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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.

Would-be Palestinian attacker shot dead in West Bank

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A would-be Palestinian attacker was shot dead Wednesday morning during an attempted stabbing near Huwara in the West Bank. The man was shot by two armed Israeli civilians, including his target. The attacker was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in critical condition and died shortly afterwards. No one else was harmed in the … Read More

IDF, US wrap up air defense exercise; THAAD anti-missile system to leave Israel

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces and American military on Sunday completed a four-week air defense exercise that saw the deployment of the United States’ most advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time. On March 4, the US European Command (US EUCOM) deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, along with approximately … Read More

IDF readies for massive weekend protests along Gaza Border

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Israeli military said Thursday it is readying for protests along the Gaza border planned for Saturday, Palestinians’ Land Day, and a possible outbreak of violence. The date also marks a year since the start of weekly violent protests along the Israel-Gaza border, known as the March of Return, which at times have escalated into … Read More

IDF strikes Gazans launching airborne arson devices into Israel, injuring 4

Thursday, March 28, 2019

An Israeli drone fired at a group of Palestinians launching balloon-borne incendiary devices into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, injuring four of them, according to local media reports. The Israel Defense Forces later confirmed the strike. “A short while ago, an IDF aircraft attacked a group of terrorists who were launching incendiary … Read More

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