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Beware: False 'IDF Home Front' Whatsapp Messages

The IDF Home Front says Whatsapp messages telling citizens to replace gas masks are fake.Arutz Sheva staff, 7/21/2015, 10:03 AM

Ya'alon: Returning Goldin and Shaul 'Top Priority'

Ya'alon stresses importance of returning soldiers killed in Gaza Op, but denies issue's connection to German Foreign Minister's visit.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 6/1/2015, 7:01 PM

This Week: War Preparedness Drill Across Israel

Multi-organizational drill for both IDF and civilians will see sirens blasted, increase in military traffic for five-day period.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2015, 8:22 AM

IDF to Sink $25M into New Rocket Alert System

New app in the works which pinpoints rocket trajectory; source says civilian safety is top priority against possible Hezbollah threat.Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2015, 8:00 PM

IDF Hezbollah War Scenario: 1,500 Missiles Per Day

Army updates estimates for damages in possible northern war, expects dozens or hundreds of lives lost per day.Gil Ronen, 4/1/2015, 9:51 AM

IDF to Shorten Warning Times for Incoming Rockets

15 seconds is not enough: Gaza Belt residents will now be instructed to live in - or next to - shelters during future wars.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2015, 11:42 AM

Hamas Launches Massive Rocket Barrage on Israel

Hamas claims missile shower on major Israeli cities; Home Front Command orders public bomb shelters opened.Ari Soffer and Netanel Katz, 8/19/2014, 11:40 PM

HFC Call Center Saves Lives By Phone

Hundreds of Israelis call the HFC every day, as rocket rains down on their communities. But how do soldiers help Israelis cope?Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 7/29/2014, 2:35 PM

Home Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines

Large gatherings, school activities banned in regions close to Gaza as Hamas continues to rain rockets on Israeli civilians.Tova Dvorin, 7/18/2014, 12:11 PM

Homefront Ministry Director Resigns

The ministry 'does not have a leg to stand on,' fumes Major General (res.) Dan Ronen.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2014, 4:04 PM

'Samaria is Key to Keeping Israelis Safe'

Ministers and regional officials dedicate evacuation shelter in Samaria as part of long-term plan to use area as 'safe haven' for Israelis.Tova Dvorin , 3/4/2014, 2:12 AM

Defense Drill in Israeli Schools Monday

Siren to sound at 10:05 am to begin the national defense drill; exercises, simulations to be held.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 1:04 PM

1600 Schools at Risk from Earthquakes

Home Front Command states Monday that over 1600 Israeli schools, millions of citizens would be in immediate danger from another earthquake.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2014, 10:35 PM

Defense, Home Front Ministries Clash

Home Front Minister Gilad Erdan demands control of IDF Home Front Command in continued fallout from snow devastation.Gil Ronen, 12/25/2013, 3:55 PM

MK Slams Gov't 'Failure' Over Snowstorm

At Knesset hearing evaluating government aid during the storm, MK Moti Yogev rips into decentralization of rescue efforts by the state.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 4:06 PM

Home Front Command to Stop Producing Gas Masks

Senior official says budget for masks, which were distributed in a nationwide program earlier this year, will be evaluated in 6 months.Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2013, 4:02 PM

IDF Rescuers Leave for Philippines

A delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine has left for the Philippines to assist in the wake of the typhoon.Elad Benari, 11/11/2013, 4:43 AM

Erdan: Hezbollah Has New Rockets, but Same Goal

Israel’s enemies now aim to instill fear and chaos rather than to conquer land. Israel’s job is to stop them, minister says.Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 10:37 AM

Gantz: Homefront Makes Battlefront Possible

Gantz praises the soldiers who assist civilians while others are sent to battle. ‘You make their mission possible.’Maayana Miskin, 10/9/2013, 1:42 AM

Erdan: Nobody is Ready for Everything

Minister of Home Front Defense says a constant state of "preparedness" is not always worth it; defends limited gas mask distribution.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 11:37 AM

Gantz: We're Prepared for Any Scenario

IDF Chief of Staff encourages Israelis to go about their daily routine, even as a possible Western strike in Syria looms.Elad Benari, 8/30/2013, 6:29 AM

'HFC Prepared for Any Scenario'

"We are working to issue an efficient, reliable and focused warning" in case of any attack, says Home Front Command.Elad Benari, 8/30/2013, 3:13 AM

Cabinet Issues 'Limited' Call-Up of IDF Reserves

Limited call-up to include Home Front and Air Force reservists, despite "low" likelihood of a Syrian strike on Israel.Ari Soffer, 8/28/2013, 5:59 PM

Rush for Gas Masks at Distribution Centers

IDF pleased with public alertness but concerned masks will run out soon.Gil Ronen, 8/28/2013, 12:09 PM

Erdan Denies New ‘Gas Mask Tax’

Minister says there won't be a new tax to cover the 300 million cost of gas masks. 40% still without protection.Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2013, 5:44 PM

TA Carnival to "Sweeten" Chemical Attack Drill

As IDF nervously monitors events in the north and south, Home Front conducts drill to prepare for the worstChana Ya'ar, 7/24/2013, 5:18 PM

A Visit to MDA's Sheltered War Room

Arutz Sheva TV visits the emergency control room of Magen David Adom (Israel's national "Red Cross") during the nationwide home front drill.Yoni Kempinski, 5/29/2013, 12:08 PM

Home Front Soldiers Devote Day to Seniors

130 soldiers volunteer for a morning of talk, manicure, Facebook and play in the Sephardic Old Age Home in Haifa.Gil Ronen, 3/5/2013, 1:36 PM

