Eyewitness: Hesitation to shoot may have cost lives

Tour guide says things would have been better if soldiers had opened fire earlier, blames hesitation on Elor Azariya's conviction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 8:08 AM

IDF investigation: Some cadets fired at the terrorist

IDF investigation into truck attack finds that a number of cadets opened fire at the terrorist, while the others were ordered to flee.Ido Ben Porat, 1/8/2017, 11:39 PM

Watch: Cadet who shot at terrorist in truck ramming attack

Cadet who shot at terrorist tells Arutz Sheva how soldiers thought attack was accident until terrorist backed up to run them over again.Yoni Kempinsky, 1/8/2017, 5:14 PM

I don't know why 40 soldiers didn't shoot the terrorist'

IDF investigating why soldiers ran away from scene of terror attack rather than shoot the terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 4:13 PM

Right-wing attorney: Release alleged Eizenkot inciter

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir says man who allegedly incited against IDF Chief of Staff should be released, did not mean what he said.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/8/2017, 8:32 AM

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Wounded IDF veteran initiates unity rally in Tel Aviv, says he's 'appalled' at amount of hate expressed after Azariya's verdict.AFP, 1/7/2017, 11:25 PM

Deputy Defense Minister proposes law to give soldiers immunity

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan says Israeli must protect its soldiers, proposes law granting immunity during war and terror attacks.Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2017, 9:01 PM

'We are all a part of the IDF'

President Rivlin visits with family of Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who succumbed this week to injuries suffered in Gaza operation in 2014.Hezki Baruch, 1/6/2017, 2:08 PM

PM supports pardoning Azariya

PM Netanyahu writes that he supports movement to pardon Sgt. Elor Azariya, who was convicted of manslaughter today.Gary Willig, 1/4/2017, 8:11 PM

Soldier critically wounded in Gaza passes away

Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who was critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, passes away two and a half years later.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2017, 12:33 AM

34 terror suspects nabbed in widespread operation

34 wanted terror suspects caught Monday night in a widespread operation coordinated by security forces in Judea and Samaria.Kobi Finkler, 1/3/2017, 8:07 AM

Imprisoned soldier's mother: Train commanders to be responsible

Mother of imprisoned IDF soldier Elor Azariya criticizes army for new regulations, says commanders need to be trained in responsibility.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 1/2/2017, 2:40 PM

IDF ramps up cyber security operations

Cyber ​​cointel to be telecommunications division responsibility, while cyber intel collection remains with intelligence division.Mordechai Sones, 1/1/2017, 4:24 PM

Brigadier-General: Recognizing Israel crucial to fighting for it

Brigadier-General Eliezer Toledano says only by connecting to the land can army effectively fight for Israel.Orly Harari, 1/1/2017, 12:55 PM

Two Israeli Arabs accused of planning attack on IDF soldiers

Residents of Tira and Qseifa planned a shooting attack against IDF soldiers in the south as revenge for outlawing the Islamic MovementMordechai Sones, 12/29/2016, 3:27 PM

Tell the Rabbis: Officer Training School has become a mixed unit

Expose: The Besheva newspaper brings testimony from religious cadets and officers of grave conduct at OTS in violation of standing orders.Avishai Greentzweig, Besheva, 12/29/2016, 3:24 PM

Attack against IDF soldiers thwarted in Negev area

Cell comprised of Israeli Arabs uncovered at end of November. Weapons seized.Mordechai Sones, 12/27/2016, 3:55 PM

'Organizations harming IDF soldiers will not enter schools'

New bill seeks to curb subversive educational activity in Israeli schools.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2016, 9:01 AM

Defense Minister: Cut off all contact with Palestinian Authority

Defense Minister Liberman orders IDF to cut off all contact with PA, excepting security officials.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 10:18 AM

Bar Mitzvah gift: IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut

IDF receives Torah scroll from Connecticut in honor of boy's Bar Mitzvah.Yoni Kempinski, 12/23/2016, 11:12 AM

Watch: Inspiring Special Recruit to the IDF

Man born with cerebral palsy fulfills dream of joining IDF.Yoni Kempinski, 12/23/2016, 10:31 AM

IDF soldier shot in Shechem

Terrorists open fire on IDF soldiers operating in Balata, on outskirts of Samarian city of Shechem.Kobi Finkler, 12/23/2016, 8:01 AM

Watch: IDF demolishes home of terrorist who murdered 2 Jews

IDF demolishes home of terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis in October.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2016, 10:48 PM

Hamas cell that plotted attacks around country uncovered

Shin Bet and the IDF break up massive Hamas terror cell plotting numerous suicide bombings and shootings against Israeli civilians.Ido Ben Porat, 12/22/2016, 6:35 PM

Watch: IDF prepares for tunnel threat

The IDF Yahalom unit prepares to combat all manner of threats, including unconventional threats.Gary Willig, 12/21/2016, 8:54 PM

Liberman: Increase Christian soldiers participation in IDF

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman declared that the army is making efforts to increase the number of Christian soldiers enlisting in IDF.Yoel Domb, 12/21/2016, 6:55 PM

Senior IDF source: War unlikely in 2017

A senior IDF source said that according to defense estimates the chances of outbreak of war in 2017 are slim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 6:44 PM

IDF to ease up on pot-smoking soldiers

New regulations would end court-martials and criminal prosecution of soldiers found to be using marijuana.David Rosenberg, 12/21/2016, 10:02 AM

Liberman: restore military service to 3 years

Defense Minister intends to extend the length of compulsory military service for males back to 3 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2016, 6:37 PM

