The Israeli army has volunteered, to neither its credit nor ours, to turn itself into a propaganda machine, far exceeding its role. Can new chief of staff be any different to his predecessors?
A wild militaristic orgy is now at its height, as it was back then, following the 1967 Six-Day War
Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brik wraps up a decade as army watchdog, having issued divisive reports on the IDF's readiness for war. In an interview with Haaretz, he talks about low motivation, the question of ground forces and 'the worst personnel crisis since 1965'
The people won’t give up on the illusion that the prime minister needs to be the military commander that will pick up the phone at 3 A.M
Kochavi replaces Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, who says he leaves behind 'a fit, prepared and powerful military' ■ Netanyahu welcomes head of army, says he's 'not looking for unnecessary wars'
Gadi Eisenkot has long masked a no-longer secret war with Iran while making it clear to Tehran that all its efforts in Syria have amounted to nothing
The outgoing army chief's term included missteps, But in his major test – his conduct as a public servant who could stand up to politicians who often exerted pressure that was not to the point – Eisenkot came through with honor
In a pre-retirement interview with the New York Times, the IDF Chief of Staff reveals details of the secret battle he fought against Iranian General Qasem Suliemani
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot was consistently attacked, mostly from the right-wing ■ Despite Trump's contentious Syria comments, U.S. will continue to support Israel's actions against Iran
Since 2015, hate speech against Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot has soared by 712 percent. Between November 2017 and October 2018, 74 percent of online incitement against Eisenkot came from right-wing users
After Yitzhak Brik called the army's preparedness into question, two committees contradicted the army watchdog's assessment despite suggesting to raise the budget to $2.65 billion to upgrade ground forces
Netanyahu invited Brik to discuss the criticism he levelled against the IDF’s ground forces level of readiness for war ■ At the same time the IDF’s General Staff met on the same issue
Gadi Eisenkot, who has stood up resolutely to efforts to pressure him, rebuked politicians in parting words for ‘emotional decisions’
Chief of staff says the idea that West Bank tension must be met by greater force is misguided
Discussions on how to respond split Israel's leadership, with the PM equivocating about the timing and Eisenkot advocating immediate action
Eisenkot, who was a driving force behind Israel’s regional activity no less than Netanyahu, has grown tired of politicians ■ Who likened high-ranking army consultations to ‘a meeting of Peace Now leadership’?
Security coordination across the West Bank continues, but incidents like Israel’s arrests of Palestinian security personnel are stoking tensions ■ The electoral value of photo ops with soldiers hasn’t escaped the new defense minister: Netanyahu
Najmaddin Sadigov is meeting his Israeli counterpart, Gadi Eisenkot and other senior Israeli army officials. The Azeri decision to send the general to Israel is perceived in Jerusalem as a clear message to Iran
Avigdor Lieberman agrees that army ombudsman was incorrect in his report about the IDF's current preparedness for war, but adds that it did provide other valuable information
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot sends letter to cabinet in wake of recent criticism of the military's preparedness by IDF ombudsman
The military returned the number to the mobile provider a year ago. The provider said the number wasn't classified and was reassigned
From a charismatic wunderkind to a gruff tank commander, one of these four men will soon be chosen to lead the strongest army in the Middle East
Two Druze officers publicly stated they would leave the military in light of the contentious nation-state law
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has at least four strong candidates to replace Gadi Eisenkot, who is slated to retire in January
In 2016, responsibility was transferred from the military rabbinate to the head of the personnel directorate with the aim of maintaining the IDF as 'a national army in a democratic state.'
The dynamic on the Israeli side is beginning to remind us of 2014, just before the Gaza conflict. Meanwhile, Eizenkot is caught in a battle between Bennett and Lieberman, and his brief honeymoon with the right is coming to an end
Eisenkot's announcement comes amid talk that his term would be extended, which, as Haaretz reported last week, Netanyahu may try to do so
The IDF chief picked other candidates because he thought they were more suitable than Ofer Winter – not because Winter wears a kippa, as critics claim
Eisenkot’s recent accomplishments could lead Netanyahu to extend his term as army chief of staff — and allow the prime minister to groom a surprise heir
More than anything the IDF is zealous about its prestige, its resources and its freedom of action, and that influences its judgment on how to best serve the country’s security