10% of IDF recruits foreign-born

The IDF Spokesperson's Office published interesting data about the recruits to infantry units in the coming month.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 9:34 AM

Bill: Heavy punishment for attacking soldiers

Yesh Atid bill seeks to impose 10 year prison sentence on those who assault IDF soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 7:17 PM

Case closed: Breaking the Silence spokesman lied

Anti-IDF spokesman's claim that he had beaten Arab suspect proven false during investigation into the alleged crime.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 5:36 PM

Soldier killed in Galilee traffic accident

Man killed in collision with truck was IDF soldier. Severely injured companion was officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 8:30 PM

IDF mission receives global support

IDF 'Special in Uniform' which allows teens with special needs to serve and integrate into Israel's social fabric wows supporters worldwide.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 4:01 PM

Iron Dome battery placed near Tel Aviv

Dan region one of the regions protected by Iron Dome as IDF prepares for retaliation by Gaza terrorists for destruction of terror tunnel.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 5:47 PM

IDF soldier imprisoned for kicking an Arab

IDF soldier who kicked an Arab during riots in Hevron sent to prison for 20 days, removed from combat duty and reassigned.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 3:08 AM

IDF arrests senior Islamic Jihad terrorist

Arrest of senior terrorist leader near Jenin comes amid rising tensions with Islamic Jihad over destruction of terror tunnel.AFP, Monday, 8:45 PM

Haredi officer awarded huge settlement over harassment

Court rules publishers of 'Shaming' pamphlets targeting and harassing haredi soldiers must pay 650,000 shekels to haredi officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 10:16 PM

IDF relocates to the Negev: 'A national project'

Defense Minister: 'Military Intelligence is a national asset and its transfer to the south is a national project."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 5:46 PM

'We will respond with force and determination'

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories warns Gaza groups: Israel will respond to any retaliation for destruction of tunnel.Elad Benari, 11/12/2017, 1:36 AM

IDF downs Syrian drone

Israeli Patriot missile intercepts Syrian drone approaching Israeli airspace.Ido Ben Porat, 11/11/2017, 6:26 PM

IDF officer dismissed for allowing cooking on Yom Kippur

Commander in elite unit is dismissed for allowing soldiers to light a fire and cook in a 'poyke pot' on Yom Kippur.Orli Harari, 11/9/2017, 9:03 AM

The IDF's logo for Israel's 70th year

IDF invited Israeli civilians to hold vote on IDF logo to mark 70 years of Israel's independence. This is what they choseKobi Finkler, 11/9/2017, 8:31 AM

Preventing ramming attacks in Judea and Samaria

IDF erects concrete and metal barriers around bus stops in Etzion region to stop vehicles used in terrorist ramming attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2017, 5:56 PM

Soldier wounded in shooting accident

IDF soldier wounded in training accident at base in central Israel. He is in stable condition, was evacuated to the hospital by helicopter.Ido ben Porat, 11/7/2017, 12:57 PM

Religious Zionist rabbis may weigh ban on officers' course

Religious Zionist rabbis say IDF must change coed combat policies, Beit El Yeshiva dean refuses to attend meeting with IDF Chief of Staff.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2017, 10:55 AM

Hamas: Israel 'strengthening our will'

Hamas and Islamic Jihad defiant after Israel says it located bodies of five terrorists killed in terrorist tunnel explosion.Elad Benari, 11/6/2017, 5:05 AM

IDF recovers bodies of 5 terrorists from Gaza terror tunnel

After far-left NGO, Hamas regime demand return of dead terrorists' bodies, IDF seizes terrorists' remains from terror tunnel.David Rosenberg, 11/5/2017, 6:48 PM

Elor Azariya's mother to President: I want my son back

Mother of soldier convicted of shooting wounded terrorist begs president to pardon her son.Gary Willig, 11/3/2017, 11:00 AM

Siren causes panic in central Israel

Residents of Gush Dan awakened at 2:48 a.m. by siren. Minutes later, IDF says it was a false alarm.Uzi Baruch, 11/2/2017, 3:26 AM

'Islamic Jihad looking to retaliate for destruction of tunnel'

Officer in Southern Command says terror group embarrassed by destruction of terror tunnel, death of senior terrorist, looks to strike back.Kobi Finkler, 11/1/2017, 5:29 PM

Arabs who aided Reuven Shmerling's murder arrested

Security forces arrest Palestinian Authority Arabs who aided murder of 70-year-old Reuven Shmerling last month.Kobi Finkler, 11/1/2017, 10:32 AM

'Bennett is right, the IDF should speak more reservedly'

Justice Minister says Education Minister correctly criticized IDF spokesman, notes democracy allows such criticism; discusses investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2017, 9:24 AM

Hazan on destruction of tunnels: Foolish slip of the tongue

MK Oren Hazan says IDF stating that deaths of Hamas, Islamic Jihad terrorists were unintentional makes light of intelligence success.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 4:08 PM

'Israel will not apologize for killing terrorists'

Education Minister unaffected by criticism of his response to death of Hamas, Islamic Jihad terrorists in destruction of terror tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 3:25 PM

Fatah condemns Israel for destroying terror tunnels

PA chairman's movement blasts "Israeli crime" of destroying terror tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel.Dalit Halevi, 10/31/2017, 3:15 AM

Iran condemns 'blood-sucking Zionist regime'

Iran's Foreign Ministry condemns Israel for destroying Gaza terrorist tunnels.Elad Benari, 10/31/2017, 1:06 AM

