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News and updates about reservists

Reservist combat teams return to Gaza

The 'Yiftah' and 'Carmeli' reservist combat teams in cooperation with additional forces, are conducting targeted raids to eliminate terrorists and to locate and destroy terrorist infrastructure in the area.

Reservist combat teams return to Gaza

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Commanders of the regular and reserve units are prepared to summon and equip all the required soldiers in just a few hours and transport them to the front line for defensive and offensive missions.

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Reservists Protest organizer:

'We must win. When the IDF leaves Hamas returns'

Lieutenant (res.) Matan Wiesel told Arutz Sheva that his movement demands that Israel take a territorial toll on Hamas. 'Any terrorist must know that if he comes from a territory to murder Jews, that territory will no longer be his.'

'We must win. When the IDF leaves Hamas returns'

'No shame'

Minister lambasts employers who fire reservists

Minister Yoav Ben-Tzur discussed the issue of IDF reservists being fired from their jobs after returning from the battlefield: 'Do they not have compassion?'

Minister lambasts employers who fire reservists

IDF reservist violently arrested at anti-aid protest

The reservist was one of 13 individuals arrested while demanding that the government block shipments of aid into the Gaza Strip.

IDF reservist violently arrested at anti-aid protest

IDF Chief of Staff:

'Reservists bring a big advantage'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi visited Khan Yunis and told commanders that reservists must be cared for.

'Reservists bring a big advantage'

Reservists tried to sell lethal ammunition

Three suspects were arrested including, a reservist, on suspicion of trading in war spoils and ammunition, including RPG rifles, explosive devices, hand grenades, Kalashnikov rifles, and other ammunition.

Reservists tried to sell lethal ammunition

Chief of Staff on Gaza:

'Reservists to be released, knowing they'll return'

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi stated that the military understands the inbuilt tension between serving on the battlefield and returning home.

'Reservists to be released, knowing they'll return'

The unfocused reservist read the Tanach in 100 days

Barak Fuchs, a resident of Tzur Hadassah, has a regular job as a programmer for Israel Aerospace Industries. But he also learns Tanach.

The unfocused reservist read the Tanach in 100 days

The rabbi on the Humvee:

Yeshiva dean fighting deep in the Gaza Strip

At over 50, Rabbi Nir Yaakov Mas, the dean of the Lev Tel Aviv-Shir Leneriya Yeshiva, still leads convoys through the dark deep in Gaza.

Yeshiva dean fighting deep in the Gaza Strip

IDF reservist to Arutz Sheva:

The soldiers are strong, we know what we have to do

SFC (Res.) Eitan from the 5th Brigade speaks about his experiences in the war, October 7th, and his family back in Cincinnati.

The soldiers are strong, we know what we have to do

Over 1000 menorah distributed to IDF soldiers in Samaria

The Samaria Regional Brigade organized concerts, lectures, baking workshops, and tours for the reservists celebrating away from home.

Over 1000 menorah distributed to IDF soldiers in Samaria

Due to damage to the economy:

Defense establishment considers releasing some reservists

The reservists' duty directly costs the state approximately five billion shekels a month.

Defense establishment considers releasing some reservists

First time in 40 years:

Entire reserve division fighting in Gaza Strip

252nd Division entered the Gaza last Saturday. This is the first time an entire reserve division entered battle since the first Lebanon war.

Entire reserve division fighting in Gaza Strip

National Insurance Institute:

Creating payment plan for reservists who live abroad

MK Simcha Rothman raises question of reserve duty payments for those reservists who work outside Israel's borders.

Creating payment plan for reservists who live abroad

Cleared for publication:

IDF reservist killed in tank overturn in northern Israel

Sergeant First Class (res.) Yinon Fleishman, 31, killed when IDF tank overturned in northern Israel. Two others seriously injured.

IDF reservist killed in tank overturn in northern Israel

Watch:

Ishay Ribo performs for soldiers on the front line

Israeli pop star Ishay Ribo performed for the reservists of the Artillery Corps 9260th Brigade. Ribo sang: 'Am Israel Chai'

Ishay Ribo performs for soldiers on the front line

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Reservist marries in-uniform surrounded by his fellow soldiers

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu attends wedding of soldier who reported for duty following launching of Hamas was against Israel.

