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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.

Is the IDF prepared for Palestinian violence this weekend?

Thursday, March 28, 2019

With a violent week behind it, Israel’s security establishment is bracing for thousands of Palestinians to riot across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, marking Land Day and the one year anniversary of The Great Return March demonstrations along the Gaza front. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called on “our Palestinian people in Gaza, the occupied … Read More

Uneasy calm settles on Gaza border region after night of rockets, IDF strikes

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Residents of southern Israel woke to a tense but relatively quiet morning Tuesday, following a night in which over 60 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip and the IDF struck dozens of targets in the Palestinian territory. After firing around 30 rockets and mortar shells at Israel Monday evening, the Hamas terror group said it … Read More

IDF blames Hamas for rocket that hit Israeli home, sends troops to Gaza border

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Israeli military deployed two additional brigades to the Gaza region and called up reservists for air defense units following a rocket attack that struck a home in central Israel, injuring seven people, including two infants. IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis said the rocket was fired from a Hamas launchpad in the southern Gaza town of … Read More

IDF hits more than 100 Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Friday, March 15, 2019

Israeli war planes hit over 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in a night of strikes after two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv for the first time since the 2014 war, the Israel Defense Forces said. The strikes came after an urgent late night consultation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense chiefs … Read More

IDF helicopters pound Hamas positions in response to explosive balloon

Monday, March 4, 2019

IDF attack helicopters hit two positions of the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday in response to an explosive device that was carried into Israel by balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, the army said. It was Israel’s fourth retaliatory airstrike against the terror group in the past three days. On … Read More

Israel’s Secret Founding Fathers

Friday, March 1, 2019

Late on the night of Nov. 11, Hamas soldiers in southern Gaza stopped a van near the town of Khan Yunis. Inside were a group of Arabic-speaking men and women who said they were aid workers. The soldiers were suspicious. When the passengers understood that they couldn’t talk their way out, they dropped the pretense … Read More

IDF arrests 12 suspected terrorists, finds assault rifles

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Two Carlo-type sub-machine guns and a truck were seized during overnight raids conducted by the IDF, Shin Bet (Israeli Security Agency), Border Police and Israel Police in a special joint operation, the IDF Spokespersons Office announced. Twelve wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers were taken into … Read More

Israeli navy to be equipped with worlds most advanced 3D radar

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ELTA Systems was awarded a contract to supply the Israel Navy four of the world’s most advanced radar systems for the new Sa’ar 6 warships, the company announced Tuesday. The ELM-2248 MF-STARs multi-function digital radar systems produced by ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, are based on the latest Active Electronically Scanned Array … Read More

Soldier injured in Gaza clashes identified as Yoadd Zaguri of Los Angeles

Monday, February 18, 2019

An Israeli soldier injured in clashes along the Gaza border was identified on Monday as Yoadd Zaguri, a lone soldier from Los Angeles. Zaguri, an infantryman in the army’s Nahal Brigade, was moderately wounded Sunday after an improvised explosive device was thrown at troops during rioting in northern Gaza. He was hospitalized at Ashkelon’s Barzilai … Read More

Israeli airports fend off 3 million attempted attacks a day, cyber head says

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Israel’s Airports Authority, in charge of the nation’s international and domestic airports and its land border crossings, has to block three million attempts to breach its systems a day, mostly by bots, the head of cyber and information security at the authority, Roee Laufer, said. In an interview with The Times of Israel and other … Read More