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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.

IDF general: Lebanon to pay heavy price in next Israel-Hezbollah War

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A few hours before a drone infiltrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, the Head of the Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram warned of overt action against Hezbollah if it continues to build up terror infrastructure along the border, and that Lebanon risks paying a heavy price for its cooperation with the Shi’ite terror group. “We will … Read More

Israeli forces thwart Gaza rocket smuggling attempt

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Friday that, in cooperation with the Shin Bet intelligence agency, it thwarted an attempt to smuggle rocket-manufacturing materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip through Egypt’s Sinai coast. According to the statement, the Shin Bet found that the suspects in question were en route to Gaza with prohibited materials … Read More

Army chief says Gaza deal for calm is working, violence along border is down

Friday, June 7, 2019

Israel’s top general said on Friday an unofficial deal with Gazan terrorists for calm along the border was proving effective, but appeared to warn that the army would not let Palestinians launch arson balloons into Israel indefinitely. Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi made the comments to the heads of communities near the … Read More

IDF nabs Palestinian accused of throwing hammer at Israeli car, injuring driver

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man suspected of throwing a hammer at an Israeli car traveling along a central West Bank highway in April, injuring the driver, the army said Thursday. Prosecutors filed a “harsh indictment” against the suspect — Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah — in a military court on Thursday, the Israel Defense … Read More

Israel seals off last Hezbollah terror tunnel, the largest ever discovered

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

(June 4, 2019 / JNS) Israel has sealed off the last of several Hezbollah tunnels discovered six months ago burrowing from Lebanon to northern Israel, according to Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus on Monday. Journalists were shown the entrance to the massive tunnel, which extended some 265 feet—or about 22 stories—below ground, … Read More

IDF revamps anti-terror strategies in West Bank after attacks

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Israeli military on Sunday unveiled plans to improve the operations of its West Bank division, including increasing the level of intelligence gathering and sharing, and better preparing troops before deployments in the region. These changes came after a spate of terror attacks in the West Bank in late 2018 and early 2019, in which … Read More

Israel strikes several military targets in Syria after rockets fired on northern Israel

Monday, June 3, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force struck several military targets in Syria in response to several rockets fired from Syria on northern Israel. Three Syrian national soldiers and seven foreign nationals were killed in the attacks on military positions in the southern region of Quneitra, near the Golan Heights, the state-run SANA news agency reported. … Read More

IDF reveals ‘longest, most significant’ Hezbollah tunnel on northern border

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday revealed a cross-border Hezbollah attack tunnel that was discovered running into Israeli territory from Lebanon during this past winter’s Operation Northern Shield, saying it was “the longest and most significant” subterranean passage found in the effort. The military released the additional details about this tunnel — one of six … Read More

Israel again reduces Gaza fishing zone to 10 miles after arson balloons

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Israeli authorities are set to scale Gaza’s authorized fishing zone back to 10 nautical miles on Wednesday morning, the local Fishermen’s Committees said in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. COGAT, the defense ministry unit responsible for the relationship with the Palestinians, confirmed the move on Wednesday morning. “This decision was taken after the launching … Read More