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In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

New 'Titkadmu' program allows high-functioning ASD youth to enlist in regular IDF service, serve in regular units.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 09:43
IDF bolsters anti-drug guidelines

IDF bolsters anti-drug guidelines

According to the new set of rules, soldiers smoking marijuana may be placed on trial and lose their financial benefits.ILTV, 27/07/2021 20:43
Report: Jordanian intelligence foiled ISIS attack on Israeli soldiers

Report: Jordanian intelligence foiled ISIS attack on Israeli soldiers

Four ISIS operatives were arrested and convicted by Jordan after planning terror attacks against IDF soldiers, Jewish targets, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 14:22
IDF combats drug use among soldiers

IDF combats drug use among soldiers

New campaign by Israeli military looks to combat drug use among soldiers, warning draftees of 'heavy price' they'll pay for drug possession.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 10:15
IDF attacks Hamas military camp in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas military camp in Gaza

In response to incendiary balloon attacks, IDF fighter jets strike Hamas military camp located near civilian sites including a school.Elad Benari, 26/07/2021 00:25
Terrorists who threw firebombs in Samaria arrested

Terrorists who threw firebombs in Samaria arrested

IDF forces thwart throwing of firebombs and rocks at vehicles near Mevo Dotan. One terrorist shot, two apprehended after a chase.Kobi Finkler, 25/07/2021 05:38
Five infiltrate Israel from Jordan

Five infiltrate Israel from Jordan

IDF troops and security forces apprehend five suspects who crossed into Israel illegally from Jordan.Arutz Sheva, 24/07/2021 20:45
Infiltrators returned to Lebanon

Infiltrators returned to Lebanon

2 Sudanese infiltrators arrested after illegally crossing border searching for employment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 20:41
Golani Brigade ready for war in Lebanon

Golani Brigade ready for war in Lebanon

IDF readies soldiers for the next war with a more powerful Hezbollah in Lebanon.Ido Ben Porat, 22/07/2021 19:08
Suspected infiltration from Lebanon, IDF conducting searches

Suspected infiltration from Lebanon, IDF conducting searches

IDF soldiers conducting searches after alert received about two suspects who crossed the border from Lebanon.Elad Benari, 22/07/2021 05:32
Historic: Haredi soldier takes command of Negev Company

Historic: Haredi soldier takes command of Negev Company

Shmuel Kirsch, a soldier from a prominent Chabad rabbinic family, becomes the first haredi commander of the Negev Company.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 16:01
Event to be held in support of Kumi Ori

Event to be held in support of Kumi Ori

'For 640 days already, we've been under military siege,' resident of Yitzhar's Kumi Ori neighborhood say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2021 13:01
Chief of Staff: We will respond overtly and covertly to attacks from Lebanon

Chief of Staff: We will respond overtly and covertly to attacks from Lebanon

IDF Chief of Staff responds to firing of 2 rockets at Israel from Lebanon overnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 20:40
Watch: IDF parachutes into Slovenia in memory of Jewish WW2 fighters

Watch: IDF parachutes into Slovenia in memory of Jewish WW2 fighters

Reenactment held of historic parachuting of Jewish WW2 soldiers on 100th anniversary of birth of Hannah Szenes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2021 19:07
All people of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

All people of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi visits Bedouin and Druze on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice and thanks them for IDF service.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 16/07/2021 19:28
Female tank soldiers spring into action

Female tank soldiers spring into action

First female tank combatants complete their training and begin operational employment protecting Israel's western border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 23:00
Dozens of Hamas terrorists arrested in Binyamin region

Dozens of Hamas terrorists arrested in Binyamin region

Following extensive intelligence and operational efforts, security forces apprehend dozens of terrorists in village of Turmus Aya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 23:06
Italian chief of defense staff concludes visit to Israel

Italian chief of defense staff concludes visit to Israel

Chief of the General Staff Kochavi: “IDF cooperation is a critical component in tackling the emerging challenges in the Middle East.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2021 18:29
IDF, police thwart weapon smuggling attempt on Lebanese border

IDF, police thwart weapon smuggling attempt on Lebanese border

Forty-three weapons were confiscated near the village of Ghajar, by IDF observation troops and Israel Police forces.Yoni Kempinski, 10/07/2021 20:41
IDF bids farewell to President Rivlin

IDF bids farewell to President Rivlin

Outgoing president meets 70 soldiers who he had awarded during his term in office in last meeting with IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 20:11
Will the IDF prosecute Hadar Goldin's comrades?

