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Bennett: We will consult our friends, but will act when needed

Bennett: We will consult our friends, but will act when needed

Prime Minister Bennett speaks at IAF course graduation ceremony: Our enemies know we do not hesitate to act when needed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/06/2021 01:02
IDF attacks Hamas compounds in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas compounds in Gaza

Fighter jets attack Hamas military compounds in retaliation for the firing of incendiary balloons towards southern Israel.Elad Benari, 16/06/2021 01:42
First time: Israeli F-35 in international exercise

First time: Israeli F-35 in international exercise

Israel's newest, most advanced combat aircraft to be used in exercise with US, British, and Italian counterparts for first time.Kobi Finkler, 06/06/2021 11:43
IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF strikes weapons manufacturing site, weapon smuggling tunnel and military post in retaliation for rocket fire on Sderot.Elad Benari, 16/04/2021 01:53
Celebrating Israel: IAF flyovers, barbeques, musical events - 'The sky's the limit'

Celebrating Israel: IAF flyovers, barbeques, musical events - 'The sky's the limit'

Israelis coming out in droves to celebrate their homeland's independence, invincible spirit, and devotion for their Land.i24NEWS, 15/04/2021 09:52
IAF prepares for Independence Day airshow

IAF prepares for Independence Day airshow

Flying under the theme of 'Israeli Solidarity,' the show will include firefighting and police aircraft and cross Israel from end to end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2021 09:28
Investigation: Deadly IAF crash caused by previously unknown phenomenon

Investigation: Deadly IAF crash caused by previously unknown phenomenon

Final report into crash in which 2 pilots were killed finds plane stalled due to circumstances previously unknown to be dangerous.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2021 21:54
Air Force trains for surprise war with Hezbollah

Air Force trains for surprise war with Hezbollah

Massive 'Galilee Rose' Air Force training exercise ends after 3 days. IAF practices quick mobilization, attacking thousands of targets a dayArutz Sheva Staff, 16/02/2021 17:28
IAF begins surprise excercise, increasing its presence in northern Israel

IAF begins surprise excercise, increasing its presence in northern Israel

Surprise Israeli Air Force exercise 'Vered Hagalil,' focused on improving IAF combat readiness in northern region, begins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/02/2021 07:28
Syria claims Israel attacked in southern part of the country

Syria claims Israel attacked in southern part of the country

Alleged Israeli attack comes hours after anti-aircraft missile was fired at Israeli UAV over Lebanon.Elad Benari, 04/02/2021 00:31
IDF blames loss of control for deadly plane crash

IDF blames loss of control for deadly plane crash

Investigative team releases interim findings in crash of training plane which killed 2 IAF pilots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2020 19:20
Love is in the air...literally

Love is in the air...literally

Lieutenant Y describes the delicate balance he needed in order to succeed simultaneously in the pilot's training course and as a newlywed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2020 16:58
Watch: Israel Air Force pilots answer web's most searched questions

Watch: Israel Air Force pilots answer web's most searched questions

New graduates of the 181st class of the IAF Flight Academy have just completed an intensive and select 3-year course, 23/12/2020 18:55
Boston native becomes 1st US woman to graduate IAF pilot course

Boston native becomes 1st US woman to graduate IAF pilot course

After 3 years of training Lt. O., an immigrant and lone soldier, will become 1st US woman to graduate from Israel Air Force pilot course.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 07:33
Cockpit camera in tragic airplane crash sent for data retrieval

Cockpit camera in tragic airplane crash sent for data retrieval

Possibility of human error can't be ruled out, IDF investigators say. Camera's memory card may shed light on the causes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2020 10:36
'Lihu always dreamed of becoming a pilot'

'Lihu always dreamed of becoming a pilot'

Close friend of cadet killed in Tuesday's plane crash relates how proud his class was of his achievements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 11:20
Plane crash: Sudden malfunction gave pilots no time to respond

Plane crash: Sudden malfunction gave pilots no time to respond

Pilots didn't issue distress signal, severity of crash landing indicates a sudden malfunction that caused the tragedy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2020 10:04
IAF Major, cadet killed in Negev plane crash named

