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The non-leftist general

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

The non-leftist general

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

Watch: Attempted murder suspects arrested throwing firebombs

IDF video shows Arabs throw three firebombs at Migdal Oz village, two suspects arrested in Beit Fajar.

Watch: Attempted murder suspects arrested throwing firebombs

How did the IDF 'accidentally' return a terrorist's body?

IDF Operations Chief and COS lead investigation into mistake, which directly contradicted Netanyahu's orders.

How did the IDF 'accidentally' return a terrorist's body?

Top IDF general declares ISIS is 'our enemy'

Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon tells foreign journalists that while Iran remains top enemy, Israel is working with coalition against Islamic State.

Top IDF general declares ISIS is 'our enemy'

IDF Demolishes Illegal Arab Buildings Near Maale Adumim

Central Command cracking down on illegal buildings to make way for 88 new units for Israelis in the Jerusalem suburb.

IDF Demolishes Illegal Arab Buildings Near Maale Adumim

New Central Command Head: Maj. Gen. Roni Numa

Numa replaces Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, who will be the new Head of Operations Branch in the General Staff.

New Central Command Head: Maj. Gen. Roni Numa

IDF Investigation Finds Soldiers not Culpable in Abu Ein's Death

Investigation finds IDF not liable for terrorist-turned-PA minister's heart attack; IDF to continue investigation due to 'sensitivity.'

IDF Investigation Finds Soldiers not Culpable in Abu Ein's Death

Mayors to Police: Stop Ignoring Roadside Murder

Regional Council heads write to security establishment chiefs in Israel, demand justiuce for 63 year-old mowed down by Arabs.

Mayors to Police: Stop Ignoring Roadside Murder

IDF Central Command Head Says Unrest Will Get Worse

In meeting with Judea-Samaria community leaders, General Nitzan Alon warns things will get worse before they get better.

IDF Central Command Head Says Unrest Will Get Worse

'High Court Only has Consideration for African Infiltrators'

High Court forbids Jewish 17-year-old from spending Sukkot at parents' home, leaving him essentially homeless without a trial.

'High Court Only has Consideration for African Infiltrators'

Jewish Worshippers Ambushed by Arabs in Vicious Jerusalem Attack

Victim of Arab attack over Rosh Hashanah says police nowhere to be found, claims victims of terror no longer able to defend themselves.

Jewish Worshippers Ambushed by Arabs in Vicious Jerusalem Attack

IDF Central Commander Alon Discriminates Against Jews?

Jewish teen arrested breaching distancing order from Judea home; Arab woman in Ramallah suspected of terror let off for same breach.

IDF Central Commander Alon Discriminates Against Jews?

IDF: It's Not Over Until We Find the Murderers

Head of the IDF’s Central Command says Operation Brother's Keeper will continue until the two murderers are found.

IDF: It's Not Over Until We Find the Murderers

Judea-Samaria Residents Thanked for Support in Kidnap Search

Maj. Gen. Alon updates Judea-Samaria mayors on search, praises locals for outpouring of active support in search for kidnapped students.

Judea-Samaria Residents Thanked for Support in Kidnap Search

IDF 'Undermined' Supreme Court To Block 'Settlers'

General Alon signs order forbidding access to land registrars in Judea Samaria, despite court ruling and upcoming petition.

IDF 'Undermined' Supreme Court To Block 'Settlers'

'It's a Shame I Missed the Snow'

Boaz Albert, the Jewish farmer jailed for resisting distancing order from his Samarian farm, says the price was worth paying.

'It's a Shame I Missed the Snow'

General: US Agrees with Us on Jordan Valley

Head of Central Command compares deal with Palestinians to 'an unborn egg.'

General: US Agrees with Us on Jordan Valley

Protesters Demand an End to 'Administrative Orders'

Impromptu protest forms against continued imprisonment of Boaz Albert outside house of General of Central Command.

Protesters Demand an End to 'Administrative Orders'

IDF Officials Pay Visit to Nine-Year-Old Terror Victim

IDF's Head of Central Command and the head of the Binyamin Brigade visited Noam Glick who was shot at close range by a terrorist.

IDF Officials Pay Visit to Nine-Year-Old Terror Victim

Apology Issued to IDF's Gen. Alon

Kfar Etzion Field School Director says Gen. Alon was the victim of an organized defamation campaign.

Apology Issued to IDF's Gen. Alon

Minister Slams General for ‘Shameful’ Response to Terror

Minister Livnat has harsh words for IDF Major-General who called her nephew’s murder a ‘shooting incident.’

Minister Slams General for ‘Shameful’ Response to Terror

IDF Commander: 'Yesha Much Safer Now'

IDF Central Command head Nitzan Alon told community leaders in Judea and Samaria that the security situation was much improved

IDF Commander: 'Yesha Much Safer Now'

PM: IDF Officers Have No Business Discussing Politics in Public

Top IDF brass should not be voicing their political opinions in public, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said

PM: IDF Officers Have No Business Discussing Politics in Public

Yaalon Saves General from Knesset Embarrassment

Defense Minister tells IDF Commander not to speak at committee when settler leaders are present.

