A corona moment of silence

A corona moment of silence

Besides the siren's reminder not to forget, there was room in my brain during that moment to give thought to a phenomenon that rubs painful salt into a wound that will never heal. Shalom Pollack, 4/22/2020, 11:59 AM
Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in government

Former Deputy Chief of Staff: Include Joint List in government

MK Yair Golan: Coronavirus outbreak does not differentiate between Jews and Arabs.Ben Ariel, 3/13/2020, 6:14 AM
MK Yair Golan: What's the problem with support from the Joint List?

MK Yair Golan: What's the problem with support from the Joint List?

MK Yair Golan of Labor-Gesher-Meretz supports a government that will rely on support from the Arab parties.103FM, 3/6/2020, 6:16 AM
Netanyahu on MK Yair Golan: He's lost it

Netanyahu on MK Yair Golan: He's lost it

Former Deputy Chief of Staff blames the right for the wave of terrorist attacks, claims "the annexation hysteria inflamed the area."Ben Ariel, 2/7/2020, 2:34 AM
Meretz and former Deputy Chief of Staff agree on joint run

Meretz and former Deputy Chief of Staff agree on joint run

Israel Democratic and Meretz sign agreement to continue political cooperation between the two within the framework of the Democratic Union.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2020, 4:40 AM
MK Golan: Either fight Hamas or make deal with it

MK Golan: Either fight Hamas or make deal with it

Democratic Union MK Maj. Gen. Yair Golan warns Israel must choose between full-scale military operation or negotiated settlement with Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 4:38 PM
'I won't be able to sleep at night'

'I won't be able to sleep at night'

MK Yair Golan, formerly Deputy IDF Chief of Staff, concerned about the appointment of Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019, 5:36 AM
Yair Golan: Israel must be ready for compromises with the PA

Yair Golan: Israel must be ready for compromises with the PA

From the Front Lines to the Knesset Floor: The senior officer who became a controversial politician.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2019, 10:56 PM
Barak's #2: Netanyahu is hysterical, he is afraid

Barak's #2: Netanyahu is hysterical, he is afraid

Former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan: Netanyahu knows he is about to lose the elections and face three serious indictments.Nitsan Keidar, 7/12/2019, 5:37 AM
Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic complex will save Israeli Democracy?

Ehud Barak’s Napoleonic complex will save Israeli Democracy?

The only way to understand Ehud Barak's hubris is to remember Napoleon. Ariel Natan Pasko, 7/9/2019, 11:58 PM
Ehud Barak's #2 does not rule out cabinet with Ayman Odeh

Ehud Barak's #2 does not rule out cabinet with Ayman Odeh

Barak new party member Yair Golan refers to possibility next government will be formed with Arab parties. 'Why make them illegitimate?'Mordechai Sones, 6/27/2019, 10:52 AM
Will Barak and former Deputy Chief of Staff run together?

Will Barak and former Deputy Chief of Staff run together?

Former IDF deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan reportedly working to recruit former MKs and leftists for Ehud Barak's new party.Ben Ariel, 6/24/2019, 6:00 AM
'Give Hamas big benefits to see if solution will follow'

'Give Hamas big benefits to see if solution will follow'

Former Deputy Chief of Staff says Israel should give Hamas terrorist group a 'carrot' to prevent next round of fighting after rocket barrageArutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2019, 3:28 PM
Bennett slams general for criticizing political echelon

Bennett slams general for criticizing political echelon

Bennett says it is improper for General Yair Golan to blast politicians while serving as a uniformed IDF officer. 'His job is to win wars.'Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 8:46 AM
Ya'alon: No general should criticize a sitting politician

Ya'alon: No general should criticize a sitting politician

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon slams Maj. Gen. Yair Golan for criticizing Minister Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2018, 10:50 PM
Bennett hits back at Yair Golan. 'Israel needs to start winning'

Bennett hits back at Yair Golan. 'Israel needs to start winning'

Bennett responds after General Yair Golan accuses him of 'weakening the IDF and the State of Israel'.Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 9:34 PM
Former IDF deputy chief: Bennett is weakening the army and state

Former IDF deputy chief: Bennett is weakening the army and state

Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, currently on retirement vacation, slams Bennett's words on IDF legalization. 'The legal issue never hindered the IDF.'Ido Ben Porat, 11/22/2018, 12:06 PM
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, 10/27/2018, 7:47 PM
'Intel and fire alone won't win wars'

'Intel and fire alone won't win wars'