IAF Major, cadet killed in Negev plane crash named

Major, cadet in training named as the 2 who were killed when a plane crashed near Mishmar HenegevArutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2020 22:00
Iron Dome did not work: 'We will continue to investigate'

Iron Dome did not work: 'We will continue to investigate'

IDF releases findings of probe into incidents in which Iron Dome system wasn't activated after rocket fire from Gaza.Kobi Finkler, 22/11/2020 23:30
Israel's 'First Jet Squadron' retires after 67 years

Israel's 'First Jet Squadron' retires after 67 years

Air Force closes 117th Squadron which has fought in all of Israel's wars since 1953. Commanders, pilots to be reassigned within the corps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 19:16
Benny Gantz: 'Joint exercise with Germany contributes to IAF's continued superiority'

Benny Gantz: 'Joint exercise with Germany contributes to IAF's continued superiority'

DM Gantz speaks with German DM Kramp-Karrenbauer, thanks her for commitment to relationship with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2020 14:32
First ever deployment of Israeli fighter jets in Germany

First ever deployment of Israeli fighter jets in Germany

Deployment began with joint German-Israeli flyover above Dachau concentration camp.Y Rabinovitz, 18/08/2020 22:20
5,000 Air Force strikes in the last 5 years

5,000 Air Force strikes in the last 5 years

IAF releases data on the 'war between the wars' to prevent Iran's military entrenchment in Syria, transfer of weapons to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2020 19:47
Defense Minister visits Israeli Air Force: Israel knows to use its capabilities anywhere

Defense Minister visits Israeli Air Force: Israel knows to use its capabilities anywhere

DM suggests countries of region remember that 'the State of Israel has infinite capacity and we know how to use it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 17:25
Near-tragedy during air mission

Near-tragedy during air mission

A malfunction almost ended up costing the lives of a crew of IDF soldiers onboard an army helicopter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2020 23:26
Supersonic boom causes panic in northern Israel - and a pilot is grounded

Supersonic boom causes panic in northern Israel - and a pilot is grounded

Pilot exceeds maximum flight speed during training session - and is grounded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2020 12:52
"Also in the IAF, our special forces are at the core"

"Also in the IAF, our special forces are at the core"

Head of IAF & commander of new speical forces wing explain: "We are embarking upon the next chapter in the history of Aerial Special Forces"Arutz Sheva, 12/07/2020 22:56
IDF attacks underground Hamas infrastructure

IDF attacks underground Hamas infrastructure

IAF fighter jets and helicopters attack Hamas targets in retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel.Elad Benari, 05/07/2020 23:31
Former IAF pilot detained during protest outside PM's home

Former IAF pilot detained during protest outside PM's home

Hundreds protest against government corruption outside Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/06/2020 20:18
'Corona wedding' during IAF training? Anything's possible!

'Corona wedding' during IAF training? Anything's possible!

She's a surf guide for girls and he just completed the IAF's fighter pilot course. They met and married during the COVID-19 epidemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/06/2020 16:26
IAF graduation to be held without audience

IAF graduation to be held without audience

Pilots Course graduation ceremony to be broadcast live with a limited air show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2020 09:31
Israel leads virtual international forum of air force commanders

Israel leads virtual international forum of air force commanders

Participants in the forum discussed the knowledge they gained during the coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2020 06:27
Israel Air Force airplanes skywrite their tribute to health workers battling coronavirus

Israel Air Force airplanes skywrite their tribute to health workers battling coronavirus

Israel Air Force planes pass over hospitals in Israel to salute the medical teams at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus.Arutz Sheva staff, 29/04/2020 11:50
Israel's Air Force to salute hospitals

Israel's Air Force to salute hospitals

Four Texan II T6 planes will hold flyovers over hospitals, saluting medical staff and healthcare system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2020 09:14
Watch: The Israeli Air Force 'Rolling Swordsmen'

Watch: The Israeli Air Force 'Rolling Swordsmen'

Watch special video produced for the Israeli Air Force's 124 "Rolling Sword" Squadron's 60th anniversary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/03/2020 11:59
Watch: IAF strikes terrorist targets in Gaza

Watch: IAF strikes terrorist targets in Gaza

Israeli Air Force retaliates amid ongoing rocket attacks on southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2020 18:52
IAF strikes Gaza after 22 rockets fired

