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The Israel Defense Forces upholds the highest moral standards. The IDF’s commitment to protecting innocent human life during combat is upheld even when it makes victory more difficult and combat more dangerous for its own soldiers. The IDF is also one of the most inclusive militaries in the world, and provides opportunities for women, minorities, and people with disabilities to serve their country with honor and respect. Although they serve the State of Israel, the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces make the whole world safer by fighting the same enemies that want to destroy America and all other free societies.

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

IDF humanitarian aid team heads to Albania following earthquake

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(December 3, 2019 / JNS) An Israel Defense Forces emergency humanitarian aid delegation has left for Albania following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country on Nov. 26, the IDF announced on Tuesday. “We just dispatched an IDF humanitarian aid delegation to Albania following the devastating earthquake that took 50+ lives and left thousands injured,” … Read More

IDF strikes Hamas compound in Gaza in response to weapons fire, rocket

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched airstrikes against the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza in the predawn hours of Saturday morning after weapons were fired at Israel from the Strip on Friday, setting off sirens. “A short time ago IDF warplanes and aircraft attacked terror targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the … Read More

IDF seizes huge shipment of military equipment on its way into Gaza Strip

Friday, November 29, 2019

Israeli security forces have thwarted an attempt to smuggle a massive quantity of military equipment into the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Thursday. The Israeli military said that officials from the Defense Ministry’s Crossings Authority, along with officers from the Gaza District Coordination Office and the Office of the Coordinator of Government … Read More