Israeli Cabinet ministers warn of possible escalation in Gaza

MK Naftali Bennett warns of escalation, MK Yoav Galant warns of war before spring.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 8:01 AM

Islamic Jihad blames Israel for Gaza escalation

Islamic Jihad leader calls on Israel to “stop its aggression”.Elad Benari, 2/7/2017, 4:13 AM

Fourth IDF attack on Hamas positions

IDF attacks four Gaza targets in retaliation for fire at Israeli towns and troops.Reut Hadar, 2/6/2017, 9:47 PM

IDF tank destroys Hamas position in Gaza

IDF tanks attack Hamas position in response to fire on soldiers.Arutz Sheva, 2/6/2017, 4:54 PM

Former female combat soldier: My life will never be the same

Former female combat soldier says combat training harms female soldiers, tells personal story.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2017, 7:06 AM

Cartoon depicting IDF soldiers on NY exam called 'offensive'

Political cartoon dealing with Israel-PA conflict appears on New York state Regents exam.JTA, 2/2/2017, 5:29 AM

Eizenkot to return from sick leave

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will return to his office on Wednesday following his recent cancer operation.Yedidya Ben Or, 2/1/2017, 3:45 AM

IDF releases first military smartphone

IDF releases new secure smartphone to help soldiers both on and off battlefield.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2017, 12:25 PM

Jenin Arabs attack IDF forces

Jenin Arabs claim one dead after attacks on IDF soldiers.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/29/2017, 8:43 AM

Sounds of war: Hear how the IDF responds to attacks in real time

Summarizing 2016, the IDF has released recordings of military radio during emergency and combat operation.David Rosenberg, 1/26/2017, 8:24 PM

Hundreds of terror attacks thwarted over past year in Yesha

Senior officer says IDF foiled hundreds of attacks in and from Judea and Samaria in 2016, shootings are currently the greatest threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 6:34 PM

IDF soldier lightly wounded in Jenin refugee camp

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded during operation to arrest wanted suspects in Jenin refugee camp.Ido Ben Porat, 1/26/2017, 9:43 AM

65% of eligible recruits enlist in IDF

Rate of recruitment in IDF falling. There are significant barriers to the recruitment of soldiers from minority populations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2017, 7:54 PM

Fire opened at IDF troops in two separate incidents

Terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers near the Gaza border and near the Lebanon border. No injuries in either incident.Kobi Finkler, 1/24/2017, 11:24 PM

Watch: Firebombs thrown, suspects apprehended by IDF

IDF releases video of Arabs throwing firebomb and their arrest by IDF forces. Palestinian car crashed through checkpoint, no injuries.Kobi Finkler, 1/24/2017, 2:23 PM

Watch: Soldiers shoot knife-wielding terrorist

After repeated warnings, terrorist brandishing knife shot by security forces., 1/24/2017, 12:06 PM

After Bedouin terror attack, IDF puts restrictions - on soldiers

Soldiers' movements restricted in Negev as fears grow that members of Bedouin community could seek to 'avenge' death of terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2017, 8:03 AM

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, a new study has found.JTA, 1/24/2017, 5:59 AM

Commander of Northern Command suspends Colonel

Decision made after classified documents and encrypted mobile phone stolen from officer's car.Kobi Finkler, 1/22/2017, 10:25 AM

Chief of Staff has cancerous tumor removed

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot undergoes surgery to remove his prostate due to a cancerous growth.Kobi Finkler, 1/20/2017, 2:05 AM

IDF deploys for prayers at Joseph's Tomb

Shomron Brigade Tracking Officer described IDF preparations for secure entries to Joseph's Tomb. Hundreds worshiped there Tuesday night.Uzi Baruch, 1/18/2017, 9:40 PM

Soldier wounded by Marmara terrorists to sue IDF

IDF Naval Seal beaten as he participated in raid on Turkish ship, recognized as disabled IDF vet, now eligible to claim state compensation.Mordechai Sones, 1/18/2017, 12:07 PM

President Rivlin: We must fight terror with a firm hand

President Rivlin responds to Negev terror attack, calls on Arab leaders to work with Israel to prevent terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2017, 11:53 AM

