Herzi Halevi

Israel-Gaza War, Hezbollah
IDF Chief of Staff hits back at Hezbollah propaganda: Hezbollah only knows a small amount of what we can do

The IDF Chief of Staff provided this counter after Hezbollah released a propaganda video showing aerial drone footage of Haifa and its environs, including sensitive sites.

Avi Woolf | 19.06.24

Israel-Gaza War

"A serious and baseless lie": IDF denounces claims Chief of Staff Halevi wants Hamas to stay in power

The Spokesperson made this statement in response to a claim by Channel 14 commentator Yaakov Bardugo, per which Halevi supports ending the war and allowing Hamas to stay in power "the day after."

Avi Woolf | 18.06.24

Israel-Gaza War

The IDF to publish its war investigations next month

The IDF announced that the internal operational investigations of the events of October 7 will presented starting the beginning of July.

Arye Yoeli, JFeed Staff | 05.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

Chief of Staff: "The IDF is ready for the decision to attack"

Halevi: "We are approaching the point where a decision will have to be made. The IDF is prepared and ready to move over to the offensive."

JFeed Staff | 04.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

IDF Chief of Staff: We are preparing an offensive in the north

In a visit to the northern front, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi praised military preparations there while stating the aim of the Gaza efforts to be returning security to the residents and bringing the hostages home.

Avi Woolf | 01.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Hague justice? Top Israeli officials believe arrest warrants will be issued for their arrestĀ 

According to reports, the Hague is set to issue arrest warrants for PM Netanyahu and his top associates following allegations of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

gila isaacson, JFeed Staff | 28.04.24

Iran, Iran Attack

IDF Chief of Staff: Iranian attack will be met with a response

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi made this statement while visiting the Nevatim air base, reportedly one of the targets of the Iranian attack.

Avi Woolf | 15.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

IDF Chief of Staff: A hostage deal will only come from stronger pressure, and we will press as much as we need to

Halevi said the IDF was constantly making progress: "Another battalion dismantled, another commander killed, more destroyed infrastructure - this is the way to bring about pressure which ultimately frees the hostages."

Avi Woolf | 03.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Shifa Hospital

CoS at Gaza: "We achieved the operation's objective"

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi visited Shifa Hospital, listing the operation's achievements and stating that: "There's a very important message here; a hospital is not a safe place (for terrorists)."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 30.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Polls

IDI Poll: Israeli public trusts IDF Chief of Staff, Defense Minister, Benny Gantz; only right somewhat trusts Netanyahu

The poll also showed Israeli Jews more supportive of waging war even without American input and without considering the suffering of Gazan civilians as a major factor.

Avi Woolf | 26.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

IDF CoS: "Hezbollah needs to pay a very heavy price" for joining war on October 7

Chief of Staff Halevi toured the North with other senior officers and provided support and encouragement - and a warning for Hezbollah.

Avi Woolf | 27.02.24

Israel-Gaza War

Commanders to the Chief of Staff: "Why Ahmed, and not Ziv?"

Commanders and officers who served in the reserves and fought in Gaza appealed to the Chief of Staff not to allow the return of residents of northern Gaza until all the hostages were freed.

Yair Amar, JFeed Staff | 21.01.24

Israeli-Gaza War, United States

Senior Israeli Source: The Idea That the Americans Believe Bibi is Extending the War Over Politics is "Nonsense"

The same source, talking to N12 News reporter Amit Segal, said that Blinken himself was present at a war cabinet meeting where both Gantz and Chief of Staff Halevi said the war would take months and even years.

Avi Woolf | 14.01.24

Defense at the Borders

Chief of Staff: We are Going to Change the Defense at the Borders

The Chief of Staff visited the Northern Command and clarified that in the coming year the defense force at the borders will be increased and that the terrorist attack carried out by Hamas will not be repeated: "We need to give a very strong response in this matter."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 03.01.24

"DeepeningĀ Achievements"

Chief of Staff in Khan Yunis: "We are Deepening the Achievement in Gaza"

The Chief of Staff and the head of the Shin Bet arrived to assess the situation in Khan Yunis. The head of the Shin Bet: "We are also deepening the achievement in the north of the Gaza Strip, in the south of the Gaza Strip, and also going deeper into the ground."

Simcha Raz, JFeed Staff | 11.12.23

60 Days of Fighting

The Chief of Staff Summarizes 60 Days of Fighting in Gaza

Major General Herzi Halevi, summarizes 60 days of fighting in Gaza, responds to those who doubted the resumption of fighting after the ceasefire and promises: we will be in the south with the residents long after the war ends.

Guy Ezra, JFeed Staff | 05.12.23

Chief of Staff's Assessment

Documentation: The Chief of Staff has Assessed the Situation Inside Gaza

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi held a situation assessment with the forces of Division 162 inside the Gaza Strip, this against the background of the expansion of combat and ground maneuvers. View the documentation.

| JFeed Staff | 04.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Ground Maneuver

Chief of Staff: The Move in the Southern Gaza Strip will be Powerful

The Chief of Staff visited the Gaza Division and commented on the ground maneuver in the south of the Gaza Strip: the move in the south of the Gaza Strip will be no less powerful than in the north.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 03.12.23

Israel At War

Chief of Staff: "The IDF is ready today to continue fighting"

Herzi Halevi commented on the continuation of the fighting in the south and the north: "Together we will ensure that the residents of the north return to a different, better and more stable security reality".

Simcha Raz, JFeed Staff | 28.11.23

Israel At War

The Chief of Staff in the North: "We will not return to the pre-war reality"

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi met with the heads of the authorities in the north and said: "We will plan together with the heads of the authorities the return of the residents and its timing, through dialogue and with the understanding that we will not be able to return to the reality that existed here before the war"

Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 28.11.23