Will the IDF prosecute Hadar Goldin's comrades?

IDF reportedly considering prosecuting soldiers who served alongside Hadar Goldin who criticize the failure to return his body.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 19:41
Israel and the U.S. - 'unbroken bond to protect our freedom'

Israel and the U.S. - 'unbroken bond to protect our freedom'

The bond between the IDF and United States Army extends far beyond similar weapons systems or common enemies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/07/2021 21:57
'Unforeseen tragedy': 2 IDF soldiers die of unknown reasons

'Unforeseen tragedy': 2 IDF soldiers die of unknown reasons

A senior officer and 22-year-old cadet both collapsed during routine fitness training over a 2-day period.ILTV, 05/07/2021 17:23
Brigadier General Sharon Asman laid to rest

Brigadier General Sharon Asman laid to rest

Asman passed away suddenly last Thursday, just three days after being appointed to command Nahal brigade.Hezki Baruch, 04/07/2021 19:31
Watch: IDF develops new cutting-edge weapon in fight on terror

Watch: IDF develops new cutting-edge weapon in fight on terror

Following Israel's first 'war of artificial intelligence' with Gaza, the IDF developing a new 'smart weapon' for fighting terror.ILTV, 04/07/2021 09:12
IDF strikes Gaza terror sites

IDF strikes Gaza terror sites

IDF strikes rocket launcher, weapon manufacturing site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2021 23:06
IDF cadet dies in training

IDF cadet dies in training

Shili Westland, a cadet in the IDF's Training Base 1, has been declared dead following an unspecified medical incident on base.Arutz Sheva Staff , 02/07/2021 16:56
IDF attacks Hamas weapons manufacturing site in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas weapons manufacturing site in Gaza

Attack carried out in response to firing of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory.Elad Benari, 02/07/2021 01:30
Tragedy in IDF: General dies during training

Tragedy in IDF: General dies during training

IDF Brigadier General Sharon Asman suddenly collapsed and died during a combat fitness drill just after taking command of the Nahal Brigade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/07/2021 15:54
Knesset approves law permitting IDF to revoke girls' exemptions

Knesset approves law permitting IDF to revoke girls' exemptions

Committees to investigate whether girls are religious enough for an exemption, even though law only requires kashrut & Shabbat observance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/07/2021 10:43
Israel Dog Unit breaks the siege of Evyatar

Israel Dog Unit breaks the siege of Evyatar

With a new command center up and running and the IDF moving in to support them, the Israel Dog Unit works to make Evyatar safe for good.Arutz Sheva Staff , 27/06/2021 11:08
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
Israel's evolution into a Force-Multiplier for the USA

Israel's evolution into a Force-Multiplier for the USA

Unlike NATO, South Korea and Japan, Israel has extended the strategic arm of the US with no need for US military personnel. Op-ed.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, 20/06/2021 12:44
Clearing Evyatar would cost 10 million ILS

Clearing Evyatar would cost 10 million ILS

The IDF is insisting upon destroying Evyatar, despite the hefty price tag on such an operationArutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2021 23:28
IDF Chief of Staff to make first visit to the United States

IDF Chief of Staff to make first visit to the United States

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi will meet with top US army and defense officials.Kobi Finkler, 18/06/2021 02:13
IDF attacks Hamas targets following balloon terrorism

IDF attacks Hamas targets following balloon terrorism

In response to arson balloons launched from Gaza, IDF strikes military compounds and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas.Elad Benari, 18/06/2021 00:56
IDF to stop mapping terrorists' homes

IDF to stop mapping terrorists' homes

New technological tools remove need for soldiers to enter homes to map them for demolition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2021 21:51
Soldier hurt thwarting weapons smuggling at Jordanian border

Soldier hurt thwarting weapons smuggling at Jordanian border

IDF foils attempt to smuggle weapons across border with Jordan. Suspects arrested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 21:16
IDF on alert ahead of Flag March, Iron Dome ready

IDF on alert ahead of Flag March, Iron Dome ready

Israel prepares to respond if Hamas makes good on threat over celebratory march in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 19:39
They fired towards the Gaza border - and were removed from IDF

