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 Air Force conducts massive drill simulating all-out, multi-front war

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

(June 19, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli Air Force is holding a large-scale, four-day combat exercise simulating simultaneous warfare in Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon and featuring F-35 jet fighters, according to the Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday. The drill focuses on fighting in the country’s north, against Hezbollah and Iranian forces. It will simulate combat … Read More

Israel Air Force holding large-scale drill simulating multi-front war

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Israeli Air Force is holding a week-long large scale drill simulating a multi-front war with all the platforms and squadrons, including for the first time the F-35i Adir stealth fighter jet. The drill, which began on Sunday June 16th, includes all aircraft from combat squadrons, helicopters and transport planes as well as troops from … Read More

IDF braces for violent protests on Gaza border

Friday, June 14, 2019

Israel struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after the launching of a rocket towards Israeli border communities. “The IDF said fighter jets “attacked an underground terrorist infrastructure on a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip. The attack was carried out in response to the … Read More

Israel scrambles jets as drone from Lebanon enters Israeli airspace, turns back

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A small drone penetrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon, the army said, prompting the air force to scramble fighter jets. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the aircraft quickly returned to Lebanese territory. “Moments ago, IDF troops spotted a drone from Lebanese territory that entered the airspace of the State of Israel and … Read More

IDF general: Lebanon to pay heavy price in next Israel-Hezbollah War

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A few hours before a drone infiltrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, the Head of the Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram warned of overt action against Hezbollah if it continues to build up terror infrastructure along the border, and that Lebanon risks paying a heavy price for its cooperation with the Shi’ite terror group. “We will … Read More

Israeli forces thwart Gaza rocket smuggling attempt

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Friday that, in cooperation with the Shin Bet intelligence agency, it thwarted an attempt to smuggle rocket-manufacturing materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip through Egypt’s Sinai coast. According to the statement, the Shin Bet found that the suspects in question were en route to Gaza with prohibited materials … Read More

Army chief says Gaza deal for calm is working, violence along border is down

Friday, June 7, 2019

Israel’s top general said on Friday an unofficial deal with Gazan terrorists for calm along the border was proving effective, but appeared to warn that the army would not let Palestinians launch arson balloons into Israel indefinitely. Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi made the comments to the heads of communities near the … Read More

IDF nabs Palestinian accused of throwing hammer at Israeli car, injuring driver

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man suspected of throwing a hammer at an Israeli car traveling along a central West Bank highway in April, injuring the driver, the army said Thursday. Prosecutors filed a “harsh indictment” against the suspect — Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah — in a military court on Thursday, the Israel Defense … Read More

Israel seals off last Hezbollah terror tunnel, the largest ever discovered

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

(June 4, 2019 / JNS) Israel has sealed off the last of several Hezbollah tunnels discovered six months ago burrowing from Lebanon to northern Israel, according to Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus on Monday. Journalists were shown the entrance to the massive tunnel, which extended some 265 feet—or about 22 stories—below ground, … Read More