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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.

Shin Bet prevented Hamas suicide attack on election day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) foiled a Hamas terror attack planned to take place around the elections, the agency announced on Sunday morning. According to the statement, the Shin Bet, along with the IDF, had uncovered a terror cell in the West Bank that had been recruited by senior Hamas operatives from the Gaza … Read More

Lebanon’s minister threatens to strike Ben-Gurion Airport in future war

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lebanon’s Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab has warned that the Lebanese military would strike Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport if Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport were struck in a future conflict. “If ‘Israel’ bombards our airport, we will bombard its airport; if it strikes our oil facilities, we will strike its oil facilities,” he was quoted as … Read More

Nasrallah: Israeli home-front not prepared for war

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has denied reports that the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization is planning for war with Israel this summer, saying that the IDF would not start a military conflict with the group because the Israeli home-front is not prepared. “What was published in the newspapers about a war with Israel was mistaken and … Read More

IDF troops take part in US-EUCOM’s Spirit X

Monday, April 22, 2019

Israeli troops took part in Allied Spirit X, a two-week long US Army Europe run-multinational exercise led by Germany. Nearly 1,300 troops from the US military took part and approximately 4,400 troops from allied and partner nations including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom … Read More

Shot fired at Israeli troops from Gaza; IDF strikes Hamas posts in response

Friday, April 19, 2019

A gunshot was reportedly fired at Israeli troops serving along the Gaza border on Friday, prompting a number of retaliatory strikes against nearby Hamas positions, the Israel Defense Forces said. No injuries were reported on either side in the exchange of fire. The IDF said the soldiers were targeted while at the security fence. According … Read More

Did Israel use the supersonic Rampage to strike Iranian targets in Syria?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported. Israel allegedly struck a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in a Syrian base in Masyaf on Saturday. Satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat … Read More

IDF general: Hezbollah still planning Galilee invasion, despite anti-tunnel op

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The new commander of the IDF’s Ground Forces said Thursday the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah was still planning to carry out a surprise invasion of northern Israel, despite the recent Israeli operation to uncover and destroy an extensive network of cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iran-backed militia. Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick was tapped to … Read More

IDF colonel critically injured in Gaza War to light Independence Day torch

Thursday, April 18, 2019

An IDF colonel critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 will light the IDF’s torch at the 71st Independence Day celebrations. Col. Shai Siman-Tov was the deputy commander of the Golani’s 12th battalion during the IDF’s last war in the Gaza Strip and was critically injured during an infamous battle in Shejaia with Hamas, … Read More

IDF shoots down targets in test of Patriot, Iron Dome air defense systems

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Israeli Air Force conducted successful live-fire tests of its Patriot and Iron Dome missile defense systems on Tuesday, the military said. The exercise had been subjected to the military censor until Wednesday evening. “Air defense soldiers from the Israeli Air Force conducted successful interceptions of targets at various heights and ranges,” the Israel Defense … Read More