Category Archives: IDF General Staff

The IDF General Staff consists of the top commanding officers in each Regional Command, Branch, and Armed Force. At its head is the Chief of the General Staff (“Ramatkal”), and his deputy.

IDF Honors International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, 2012, the IDF honors the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, this day marks the liberation of the Nazis’ biggest and deadliest death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this death camp an estimated 1.6 … Continue reading

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Four-Star General Martin E. Dempsey to Visit Israel

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Military, four-star General Martin E. Dempsey, will arrive today, Thursday, January 19th, 2012, for a short visit to Israel during a visit to the region. This will be … Continue reading

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IDF General Staff Meeting Sets the Record Straight on Gender Equality

Earlier today, members of the IDF General Staff, led by the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, discussed the main conclusions and recommendations that were determined by the team led by Head of the Personnel Directorate, Major … Continue reading

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Personnel Organizational Changes in the General Staff

Minister of Defense Ehud Barak has approved a series of high-ranking appointments made by IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz. The Chief of the General Staff ordered the formation of the Depth Corps, that will be … Continue reading

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11th IDF Chief of Staff, Rafael Eitan: Greatest Achievements

Rafael Eitan, born on 1929, was the 11th IDF Chief of Staff. Eitan served his country as a military commander for over 38 years and is considered one of the most courageous officers of all times. Even before appointed Chief … Continue reading

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