They fired towards the Gaza border - and were removed from IDF

IDF: Commander who ordered tank to fire at uninvolved Gazans near border will be removed from his position.Kobi Finkler, 11/06/2021 12:32
Brig. Gen. Winter summoned over conversation with Bennett

Brig. Gen. Winter summoned over conversation with Bennett

Chief of Staff summons high-ranking general over conversation with then-cabinet minister Bennett during 2014 war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 20:47
Concerns of Bedouin violence force IDF to alter commanders course

Concerns of Bedouin violence force IDF to alter commanders course

IDF cancels plans to hold navigation week in open areas in south - due to concerns of Bedouin violence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2021 08:55
Suspected infiltration at northern border, residents ordered to stay at home

Suspected infiltration at northern border, residents ordered to stay at home

Flares fired following suspicious movement near fence on Lebanese border. Locals asked to remain in their homes.Kobi Finkler, 06/06/2021 23:22
A time to killl, a time to heal

A time to killl, a time to heal

An Israeli Navy SEAL's book about his journey back to civilian life, his love for Israel, and how he now heals others. Review.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 01/06/2021 19:47
Israel’s #1 pop singer in breathtaking musical performance with Special in Uniform Band

Israel’s #1 pop singer in breathtaking musical performance with Special in Uniform Band

Eden Ben Zaken, Israel’s favorite pop star, sings hit song accompanied by soldiers with disabilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2021 08:36
Amazon employees urge company to sever ties with IDF

Amazon employees urge company to sever ties with IDF

More than 500 employees of Amazon sign letter calling on the company to sever business contracts with the IDF.Ben Ariel, 28/05/2021 04:40
Terrorists who threw firebombs at Binyamin region home arrested

Terrorists who threw firebombs at Binyamin region home arrested

IDF and Shin Bet forces capture squad of terrorists who threw firebombs at a home in the Oz Tzion outpost near Givat Assaf.Ido Ben Porat, 28/05/2021 02:04
Netanyahu approves expanded fishing zone, entry of humanitarian equipment into Gaza

Netanyahu approves expanded fishing zone, entry of humanitarian equipment into Gaza

Hadar Goldin's family livid: The Israeli leadership has simply lost its moral compass and the ability to distinguish between good and evil.Ido Ben Porat, 25/05/2021 00:58
IDF: Hamas' 'improvements' over the past 14 years

IDF: Hamas' 'improvements' over the past 14 years

The IDF says Hamas has made some 'improvements' since Gaza was handed over to them in 2005.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/05/2021 19:03
200 terrorists killed, 62 miles of terror tunnels destroyed

200 terrorists killed, 62 miles of terror tunnels destroyed

IDF summarizes Guardian of the Walls operation, adds: "We did everything we could to make sure evil people didn't come out of this alive."Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2021 11:43
IDF: Sky News should follow us instead of posting fake news

IDF: Sky News should follow us instead of posting fake news

IDF responds to report Israel blocked aid to Gaza which left out fact terrorists fired mortars at aid convoy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2021 19:17
'We're taking out Hamas' weapons stashes - from bedrooms in Gaza'

'We're taking out Hamas' weapons stashes - from bedrooms in Gaza'

Sometimes there is collateral damage, but "any other country would just bomb the entire block."Yoni Kempinski, 20/05/2021 15:15
Rocket fire continues, IDF intensifies attacks in Gaza

Rocket fire continues, IDF intensifies attacks in Gaza

Defense Minister orders IDF to speed up operational plans and focus on destroying the underground array in Gaza.Ido Ben Porat, 20/05/2021 01:30
Hamas: 'We will kill every Jew on Planet Earth'

Hamas: 'We will kill every Jew on Planet Earth'

Hamas leaders pledge to 'Murder every Jew on Planet Earth' as IDF makes it clear there's only one they can be stopped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2021 09:51
IDF attacks Hamas missile launcher placed in a school

IDF attacks Hamas missile launcher placed in a school

Hamas terrorists launch rockets from within school grounds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 20:27
2 soldiers wounded by gunfire near Ramallah

2 soldiers wounded by gunfire near Ramallah

Terrorist shooting carried out near Ramallah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 16:41
Watch: IDF fighter jets strike main Hamas center in Gaza

Watch: IDF fighter jets strike main Hamas center in Gaza

IDF fighter jets struck the main operations center of the Hamas internal security forces in northern GazaArutz Sheva, 17/05/2021 20:54