Aviv Kochavi

IDF's picture of the year: Exercise by the IAF's Airborne Combat Rescue And Evacuation Unit 669

Do the 'best' become combat fighters or dream of hi-tech jobs? - analysis

The 'best' are the combat soldiers who risk life and limb to defend the state, not those who sit behind computer screens in the IDF’s technological units.


Israel's defense chiefs are working to keep the country safe

No. 14 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2021: IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi and Mossad chief David Barnea.

IDF pension bump leaves regular soldiers behind - opinion

While it was nice to see Kohavi fight for career officers, he left tens of thousands of his soldiers behind, forgetting the regular conscripts and their needs.

IDF ready for more fighting with Hamas in Gaza

Though there has been relative quiet in southern Israel since the end of the 11 days of fighting, there have been numerous incendiary balloons and rockets launched towards southern Israel.

President Herzog meets with IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi for the first time

Herzog expressed his gratitude to the chief of staff and his faith in IDF's soldiers and officers.

Israel's defense establishment bids farewell to President Rivlin

"You have repeatedly sought to find the path to unity with the understanding that internal struggles are hurting Israeli society," Defense Minister Benny Gantz told the outgoing president.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi speaks at late Col. Sharon Asman's funeral, Sunday, July 4, 2021.

IDF Col. Sharon Asman buried in military ceremony

"The IDF wants and needs officers of Sharon's ilk. Officers who possess diverse capabilities and embody the principles of leadership," said Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi.

IDF seeking increased military cooperation with Gulf states under CENTCOM

Kohavi, who is in the US, believes that moderate Sunni states such as the UAE and Bahrain can deepen ties with Israel on security arrangements.

IDF chief Kohavi to fly to Washington to discuss Iran, Gaza

Kohavi postponed his trip due to the outbreak of violence last month in the West Bank and Gaza • will speak to the same officials as Gantz did two weeks ago

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