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July 23, 2020

Bullets from Egypt  On Tuesday night, an IDF officer was lightly wounded by shrapnel from a shot that was fired from the Egyptian side of the border. The officer was treated on the scene and is stable. Arab media has reported that the shot came during clashes between the Egyptian Army and smugglers, and the … […]

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Inauguration of The 7th Aerial Special Forces Wing

July 14, 2020

This past Sunday, a historic moment occurred in the IDF with the opening of a brand new unit in the Israeli Air Force – The 7th Aerial Special Forces Wing. The new unit will serve the purpose of bringing all of the Air Forces Special Forces Units together in a more centralized unit. Until now, … […]

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The IDF’s Most Daring Mission

The IDF has played a part in many of the most famous and incredible military operations in the history of the world. But perhaps the most incredible mission ever carried out was Operation Entebbe. Watch the IDF’s recent Youtube release telling the story of the historic mission!

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Number of Soldiers with COVID-19 Triple

July 9, 2020

Over the course of the past week, it has been reported that the number of soldiers diagnosed with the coronavirus has tripled. According to Brig.-Gen. Tarif Bader, most of these soldiers are showing minor symptoms or are asymptomatic. This is a positive note as the IDF have most soldiers continue performing their duties, albeit separately. … […]

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Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Officers course

July 2, 2020

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Officers course! They worked hard and they are ready to take on their new leadership roles in the IDF. Without further ado, meet the newest grads! Officer Gilad Rivlin Where do you serve? In the 890th Battalion in the Paratroopers Brigade Where are you from? Givat Zeev What’s … […]

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Operation Dawn on the Hills

June 24, 2020

July 1st, the date set as the earliest Israel can move forward with their plan of annexing parts of the West Bank, is approaching and the country is heating up as the possibility moves closer to a reality. In particular, tensions between Israel and Hamas have escalated to the point where Hamas has resumed their … […]

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Second wave, and its implications for the IDF

As a second wave of COVID-19 begins to take hold of Israel, the IDF is planning to once again add restrictions to soldiers in order to prevent the disease from spreading in the ranks. Soldiers on base have been told to prepare for month-long stays on base, and soldiers on leave are forbidden from attending … […]

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Sad News from the IDF

On Thursday night, IDF soldier Sgt. Adiel Fishler was reported missing by his family, who were expecting him home that night. He had last been seen leaving base with his military-issued M-16. After a wide-scale search, he was discovered in a training area near the Shizafon Base in the Negev.  An investigation surrounding the circumstance … […]

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The Dangers of a Lone Wolf Terrorist

June 18, 2020

With the annexation of Judea and Samaria approaching, concerns have been increasingly raised about the potential wave of lone-wolf terror attacks it may bring. This makes sense – annexation is an incredibly sensitive issue for the Arab population, and on top of that, Israel is annexing the hotbed of lone-wolf terror activity in Israel. Since … […]

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IDF Version of Call of Duty

June 11, 2020

Everyone knows the popular video game “Call of Duty”, but did you know the IDF uses a very similar game to train their soldiers?  Last week, for the first time ever, the Givati Brigade participated in a new training program that uses a very advanced computer simulator to train soldiers for battle in all kinds … […]

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