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.

Yom Hazikron

What is Yom HaZikaron and how does Israel observe it

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Yom HaZikaron is the day of national remembrance in Israel to commemorate all the soldiers and people who lost their lives during the struggle to defend the State of Israel. On this day we mourn and remember our fallen soldiers and all lives lost by terror. Yom HaZikaron, which goes by the Jewish calendar, begins … Read More

IDF: Palestinians who breached fence planted explosives

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Israeli army revealed that three Palestinians who entered Israeli territory on Sunday had planted two improvised explosive devices along the Gaza security fence. Earlier, soldiers monitoring closed circuit cameras spotted the three men as they broke through the border, and then later crossed back into Gaza, the army said. An IDF tank opened fire … Read More


Israeli Military Set for Mammoth Task of Prepping for Passover

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Despite its many round-the-clock security missions, the Israel Defense Forces believes that bringing the holiday spirit to its personnel is an imperative. As Passover approaches, those serving in combat and combat-support roles in the military — as well as a brigade rabbi — told JNS about how they celebrate while in military service. Sgt. Shir Zandberg, an Operations Sergeant … Read More

How Debriefing Like The Israeli Air Force Can Help Your Business

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This February an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during a raid, the first time that an Israeli Air Force fighter jet has been downed in combat since 1982. The Israeli pilots bailed out of the plane, which crashed into a field in northern Israel. Just a few days later, the results of … Read More

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