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