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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’s Shayetet 13, US Special Forces complete joint exercise – watch

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A joint drill between the IDF’s elite Shayetet 13 navy commandos and US Army Special Forces ended last week, Israel’s military announced on Tuesday. Dubbed “Noble Rose,” the drill simulated various scenarios in which troops had to take over a hijacked ship vessel and extract troops from enemy territory. The exercise was led and commanded … Read More

IDF strikes fresh Hamas targets after 2nd rocket fired from Gaza Strip

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The latest tit-for-tat fighting between Hamas and Israel continued throughout the night Thursday with Israeli planes striking a round of fresh targets in the Gaza Strip belonging to the terror group after a second rocket was fired from the coastal enclave toward Israeli towns. The IDF confirmed that it has struck several “terror bases” in … Read More

Israel bolstering defenses with new wall on Israel-Gaza border

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Over the last 10 days there have been three deadly clashes on the border between the IDF and Palestinians The Israeli military is bolstering its defenses on the Israel-Gaza border with a new addition to its security barrier. Jerusalem is currently developing plans to build a massive wall in the northern section of the Gaza … Read More

IDF thwarts third infiltration attempt from Gaza in a week

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

(August 13, 2019 / JNS) Israeli troops on Monday arrested an armed Palestinian man attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to the IDF. “A short time ago, IDF soldiers arrested a suspect crossing the security fence into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip in the south,” the IDF said in a … Read More

ISRAEL TO BUILD ADDITIONAL WALL WITH GAZA TO PREVENT INFILTRATIONS

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Israel’s defense establishment will begin building an additional wall along the northern part of Gaza border fence to protect communities after three infiltrations along the border in under two weeks. According to a report on Israel’s Channel 12, the Defense Ministry is planning to build a 6 m. (20 feet) high defensive wall inside Israeli … Read More

Israel navy leading large-scale earthquake recovery drill

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The parochet- or “curtain” – that was meant to cover Theodor Herzl’s coffin when he was buried in 1949 in the land of Isrel has been discovered in a Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) warehouse. According to an article published exclusively on Wednesday in the Hebrew daily Israel Hayom, the parochet disappeared in 1949 … Read More

IDF arrests Palestinian men carrying guns into Israel

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Israeli troops on Monday afternoon arrested two Palestinian men who crossed into Israel carrying two handguns and ammunition from the northern West Bank, the soldiers’ commander said. An investigation is underway to determine if they were part of a gun-smuggling operation between Israel and the West Bank or, less likely but still possible, were planning … Read More

US-Israeli missile defense cooperation sends clear message to foes

Monday, August 5, 2019

Israeli and U.S. missile defense agencies just completed, together with their leading defense industries, a successful test of the new Arrow 3 interceptor. While the Israeli Air Force declared the system operational almost a year ago, these tests now serve as a clear indication to enemies — notably Iran — that Israel’s multi-layer missile defense … Read More