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Dissonance in Chabad over IDF draft agreement

In wake of a new draft agreement with the IDF, Chabad leaders on both sides of the argument claim the Rebbe is on their side.Rachel Kaplan, 8/11/2016, 10:34 PM

IDF trains medics to treat patients - while under fire

A unique military exercise used a paintball course in the Binyamin region to train medics to give aid under fire.Yedidya ben Or, 8/11/2016, 6:36 PM

Nefesh B'Nefesh to celebrate its 50,000th immigrant to Israel

The latest aliyah flight from North America will carry 233 immigrants, including 75 IDF soldiers, and NBN's 50,000th immigrantArutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2016, 5:45 PM

Watch: IDF trains in "Steel Formation"

The IDF ran the "Steel Formation" divisional training exercise this week in the Galilee. Brig. General Amir Abulafia commanded the exercise.Kobi Finkler, 8/11/2016, 3:33 PM

Chabad leaders broker deal with IDF over draft

15% of Chabad students to be exempt from army service; 85% will draft by age 26 after returning from the Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 3:09 PM

Terrorist who planned a shooting attack in Samaria arrested

Security forces apprehend terrorist who was involved in plan for shooting attack on IDF checkpoint.Uzi Baruch, 8/10/2016, 11:02 AM

New limitations for Torah dedication ceremonies in IDF

Arutz Sheva acquired new directives sent to IDF bases for conduct of visits by donors. Torah dedication ceremonies limited to 8 guests.Ido Ben Porat, 8/9/2016, 1:44 PM

Report: Israeli combat soldiers to receive college scholarships

Israeli combat soldiers will receive full scholarships from the military to pursue a university degree or professional certification.JTA, 8/9/2016, 6:02 AM

'Satan has invaded the haredi community, nothing will be left'

Rabbi leading fight against haredi draft says new data showing more haredim joining the IDF is harbinger of haredi community's destruction.Benny Toker, 8/6/2016, 8:53 PM

IDF commanders avoid female officials, prefer male staff

Following recent scandals, fears over sexual harassment accusations lead ranking IDF officials to request male staff members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2016, 11:52 AM

Attorney expert: 'Military judges are not jurists'

Sex-abuse expert Attorney Noga Weisel has low hopes for Elor Azariya's trial. 'Most military judges passed a course - and that's it.'Benny Toker, 8/4/2016, 10:25 PM

'I'm happy the army chief understands the value of Torah'

MK Moti Yogev expressed support for IDF Chief Gadi Eisenkot's sanctioning of celebratory Torah dedication ceremonies in the IDF.Ido ben Porat, 8/4/2016, 8:48 PM

Expert: Abolish mixed-gender combat units in the IDF

Res.General Raz Sagi says gender equality in mixed units is a dangerous illusion, with lowered fitness standards damaging combat capability.Benny Toker, 8/4/2016, 9:30 AM

Tyranny of the minority

The IDF is undergoing a process of value erosion, ​​expressed both in harm to Jewish values, and weakness against the enemy and its cause is the extreme secular culture, whose positions have greatly influenced the IDF top brass. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 8/3/2016, 11:19 PM

'The IDF certainly has barred Torah dedication ceremonies'

After Deputy Defense Minister asserts that IDF doesn't seek to cancel Torah dedication ceremonies, MK Yogev urges him not to be delusional.Ido ben Porat, 8/3/2016, 12:42 PM

Gun license for soldiers - as soon as they're released

A new amendment will allow people of any age to get a gun license - provided that they finished military service first.Rachel Kaplan, 8/2/2016, 4:29 PM

Security forces carry out mass operations in Judea-Samaria

Police and IDF forces carried out multiple operations in Judea and Samaria last night, arresting one in connection to the Mark murder.Rachel Kaplan, 8/2/2016, 8:53 AM

Introducing: Armored Personel Carrier on wheels

The Ministry of Defense has completed the prototype of the first APC on wheels to appear on the stage of IDF history.Tal Polon, 8/1/2016, 2:24 PM

