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Bedouin Recruitment to IDF Increases in 2017

The IDF is hoping to increase recruits by another 50 percent in 2018, with 600 new recruits in the coming year.

Arab Rioter Shot After Attacking IDF Soldiers on Patrol in Samaria

The injured attacker was evacuated from the scene by the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service, which said that he subsequently died of his wounds.

Special Needs Soldiers Marching On In IDF

Soldiers with Asperger syndrome or autism are also used in some of the IDF’s most secret units for technological development.

Future Quiet in Gaza Depends on Gaza, Netanyahu Tells Graduating IAF Pilots

"We are an island in a very stormy sea," Netanyahu told the new IAF fighter pilots.

President Rivlin Rejects Azaria’s Pardon Saying It Would Degrade IDF’s Resilience

The values of the Israel Defense Forces, and among them the Purity of our Weapons, are the core foundation of the strength of the Israel Defense Forces.

Soon – First Female IDF Tank Commanders

In view of the success of the female fighters in the training course so far, it appears that the integration of female combatants in tank units will eventually be accomplished.

Knesset Committee Assigns Full IDF Reserves Status to Local Rapid Response Teams

The change would also allow members of local counter-terrorist rapid response teams to enjoy the rights of regular reservists in terms of wages, benefits, and recognition as disabled or fallen IDF soldiers.

Chicago Founder of Scholarships for IDF Veterans Meets 1,500 New Students

Buffalo Grove founder Albert Frank met some 1,500 Israeli veterans whose educations are being sponsored by scholarship program he founded.

IDF Raids, Shuts Down 8 PA Media Outlets, One during Live Show

One outlet, Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV, a satellite channel broadcasting on Arab satellite Nilesat and Arabsat, was raided and shut down while a live show was in progress.

IAF Jets Destroy Syrian Missile Battery

The attack was a response to anti-aircraft fire aimed at IAF planes on a routine photographic mission flight over Lebanon.

IDF Decides Female Combat Soldiers Won’t Cross the Border

"A mixed-gender battalion won’t need to storm a machine gun nest with heavy weapons."

IDF Soldier Dies After Collapse in Military Prison 4

The soldier was admitted to the hospital in critical condition after her collapse.

IDF Steps Up Bedouin Recruitment Efforts

The number of Bedouins volunteering for IDF service currently stands at around 450 per year.

Netanyahu Apologizes for ‘Regrettable Mistake’ at Yom Kippur War Memorial Ceremony

“The government that sent our sons to this war should be expected to send a minister to the ceremony,” said Eli Ben-Shalom, chairman of Yad L’Banim.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Urges ‘Non-Zionist Jews’ to Flee Israel

“Netanyahu and his government do not know how the war will end if they start one."

Afirmative Action: New Habayit Hayehudi Bill Gives Reservists Preference in Civil Service Hiring

'A person who serves the state and sacrifices his comfort for her sake must be awarded a significant advantage.'

Former IDF Soldier Elor Azaria’s Sentence Slashed by 4 Months

IDF Chief of Staff: “I found it appropriate to weigh considerations of kindness and mercy, taking into account his past as a combat soldier in the operational arena.”

IDF Chief: Nasrallah a Legitimate Target for Elimination

"We have a common goal – to prevent Iran from becoming a regional North Korea. It is an effort by the State of Israel, by the moderate Sunni states in the Middle East, and by the entire world."

Report: US National Security Adviser McMaster Clashed With Israel Over Hezbollah

McMaster coyly dodged reporters’ questions on whether he believes the Western Wall is located in Israel, prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the Jewish State.

Jewish Billionaire Donates ‘Twice Chai’ Millions to Help Houston

In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Report: Israel Supports Syrian Civilians to the Tune of $32 Million Annually

The Syrians are instructed to collect every last stitch of equipment waiting on the Israeli border, to prevent terrorists from taking advantage of this good will to place explosive charges inside remnant objects on the ground.

233 North American Olim including 70 Future Soldiers Arrive Tuesday

The brand-new Olim hail from 19 US states and two Canadian provinces, including 20 families, 64 children, six sets of twins and 26 medical professionals.

IAF Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin Assumes Command

"The Israeli Air Force gives the IDF unprecedented strength. Our enemies cannot imagine its quality and scope."

Amikam Norkin Appointed Israel Air Force Commander

The IDF Chief of Staff said Norkin was a natural choice for the position after “years of excellence.”

180 Jewish Fathers Follow in their Wives’ Footsteps to Israel

The trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.

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