Reservist marries in-uniform surrounded by his fellow soldiers

Thousands of reservists mobilized

Thousands of reservists are called up following surprise attack on Israel, arrive at gathering point and receive equipment for battle.

Thousands of reservists mobilized

Yes it's an emergency - an IDF Tzav 8!

First step, Tsav 8, to e followed by legislative and institutional changes, real ones. Op-ed.

Yes it's an emergency - an IDF Tzav 8!

Gallant:

'I'm working to achieve consensus on judicial reform'

Defense Minister confirms he is seeking compromises on Reasonableness Standard Bill following pilots' protest.

'I'm working to achieve consensus on judicial reform'

Reservists refusing to serve:

Gallant, Chief of Staff provide Netanyahu situational assessment

Gallant and Halevi met with Netanyahu to discuss the IDF's competence against the background of tensions in the North.

Gallant, Chief of Staff provide Netanyahu situational assessment

Protest outside Gallant's home:

'Don't give in to the refusers!'

About 50 people demonstrate outside home of Defense Minister, call on him to dismiss reservists who threatened not to report for duty.

'Don't give in to the refusers!'

Reservists from elite unit:

'We won't volunteer if judicial reform moves forward'

Reservists from Sayeret Matkal commando unit announce plans to stop showing up for duty in protest against government’s judicial reform.

'We won't volunteer if judicial reform moves forward'

MK Kahana to US officials:

'Judicial reform protests removed option to evict communities'

Kahana tells US officials that refusal by reservists to report for duty took option to evict Judea and Samaria communities off the table.

'Judicial reform protests removed option to evict communities'

Netanyahu:

'Refusal to serve is a terrible danger for Israel'

Prime Minister responds to announcement by reservist pilots that they will not be attending training flights.

'Refusal to serve is a terrible danger for Israel'

Chief of Staff to reservists:

'Refusal is a red line, the word traitor should not be said'

Chief of Staff Halevi meets with dozens of commanders in the reserves.

'Refusal is a red line, the word traitor should not be said'

Armored Corps officers:

Judicial reform will damage reservist system

Armored Corps reserve officers tell the Prime Minister that the judicial reform will make reservists less willing to fight.

Judicial reform will damage reservist system

Due to malfunction:

Tens of thousands of reservists called up in pre-dawn hours

Cause as yet unknown, possibility of cyber attack under investigation.

Tens of thousands of reservists called up in pre-dawn hours

Wave of arrests in Gush Etzion area

Reservists operating in the Gush Etzion area have arrested ten terror suspects in one night of operations.

Wave of arrests in Gush Etzion area

'He was a genius, a leader, and a ground-breaker'

Barzilai Hospital eulogizes Dr. Avi Har-Lev, after he was found killed by a gunshot wound in a forest near his home in Judea.

'He was a genius, a leader, and a ground-breaker'

IDF forces mobilize around Gaza

Hundreds of reservists called up as Islamic Jihad rocket barrage continues.

IDF forces mobilize around Gaza

'You are a model for Israeli society as a whole'

President Rivlin presents certificates of excellence to this year's IDF’s outstanding reserve units.

'You are a model for Israeli society as a whole'

Senior officer denies claims IDF not ready for war

Despite IDF ombudsman's warning's over IDF's depleted state, high ranking officer tells Arutz Sheva that such charges are baseless.

Senior officer denies claims IDF not ready for war

Soldier's mistake led to emergency call-up of 5,000 reservists

IDF investigation finds that soldier accidentally pressed button activating emergency call-up of 5,000 reservists on Independence Day.

Soldier's mistake led to emergency call-up of 5,000 reservists

Volunteers to rebuild demolished carpentry shop in Netiv Ha'avot

Army reservists will gather tomorrow at the scene of today's destruction to help rebuild the shop. 'A symbol of solidarity with settlement.'

Volunteers to rebuild demolished carpentry shop in Netiv Ha'avot

Liberman revamps benefits for demobilized soldiers

Defense Minister grants demobilized IDF soldiers immediate access to monetary benefits, ending 5-year waiting period.

Liberman revamps benefits for demobilized soldiers

'The south of Israel has turned into the wild west'

Thousands of IDF reservists petition Chief of Staff: Stop equipment thefts in the south.

'The south of Israel has turned into the wild west'

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.

They traded supper for kitbags and uniforms

IDF Overhaul Expected After Iran Deal

'Gidon Plan' presented to IDF General Staff Monday could see thousands of soldiers dismissed or cut in the name of security.