Yaalon Saves General from Knesset Embarrassment

IDF General Fears Knesset Session with Settler Heads?

Maariv says Alon refuses to appear before Knesset discussion of terror in Judea and Samaria if settlers are present.

IDF General Fears Knesset Session with Settler Heads?

Two Samaria Jews Distanced from Homes

Watchdog NGO says the punishment follows an argument between two youths and police

Two Samaria Jews Distanced from Homes

Samaria Residents Disagree over IDF General

Samaria Residents' Council, Women in Green, slam Yesha Council for defending Maj. Gen. Alon.

Samaria Residents Disagree over IDF General

New Judea and Samaria Commander Inducted

Brig. Gen. Tamir Yadai replaces Brig. Gen. Hagai Mordechai.

New Judea and Samaria Commander Inducted

Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra

Arabs set fire to a memorial plaque for a resident of Ofra. Local residents: this is just the beginning.

Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra

Fences Protecting Ofra, Adam to Come Down Friday

Court: fences need to be dismantled because they prevent access to some Arabs' agricultural plots.

Fences Protecting Ofra, Adam to Come Down Friday

It's Final: IDF Central Command Approves Ariel University

Head of Central Command has placed his signature on the document that makes the upgrade official.

It's Final: IDF Central Command Approves Ariel University

Ariel Mayor: IDF Commanders Lack Courage

Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman slammed IDF chief Benny Gantz charging he lacked the courage to deal with foreign anarchists

Ariel Mayor: IDF Commanders Lack Courage

IDF Lt. Col. Eisner: The Mission Comes Before Looking Good

Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner said the IDF top brass are more concerned with perceptions than success in the field

IDF Lt. Col. Eisner: The Mission Comes Before Looking Good

Nitzan Alon Takes Over Central Command

Brig. Gen. Alon becomes Maj. Gen. Alon in a ceremony at the Kiryah Base in Tel Aviv.

Nitzan Alon Takes Over Central Command

Chief of Staff: Yesha Appointment not a Message to Settlers

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz: no ulterior motive in appointment of general Alon, who is perceived as being anti-settler.

Chief of Staff: Yesha Appointment not a Message to Settlers

IDF Boss Defends Controversial Appointments

IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz sought to allay concerns Defense Minister Barak is making political appointments in Judea and Samaria

IDF Boss Defends Controversial Appointments

Official: Alon's Appointment Decided on by Barak

Senior official reveals: Barak decided on Nitzan Alon's appointment as head of Central Command. Chief of Staff had to submissively accept.

Official: Alon's Appointment Decided on by Barak

MK Ben-Ari: New IDF General 'Bull in a China Shop'

Nationalists see appointment of Nitzan Alon to head Central Command as a deliberate affront.

MK Ben-Ari: New IDF General 'Bull in a China Shop'

Officer Who Clashed with Settlers to Head Central Command

Nitzan Alon's term as Commander of Judea and Samaria was fraught with tension with Jewish residents.

Officer Who Clashed with Settlers to Head Central Command

Shomron Resident Com. Chairman: Nitzan Alon Had Leftist Agenda

Benny Katzover welcomes the new commander of the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division, condemns predecessor Nitzan Alon's behavior.

Shomron Resident Com. Chairman: Nitzan Alon Had Leftist Agenda

New Commander Appointed for Judea and Samaria Division

Brigadier General Hagai Mordechai replaces the controversial Nitzan Alon as head of the IDF's Judea and Samaria Division.

New Commander Appointed for Judea and Samaria Division

Yesha Commander's Comments Raise Resident's Ire

Political opinions expressed to the New York Times by Gen. Nitzan Alon have raised the ire of residents in Judea and Samaria.

Yesha Commander's Comments Raise Resident's Ire

Brig.-Gen. Alon Visits Rabbi Elyashiv

Brigadier-General Nitzan Alon met with Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. They discussed the Jewish visits to Joseph’s Tomb.

Brig.-Gen. Alon Visits Rabbi Elyashiv

Barak Wants to Use Colonial Era Laws to Silence Settlers

Defense minister Ehud Barak raised specter of using British era colonial laws to deny residents of Judea and Samaria the right to protest.

Barak Wants to Use Colonial Era Laws to Silence Settlers

Gantz at Or Etzion: Stop the Attacks on Alon

Chief of Staff at event marking 35th anniversary of Yeshivat Or Etzion: "Condemn the acts and statements being made against Brig.-Gen. Alon."

Gantz at Or Etzion: Stop the Attacks on Alon

Commander's Letter Targets Soldiers who Live in Judea & Samaria

IDF’s Judea and Samaria division commander sends letter asking to investigate soldiers who live in Judea and Samaria.

Commander's Letter Targets Soldiers who Live in Judea & Samaria

General Alon: Progress In Investigation of Fogel Murders

IDF Judea and Samaria Commander, Brigadier General Alon speaks about the Fogel murders, checkpoints, legal advisers, and "Price Tag" responses.

General Alon: Progress In Investigation of Fogel Murders