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Ran Kochav appointed as next IDF spokesperson

Since 2018, he serves as the OC of the IDF’s Aerial Defense Command.


Israelis split about prohibiting hametz in public during Passover -survey

The issue of prohibiting hametz in public areas such as hospitals, shopping malls and military bases, has become more controversial in recent years.

The IDF's Maglan Unit

IDF closes investigation into controversial training injury from 2018

The case involved the injury of Ili Hayut, 22, then a Corporal in in the IDF’s elite Maglan reconnaissance unit, who was ordered to jump from a moving Hummer during a training exercise.

IDF chief of staff criticizes ICC war crimes probe of Israel

"I am responsible for the order to open fire," said IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi. "You are not alone and will not be alone."

Guterres calls for Hezbollah disarmament, UNIFIL tunnel access

“No progress was achieved with respect to the disarmament of armed groups. Hezbollah continued to acknowledge publicly that it maintains military capabilities,” Guterres said.

IDF chief Kochavi to lobby European leaders against Iran deal, Hezbollah

IDF senior sources said that Kochavi intends to discuss with the European leaders security-related issues with an emphasis on Iran, Lebanon and ICC probe.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi saluting at a commander-changing ceremony of the 8200 intel

Iran behind attack on Israeli-owned ship, Kochavi confirms

The IDF chief said that "the State of Israel is constantly dealing with multiple threats. All of our fronts are active, and all these fronts require updated, real-time intelligence."

Majid Takht Ravanchi (L) with Mohammad Javad Zarif (R), Iran's Foreign Minister, in 2015

Iran calls on UN to respond to alleged Israeli threats - report

In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran's representative to the UN noted a recent speech given by IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.

Government, IDF working on budget for potential Iran strike plan - report

On Wednesday, the security cabinet is set to meet to discuss tensions with Tehran, including concerns that the US could return to the JCPOA nuclear deal.

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