1st pre-army Mechina for religious citizens from Israel & abroad

Minister Bennett during ceremony: 'We must learn from Diaspora Jewry on strengthening inner dialogue between different streams of Judaism.'Mordechai Sones, 10/30/2017, 10:57 PM

IDF on tunnel: We did not plan to kill terrorists

Army spokesperson says IDF operated solely to end threat posed by tunnels, terrorist deaths were not planned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 10:20 PM

7 terrorists killed in destruction of tunnels along Gaza border

Hamas, Islamic Jihad terrorists, including a senior figure from Islamic Jihad, killed in destruction of terror tunnel from Gaza into IsraelGary Willig, 10/30/2017, 8:54 PM

Islamic Jihad: Bombing of terror tunnels 'dangerous escalation'

Terror group responds to destruction of its tunnels into Israel in which eight terrorists were killed using Israeli breakthrough.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 6:41 PM

IDF destroys terror tunnel along Gaza border

IDF sets off controlled explosions in a large terror tunnel leading from southern Gaza into sovereign Israeli territory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 2:38 PM

IDF seals off illegal tunnels

Palestinian Arabs complain IDF sealed off tunnels illegally dug under Israel's security barrier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 2:32 PM

Suspicious car and a heavy bag: Arab caught smuggling weapons

IDF soldier says suspicious car had no license plates, trunk contained unusually heavy bag.Ido Ben Porat, 10/30/2017, 11:28 AM

Praying on the Lebanese border, under the eyes of Hezbollah

200 Jews prayed at the site of the covenant between the parts near Israel's border with Lebanon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 1:04 AM

Arabs from Sinai open fire at IDF forces

Arabs open fire from the Sinai Peninsula towards IDF soldiers working along border fence. No injuries, military vehicle sustains damage.Elad Benari, 10/29/2017, 11:37 PM

Watch IDF shooting simulator

IDF uses sophisticated simulators to hone soldiers' shooting accuracy.Mordechai Sones, 10/29/2017, 10:32 AM

Shots fired toward IDF soldiers in PA village

Shots fired at IDF troops in Palestinian Arab village of Yabed. No injuries reported.Kobi Finkler, 10/27/2017, 7:05 AM

Liberman revamps benefits for demobilized soldiers

Defense Minister grants demobilized IDF soldiers immediate access to monetary benefits, ending 5-year waiting period.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2017, 9:02 PM

Soldier injured during paintball training exercise

Soldier from Paratroopers Brigade lightly to moderately injured during paintball training exercise, evacuated to hospital.Kobi Finkler, 10/25/2017, 11:20 PM

New IDF officers commisioned

Course successfully completed by 410 cadets. Leading cities this cycle are Jerusalem, Haifa, Petah Tikva, and Rishon LeZion.Mordechai Sones, 10/24/2017, 10:10 PM

IDF officer falls into pit

Officer injured after falling into pit during training exercise in north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2017, 4:33 PM

IDF updates procedures following spate of fatal mishaps

Increased incidence of fatal firing accidents leads IDF to prohibit weapons-related exercises that include pointing weapons at persons.Mordechai Sones, 10/23/2017, 10:43 PM

Brig. General suspended for 2 weeks

IDF suspends general accused of illegal possession of military and civilian equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 10:13 PM

Proposed law to strip anti-IDF, anti-draft schools of funding

Bill aims to remove funding from schools whose faculty incites against IDF or calls on students to evade army service.Chana Roberts, 10/23/2017, 12:13 PM

Brig. General suspected of illegal weapons possession

Senior officer has rifle, pistol, ammunition, and washing machine in container he took from base to base.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2017, 8:42 PM

IDF revamps promotion timetable

IDF will promote soldiers to First Sergeant earlier as a result of the shorter period of mandatory serviceTzvi Lev, 10/22/2017, 5:25 PM

IDF to distribute improved infantry boots to all soldiers

IDF to give all of its soldiers coveted boots that were previously only granted to combat infantry and special forces units.Tzvi Lev, 10/22/2017, 4:31 PM

Syrian rockets fall in Golan Heights

Four rockets fall in Golan Heights, IDF responds by targeting Syrian military.Chana Roberts, 10/21/2017, 7:20 PM

IDF soldier injured in rock attack near Bethlehem

Soldier attacked during operation to confiscate vehicles and money intended for the families of terrorists.Ido Ben Porat, 10/19/2017, 8:32 AM

Bandage discovered in croissant at IDF dining hall

IDF kitchen closed after soldier bites into croissant - and finds a bandage inside.Tal Polon, 10/18/2017, 10:01 PM

'The Knesset does not have authority to investigate NGOs'

Knesset legal adviser says MKs do not have authority to establish commission of inquiry into foreign funding of NGOs working against IDF.Hezki Baruch, 10/18/2017, 6:07 PM

IDF operation closes 8 illegal, inciting, Arab media outlets

IDF and Shabak arrest 18 wanted terrorists, close illegal media outlets which support and incite to terror attacks.Ido Ben Porat, 10/18/2017, 10:48 AM

Soldier killed in training accident granted officers rank

IDF Chief of Staff posthumously promotes Avinoam Cohen, who was killed when an IDF vehicle overturned during a training accident last month.Uzi Baruch, 10/17/2017, 4:31 PM

IDF rabbis will no longer read Book of Joshua at swearing-in

IDF decides that army rabbis will no longer read from the Book of Joshua at swearing-in ceremonies.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 2:02 PM

IDF adding new jump wings

The IDF's legendary jump wings are getting a makeover.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 1:08 PM