Missile Attack Simulation in All Israeli Schools

The Home Front Command and Education Ministry are carrying out a simulation of a missile attack in all of the nation’s schools.Chana Ya'ar, 2/14/2013, 9:36 AM

Rocket Preparedness Drill to be Held in Schools

Israeli children will practice moving briskly to their “safe spaces,” getting to a shelter and hiding from rockets on Thursday.Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2013, 4:36 PM

Home Front Command Drills for Southern Israel

It’s that time of year again, when Home Front Command begins drilling Israelis on what to do in case of a sudden military attack. Chana Ya'ar, 2/13/2013, 11:15 AM

Cabinet to Deal with Security

On the agenda for Israel's government Sunday were issues of security on the home front, and looking ahead to the future in Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 12/23/2012, 12:37 PM

Southern Israel's Schools to Remain Closed

Despite the ceasefire, the Home Front Command instructs schools in southern Israel to remain closed on Thursday.Elad Benari, 11/22/2012, 3:12 AM

Updated Home Front Instructions for Israelis

Home Front Command issues updated instructions to Israeli citizens residing at a distance of up to 40 kilometers from Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/19/2012, 5:13 AM

Gaza Belt Children Will Go Back to School

Home Front Command announces that schools in the Gaza belt will operate as usual on Tuesday...if terrorists stop firing rockets.Elad Benari, 11/13/2012, 1:13 AM

IDF Sends Rescue Team to Ghana

The IDF's Home Front Command sent a rescue team Thursday morning to Accra, Ghana following the collapse of a six-story mall.Chana Ya'ar, 11/8/2012, 2:40 PM

IDF Drill Included Tsunami, Demolished School

The scenario simulated a strong earthquake in Eilat and a second quake in northern Israel, 2,600 casualties.Yoni Kempinski & Gil Ronen, 10/21/2012, 11:09 PM

Home Front Earthquake Drill Next Week

Home Front is planning a huge earthquake drill that assumes mass casualties of 7,000 dead, 70,000 wounded.Scott Krane, 10/11/2012, 7:32 PM

Video: 'Israel Won’t Let Iran Be a Threat'

“The era of killing Israelis because they are Jews is over,” says Home Front Minister. “For first time, Israel’s existence is threatened.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/19/2012, 4:11 PM

Samaria Ready for Wartime Evacuees

Samaria is prepared to play its role in case of war, by taking in tens of thousands of civilians. Maayana Miskin, 8/18/2012, 9:47 PM

Warning for Dichter: Home Front Not Ready

Former general warns response system lacks coordination, says lessons have not been learned.Maayana Miskin, 8/17/2012, 11:56 AM

Dichter Will Give More Support for Iran Strike

Avi Dichter's appointment as Minister of Home Front Defense was aimed at giving Netanyahu additional support for a military strike in Iran.Elad Benari, 8/15/2012, 6:10 AM

Dichter to Resign from Knesset, Replace Vilnai

In a surprise late night move, MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) agrees to resign from the Knesset and then be appointed Home Front Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 2:51 AM

Dayan's Nephew Leading Candidate to Replace Vilnai

Former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's nephew, Uzi Dayan, may be Israel's next Home Front Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 1:10 AM

No One Wants to be Home Front Minister

War is looming and the post of Minister of Home Front Defense is free. There are no takers.Gil Ronen, 8/13/2012, 10:32 AM

Home Front Command to Test SMS Warning System

The Home Front Command is testing Israel's nationwide text message alert system this week.Chana Ya'ar, 8/12/2012, 10:51 AM

New Home Front Campaign Focuses on Earthquakes

Home Front Command launches new campaign aimed at informing Israelis about earthquake preparedness.Elad Benari, 7/2/2012, 6:56 AM

Gaza Belt: No Open-Air Gatherings Allowed

Home Front Command issues instructions for people living within 15 km. of terror haven.Gil Ronen, 6/20/2012, 10:25 PM

Government Begins Fortifying Gaza Belt Schools

The government has begun construction to fortify all schools located in the area located seven to 15 kilometers from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2012, 12:14 PM

US Homeland Security Chief in Israel

US Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano signed the Global Entry "trusted traveler program" with Israeli officials Sunday in Jerusalem. Chana Ya'ar, 5/21/2012, 11:28 PM

4th Home Front Search and Rescue Battalion Created

Force will respond to non-conventional attacks, large-scale rescue events and other extreme situations.Gil Ronen, 3/27/2012, 4:58 PM

Rocket Protection System to be Deployed in Center

The IDF plans to deploy a battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system in the Dan area in the coming days.David Lev, 2/19/2012, 8:44 PM

Report: Israel's Homefront Not Prepared for War

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss issued a report saying Israel's security officials did not learn from the 2006 Lebanon WarGavriel Queenan, 12/20/2011, 8:21 PM

Home Front Command Drill Panics Students

A Home Front Command drill testing air raid sirens in the north on Thursday panicked students who were unaware the test was taking place.Chana Ya'ar, 12/8/2011, 11:45 AM

Home Front Command Prepares for Emergency

Home Front Command holds drill in the Gush Dan area. "It's not related to the reports on Iran."Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/4/2011, 5:17 AM

Military Drill Launched in Central Region

Residents in the central region who hear explosions and air raid sirens Thursday should know they come from a military drill, not an attack.Chana Ya'ar, 11/3/2011, 10:28 AM