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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.

Did Israel use the supersonic Rampage to strike Iranian targets in Syria?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported. Israel allegedly struck a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in a Syrian base in Masyaf on Saturday. Satellite images released by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat … Read More

IDF general: Hezbollah still planning Galilee invasion, despite anti-tunnel op

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The new commander of the IDF’s Ground Forces said Thursday the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah was still planning to carry out a surprise invasion of northern Israel, despite the recent Israeli operation to uncover and destroy an extensive network of cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iran-backed militia. Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick was tapped to … Read More

IDF colonel critically injured in Gaza War to light Independence Day torch

Thursday, April 18, 2019

An IDF colonel critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 will light the IDF’s torch at the 71st Independence Day celebrations. Col. Shai Siman-Tov was the deputy commander of the Golani’s 12th battalion during the IDF’s last war in the Gaza Strip and was critically injured during an infamous battle in Shejaia with Hamas, … Read More

IDF shoots down targets in test of Patriot, Iron Dome air defense systems

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Israeli Air Force conducted successful live-fire tests of its Patriot and Iron Dome missile defense systems on Tuesday, the military said. The exercise had been subjected to the military censor until Wednesday evening. “Air defense soldiers from the Israeli Air Force conducted successful interceptions of targets at various heights and ranges,” the Israel Defense … Read More

Israel’s national security adviser to meet with Bolton for Iran talks

Monday, April 15, 2019

National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat will meet with his US counterpart John Bolton on Monday in Washington to discuss Iran and “other destabilizing actors.” Bolton tweeted Sunday that he and Ben-Shabbat will discuss their “shared commitment to countering Iranian malign activity & other destabilizing actors in the Middle East and around the world.” The … Read More

IDF completes large-scale drill to improve readiness for war

Friday, April 12, 2019

Israel’s military completed a large-scale divisional exercise in the North on Friday to improve its readiness for war, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced. The two-week long drill saw troops and reservists from all levels of the 36th Armor Division, also known as the Ga’ash (“Rage) Formation, train on combat scenarios in complex and urban areas. … Read More

Israel jails French consulate worker for Gaza gun smuggling

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Beersheba District Court on Monday sentenced a former French consulate worker to seven years in prison for smuggling guns from the Gaza Strip after a plea bargain. Romain Franck, who worked as a driver for the consulate, went on trial after being accused of exploiting reduced security checks for diplomats to smuggle 70 pistols … Read More

Israel Apartheid Week flyer at Columbia U. depicts IDF soldier with horns

Friday, April 5, 2019

Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University is calling on the public to reach out to the office of the president of Columbia University and take a stance against what the organization is calling “blatant antisemitism from the dark ages of Europe” on campus. Earlier this week, Students for Justice in Palestine, Columbia University Apartheid Divest … Read More

Satellite images show site in Aleppo allegedly struck by Israel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) on Thursday show the destruction of an industrial zone in Aleppo in northern Syria allegedly struck by Israel in late March. The images show destruction to two structures, a hanger and a building, in the north-western part of the Sheikh Najjar industrial area, both … Read More

Inside the 37-year search for IDF soldier Zachary Baumel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Over the course of nearly 37 years, Israeli intelligence officers searched for the remains of fallen tank commander Zachary Baumel, who went missing in the 1982 Battle of Sultan Yacoub against the Syrian army in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. This week, nearly four decades later, Sgt. First-Class Baumel’s body was returned to Israel and will be … Read More