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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.

Israel’s national security adviser to meet with Bolton for Iran talks

Monday, April 15, 2019

National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat will meet with his US counterpart John Bolton on Monday in Washington to discuss Iran and “other destabilizing actors.” Bolton tweeted Sunday that he and Ben-Shabbat will discuss their “shared commitment to countering Iranian malign activity & other destabilizing actors in the Middle East and around the world.” The … Read More

IDF completes large-scale drill to improve readiness for war

Friday, April 12, 2019

Israel’s military completed a large-scale divisional exercise in the North on Friday to improve its readiness for war, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced. The two-week long drill saw troops and reservists from all levels of the 36th Armor Division, also known as the Ga’ash (“Rage) Formation, train on combat scenarios in complex and urban areas. … Read More

Israel jails French consulate worker for Gaza gun smuggling

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Beersheba District Court on Monday sentenced a former French consulate worker to seven years in prison for smuggling guns from the Gaza Strip after a plea bargain. Romain Franck, who worked as a driver for the consulate, went on trial after being accused of exploiting reduced security checks for diplomats to smuggle 70 pistols … Read More

Israel Apartheid Week flyer at Columbia U. depicts IDF soldier with horns

Friday, April 5, 2019

Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University is calling on the public to reach out to the office of the president of Columbia University and take a stance against what the organization is calling “blatant antisemitism from the dark ages of Europe” on campus. Earlier this week, Students for Justice in Palestine, Columbia University Apartheid Divest … Read More

Satellite images show site in Aleppo allegedly struck by Israel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) on Thursday show the destruction of an industrial zone in Aleppo in northern Syria allegedly struck by Israel in late March. The images show destruction to two structures, a hanger and a building, in the north-western part of the Sheikh Najjar industrial area, both … Read More

Inside the 37-year search for IDF soldier Zachary Baumel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Over the course of nearly 37 years, Israeli intelligence officers searched for the remains of fallen tank commander Zachary Baumel, who went missing in the 1982 Battle of Sultan Yacoub against the Syrian army in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. This week, nearly four decades later, Sgt. First-Class Baumel’s body was returned to Israel and will be … Read More

Would-be Palestinian attacker shot dead in West Bank

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A would-be Palestinian attacker was shot dead Wednesday morning during an attempted stabbing near Huwara in the West Bank. The man was shot by two armed Israeli civilians, including his target. The attacker was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in critical condition and died shortly afterwards. No one else was harmed in the … Read More

IDF, US wrap up air defense exercise; THAAD anti-missile system to leave Israel

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces and American military on Sunday completed a four-week air defense exercise that saw the deployment of the United States’ most advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time. On March 4, the US European Command (US EUCOM) deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, along with approximately … Read More

IDF readies for massive weekend protests along Gaza Border

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Israeli military said Thursday it is readying for protests along the Gaza border planned for Saturday, Palestinians’ Land Day, and a possible outbreak of violence. The date also marks a year since the start of weekly violent protests along the Israel-Gaza border, known as the March of Return, which at times have escalated into … Read More

IDF strikes Gazans launching airborne arson devices into Israel, injuring 4

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An Israeli drone fired at a group of Palestinians launching balloon-borne incendiary devices into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, injuring four of them, according to local media reports. The Israel Defense Forces later confirmed the strike. “A short while ago, an IDF aircraft attacked a group of terrorists who were launching incendiary … Read More