Aviv Kochavi

Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz visiting the IDF’s Northern Command along
In North, Gantz warns that Israel will meet tests with strong response

‘We are not looking for unnecessary escalations,’ says defense minister

The IDF holds a blood drive in light of the coronavirus crisis
As coronavirus surges in the military, what can or should it do next?

Over 800 IDF service members have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the numbers are only going to keep rising.

A Black Hawk helicopter (file).
Kochavi's helicopter malfunctions, almost crashes

The pilots managed to reactivate the proper engine when the helicopter was a mere 30 meters from the ground.

08/07/2020
Kochavi: IDF exercise canceled due to budget gaps

The exercise was part of the annual training roster and was supposed to come following numerous lessons gained following 2019 plans.

IDF Chief of Staff visits the south ahead of IDF units moving there

The IDF plans to move some of its cyber and intelligence units to the south of the country, Kochavi met with local mayors to discuss aspects of the move.

IDF to consider naming close to two-decade long campaign in south Lebanon

Twenty years after Israel withdrew from the security belt, the nameless war has often been forgotten

Commander of Israel's Border Police tests positive for coronavirus

On Thursday, Shabtai attended a memorial service along with President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin, Chief Commander of the IDF Maj.-Gen Aviv Kochavi and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.

IDF chief of staff: Commanders can make mistakes, but we will back them up

Kochavi also referred to the movie "Jenin, Jenin" directed by Mohammed Bakri and criticized its twisted portrayal of soldiers who fought during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002.

Kochavi: Iran is the most dangerous country in the Middle East

Despite the distance, Tehran's role in funding terror groups along Israel's borders makes it Israel's top threat.

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