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IDF to re-examine allowing compulsory service soldiers to serve in Prison Service

IDF to re-examine allowing compulsory service soldiers to serve in Prison Service

Following expose on pimping of female soldiers in prisons, IDF, Defense Min., re-examine mandatory service in units outside IDF's own.Ido Ben Porat, 01/12/2021 10:38
Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: 'Zero tolerance' for harassment of any kind

Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi: 'Zero tolerance' for harassment of any kind

Lighting Hanukkah candles with commanders at a training base, IDF Chief of Staff praises women who 'did the right thing, a brave action.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 23:03
IDF spokesman: 'We're accelerating our plans against Iran'

IDF spokesman: 'We're accelerating our plans against Iran'

Brig.-Gen Ran Kochav: "IDF is preparing for all eventualities, focusing on preventing Iran from becoming a threshold state."Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 08:59
IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

IDF steps in to help fight new COVID-19 variant

IDF's Home Front Command assisting civilian authorities with the 'Omicron' COVID-19 variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2021 21:51
Injured IDF officer: 'If I'm asked to fight in Gaza and be injured - I'll go'

Injured IDF officer: 'If I'm asked to fight in Gaza and be injured - I'll go'

Aharon Karov, critically injured in a Gaza war, tells Arutz 7 about his daily struggles & the importance of respecting injured IDF soldiers.Yoni Kempinski, 26/11/2021 11:33
'The greatest day in my life': Mother embraces two IDF soldier sons with disabilities.

'The greatest day in my life': Mother embraces two IDF soldier sons with disabilities.

Heartwarming: Tammy Isaac-Shiffman, mom of 2 boys with special needs, talks about how she guided them past their disabilities, into the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/11/2021 08:01
Poll: Majority of Israelis don't support mandatory draft

Poll: Majority of Israelis don't support mandatory draft

Less than half of Jewish Israelis support a mandatory army draft, per new poll.Shira Hanau, JTA, 25/11/2021 14:24
Mother of officer who died in prison: 'My son was healthy until the day before he died'

Mother of officer who died in prison: 'My son was healthy until the day before he died'

Mother of Captain T., who died in a military prison, calls for investigation to rule out murder. 'He always did things out of the box.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 10:34
IDF commander: 'It'll take time, but we'll find a solution to the rockets'

IDF commander: 'It'll take time, but we'll find a solution to the rockets'

'Hamas fires rockets because it's the only tool they have left,' Commander of IDF's Southern Command says. 'We need to fear Hamas less.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 08:53
Special song written and produced for the soldiers now enlisting praying for success

Special song written and produced for the soldiers now enlisting praying for success

The 'prayer of conscript' for the success of new soldiers was written by Tzohar rabbis and sung by chief cantor of the IDF Shai Abramson.Arutz Sheva , 23/11/2021 16:56
Chance to WIN free tickets to Israel while bringing Hanukkah to IDF soldiers

Chance to WIN free tickets to Israel while bringing Hanukkah to IDF soldiers

People around the world are adopting IDF bases, to show support for 100k active soldiers and give them a true taste of the Hanukkah holiday.Sponsored Content, 23/11/2021 11:23
IDF releases footage of arrest of 14 Hamas terrorists

IDF releases footage of arrest of 14 Hamas terrorists

IDF, Shin Bet, and police arrest 50 Hamas operatives in massive blow to terrorist infrastructure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/11/2021 20:22
IDF: Joint Training with US, Gulf states preparations for Iran

IDF: Joint Training with US, Gulf states preparations for Iran

Senior IDF officer reveals Israel, Gulf states now openly working together to prepare to counter Iranian threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 08:02
Defense Ministry chief lauds female religious IDF soldiers

Defense Ministry chief lauds female religious IDF soldiers

“We’re all here for the people and State of Israel," says Defense Ministry chief at Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum in Karmiel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2021 14:14
US Ambassador to the UN visits IDF to discuss security threats

US Ambassador to the UN visits IDF to discuss security threats

U.S. Ambassador to the UN visited the IDF to Discuss Overcoming Regional Threats Together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2021 20:07
Bennett: Israel will defend itself by itself

Bennett: Israel will defend itself by itself

PM visits IDF exercise, says Israel dealing with Iran and its proxies on multiple fronts and preparing for all challenges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2021 16:42
Security forces thwart weapon smuggling attempt on Jordan border