Ex-deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan: 'We have no choice but to build up a force that will enable us to strike our enemies a decisive blow.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 2:51 PM
Barak: Proto-Fascist government must be stopped

Barak: Proto-Fascist government must be stopped

Former PM Ehud Barak says general's warnings about similarities to 1930s Germany are coming true, Netanyahu must be stopped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2018, 8:20 PM
Defense Minister: Haredi demands are just an excuse

Defense Minister: Haredi demands are just an excuse

Defense Minister Liberman urges haredi parties to allow Draft Law to pass, says they have nothing to gain from early elections.Michal Levi, 8/15/2018, 11:08 AM
Barak: Yair Golan told the truth

Barak: Yair Golan told the truth

Former Defense Minister backs Yair Golan's controversial statements, blasts Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 8/15/2018, 2:03 AM
Bennett on Yair Golan: He should have apologized

Bennett on Yair Golan: He should have apologized

Education Minister says general's entire career should be taken into account, but an apology is long past due.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2018, 5:37 PM
'Yair Golan will not endanger a soldier for the enemy'

'Yair Golan will not endanger a soldier for the enemy'

Friend of candidate for IDF Chief of Staff furious after bereaved families send letter opposing his candidacy over past statements.Shimon Cohen, 8/14/2018, 4:35 PM
Bereaved father: How could Golan compare us to Nazis?

Bereaved father: How could Golan compare us to Nazis?

Father of slain soldier relates how officer did not know whether he was allowed to open fire on terrorist who killed his son.Ido Ben Porat, 8/13/2018, 5:59 PM
IDF hierarchy defends Yair Golan

IDF hierarchy defends Yair Golan

IDF Spokesman issues unusual statement: 'Presentation of Major General Golan as one who didn't act against terrorists is sin to reality.'Ido Ben Porat, 8/13/2018, 5:42 PM
Bereaved father: 'We'll sit on fence' to stop Golan as IDF Chief

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.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 3:02 PM
'Confusion, shock and pain' with campaign against Major General

'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.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 11:20 AM
100 bereaved families protest Chief of Staff candidate

100 bereaved families protest Chief of Staff candidate

Families of fallen soldiers demand defense minister nullify candidacy of Maj. Gen, Yair Golan over willingness to put soldiers at risk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2018, 8:44 PM
Liberman says he will begin vetting new Chief of Staff

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.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 6:45 PM
Intellectual miscalculation

Intellectual miscalculation

Time and again we grumble at speakers who find signs of Israel deteriorating in Holocaust Day speeches. Why is this happening? CommentaryShlomo Piotrokovsky, 4/27/2017, 1:02 PM
'Next war will bring thousands of rockets'

'Next war will bring thousands of rockets'

Senior military official warns of heavy rocket fire in next Lebanon war: '300 tons per month, equivalent to 5 hours of Air Force bombing'.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 4:48 PM
Nazi-comparison general doesn't seem sorry

Nazi-comparison general doesn't seem sorry

Yair Golan, who compared Israeli society to Nazi Germany's, tells officers to ‘stand bravely against the majority’Gil Ronen, 6/23/2016, 10:23 PM
INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven - for Israel's detractors

INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven - for Israel's detractors

Any allusion that Israel is somehow comparable to Nazi Germany is not criticism. It is a blood libel.Dr. Martin Sherman, 6/3/2016, 3:26 PM
IDF generals who Nazify the Jews: What are they talking about?

IDF generals who Nazify the Jews: What are they talking about?

One of the reasons Netanyahu replaced Defense Minister Ya'alon was his support for General Yair Golan's egregious comparison of developments in Israel to Nazism. Giulio Meotti, 5/21/2016, 9:12 PM
Netanyahu to Ya'alon: The IDF answers to us

Netanyahu to Ya'alon: The IDF answers to us

Joint statement issued after PM summons Ya'alon for dressing down, over his support for Deputy Chief of Staff's Israel-Nazi comparison.Nitsan Keidar, 5/16/2016, 2:05 PM
Education Minister: Let's stop bashing ourselves

Education Minister: Let's stop bashing ourselves

Naftali Bennett makes veiled reference to controversial comments by senior IDF officer, says 'time for self-loathing is over'.Uzi Baruch, 5/12/2016, 12:17 PM
Wachsman's mother: The news breaks my heart

Wachsman's mother: The news breaks my heart

The mother of kidnapped, murdered soldier Nachshon Wachsman talks about sense of loss, disappointment.Benny Tocker, 5/10/2016, 2:53 PM
Holocaust survivor demolishes Israel comparison

