awards it Certificate of Appreciation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2018 11:49
IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

IDF Chief of Staff visits forces stationed on Gaza border

Senior IDF commanders visit Gaza border area, assess security situation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2018 19:29
Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Liberman furious after Chief of Staff's comments leaked

Defense Minister demands that leaks from Cabinet meetings be prevented.Hezki Baruch, 21/09/2018 00:08
IDF chief exhorts yeshiva students: opt for combat

IDF chief exhorts yeshiva students: opt for combat

Lt.-Gen. Eizenkot visits Har Etzion Yeshiva, says spirit of IDF is rooted in Jewish tradition.Ido Ben Porat, 14/09/2018 15:19
IDF: We carried out 200 strikes in Syria

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/09/2018 18:15
New Brigadier General appointed at celebratory ceremony

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 ministerJonathan Benedek, 16/08/2018 19:49
Chief of staff weighs in after Druze soldiers quit in protest

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.'Ido Ben Porat, 31/07/2018 14:23
Chief of Staff visits scene of stabbing attack

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 27/07/2018 21:05
IDF commander who invoked G-d appointed DM's military secretary

IDF commander who invoked G-d appointed DM's military secretary

Liberman appoints Ofer Winter, who was media target during 'Protective Edge,' when he invoked 'G-d of Israel' to soldiers heading to battle.Uzi Baruch, 25/07/2018 15:48
Armored Corps aims to expand mixed-gender tank units

Armored Corps aims to expand mixed-gender tank units

Armored Corps recommends expanding initiative turning female infantry soldiers into tank operators.Tzvi Lev, 19/07/2018 19:50
IDF chief arrives in US for meetings with defense officials

IDF chief arrives in US for meetings with defense officials

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot lands in Washington for meetings with senior US officials on US-Israel cooperation in the Mideast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2018 21:25
'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF appoints new liaison to coordinate with Palestinian Authority and Gaza, as Kamil Abu Rokon replaces General Yoav Mordechai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/03/2018 22:24
'Snipers will open fire on Gaza infiltrators,' warns IDF chief

'Snipers will open fire on Gaza infiltrators,' warns IDF chief

IDF Chief of Staff says Israel deploying over 100 snipers along Gaza border to prevent mass infiltration attempt planned for Friday protest.AFP, 28/03/2018 14:59
IDF Chief of Staff in Greece on official visit

IDF Chief of Staff in Greece on official visit

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot to hold working meetings with Greek defense and military officials.Ido Ben Porat, 01/03/2018 02:14
'Returning the terrorists' bodies was a mistake'

'Returning the terrorists' bodies was a mistake'

IDF chief admits that return of terrorists' bodies on Friday 'not executed according to established procedures. Issue under investigation.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/2018 16:42
'Arutz Sheva portrays me as a feminist, I'm not'

'Arutz Sheva portrays me as a feminist, I'm not'

'I'm not interested in attacks from the Right or the Left; only victory in battle concerns me.'Mordechai Sones, 14/02/2018 14:44
IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

Israeli Chief of Staff Eizenkot predicts war with Hamas in 2018 likely.Tzvi Lev, 04/02/2018 20:41
Thousands support Rabbi Eliyahu

Thousands support Rabbi Eliyahu

Petition supports Tzfat rabbi and member of Chief Rabbinate Council who called for Chief of Staff's dismissal for gender mixed units.Mordechai Sones, 24/01/2018 12:00
Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Smotrich to the Chief of Staff: Get it together

Jewish Home MK blasts Chief of Staff's order to boycott the Chief Rabbi: Appears to be illegal.Hezki Baruch, 22/01/2018 02:04
IDF Chief of Staff refuses to meet with Chief Rabbi of Israel

IDF Chief of Staff refuses to meet with Chief Rabbi of Israel

Sources tell Arutz Sheva IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is boycotting Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, cancelling planned meeting with him.Ido Ben Porat, 21/01/2018 21:59
'IDF enlistment contingent on preserving way of life'

'IDF enlistment contingent on preserving way of life'

Rabbi of Jerusalem sends letter to Chief of Staff explaining religious soldiers 'hurt by trend of integrating girls into fighting units.'Mordechai Sones, 19/01/2018 02:12
'Eizenkot is responsible for decreased combat unit enlistment'

'Eizenkot is responsible for decreased combat unit enlistment'

Tzfat rabbi does not regret call to dismiss Eizenkot: 'He fought Elor Azaria and the religious, harmed military rabbinate.'Eliran Aharon-Mordechai Sones, 17/01/2018 14:50
Jewish Home Min.: It's chutzpah to say IDF has a feminist agenda

Jewish Home Min.: It's chutzpah to say IDF has a feminist agenda

Education Minister Bennett criticizes Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu for demanding IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot step down.Hezki Baruch, 17/01/2018 11:02
'The Iranian threat is not theoretical'

'The Iranian threat is not theoretical'

IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot says Iran still aims to achieve nuclear weapons and is trying to harm Israel's security through its proxies.Ben Ariel, 17/01/2018 04:37
Calls to Chief of Staff: 'Bring back the checkpoints'

Calls to Chief of Staff: 'Bring back the checkpoints'

Right-wing activists demonstrate during Chief of Staff visit to attack scene.Mordechai Sones, 10/01/2018 11:12
IDF Chief of Staff: We will find the terror cell

IDF Chief of Staff: We will find the terror cell

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot visits scene of deadly terror attack in Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2018 10:13
'We must prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria'

'We must prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria'

Eizenkot says calls to use more force against rocket attacks 'irresponsible.' 'I think that it's not the right thing to do right now.'Kobi Finkler, 02/01/2018 11:44
'If necessary, we will act with force and defeat every enemy'

'If necessary, we will act with force and defeat every enemy'

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says the IDF is superior but will take action in the face of any threat.Kobi Finkler, 26/12/2017 02:15
'Want to be an IDF officer? Forget the Torah'

'Want to be an IDF officer? Forget the Torah'

Senior Religious Zionist Rabbi Eli Sadan attacks IDF, says army is forcing soldiers to abandon religion.Tzvi Lev, 01/12/2017 10:04
'Meaningless media spin'

'Meaningless media spin'

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis dismiss reports that IDF head will require religious officers to command female soldiers.Tzvi Lev, 27/11/2017 14:12
Will Army Radio leave the army?

Will Army Radio leave the army?

Defense Minister Liberman approves IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot's recommendation to transfer Army Radio to Defense Ministry.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 20/11/2017 10:06