Security forces thwart weapon smuggling attempt on Jordan border

Forces from the Israel Police and IDF arrest two arms dealers, seize 11 weapons which were in their possession.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 23:36
IDF reservists to be investigated over death of Arab rioter

IDF reservists to be investigated over death of Arab rioter

Teenage rioter killed recently by IDF fire while throwing stones at Israeli soldiers near town of Elon Moreh. Army police launch probe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/11/2021 17:36
New Israel Videos e-Newsletter Lets Subscribers Choose Topics

New Israel Videos e-Newsletter Lets Subscribers Choose Topics

Bet El Institutions will launch the e-newsletters Daily Israel Videos, allowing subscribers to choose which topics they want to receiveSharona Cohen, 13/11/2021 23:25
Watch: Israel and US exercise open and urban field combat

Watch: Israel and US exercise open and urban field combat

IDF, MARCENT, and US Marine Corps complete two-week long ground forces exercise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2021 18:55
IDF report: Officer and soldier were shot - due to lack of coordination

IDF report: Officer and soldier were shot - due to lack of coordination

IDF publishes conclusions following 'friendly fire' incident. Chief of Staff: 'Mistakes happen during fighting.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2021 11:42
Family of murdered soldier: 'If we don't receive response, we'll appeal to Supreme Court'

Family of murdered soldier: 'If we don't receive response, we'll appeal to Supreme Court'

Family of Barel Hadarya Shmueli, Border Police officer killed on Gaza border, demands IDF provide answers by November 20.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2021 12:28
Egyptian army to increase presence at Gaza border

Egyptian army to increase presence at Gaza border

Israeli and Egyptian military leaders meet to discuss shared security challenges, including in southern Gaza frontier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/11/2021 10:23
Terrorist exits his vehicle - and opens fire at soldiers

Terrorist exits his vehicle - and opens fire at soldiers

Palestinian Authority terrorist fires at soldiers near Ramallah - and escapes.Ido Ben Porat, 07/11/2021 00:20
PA claims IDF shot dead a 13-year-old boy

PA claims IDF shot dead a 13-year-old boy

Palestinian Arab media report 13-year-old killed by IDF gunfire in clashes near Shechem. IDF: Incident is under investigation.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 05/11/2021 20:41
Investigation into shooting death of IDF soldier complete

Investigation into shooting death of IDF soldier complete

Chief of Staff reveals results of investigation into death of Yonatan Granot, who was accidentally killed by a fellow soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2021 15:27
PM Bennett on military exercises: Whoever needs to get the message, will get it

PM Bennett on military exercises: Whoever needs to get the message, will get it

'We are no longer defined by the conflict or by our enemies, but according to who we are & our contribution to the world,' PM Bennett says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2021 11:33
IDF to hold drill, testing changes to siren system

IDF to hold drill, testing changes to siren system

Maximum time to reach shelter has changed in some locations, while the siren system in other locations has been split into several areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2021 09:03
US helicopter carrier docks in Israel for military exercise

US helicopter carrier docks in Israel for military exercise

US troops to participate in 2-week counter-terrorism training exercise with Israeli counterparts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2021 19:39
Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Defense Ministry, IDF, work to add bomb shelters to 21 towns along Israel's northern border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2021 15:31
IDF commander suspended for refusing to be vaccinated

IDF commander suspended for refusing to be vaccinated

The commander of the IDF's alpinist brigade has been suspended for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2021 22:00
Watch: Israeli F-15s escort American bomber

Watch: Israeli F-15s escort American bomber

Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jets escort American B-1B bomber over Israeli skies towards the surrounding bay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2021 19:00
Watch: Lebanese citizen caught after crossing into Israel

Watch: Lebanese citizen caught after crossing into Israel

Unarmed Lebanese citizen caught by security forces after crossing border into Israel.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 29/10/2021 22:37
IDF Gaza Division completes major exercise

IDF Gaza Division completes major exercise

Military exercise sought to implement lessons IDF learned in May war with Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2021 22:39
IDF launches exercises to increase readiness on Gaza front

IDF launches exercises to increase readiness on Gaza front

Defense exercises set to begin Tuesday morning in Gaza frontier area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/10/2021 10:06
Watch: IDF opens northern border for Lebanese farmers

Watch: IDF opens northern border for Lebanese farmers

In gesture of goodwill, IDF allows Lebanese farmers to harvest olive trees in Israeli territory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2021 22:45
Chief of Staff to children with disabilities: You are wanted