Soldiers get contraceptives as induction present

Newly-drafted soldiers find that contraceptives have been added to the list of hygiene products in their induction care package.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2016, 11:14 PM

Elor Azariya's father admitted to hospital

Elor Azariya's father, Charlie, was admitted to the hospital amid fears he suffered a minor stroke.Reut Hadar and Tal Polon, 7/31/2016, 9:36 PM

IDF Chief of Staff visits US for strategic meetings

Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot landed Saturday night in the US on an 'official work visit'.JTA, 7/31/2016, 4:08 PM

Attempted stabbing attack in Samaria

Terrorist shot dead while trying to stab soldiers at the entrance to Shechem Sunday afternoon.Uzi Baruch, 7/31/2016, 3:25 PM

Watch: Israelis, Americans embark on 'Ventures'

Arutz Sheva gets an inside look at "Ventures," where elite technology ex-soldiers meet US business students to bring their ideas to life.Yoni Kempinski, 7/31/2016, 2:55 PM

IDF announces investigation into lecturer who defamed 'Esther'

After a lecturer brought by the IDF's Educational Division gave a lecture defaming the Book of Esther, the IDF announces an investigation.Tal Polon, 7/28/2016, 10:18 PM

IDF Educator defames the Book of Esther

A lecturer in the IDF's education division gives a anti-religious diatribe against the Book of Esther.Tal Polon and Ido ben Porat, 7/28/2016, 9:57 PM

Watch: Joint exercise of Israeli Navy and US Marines

IDF and U.S. special forces conducted a joint exercise in the Negev: "Kaya Green" which simulated a coastal raid in enemy territory.Arutz Sheva, 7/28/2016, 4:38 PM

'Not all those responsible have been brought to justice'

Family of Rabbi Michael Mark react to arrest of terrorists who murdered him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2016, 10:32 AM

IDF captures terrorists who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark

IDF operation in the village of Surif apprehends terrorists who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark in front of his children.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2016, 6:43 AM

'The system has lost its way'

Former Shas leader Eli Yishai gave a show of support to Elor Azaryia at a hearing on Tuesday. 'I fear the message this gives to soldiers'.Eliran Aharon, 7/26/2016, 8:11 PM

Indictment filed against imposter IDF officer

Man indicted after posing as Senior IDF Officer 'Rotem Karni', developing relationships with several women - then stealing their money.Reut Hadar, 7/26/2016, 4:48 PM

Syrian mortar shell strikes Golan, Israeli jets hit back

Mortar shell believed to be spillover from Syrian civil war, but IDF says it holds Assad regime responsible for any such incident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2016, 8:41 PM

IDF bans donations to soldiers

A new plan, called "Yachad," will allow the IDF provide for every soldier - while preventing them for providing for themselves.Hezki Baruch and Rachel Kaplan, 7/25/2016, 4:25 PM

Report: 87% of yeshiva-track soldiers go to combat units

New details from this month's draft: 87% of soldiers who chose to combine army service with Torah study opted to join combat units.Reut Hadar, 7/25/2016, 3:48 PM

'The prosecution doesn't want the truth to come out'

Azariya's lawyers attack the military prosecution for the "unfair" manner of its interrogation.Yoni Kempinski, 7/25/2016, 2:48 PM

'The Company Commander is a false witness, plain and simple'

The cross-examination of Hevron soldier that shot a wounded terrorist is currently underway.Yoni Kempinski, 7/25/2016, 10:13 AM

Number of women enlisting for combat positions increasing

Survey shows 40% increase in preference for combat positions among female draftees July 2016.Uzi Baruch, 7/24/2016, 9:20 PM

IDF seizes weapons in Arab town

An IDF operation successfully locates terrorist weaponry in Judea and Samaria.Ido Ben Porat, 7/21/2016, 9:31 PM

Vehicle used in terror attack confiscated

IDF forces find vehicle used to ram into soldiers in terror attack in early May in which 3 were wounded, one seriously.Uzi Baruch, 7/21/2016, 11:50 AM

IDF position near Lebanon border comes under fire

Soldiers shoot back without hitting anyone. Authorities suspect initial bullet was stray shot.Kobi Finkler, 7/20/2016, 10:09 AM

'The driver took out a grenade - I shouted, stop!'

