Israel Defense Force (IDF)


Israel Says F-35s See First-Ever Combat With IDF Over Syria

Friday, May 25, 2018

Israel’s air force commander says recent airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria were carried out by the F-35 stealth fighter – the first time the newly fielded warplane has been used in an “operational attack.” “The F-35 squadron has become an operational squadron,” Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin said Tuesday, according to Haaretz. “We are flying … Read More

Israel Needs to Protect Its Borders. By Whatever Means Necessary.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TEL AVIV — It is customary to adopt an apologetic tone when scores of people have been killed, as they were this week in Gaza. But I will avoid this sanctimonious instinct and declare coldly: Israel had a clear objective when it was shooting, sometimes to kill, well-organized “demonstrators” near the border. Israel was determined … Read More

Stop demonizing Israel for defending itself

Monday, May 21, 2018

Hand it to Hamas. As this week’s events in Gaza showed, the terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction can still manipulate the media into demonizing Israel for the legitimate actions it takes to defend itself. Hamas’s four-step formula for success is by now familiar. First, get a media that is largely hostile toward Israel, simply … Read More

Yom Hazikron

What is Yom HaZikaron and how does Israel observe it

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Yom HaZikaron is the day of national remembrance in Israel to commemorate all the soldiers and people who lost their lives during the struggle to defend the State of Israel. On this day we mourn and remember our fallen soldiers and all lives lost by terror. Yom HaZikaron, which goes by the Jewish calendar, begins … Read More

IDF: Palestinians who breached fence planted explosives

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Israeli army revealed that three Palestinians who entered Israeli territory on Sunday had planted two improvised explosive devices along the Gaza security fence. Earlier, soldiers monitoring closed circuit cameras spotted the three men as they broke through the border, and then later crossed back into Gaza, the army said. An IDF tank opened fire … Read More


Israeli Military Set for Mammoth Task of Prepping for Passover

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Despite its many round-the-clock security missions, the Israel Defense Forces believes that bringing the holiday spirit to its personnel is an imperative. As Passover approaches, those serving in combat and combat-support roles in the military — as well as a brigade rabbi — told JNS about how they celebrate while in military service. Sgt. Shir Zandberg, an Operations Sergeant … Read More

How Debriefing Like The Israeli Air Force Can Help Your Business

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This February an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during a raid, the first time that an Israeli Air Force fighter jet has been downed in combat since 1982. The Israeli pilots bailed out of the plane, which crashed into a field in northern Israel. Just a few days later, the results of … Read More

Reports say Israeli jets hit Hezbollah positions along Syria-Lebanon border

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Lebanon-Syria border on Sunday night, in reports that were not confirmed by either Hezbollah or the IAF. The reports said the attacks were said to have occurred near the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbek, near the Syrian border. The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group denied the airstrikes took place. A spokesperson for the Israeli military said she … Read More

Amid shifting landscape, IDF unveils sweeping plan to revamp Ground Forces

Amid shifting landscape, IDF unveils sweeping plan to revamp Ground Forces

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Israeli military’s Ground Forces are due to undergo a massive overhaul, including significant structural changes and an influx of advanced technology, that will change the way they train, fight and communicate, a senior IDF official said Tuesday. The reforms are meant to update the Ground Forces, which represent a huge portion of the Israel Defense … Read More