Herzi Halevi

New IDF chief Halevi: Israeli military will be free of politics

Herzi Halevi replaced Aviv Kohavi as the IDF's 23rd chief-of-staff in a series of ceremonies on Monday.

WATCH: Hamas releases first video of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu

There is no confirmation of when the video was taken, or if Avera Mengistu is still alive. He has been a captive of Hamas in Gaza since 2014.

Halevi's task is to make the IDF a real Israeli people's army - comment

The Israeli public trust in the country's institutions has drastically dropped over the last decade, yet, they still put their trust in the IDF.

16/01/2023

WATCH: Herzi Halevi becomes new IDF chief of staff

Halevi and Kohavi will spend the day in a series of ceremonies, culminating in the Kirya military headquarters.

Kohavi's 4-year term was not easy, should be commended for handling it successfully - editorial

Kohavi had to deal with serving under four defense ministers, endless rounds of elections, COVID restrictions and the lack of a state budget.

Herzi Halevi to replace Aviv Kohavi as next IDF chief of staff Monday

The government of former prime minister Yair Lapid approved Halevi’s appointment on October 23.

Incoming IDF chief appoints Brig.-Gen. Daniel Hagari as new IDF spokesperson

Hagari will be the first IDF spokesperson to emerge from the navy.

After Ben-Gvir’s takeover of police, will IDF be next? - analysis

What would be the stakes of a populist-run Israeli military? Will it actually happen?

Israel's new IDF chief of staff will be tested in ways he cannot imagine - opinion

New IDF chief Halevi knows that the greatest challenge he might face during his tenure has a better chance of coming from Israel’s political system than from Iran or Hezbollah.

08/12/2022

Iran won’t be incoming IDF chief of staff’s biggest challenge - analysis

Halevi, who will replace Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi, will have his work cut out for him maintaining ties between the IDF and Israel's political echelon.

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