Soldier killed in working accident in the Golan

Soldier from the Golani Brigade killed while fixing an armored personnel carrier at the Al Furan base in the Golan Heights.Kobi Finkler, 1/16/2017, 11:14 PM

IDF observation balloon drifts away and disappears in wind

IDF attempts to find observation balloon with sensitive equipment usually located over Route 443. Balloon drifted in wind and probably fell.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2017, 8:00 PM

Feiglin: Hamas saw soldiers acting like sissies

Former Likud MK says leftists are trying to reconstruct events to fit their own agenda.Gil Ronen, 1/16/2017, 10:56 AM

Soldier confined to base for pro-Azariya Facebook post

IDF soldier confined to base for 28 days after failing to take down Facebook post supporting Elor Azariya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/15/2017, 10:52 PM

Haredi officer files multi-million shekel suit against harassers

Haredi IDF officer files 2.4 million shekel lawsuit against leaders of campaign to defame him and his family in haredi community.Shimon Cohen, 1/15/2017, 6:59 PM

IDF responds to Gaza gunfire after IDF tanks damaged

IDF forces return fire after Gaza gunfire damages several IDF tanks stationed near Gaza border.Uzi Baruch, AFP, 1/15/2017, 12:50 PM

'Irresponsible to judge soldiers actions based on video'

IDF Col. says soldiers acted 'excellently' during terror attack Sunday, spread out so as not to shoot each other by mistake.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2017, 7:30 PM

Army report suggests morale declining among combat soldiers

In wake of Azariya conviction, majority of combat soldiers in IDF believe commanders wouldn't back them up in an investigation.David Rosenberg, 1/12/2017, 5:16 PM

Could you be a Hamas spy?

IDF and defense establishment uncover Hamas operation to gather sensitive intelligence using social media.Kobi Finkler, 1/11/2017, 4:47 PM

Defense Ministry to purchase 200 American trucks for IDF

Defense Ministry to purchase 200 American trucks for the IDF, amounting to 200 million NIS, replacing the trucks currently in circulation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 3:05 PM

IDF weapons' factory raids yield results

IDF weapons raids cause price hike in black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 2:23 PM

Education Minister: Breaking the Silence poisons our children

Knesset approves law banning Breaking the Silence from schools, as Meretz members protest - and are removed from vote.Hezi Baruch, 1/11/2017, 1:30 PM

Reports: Qatar to mediate exchange deal between Israel and Hamas

Report claims Israel offered to release 60 terrorists in exchange for soldiers' bodies.Chana Roberts, 1/11/2017, 12:05 PM

IDF fights stone and firebomb terror

Security forces hold regional operation to fight terror, spot and arrest terror cell throwing stones at passersby.Yoni Kempinski, 1/11/2017, 10:34 AM

December's sirens turn out to be 2 Grad rockets

IDF spokesman says rocket sirens at end of December were Grad rockets fired at Israel, not spillover from Sinai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/11/2017, 7:49 AM

Urgent IDF subcommittee debate on harassment of haredi soldiers

Committee chairman Ohana: "Whoever persecutes haredi soldiers - we'll persecute him back!"Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2017, 9:39 PM

'Soldiers not affected by Azariya verdict'

Head of IDF Southern Command says soldiers who kill terrorists and abide by the rules of engagement are supported by command.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2017, 4:58 PM

PM: Great creativity and innovation in fight against terror

PM and Defense Minister visit security command in Judea and Samaria, learn about IDF's counter-terrorism methods.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2017, 3:46 PM

IDF soldiers eliminate knife-wielding terrorist

Soldiers from the Duvdevan Unit open fire at terrorist who tried to stab them in Shechem.Kobi Finkler, 1/10/2017, 6:24 AM

2 victims killed in ramming attack were US citizens

Two of the four Israeli soldiers killed in the truck-ramming attack in eastern Jerusalem were American citizens through their parents.JTA, 1/9/2017, 5:29 PM

What moves Prime Minister Netanyahu?

PM opens Likud faction meeting with remarks on yesterday's terror attack. Wounded soldiers told him they want to continue serving in IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 4:37 PM

Lapid: 'Keyboard Heroes' couldn't wait to slam IDF

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid attacked IDF critics following Armon Hanatziv carnage.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2017, 4:27 PM

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