Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Arab Muslim twins from East Jerusalem go from delinquents to Israeli soldiers

Monday, May 11, 2020

Only a few years ago, Fares and Firas Muhammad, Muslim Arab twins from East Jerusalem, had juvenile rap sheets and seemed destined for a life of petty crime and delinquency. Today both are star members of the Israel Defense Forces’ storied Golani Brigade, and Fares is now training to become a squad commander. The two … Read More

Some 270 Lone Soldiers Begin IDF Service as Israel Turns 72

Friday, May 1, 2020

Nearly 270 lone soldiers were drafted into the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday, following Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The new recruits included Jewish men and women, ages 18 to 22, from the United States, Canada, Russia, France, Australia, Latin America, Ukraine, England, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, Italy, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, India, Georgia, Sweden, Holland, Moldova, … Read More

IDF Tech to Convert Simple Breathing Device Into Ventilator

Friday, April 17, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, Israel’s Health Ministry has placed an order for 1,000 advanced monitors developed by the IDF which will help convert simple breath regulating devices into respirators. Amid fears that the number of patients needing respiratory assistance may exceed the number of respirators available, the Ministry of Defense … Read More

IDF Naval Commandos Give Israeli Coronavirus Patients a Hand

Monday, April 13, 2020

Israel’s elite Shayetet 13 naval commandos are doing their bit to contribute to the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic: Aside from sending some of its personnel to help distribute food and medicine at nursing homes in northern Israel, the commandos are now making medical oxygen tanks out of their own diving equipment. Shayetet 13 … Read More

IDF converts armored vehicle assembly lines to make medical equipment

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Rehabilitation and Maintenance Center at Tel Hashomer, outside Tel Aviv, is familiar to every member of the Israel Defense Forces’ Armored Corps. The center, a subordinate of the IDF’s Technical and Logistics Directorate, produces Merkava tanks and other armored vehicles, builds command and control centers, and upgrades other vehicles and communications … Read More

Israeli Soldiers’ New Frontier: Delivering Food to Grandma

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As Israel’s defense establishment plays an increasingly important role in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Tuesday that it will take responsibility for the country’s elderly population, considered to be the highest-risk group for coronavirus infection. With the encouragement of Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, the military has … Read More

In first, Turkey’s Erdogan included as threat in IDF’s annual intel assessment

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Despite officially maintaining diplomatic ties, Israel’s military has added the Republic of Turkey to its list of threats in an annual assessment for the coming year, in light of the country’s growing aggressiveness in the region, The Times of Israel learned Tuesday. This is the first time Israeli Military Intelligence has included Turkey on the … Read More

Iron Dome defense system notes 85% success rate in 2019, IDF says

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Israeli military on Thursday released data on operational activity on all fronts in 2019, showing that its “campaign between the wars” – an ongoing Israeli military and intelligence effort to disrupt the force buildup of the Iranian-Shiite axis throughout the Middle East – is nowhere near winding down. The Gaza Strip sector continued to … Read More