6 articles tagged "Israels Chief of Staff"
Israeli soldier on trial for shooting dead a terrorist
The Azaria trial and the rift over orders to shoot
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2017

Release of the videotape showing the terrorist lying prone on the ground after a knife attack, injuured but still alive when Sgt. Elior Azaria came on the scene and shot him dead, made the case a cause célèbre

IDF chief Eisenkott and Russian army chief Grasimov
Why Israel prefers a hot line to a military coordination center with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 22, 2015

The headlines claiming that the Russian and Israeli armies have agreed to establish a coordination center for their operations in Syria, run way past Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s disclosure, after his talks with President Vladimir Putin Monday, Sept. 21: He spoke of agreement on “a mechanism to prevent misunderstandings and clashes.” The gap reflects the absence of tangible plans for real coordination between the continuously-ramped up Russian forces in Syria and the IDF, because neither army means to level with the other in advance of its operations.

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz meets top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey in Washington
Gantz: IDF and other armies ready to strike Iran’s nuclear capabilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 26, 2012

Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu acted Thursday, April 26, to correct the damaging impression of divided and conflicting perceptions of the Iranian nuclear threat left by statements delivered in the last two days by himself and Defense Minster Ehud Barak. Israel’s chief of staff Gen. Benny Gantz rallied to the task. He commented Thursday that “other countries have readied their armed forces for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear sites to keep Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”

Binyamin Netanyahu's toughest decision ever
Israel races against time on decision to strike Iran
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly April 23, 2012

Until now, Israeli leaders talked about a final decision to go to war on Iran’s nuclear bomb program in terms of months. This timeline is suddenly shrinking.  DEBKA-Net-Weekly in its latest issue this week explains what is behind this change and what drove Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to state: "In principle, we are ready to act," when asked if the IDF was ready to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Don’t miss these insights into Israel’s pressing calculus on Iran.

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A naval mine
Iran raises anti-US threat level. Israel's C-of-S warns of potential for regional war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2011

Dep. Chief of the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Gen. Hossein Salami Thursday, Dec. 29, warned: "The United States is in no position to tell Tehran what to do in the Strait of Hormuz. Any threat will be responded [to] by threat." Earlier, a US air carrier entered the Sea of Oman where Iran is conducting a big naval drill.  In Israel, chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz spoke of the mounting potential of a regional conflict, adding Israel could not afford to stay on the defensive.

Ahmadinejad unveils long-range bomber-drone Karrar
Outside threats prompt snap choice of new Israeli army chief
DEBKAfile Special Report August 22, 2010

The snap nomination of OC Southern Command Maj. Gen, Yoav Galant as Israel's 20th chief of staff was necessary - not just to dispel the climate of intrigue among competing generals, but to pull the high command together in view of the war preparations gathering momentum in Tehran, Damascus, Beirut - and even in al Qaeda in Yemen. 
Sunday, Iran unveiled a 1,000-kilometer drone armed with four cruise missiles. The Syrian army is on the ready.

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