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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.

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

IDF Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Flight

IDF reveals it thwarted attempted Islamic State bombing of Australian flight

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Israeli army on Wednesday revealed that the Military Intelligence Unit 8200 foiled an Islamic State attempt to bomb a flight from Australia last August. “The unit provided exclusive intelligence that led to the prevention of an air attack by the Islamic State in 2017 in Australia,” a senior IDF officer said. “The foiling of … Read More

Flying High Downed Israeli Airman Returns To The Skies

Flying High: downed Israeli airman returns to the skies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Israeli Air Force navigator who was lightly injured after ejecting his F-16 while on a mission over Syria, returned to the cockpit Sunday. He was accompanied on his first back-to-service practice flight by IAF Chief Major General Amikam Norkin. The fighter jet was fired on while targeting Iranian targets in Syria as a reaction … Read More

Bomb detonated on IDF force patrolling Gaza border

Bomb detonated on IDF force patrolling Gaza border

Saturday, February 17, 2018

An explosive device was detonated on an IDF patrol along the Gaza Strip border on Saturday and a tank fired a shell at an observation post in response to the attack, the army said, The incident occurred in the southern Gaza area near the city of Khan Younis, the IDF said. Many additional details were … Read More

IDF Busts Palestinian Weapons Ring Amidst Increased Violence in West Bank

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Israeli Defense Forces busted a weapons-smuggling operation in the southern Hebron Hills early Thursday morning, arresting six suspects. The army reported that the weapons were found in a compound belonging to a weapons dealer in Deir Razih, on the periphery of Hebron. Troops confiscated four handguns, three air-powered guns, four commando knives, military equipment such … Read More

IDF’s ‘sky riders’ fly high under first female commander

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The first female commander of the IDF’s “sky riders” is leading the unit to greater heights, with two new types of drones designed to provide longer flight time and higher-quality intelligence gathering capabilities. Lt. Col. Reut Rettig-Weiss took command of the Artillery Corps’ elite Sky Riders Unit, also known by its Hebrew acronym Rochash, this … Read More

Lt. Col. T. will be the first female pilot to act as Squadron Commander in the IAF

Air Force appoints first female commander of aviation squad

Thursday, January 18, 2018

For the first time, a woman is to command an aviation squad, the army announced Tuesday, some 16 years after Roni Zuckerman became the first Israeli woman fighter pilot. The major, whose name cannot be published for security reasons, is to be promoted to lieutenant colonel and will head a squadron of aviation at an … Read More

Israeli leaders applaud operation targeting terrorists behind rabbi’s murder

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Israeli leaders praised the work of security forces Thursday after a pre-dawn operation in Jenin killed a Palestinian terrorist believed to be behind last week’s fatal shooting of Israeli rabbi Raziel Shevach. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently on a trip to India, hailed the troops and warned any would-be terrorists that Israel would be on their … Read More

Introducing: digital warfare through the IDF’s new intelligence unit

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Around 400 soldiers serve in the new secret unit—covertly formed in 2014—most of whom are programmers, software testers and graduates of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences degrees. The “products” produced by the unit constitute a significant leap in making real-time intelligence easily accessible to military commanders, in bolstering security on the borders and in facilitating … Read More