IAF strikes Gaza after 22 rockets fired

Israeli Air Force retaliates after terrorists launch 22 rockets at Israel Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/02/2020 22:30
IDF strikes Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF strikes Hamas targets in southern Gaza

Israeli aircraft target weapons production site used by Hamas' military wing in retaliation for rocket fire on Netivot.Elad Benari, 05/02/2020 02:20
IAF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IAF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF jets attack multiple Hamas targets in southern Gaza, including an underground weapons production site.Elad Benari, 31/01/2020 04:10
IDF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in southern Gaza

IDF aircraft and fighter planes attack Hamas targets in southern Gaza in retaliation for rocket and incendiary balloon fire.Elad Benari, 30/01/2020 00:03
Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

Three aircraft will be non-operational for two to three months

Five of eight aircraft damaged by flooding at Hatzor Base will be back in service in the next few days, a senior IAF official says.Kobi Finkler, 21/01/2020 23:37
Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

Air Force Commander sets up team to investigate Hatzor flooding

Major General Norkin notes incident did not coincide with expectations, stressing importance to research, learn, and apply lessons.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2020 19:41
IAF official: 'We made a mistake when we didn't evacuate these Air Force bases'

IAF official: 'We made a mistake when we didn't evacuate these Air Force bases'

Senior IAF official says base which flooded should've been among those evacuated prior to storm.Kobi Finkler, 13/01/2020 08:47
Watch: This pilot had a surprise waiting for him...

Watch: This pilot had a surprise waiting for him...

This pilot thought we were filming a video about his helicopter, but we had a surprise waiting for him instead...Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2019 00:13
Watch: Armed terrorist attempts to enter Israel

Watch: Armed terrorist attempts to enter Israel

IDF foils attempt by terrorist to infiltrate Israel from Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2019 21:55
IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF jets and helicopters strike a number of Hamas terror targets, among them a Hamas military camp.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/12/2019 01:51
Watch: IDF 'Game of Thrones' excercise in Cyprus

Watch: IDF 'Game of Thrones' excercise in Cyprus

IAF, Commando Brigade, complete joint operation in Cyprus, commanders praise soldiers' cooperation and personal abilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/12/2019 11:01
Investigation into helicopter fire

Investigation into helicopter fire

IAF launches investigation after helicopter catches fire mid-flight, grounds all helicopters of that model.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2019 17:23
IDF grounds Yasur helicopter fleet

IDF grounds Yasur helicopter fleet

IAF grounds entire fleet of Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters after one of them catches fire due to engine malfunction.Kobi Finkler, 26/11/2019 23:45
US Air Force commander visits Israel

US Air Force commander visits Israel

IDF Chief of Staff grants award to US Air Force chief, Gen. Goldfein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2019 14:59
Watch: Israeli Air Force base's Tetris challenge

Watch: Israeli Air Force base's Tetris challenge

Clean-up day at IAF base used by soldiers to create a record-breaking Tetris challenge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2019 23:17
Israel Air Force gearing up for Blue Flag

Israel Air Force gearing up for Blue Flag

Israel to host Blue Flag aerial exercises, with teams from US, Germany, Italy, and Greece. First-ever int'l exercise in Israel with F-35s.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2019 10:30
First woman appointed to head IAF flight squadron

First woman appointed to head IAF flight squadron

Lt. Col. G. assumes role as commander of the "Nachshon Squadron", becoming the first woman in the IAF to command a flight squadron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/09/2019 06:04
'A very special and important exercise'

'A very special and important exercise'

Israel Air Force takes part in the British Royal Air Force's "Cobra Warrior" exercise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2019 06:27
IDF attacks 15 terrorist targets in Gaza

IDF attacks 15 terrorist targets in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire on Ashdod and Ashkelon.Elad Benari, 11/09/2019 03:13
IAF Commander visits US, awarded 'Legion of Merit'

IAF Commander visits US, awarded 'Legion of Merit'

IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin meets US Air Force senior command, furthers strategic dialogue and operational coordination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2019 06:06
Report: Israel attacked in Lebanon

Report: Israel attacked in Lebanon

Lebanese media report that Israel targeted PFLP in Bekaa region, near Syria border.Elad Benari, 26/08/2019 04:10