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

Watch: Female soldier harassed by extremists at anti-draft rally

Female IDF soldier attacked by extremists at Monday's anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 9:12 AM

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Police stopped two haredi men at a routine traffic stop and took them into custody after realizing they were listed as draft dodgers.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 1:21 PM

IDF officers arrested amid massive fraud investigation

12 suspects, including two IDF officers, arrested amid suspicions they defrauded army of millions of dollars.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2017, 11:27 AM

Decibel wars: Drums vs mosque muezzin

Residents of Jewish town beat drums outside Arab village which blasts muezzin calls at unbearable levels.Shimon Cohen, 10/15/2017, 8:34 PM

Hummer overturns near Lebanon border

Four soldiers injured when military vehicle overturns in the north. Accident under investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2017, 3:09 AM

IDF works to preserve history

IDF forces stationed at holy sites and tombs of biblical figures protect worshipers and ancient sites during High Holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2017, 12:05 PM

'Once in 669, always in 669'

Elite special operations unit unites its past and current soldiers.Tzvi Lev, New York, 10/11/2017, 6:18 PM

Haredi soldier accused of weapons trafficking

Soldier from Netzach Yehuda battalion allegedly stole grenades, bullets and riot control devices.Tzvi Lev, 10/10/2017, 4:45 PM

No indictment after female soldier dies in army prison

IDF soldier jailed for drug offenses died after collapsing in army jail. Despite former athlete's sudden death, no indictment expected.David Rosenberg, 10/10/2017, 12:20 PM

IDF attacks Hamas post in Gaza

IDF tank attacks Hamas observation post in southern Gaza in retaliation for rocket attack.Elad Benari, 10/8/2017, 11:20 PM

'An all-female tank will not operate in Lebanon'

IDF Ground Forces Commander says mixed-gender combat units are for patrolling peaceful borders, not intended for war.Tzvi Lev, 10/6/2017, 4:07 PM

With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other

Meet the soldiers who document top-secret IDF activities. 'You can already see the results of the work on the ground.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2017, 11:25 AM

Poll: Rightists, secular Jews most attached to Israel

Survey says Israelis see right-wingers, secular Jews as identifying strongest with Israel. Arabs, haredi Jews seen as least attached.David Rosenberg, 10/6/2017, 10:37 AM

Liberman, Eizenkot authorize selected Arab entry

Defense Minister, IDF Chief of Staff allow PA Arabs doing 'essential jobs' into Israel despite IDF closure for Sukkot holiday,Uzi Baruch, 10/5/2017, 11:57 PM

IDF arrests two Arabs along Gaza border

Two Palestinian Arabs taken for questioning after crossing the security fence in southern Gaza.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/4/2017, 7:49 PM

IDF catches Arabs carrying assault rifle near Otniel

IDF forces caught two Palestinian Arabs with an assault rifle hidden in a coat next to the village of Otniel.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 9:31 PM

Tonight: Closure on Judea and Samaria, Gaza

IDF shuts border crossings ahead of Sukkot holiday, will not allow entry of Palestinian Arab laborers.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 5:23 PM

Officer responsible for losing classified plans imprisoned

IDF imprisons officer for 28 days after a top-secret document detailing IDF war plans against Hamas 'stolen' from Southern Command.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 4:52 PM

Female soldier held in army prison dies

After collapsing while being held in army prison, female soldier dies.David Rosenberg, 10/3/2017, 1:40 PM

'In the next confrontation, the enemy will pay a heavy price'

Defense Minister Liberman: The next confrontation, if it breaks out, will take on a completely different character.Orli Harari, 10/2/2017, 11:41 PM