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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.

Arrow 3 test: Those in charge of Israel’s security are ‘wide awake’

Friday, August 2, 2019

High above the clear blue skies of the Alaskan horizon this week, bright flashes of light and a rumbling sound disturbed the serenity. The conflict between Israel and Iran reaches far and wide. The pristine calm was the unlikely setting for a test of Israel’s explosive safety net intercepting mock Iranian ballistic missiles. Israel’s successful … Read More

IDF drilling on evacuating communities close to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The IDF has drilled on evacuating communities along the Gaza border, and for the first time, evacuating communities close to the Egyptian border during a large-scale military exercise in southern Israel. According to reports, the communities which were simulated to be evacuated during the drill included Shlomit, Yated, Avshalom, Yevul, Holit, Bnei Netzarim and Naveh … Read More

Israel said to hit Iranian sites in Iraq, expanding strikes on missile shipments

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Israel has expanded its operations against Iranian targets to Iraq, where Air Force jets have struck twice in ten days, a report said Tuesday morning. Israel commonly conducts strikes in Syrian territory, targeting Iranian missile shipments meant for Lebanese terror group Hezbollah to use against the Jewish state, but strikes in Iraq by Israel have … Read More

Israeli defense firms team up with Lockheed Martin to enter US market

Friday, July 12, 2019

    IAI-Elta is offering its radar to the U.S. Army’s Patriot system; Rafael is marketing its advanced SPICE guidance kits to the U.S. military. (July 10, 2019 / JNS) Israeli defense firms have teamed up with U.S. giant defense company Lockheed Martin to market advanced military technology to the American military market. The partnerships … Read More

15 killed in Israeli strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria

Monday, July 1, 2019

(July 1, 2019 / JNS) Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in Syria early Monday morning, killing at least nine Syrian and Iranian military personnel and at least six civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Reports indicated tens of wounded. Israeli jets and naval gunships targeted at least ten sites around Homs … Read More

Israel, US and UK conduct first joint F-35 exercise

Thursday, June 27, 2019

(June 27, 2019 / JNS) Israeli F-35 fighter jets participated this week in an international exercise alongside F-35s from the United States and United Kingdom, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Wednesday. The exercise, the first of its kind, was dubbed “Tri-Lightning” (a reference to the aircraft’s official designation: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II) and … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel used cyber intel. to thwart around 50 ISIS terror attacks

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  Israel has used its cyber intelligence capabilities to thwart around 50 ISIS terror attacks worldwide, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the Cyber Week Tel Aviv University Conference on Wednesday. While Israel previously disclosed that it had provided the intelligence to thwart an ISIS plot to bomb a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, … Read More

More fires on Gaza border ahead of expected unrest during Bahrain summit

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Israel’s Gaza border region saw continued fires on Monday, most of them suspected to have started following launches of incendiary balloons.  Just a day away from the US-led Bahrain economic summit, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party Fatah made calls for mass demonstration to protest the event which which will focus on economic incentives for the … Read More