IDF officers lose excess pounds at Changes in Shape

IDF officers, many high ranking, come from all over the country to Major Shani Fonk's Changes in Shape weight-loss program.Yoel Domb, 12/19/2016, 8:56 PM

IDF soldiers leave post in protest of Amona eviction

Soldiers from the Givati Brigade stationed near Ofra abandon their post, but return after being assured they won't be asked to evict Amona.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 1:55 AM

Preparations underway for Amona eviction

Security forces begin to block roads near Amona ahead of the eviction of the residents, which is to take place in the coming days.Eliran Aharon, 12/18/2016, 1:10 AM

Hamas uses kites to spy on Israel

The IDF reports that Hamas is using kites outfitted with cameras to spy on Israeli towns and the IDF.Gary Willig, 12/15/2016, 5:46 PM

Haredi soldier deserts over order to shave beard

A haredi soldier was jailed for leaving his base after his exemption to keep his beard was revoked against the base rabbi's recommendation.Gary Willig, 12/14/2016, 7:57 PM

Turkish court drops case against IDF commanders

In accordance with reconciliation deal with Israel, court in Istanbul drops case against IDF commanders being tried over Marmara raid.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/9/2016, 10:02 PM

Police train for Amona evacuation at Negev army base

Hundreds of police are training for Amona evacuation at Negev IDF training base normally used for anti-terror Arab village operations.Yoel Domb, 12/8/2016, 2:53 PM

Liberman: Defense establishment faces 'legal war of attrition'

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman(Yisrael Beiteinu) says defense establishment dealing with 260 High Court petitions in Judea and Samaria .Hezki Baruch, 12/8/2016, 11:50 AM

Watch: Undercover unit arrests terrorist cell

Watch: Undercover unit arrests a terrorist cellArutz Sheva, 12/7/2016, 8:19 PM

11 wounded IDF veterans honored at NYC gala

The organization Belev Echad held a gala dinner in New York to honor 11 IDF soldiers who were wounded in the line of duty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2016, 5:34 PM

Hezbollah turns 200 towns in Lebanon into launching pads

IDF publishes map with nearly 10,000 Hezbollah targets it could attack during a potential confrontation with the terror group.Ben Ariel, 12/7/2016, 12:11 AM

Watch: Three Molotov Cocktail throwers caught redhanded

Incident near El-Khader in the Etzion region was one of a number dealt with by security forces.Reut Hadar, 12/6/2016, 8:41 AM

Mandatory IDF service for men to be shortened - again

Mandatory IDF service for men to be shortened again, this time from 32 months to 30 months.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 12/5/2016, 2:45 PM

Yesh Atid MK criticizes rabbis

Ofer Shelah says right-wing rabbis, politicians trying to change IDF's policies and values and undermine commanders' authority.Reut Hadar, 12/3/2016, 7:49 PM

IDF veterans harassed by companies offering fake benefits

Report says companies posing as the Defense Ministry are calling IDF veterans and offering fraudulent benefits in scams.Gary Willig, 12/2/2016, 11:10 AM

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in as IDF Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in Thursday as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF after petition against him dropped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 7:56 PM

Watch: New 'Devorah' battleship joins Israeli navy

A new 'Devorah' battleship entered operational service at the Haifa naval base this week.Kobi Finkler, 11/30/2016, 3:33 PM

Soldiers,yeshiva students petition against mixed-gender units

More than a 1000 soldiers and yeshiva students signed a petition protesting the change in IDF standing orders regarding mixed-gender units.Yoel Domb, 11/30/2016, 3:05 PM

'Political correctness is taking over the IDF'

Senior national-religious rabbis warn political correctness, feminist agenda taking precedence trumping IDF's operational needs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 10:51 AM

IDF Spokesman speaks with Saudi newspaper

Fears about Iran and ISIS are among the mutual interests of Israel and Saudia Arabia, as the IDF spokesman told a Saudi newspaper.ILTV, 11/30/2016, 1:29 AM

86 soldiers refuse to join Armored Corps

At least 86 out of the 200 soldiers who were supposed to be inducted into the Armored Corps in recent days have refused to join the force.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2016, 4:14 PM

Intelligence chief warns of rise in terrorism in 2017

Head of IDF Intelligence: We are preparing for another wave of terror, possibly ignited by rising frustrations over PA leadership issuesILTV, 11/29/2016, 9:05 AM

Rabbi Karim to be sworn in as IDF chief Rabbi Thursday

Rabbi Eyal Karim will be sworn in as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF this coming Thursday, the petition against him was withdrawn.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 4:08 PM

Report: Women integrated into IDF despite scientific evidence

New report by Liba Center suggests IDF may be ignoring - and concealing - dangers to female recruits to combat units.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 1:01 PM

IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

Israeli aircraft attack a facility in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in retaliation for Sunday's attack on IDF soldiers.Uzi Baruch, 11/28/2016, 6:29 AM

Watch: Commando Brigade exercise

The new 'Oz' Commando Brigade is ready to become operational.Uzi Baruch, 11/27/2016, 7:05 PM

IDF cancels soldiers' leaves as fires rage on

IDF has announced that it has cancelled soldiers' leaves so they can be ready to assist firefighting and evacuation efforts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 6:21 PM

First Ethiopian-born IDF Colonel

Avraham Yitzhak came to Israel at age 19. Being a medical physician, Yitzhak will serve as Chief Medical Officer of the southern command.ILTV, 11/24/2016, 1:29 PM