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Israel’s 2007 Strike On Syrian Reactor Shows No Tolerance For Existential Threats: IDF Chief

April 1, 2018

The message from the strike on the Syrian nuclear reactor is clear: Israel will not tolerate existential threats, said Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Wednesday, after the Israeli military confirmed it carried out the 2007 airstrike that destroyed a nuclear reactor being built in eastern Syria. Although … […]

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Israel Strikes Hamas Terror Targets in the Southern Gaza Strip

IAF jets attacked a series of Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip overnight between Saturday and Sunday after four Palestinians from the Strip infiltrated Israeli territory and tried to damage IDF equipment being used to construct an underground barrier to block cross-border tunnels. The military said in a statement that the incident began after … […]

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Hoping For the Best, Preparing For the Worst: IDF Faces Prospect of War in the North

March 7, 2018

Israel’s goal of peaceful co-existence with its surrounding neighbors has not prevented the IDF from taking the necessary steps to prepare for a potential war. Tensions have been rising on Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon over the past few weeks. On February 10, the IDF shot down an Iranian drone, which had entered … […]

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Tragedy Narrowly Averted: IDF Defuses Bomb on Gaza Fence

March 2, 2018

A tragedy was narrowly averted when IDF sappers neutralized an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been set on the border fence with Gaza almost three weeks ago by Palestinian rioters. “Earlier this morning, IDF soldiers neutralized an IED on the security fence in southern Gaza. It was set up to harm IDF soldiers stationed near … […]

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Setting The Way For Israel’s Christian-Arab Soldiers

March 1, 2018

Growing up in Kafr Yasif, a mixed Christian-Muslim Arab town in northern Israel, Samur Geris never imagined himself serving in the Israel Defense Forces. It was only when his best friend, a member of the Druze minority in the town, began his enrollment during their last year of high school, that the thought even crossed … […]

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IDF Joins Jerusalem Authorities to Combat Terrorism

February 5, 2018

In a move meant to stem the tide of Palestinian terrorists crossing illegally into Israel, especially in areas of Jerusalem where the Israel Defense Force (IDF) lacks a presence, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot approved a plan to increase cooperation between local security officials and the IDF. The move is meant to improve … […]

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Israeli Prime Minister’s Son Avner Netanyahu Completes Army Service

December 4, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s younger son Avner Netanyahu finished his mandatory Israel Defense Force (IDF) service last week. Avner served in the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps. “We are proud of you and love you and we share the excitement of all Israeli parents who go through this wonderful experience,” said the prime minister on … […]

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November 29, 2017

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) along with the security forces of the Biblical city of Beit El and Border Police officers on Monday foiled a terror attack planned on the city. The terrorist was caught through their joint efforts. “Army intelligence discovered the plot because the […]

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IDF Soldiers Petition Chief to Restore Army Bible Studies

November 19, 2017

Following the cancellation of a weekly Bible study class in October, over 800 Israel Defense Forces soldiers have signed a petition imploring IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot to reinstate the lessons. The popular class was canceled by General Aharon Haliva, commander of the IDF’s Technological and Logistics Directorate, without an explanation. General Haliva is … […]

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The Controversy Continues: Should There Be Female IDF Combat Soldiers?

November 7, 2017

Though Israel accepted the Equality Amendment to the Defense Services Law in 2000, which states that acceptance to Israel Defense Force (IDF) combat units must be based on ability rather than gender, nearly two decades later, controversy still exists whether female combat soldiers are beneficial both to the state of Israel as well as to … […]

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