Emergency hotline for non-medical issues: 104

DM Bennett announces establishment of hotline to address civil issues created as a result of the coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2020, 1:26 PM

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack

Israel's schools practice response to missile attack during Tuesday morning recessA7 Staff, 3/3/2020, 11:32 AM

Home Front Command: Cyber-terror the greatest threat since 1948

Commander of Home Front Command warns Israeli ability to respond militarily could be paralyzed by cyber-attacks which freeze entire cities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2020, 4:07 PM

Schools to open as usual in central Israel

Home Front Command and Ministry of Education announce that schools in Gush Dan and central Israel will be open on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019, 11:48 PM

'Preparing for every possibility'

Local leaders in northern Israel meet top IDF commanders to discuss security situation, possible responsesArutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2019, 9:10 PM

Israel's air raid sirens become city-specific

Home Front Command switches from regional alerts to locality-specific alerts, lowering number of irrelevant sirens Israelis hear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2019, 2:10 PM

IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system

In the past year alone, the IDF's cyber defense battalion thwarted some 130 attacks, most by Iran, on military infrastructure and equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 10:20 AM

Watch: National Rescue Unit joins international community

National Rescue Unit completes 'INSARAG' test, joining a prestigious international community of rescue units from around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2018, 9:20 PM

'In next war they won't be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv'

Home Front Commander on challenges facing Israel: 'Possibility of fronts in both north and south - we're aware of coordination attempts.'Rafael Levy, 11/28/2018, 3:38 PM

Life returns to normal?

Home Front Command cancels emergency orders for Gaza periphery after five hours of calm following nearly 500 rocket strikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2018, 10:08 PM

Home Front Command publishes new guidelines

IDF warns southern residents to stay in protected areas as Hamas launches 100 rockets at Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2018, 5:56 PM

Gaza envelope to resume normal routine

Following assessment, Home Front Command lifts the restrictions that were imposed on the Gaza envelope.Elad Benari, 10/18/2018, 5:55 AM

'No reason to fear entering Gaza'

Former head of Home Front Command: 'If Hamas continues to escalate, it will find the IDF inside Gaza. Summer is a great time for us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 8:22 AM

The IDF prepares for all out war

IDF finishes week-long training exercises simulating multi-front war with three simultaneous drills.Tzvi Lev, 3/15/2018, 10:13 PM

Israel begins nation-wide emergency preparedness exercises

IDF facilities around the country to hold emergency preparedness drills, civilians to practice fleeing to safe spaces during alarms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2018, 5:15 PM

Lighting up the world with inclusion

IDF commanders attend swearing-in ceremony for 12 soldiers with disabilities joining the Home Front Command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2017, 12:37 PM

Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

Israel's government fortifies dozens of schools and preschools against Hamas rockets.Kobi Finkler, 7/12/2017, 12:21 PM

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

State Comptroller says he'll check likelihood and preparedness of home front for chemical attack, will list ways to protect home front more.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2017, 1:43 PM

Home Front Command exercises are 'critical'

Police, ambulance, and fire crews take part in Home Front Command preparedness drill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2017, 7:02 PM

What will Israel's next war look like?

Could Israel be facing multi-front war with hundreds of thousands of rockets targeting Israeli cities? IDF presents war scenario to cabinet.Uzi Baruch, 9/15/2016, 5:17 PM

Gaza Belt residents now have 15 sec before rockets

Dramatic upgrade to Code Red siren system to save lives, Army Radio reports.Tova Dvorin, 4/11/2016, 9:48 AM

Air raid sirens sound throughout Israel

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.Gil Ronen, 2/15/2016, 10:14 AM

Hundreds of Thousands Called Up for IDF Drill

Exercise simulates an emergency callup of reservists, and will continue until Wednesday.Kobi Finkler, 7/27/2015, 10:24 AM

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