Israel Defense Force (IDF)

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

IDF data shows rocket attacks up, terror attacks down in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(January 6, 2020 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces released a report on Sunday summarizing Israel’s military activity in 2019. According to the report, terrorist acts declined in 2019, while rocket fire at Israeli population centers rose—1,295 rockets were launched from Gaza, with 729 landing in open areas and 478 being intercepted by the Iron … Read More

Israeli military unveils its first combined-arms unit

Thursday, January 2, 2020

(January 2, 2020 / Israel Hayom) The Israeli military on Wednesday unveiled its first combined-arms combat unit. Formed on the orders of Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the Shiloah Unit will combine infantry, combat engineers, armor and air power. One of its primary missions will be to test new war-fighting … Read More

IDF hits Hamas weapon factories in Gaza following rocket attack

Thursday, December 19, 2019

(December 19, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli jets struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning after several several projectiles were fired from the coastal territory at southern Israel overnight. The shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, according to the Israeli military. Palestinian media reported that several people were … Read More

Shin Bet arrests 50 PFLP terrorists, thwarting upcoming attack

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Israeli security forces in the West Bank have uncovered and dismantled a 50-person strong terrorist cell believed to behind a string of deadly attacks in the area including the deadly Dolev bombing which claimed the life of a teenage girl, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Wednesday. According to the Shin Bet the investigation … Read More

Montenegro signs $35 million deal to buy Israeli weapons system

Monday, December 16, 2019

Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s largest non-government-owned defense company, will provide Montenegro with a weapons system in a deal worth $35 million that was signed by the two countries on Sunday. According to the agreement, Elbit Systems will supply Remote Control Weapon Stations (RCWS), which will be integrated into US-manufactured joint light tactical vehicles. The agreement … Read More