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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 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

Lebanese media: Israeli Air Force destroys own spying device north of border

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

An Israeli aircraft on Monday struck and destroyed a spying device in Lebanese territory, a local media outlet with ties to the Hezbollah terror group reported. According to the report in al-Mayadeen the Israeli device was bombed between Nmairiyeh and Zefta in the south of the country. It said security forces were working to locate … Read More

Israel destroys Syrian missile launcher on border after it fires on Israeli jet

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli military fired on and destroyed a Syrian missile launcher after Syria fired a missile on an Israeli military jet on a routine flight in Israeli airspace on its northern border. The Syrian anti-aircraft missile fired on Monday missed the Israeli jet and fell back in Syrian territory. The IDF said … Read More

Israel commemorates 23,741 fallen soldiers, 3,150 terror victims

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Israelis will pay tribute to the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, bowing their heads for a minute of silence as sirens will sound around the country, kicking off Memorial Day. In all, 95 new names were added over the past year to the roster of 23,741 soldiers who died … Read More

IDF chief: Israel destroyed hundreds of ‘terror targets’ in Gaza

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said Monday that the Israeli military destroyed “hundreds of military targets” in the Gaza Strip during two days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian terror groups. “The terrorist army operating in the Gaza Strip, hiding among its own citizens, did not predict the strength of the IDF … Read More

Israel names four victims of weekend rocket attacks

Monday, May 6, 2019

The latest confrontation with Hamas in which almost 700 rockets were fired from the Gaza strip to Israeli territory claimed the lives of four Israeli citizens. On Saturday night, Moshe Agadi, a father of four, was killed when a rocket struck his home in Ashkelon when he went out to smoke a cigarette. He was … Read More