Holocaust survivor demolishes Israel comparison

Survivor tells IDF Dep. Chief of Staff his Holocaust comparison is 'utterly baseless', blames his ignorance of history.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2016, 12:35 PM
Palestinians: Israeli 'Holocaust' worse than Nazis

Palestinians: Israeli 'Holocaust' worse than Nazis

Op-ed in PA newspaper twists General Golan's remarks, claims Israel perpetrates 'even more barbaric, discriminatory Holocaust.'Shimon Cohen, 5/10/2016, 9:19 AM
Netanyahu: Deputy CoS incident is behind us

Netanyahu: Deputy CoS incident is behind us

PM says incident surrounding Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan’s comments on Yom Hashoah is behind him.Nitsan Keidar, 5/10/2016, 3:46 AM
Uri Ariel: Deputy Chief of Staff should apologize

Uri Ariel: Deputy Chief of Staff should apologize

Agriculture Minister insists Yair Golan's comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany was from the wrong person at the wrong time.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2016, 8:51 PM
'There is something wrong with the Zionist Left'

'There is something wrong with the Zionist Left'

Left-leaning journalist blasts the Zionist Union for defending controversial Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/8/2016, 5:18 PM
PM: Officer's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'

PM: Officer's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'

Netanyahu opens weekly cabinet meeting with condemnation of IDF Dep. Chief of Staff's comments comparing Israel to pre-WWII Europe.David Rosenberg, 5/8/2016, 12:02 PM
Science Min. slams dept. CoS for Holocaust remarks

Science Min. slams dept. CoS for Holocaust remarks

Israeli Minister of Science Ofer Akunis says Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan must issue a clearer apology for Holocaust remarks.Tal Polon, 5/8/2016, 11:51 AM
Environment Minister backs Deputy Chief of Staff

Environment Minister backs Deputy Chief of Staff

Environment Minister Avi Gabay says he agrees with Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan that there are "signs of racism" in Israel.Chaim Lev, 5/8/2016, 6:05 AM
Netanyahu gives Ya'alon a sharp reprimand

Netanyahu gives Ya'alon a sharp reprimand

Report reveals PM made tense call to Defense Minister, hours later Deputy Chief of Staff backtracks comparison of Israel and Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 5:56 PM
Yaalon: Attacks on Yair Golan are attacks on IDF

Yaalon: Attacks on Yair Golan are attacks on IDF

Defense Minister stands behind Dep. CoS Yair Golan following controversial Holocaust comments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2016, 1:03 PM
Shaked hits Deputy CoS over Holocaust Day comments

Shaked hits Deputy CoS over Holocaust Day comments

Justice Minister criticizes Deputy CoS, as leftwing MKs rally to his defense.Uzi Baruch, 5/5/2016, 10:04 AM
Deputy CoS: I never compared Israel to Germany

Deputy CoS: I never compared Israel to Germany

After his comments ignite firestorm, IDF Deputy CoS denies he meant to compare Israel to Nazi Germany.Uzi Baruch, 5/5/2016, 8:01 AM
Deputy CoS: Signs of pre-Holocaust Europe

Deputy CoS: Signs of pre-Holocaust Europe

Politicians outraged after IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan says he sees evidence in Israel of processes that occurred in 1930s Europe.Ido Ben Porat, 5/5/2016, 2:14 AM
IDF Brigadier General suspended for two weeks

IDF Brigadier General suspended for two weeks

Deputy IDF Chief of Staff suspends senior officer accused of sexual harassment.Kobi Finkler, 3/1/2016, 11:38 AM
IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

Chief of Staff appoints his deputy to lead crew examining military options day after Iran nuclear deal, as IAF drills for possible strikes.Ari Yashar, 6/30/2015, 12:21 PM
Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

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.Yishai Karov, 12/15/2014, 6:50 PM
It's Official: Eizenkot is Next IDF Chief of Staff

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.'Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 11/29/2014, 7:16 PM
IDF Northern Cdr.: 'Hezbollah Likely Has Tunnels'

IDF Northern Cdr.: 'Hezbollah Likely Has Tunnels'

After playing down threat, IDF acknowledges likelihood of attack tunnels from Lebanon, warning 'can't use Iron Dome there.'Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 2:08 PM
IDF Hasn't Found Hezbollah Terror Tunnels Yet

IDF Hasn't Found Hezbollah Terror Tunnels Yet

Senior commanders try to reassure leaders of northern communities about threats; are told to cancel security budget cuts.Ari Yashar, 8/11/2014, 12:43 PM