IDF Overhaul Expected After Iran Deal

IDF Falls Flat in State Comptroller's Report

Audit of multiple IDF departments in its ground forces division finds gross deficiencies in reserve training, protection of strategic sites.

IDF Falls Flat in State Comptroller's Report

Call to Mobilize Reservists to Secure Jerusalem

Beit Aryeh council head Avi Naim says the time is ripe to call up reservists for Jerusalem - and may be the way to establish deterrence.

Call to Mobilize Reservists to Secure Jerusalem

IDF to Compensate Reservists for Protective Edge

Soldiers to receive up to 15,000 shekels for their time at the front; additional solutions being sought for the self-employed.

IDF to Compensate Reservists for Protective Edge

MK Yechimovich Calls Leftist IDF Refusers 'Cowards'

"Your selfish and self-righteous act did not hurt the State, but did hurt the Zionist left," the MK wrote to leftist Unit 8200 reservists.

MK Yechimovich Calls Leftist IDF Refusers 'Cowards'

Hitting back

200 Sign Reservist Letter Blasting Leftist Calls for IDF Refusal

Backlash continues after leftist reservists accuse elite IDF unit of abuses in Judea-Samaria; politicians blast 'disgusting slander.'

200 Sign Reservist Letter Blasting Leftist Calls for IDF Refusal

IDF Discharges 30,000 Reserve Soldiers

55,000 soldiers still in the field as 72-hour ceasefire keeps a tenuous hold; meanwhile, Gaza belt residents hesitate to return home.

IDF Discharges 30,000 Reserve Soldiers

Reservists in Judea-Samaria Prepare for Long-Term Deployment

Motivation is very high for reservists called up to replace elite units in Judea-Samaria, officer says - thanks to public support.

Reservists in Judea-Samaria Prepare for Long-Term Deployment

IDF Releases Most Reservists Called Up Ahead of Syria Strike

The IDF began to release some of the reservists that were called up in preparations for a possible U.S. military strike in Syria.

IDF Releases Most Reservists Called Up Ahead of Syria Strike

'We Can Only Rely on God and Our Troops'

Fomer IDF Major General Uzi Dayan sees American uncertainty as a sign that Israel cannot rely on foreign powers to secure its future.

'We Can Only Rely on God and Our Troops'

Bennett achieves his aim

Yaalon Transfers 60M Shekels to Reservists, as Bennett Asked

Min. Naftali Bennett thanks defense minister for cancelling cut in Pillar of Defense reservists' bonus.

Yaalon Transfers 60M Shekels to Reservists, as Bennett Asked

Bennett: Don't Hurt Reservists

Economics minister comes out swinging against cut in Pillar of Defense reservists' pay.

Bennett: Don't Hurt Reservists

Armless Combat Soldier Provides Inspirational Message

One of the participants at the AIPAC conference was Izzy Ezagui, a combat soldier who lost his arm in a mortar shell explosion.

Armless Combat Soldier Provides Inspirational Message

Reservist, Wounded by a Rocket on Wednesday, Dies of Injuries

Lt. Boris Yarmulnik, 28, was fatally wounded by terrorist rocket fired before the "ceasefire."

Reservist, Wounded by a Rocket on Wednesday, Dies of Injuries

Gantz to Reservists: Look Backwards Once, then Look Forward

As the IDF prepares for a possible ground operation in Gaza, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz offers words of encouragement to reservists.

Gantz to Reservists: Look Backwards Once, then Look Forward

Hamas Headquarters Leveled, 'Gaza Power Grid Targeted'

IDF operation is seen as very successful thus far; Obama, Europe and even Israeli press relatively supportive.

Hamas Headquarters Leveled, 'Gaza Power Grid Targeted'

'Settlers' the Most Active Reservists in Israel, Data Show

34 percent of reservists are Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria , according to data published by the IDF.

'Settlers' the Most Active Reservists in Israel, Data Show

Minister: Mandatory National Service for Everyone

Minister Erdan visits protesting reservists, promises “equal distribution of the burden.”

Minister: Mandatory National Service for Everyone

Anarchists, Israeli Media Upset at IDF Officer's 'Violence'

Israeli media aims its arrows at IDF lieutenant colonel who slams gun into face of anarchist.

Anarchists, Israeli Media Upset at IDF Officer's 'Violence'