Soldier injured in grenade blast that killed two comrades communicates with parents while on life support; investigation still ongoing.Tal Polon, 7/18/2016, 4:51 PM

IDF warns soldiers against new Pokemon game

IDF tells soldiers that Pokemon Go is not to be used on military bases due to security concerns.Elad Benari, 7/15/2016, 5:15 AM

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff: I regret nothing

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz: If I had the chance, I would engage the Second Lebanon War again.Rachel Kaplan, 7/14/2016, 11:21 PM

They traded supper for kitbags and uniforms

Leaving their homes and families, members of the Regev Battalion reservists trained for a week in honor of their country.Ido Ben Porat, 7/14/2016, 6:36 PM

Two immigrants' struggle to join the IDF

Felipe Rodriguez and Navon Kaplan, two olim hadashim, refuse to give up on their dream of serving in the IDF.Yoni Kempinski, 7/14/2016, 6:15 PM

Beard crisis: 'Religious soldiers are in a dilemma'

Rabbi Avi Shayish, divisional IDF chaplain, explains how army's unresolved beard crisis is causing problems for religious soldiers.Benny Tucker, 7/14/2016, 4:44 PM

Released from IDF for 'very bad behavior'

After 170 days in military prison, Ta'ir Kaminar is released from IDF service - but not as a 'conscientious objector'.Shlomo Pyotrokovsky, 7/14/2016, 2:16 PM

Rabbi Druckman: It's pure libel

Rabbi Haim Druckman applauds the strengthening religious establishment, in light of the media storm surrounding IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal KarimRachel Kaplan, 7/13/2016, 2:10 PM

'One of you will be the first female IDF Chief of Staff'

Prime Minister at event honoring female soldiers of the IDF: 'our female fighters have influence far beyond the borders of Israel'.Chezki Baruch, 7/12/2016, 10:21 PM

IDF appoints Druze officer to head Medical Corps

Colonel Dr. Badar Tarif - soon to be Brigadier General - will be the first Druze officer to hold the senior position.Ari Soffer, 7/11/2016, 8:46 PM

New Chief Military Rabbi appointed

Rabbi Eyal Moshe Karim, former paratroopers commander and author of a book on Jewish military law, will be the next Chief Military Rabbi.Ido Ben Porat, 7/11/2016, 5:31 PM

Family of Hevron soldier ask public to help pay legal fees

Mother of Elor Azariya urges Israeli public: help bring my son home, the State has abandoned him, it's been 3 months since he's been here.Reut Hadar, 7/10/2016, 10:30 PM

Hevron activist: IDF commanders are betraying their soldiers

Baruch Marzel criticizes outgoing commander of the IDF's Judea Brigade who testified against soldier Elor Azariya.Eliran Aharon, 7/8/2016, 2:09 AM

Azariya's comrade: I didn't feel there was danger of a bomb

Fellow soldier testifies at trial for Elor Azaria, who shot neutralized terrorist, denies there was fear of bomb but thanks Azariya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2016, 8:07 PM

Saving our soldiers - psychologically

Researchers from Tel Aviv University team up with the IDF and US Army to develop a computer game to prevent PTSD.Rachel Kaplan, 7/6/2016, 3:41 PM

Sparks fly at trial of soldier who shot wounded terrorist

Ambulance driver filmed kicking terrorist's knife closer to him after shooting takes the stand, is grilled by prosecutors.Yoni Kempinski, 7/5/2016, 3:21 PM

Lapid denies he's giving up efforts to draft haredim

Yesh Atid head confronted after saying the haredi draft won't be on table for next gov. Says it's because he thinks Court will decide first.Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2016, 1:13 PM

Former IDF chief chauffeurs his old driver to army release

Former IDF Chief of Staff surprises his old driver to take him to be released from the army.Reut Hadar, 7/5/2016, 11:11 AM