Chief of Staff to children with disabilities: You are wanted

IDF Chief of Staff promises to place Israeli children with disabilities in the IDF at Special in Uniform event,Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2021 20:32
Air Force resumes training to attack Iran nuclear sites

Air Force resumes training to attack Iran nuclear sites

After 2 years, IAF resumes exercises in preparation for possible attack on Iranian nuclear program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/10/2021 21:31
Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

Aviv Kohavi asks Ministerial Committee on Publications to approve the publication of a book he wrote on military leadership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/10/2021 06:36
IDF blocks roads near Gaza border

IDF blocks roads near Gaza border

Following situational assessment, IDF blocks several roads and sites near Gaza border.Kobi Finkler, 19/10/2021 17:18
Group calls for removal of Christian missionaries from IDF

Group calls for removal of Christian missionaries from IDF

Missionary watchdog group urges Benny Gantz to remove missionaries from IDF, stop drafting 'cult members'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 12:41
Israeli, German air force commanders fly over Israel

Israeli, German air force commanders fly over Israel

Honorary flyover held in Israeli skies as part of the “Blue Flag” exercise, passing over Knesset building and ending over Malcha.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 23:29
IDF eliminates terrorist who threw firebombs

IDF eliminates terrorist who threw firebombs

IDF soldiers fire at terrorists who threw firebombs at Israeli vehicles between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion. One terrorist killed.Kobi Finkler, 14/10/2021 23:25
Blue Flag joint US-Israel military exercise to kick off

Blue Flag joint US-Israel military exercise to kick off

This year's 'Blue Flag' to be the largest and most advanced aerial exercise Israel has ever had.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 22:25
In one hour: IDF soldiers complete tractate of Talmud

In one hour: IDF soldiers complete tractate of Talmud

Watch: Soldiers in the IDF's Netzach Yehuda battalion celebrate conclusion of Talmudic tractate - after completing it in one hour.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 14/10/2021 15:35
Secret missionary activity in the IDF

Secret missionary activity in the IDF

'Standing orders for the Messianic soldier' booklet for 'Messianic Jews' explains how to missionize to fellow soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 20:57
Soldier commits suicide by leaping out of taxi on highway

Soldier commits suicide by leaping out of taxi on highway

IDF recruit was in distress, received 'dozens of calls' during last taxi ride, driver says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 18:10
1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

1300 Ulpana girls considering IDF service visit induction center

Head of Tzohar, Rabbi David Stav congratulates girls for considering army service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 14:27
Highest rates entering combat units in the last 7 years- Aviv Kochavi states

Highest rates entering combat units in the last 7 years- Aviv Kochavi states

Highest rates entering combat units in the last 7 years- Aviv Kochavi states due to better maneuverabilityArutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 21:07
IDF soldier critically injured in car crash

IDF soldier critically injured in car crash

Investigation opened after soldier badly hurt in traffic accident.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 18:19
New program to use artificial intelligence in armored vehicles

New program to use artificial intelligence in armored vehicles

Israel Min. of Defense selects IAI as prime contractor to develop technological platforms for the 'Carmel' future armored fighting vehicle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 12:14
Chief of Staff: IDF will act anywhere against Iran

Chief of Staff: IDF will act anywhere against Iran

IDF Chief says Israel's response to Iran, including its nuclear program will continue to evolve and 'surprise.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 18:53
Thousands of weapons stolen from IDF each year

Thousands of weapons stolen from IDF each year

Data on weapons thefts from IDF bases released, showing terrorists and criminals seize thousands of weapons from IDF annually.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 17:05
Green Pass system imposed at Israel military bases

Green Pass system imposed at Israel military bases

IDF to limit access at army bases to the vaccinated, recovered, and soldiers with recent COVID tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 12:32
Soldiers' mothers demand: Change open-fire rules to protect our sons

Soldiers' mothers demand: Change open-fire rules to protect our sons

Mothers of soldiers protest outside IDF headquarters, call to change open-fire regulations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2021 14:28
Terrorist killed during IDF operation near Jenin

Terrorist killed during IDF operation near Jenin

Israeli security forces operating in PA village of Burqin open fire toward terrorist who fired at them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2021 06:33
On Saturday I texted him, on Sunday morning they told me what happened'

On Saturday I texted him, on Sunday morning they told me what happened'

Father of soldier wounded in shootout with Hamas terrorists recounts family ordeal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/09/2021 17:03