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Historic visit: IDF Chief of Staff meets top Moroccan security officials

IDF COS met with the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of National Defense Administration of the Kingdom of Morocco

IDF Chief of Staff meets top Moroccan security officialsplayer

The two candidates for position of IDF Chief-of-Staff

Attorney-General has given green light to make key army appointment during election period.

The two candidates for position of IDF Chief-of-Staff

IDF Chief of Staff & his Saudi counterpart met in Egypt

A new report reveals a US-led conference of Middle East military officials met on Egyptian soil in March to discuss Iranian threats.

 IDF Chief of Staff & his Saudi counterpart met in Egypt

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

Gantz to meet candidates for post of IDF Chief of Staff

Defense Minister to begin meetings this weekend with three candidates for the post, which he seeks to fill before the government falls.

Gantz to meet candidates for post of IDF Chief of Staff

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

Shabbat desecration in IDF: Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with C. of Staff

Following outcry, IDF spokesman takes responsibility for incident & apologizes.

Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with Chief of Staff

IDF increases alertness following deadly terror attacks

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi holds operational situation assessment after gunman kills 5 in Bnei Brak.

IDF increases alertness following deadly terror attacks

Kochavi meets German Chief of Defense

German defense chief meets IDF chief of staff , discussing importance of international forces in the region.

IDF chief of staff meets German Chief of Defense

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

Mothers' March tonight: Let our sons defend themselves!

Dozens march toward site of tonight's protest at Yad Mordechai junction, calling on IDF to change open-fire regulations.

Mothers' March tonight: Let our sons defend themselves!

Father of dead intelligence officer: My son was murdered

"Even after his death, they are continuing to blacken his reputation," says bereaved father.

Father of dead intelligence officer: My son was murdered

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”

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

Kochavi: IDF making every effort to capture terrorists from Tapuah attack

IDF chief of staff said the army was 'making every effort' to nab terrorists from yesterday's shooting attack at Tapuah Junction.

Kochavi: IDF making every effort to capture terrorists

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.

Chief of Staff: IDF preparing for Gaza escalation

Following rocket attack: IDF Chief of Staff postpones trip to USA

Following rockets fired at Israeli territory overnight: The Chief of the General Staff held an operational situation assessment

Following rocket attack: Chief of Staff postpones trip to USA

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.

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

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.

Helicopter carrying IDF Chief of Staff makes unplanned landing

Nechama Rivlin's last meeting

Watch Nechama Rivlin host Chana Eisizenkot and Yael Kochavi in her living room on the day of the IDF Chief of Staff installation ceremony.

Nechama Rivlin's last meetingplayer

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 Comptroller to examine combat readiness

Chief of Staff decides on examination after significant points raised in document by Commissioner on matter.

IDF Comptroller to examine combat readiness

Bereaved father: 'We'll sit on fence' to stop Golan as IDF Chief

“It drives us crazy that someone like this would be the IDF Chief of Staff, say bereaved father, Herzl Hajaj about Major General Yair Golan.

Bereaved father: 'We'll sit on fence' to stop Golan as IDF Chief

'IDF shouldn't fight half its soldiers'

Rabbi not surprised by decision not to promote religious General: 'I don't know what motivates Chief of Staff to fight religious soldiers.'

'IDF shouldn't fight half its soldiers'player

Eizenkot slams leaflets targeting senior IDF officer

IDF Chief of Staff comes out against right-wing Israelis who distributed leaflets criticizing IDF Colonel Gilad Amit.

Eizenkot slams leaflets targeting senior IDF officer

'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.

'You're a one-man Foreign Ministry'

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

Israeli Chief of Staff Eizenkot predicts war with Hamas in 2018 likely.

IDF Chief of Staff: War with Gaza likely in 2018

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

IDF revamps its elite special forces

Elite Tier-1 special forces will now serve 8 years, and will include academic degree. Combat soldiers to get pay raise as well.

IDF revamps its elite special forcesplayer

IDF Chief of Staff summons Rabbi Karim

New IDF Chief Rabbi summoned by army Chief of Staff to explain the Left's virulent opposition to his appointment

IDF Chief of Staff summons Rabbi Karim for clarification

Moshe Ya’alon’s public trashing of Netanyahu harms Israel worldwide

Moshe Ya’alon’s public trashing of Netanyahu harms Israel worldwide

Eizenkot to Replace Gantz as IDF Chief of Staff

Long 'changing of the guard' ceremony to involve stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - and Gantz's last visit on base in uniform.

Eizenkot to Replace Gantz as IDF Chief of Staff

Operation Protective Edge a 'Success'

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz deflects criticism at gov't over summer war - and predicts another conflict in the north.

Operation Protective Edge a 'Success'

Gantz Meets with Netanyahu Before Stepping Down

PM thanks IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz for 'excellent service' over four-year term; Gantz will step down Monday.

Benny Gantz Meets with Netanyahu Before Stepping Down

Rivlin Praises Gantz on IDF Chief of Staff Term

President Reuven Rivlin says farewell to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, praises staff for decision-making during Gaza war.

Rivlin to Gantz: 'You Have Led the IDF to the Highest Peaks'

53 Soldiers to Receive Awards for Gaza War

50 men, three women, and nine units to receive accolades for their service during Operation Protective Edge; highest honor to Lt. Eitan.

53 Soldiers to Receive Awards for Gaza War Service

Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

Golan hailed as 'experienced' and 'appropriate' to serve under Eizenkot in ceremony signifying change of staff.

General Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

PM: Peace Deal will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vows to fight foreign pressure to withdraw from Judea-Samaria ahead of Kerry meeting in Rome.

PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Cabinet Approves Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff

Government ministers unanimously approve Gadi Eizenkot's appointment as IDF Chief of Staff during Sunday Cabinet meeting.

Cabinet Approves Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

Eizenkot Appointment Clears Final Hurdle

Turkel Committee for Senior Appointments gives its stamp of approval to man who will be IDF's 21st chief of staff.

Eizenkot's IDF Chief of Staff Appointment Clears Final Hurdle

It's Official: Eizenkot is Next IDF Chief of Staff

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon praises Maj. General Eizenkot's 'honesty, integrity, and good values,' says he is 'right person to lead.'

Ya'alon Officially Presents Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff