Israel’s Chief of Staff tells reporters that the approved defense budget increase for the IDF will cover all operational plans for military action on Iran’s nuclear facilities, along with a dedicated intel unit assigned to the mission.
The Israeli military was accelerating plans for a possible strike on Iran, IDF Chief of staff Aviv Kochavi said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
“The progress in the Iranian nuclear program has led the IDF to speed up its operational plans, and the defense budget that was recently approved is meant to address this,” Kohavi said, speaking to military correspondents ahead of the Jewish New Year. Continue Reading »
IDF goes on high-alert after Israel’s Defense Minister orders his generals to prepare plans that ‘neutralize’ Lebanese infrastructure in a quick-response retaliatory strike should Hezbollah, now a major party in Lebanon’s government, fulfill its vow to attack Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) on Thursday ordered the IDF to prepare a response targeting Lebanon, in case Hezbollah harms IDF soldiers or Israeli citizens, Israel Hayom reported.
Analysis: IDF Chief of Staff’s speech contained specific warnings, not only to Israelis, but also threats aimed at Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon and even Iran, in an attempt to convey that in the next conflict that Israel is forced into will include intense, devastating fire.
By Gal Perl Finkel
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that the Israeli army is preparing vigorously for a military campaign.
His lecture at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya seemed to be aimed at both the ears of Israeli citizens and the ears of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas.
Unlike the bravado generated by our enemies’ generals and political leaders, Israel has always fulfilled its objectives.
When Head of UN Interim Force in Lebanon explained to Amb. Nikki Haley how southern Lebanon was relatively calm, IDF chief pointed out UN’s restrictions & ‘blinders’ lead them into false security about Lebanon and Hezbollah, exposing shortcomings and disagreements about UNIFIL’s role & responsibilities.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was exposed to an unusual dispute between the IDF and the UN regarding the security state at Israel’s northern border while she visited the area during her stay in the Jewish state last week, Channel 2 reported on Sunday evening.
While the US envoy received an official briefing at Israel’s border with Hezbollah, Maj-Gen. Continue Reading »
The 2-week IDF combat drill combined ground, air, and naval forces that was aimed at simulating simultaneous military incursions on its borders with Lebanon & Syria. • General of Northern Command said, Exercise showed IDF is more than able to “implement operational plans in all arenas.”
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel’s military has conducted a drill to prepare for simultaneous combat along its borders with Syria and Lebanon.
An Israeli helicopter during a military exercise [Archive] – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
It said Wednesday the two-week exercise that combined air, ground and naval forces was aimed at “preparing troops for a long-term multifront conflict.”
IDF’s Intelligence Chief Aviv Kochavi reports that although the number of missiles aimed at Israel have decreased, their lethality & accuracy has been dramatically improved.
By Shahar Chai
Sometimes, less is more: Military Intelligence Chief Brigadier General Aviv Kochavi said Wednesday that despite a drop in the number of missiles and rockets threatening Israel, their level of precision has drastically risen.
“Some 170,000 rockets and missiles are threatening the State of Israel from all regions. Up until recently, the number was much greater and it has decreased, but it will go up again.
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