Soldiers Take on Tefillin in Merit of the Three Teens

Lavi Battalion combat soldiers take on the commandment of wearing phylacteries daily for the merit of the souls of Eyal, Naftali and Gilad.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 7/2/2014, 1:07 PM

IDF Combat Motivation Steady at 74.7%

Army releases statistics as it prepares to draft March 2014 enlistees and grapples with issues of equality.Gil Ronen, 3/8/2014, 8:36 PM

Bill to Expunge Soldiers' Juvenile Records Passes Preliminaries

Approved in preliminary hearing: bill to wipe clean soldiers' juvenile records, allow vets to be armed while serving in security positions.Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 6:00 PM

Bill to Erase Combat Vets' Juvenile Record

Youths from troubled background who serve as combat soldiers deserve a clean slate, says bill's initiator.Gil Ronen, 11/21/2013, 5:56 PM

Twice as Many Officers from Premilitary Academies

Premilitary ‘mechina’ programs produce two times as many IDF officers.Maayana Miskin, 5/26/2013, 3:15 PM

Armless Combat Soldier Provides Inspirational Message

One of the participants at the AIPAC conference was Izzy Ezagui, a combat soldier who lost his arm in a mortar shell explosion.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/8/2013, 10:15 PM

Woman Combat Officer Finishes ‘Beret March’ while Pregnant

Women combat officers are common in the IDF, but one commander went one better – training soldiers while eight months pregnant. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/12/2012, 5:58 PM

‘Physically Fit’ to Carry 130 Medals and Trophies

IDF physical fitness officer Captain Ishta is in great shape. While combat soldiers are decorated with a few medals, he has 100.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/11/2012, 6:33 PM

Watch IDF Elite Combat Troops in Training

An IDF video gives a rare glimpse into tough training by crack “Egoz” combat soldiers, lugging and firing the Israeli-made “Tabor” rifle.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/26/2012, 10:12 AM