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23,928 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism

23,928 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism

Since last Memorial Day, 43 people have been added to the list of fatalities.Ido Ben Porat, 4/9/2021, 6:00 AM
IDF clears soldiers to pay respect by standing by each tombstone on Memorial Day

IDF clears soldiers to pay respect by standing by each tombstone on Memorial Day

The decrease in COVID-19 morbidity brings IDF decision makers to the conclusion it is possible to return to traditional form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2021, 3:53 AM
For Holocaust Day 2021: Survivors represent the light that shone in the darkness

For Holocaust Day 2021: Survivors represent the light that shone in the darkness

We, the IDF commanders and soldiers, will pass on the description of what was perpetrated, preserve our independence and defend ourselves.IDF CoS Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, 4/8/2021, 7:00 AM
IDF foils terror attack outside of Jerusalem

IDF foils terror attack outside of Jerusalem

Israeli troops open fire on car attempting to carry out ramming attack west of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2021, 8:43 AM
IDF destroyed Syrian border outpost in daring 2020 operation

IDF destroyed Syrian border outpost in daring 2020 operation

Israel reveals July 2020 operation inside Syrian territory in which IDF mined and destroyed enemy position.David Rosenberg, 4/5/2021, 7:52 AM
IDF to drop mask mandate for combat soldiers, trainees

IDF to drop mask mandate for combat soldiers, trainees

Israeli soldiers operating or training in open areas to be exempted from COVID mask mandate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 5:32 PM
Watch: IDF soliders wish a Happy Passover

Watch: IDF soliders wish a Happy Passover

Soldiers defending Israel in units throughout the IDF took a moment from their day to wish you a Happy Passover and Shabbat ShalomArutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2021, 4:43 PM
Smuggling on the Egyptian border - worth 2 million shekel

Smuggling on the Egyptian border - worth 2 million shekel

IDF soldiers set up ambush, foil attempt to smuggle millions of shekels in drugs.Kobi Finkler, 4/1/2021, 1:40 PM
IDF to hold large-scale exercise in Cyprus

IDF to hold large-scale exercise in Cyprus

Month-long exercise to include week-long Cyprus component, stretching IDF capabilities and capacities to the limit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2021, 2:05 PM
First publication: IDF will not demolish homes of helpers of Esther Horgan's killer

First publication: IDF will not demolish homes of helpers of Esther Horgan's killer

IDF says people who helped terrorist only sheltered him after the murder, did not plan or participate in killing Esther Horgan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 5:45 PM
IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza

Air strike comes in response to rocket fire from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday evening.Elad Benari, 3/24/2021, 3:09 AM
IDF arrests three suspects who infiltrated from Lebanon

IDF arrests three suspects who infiltrated from Lebanon

It is believed the three are migrant workers who tried to infiltrate Israel.Kobi Finkler, 3/21/2021, 11:28 PM
Watch: 100 haredi IDF soldiers sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Watch: 100 haredi IDF soldiers sing 'Ani Ma'amin'

Haredi soldiers - most of them married with families - finish Home Front Command's special basic training and begin serving in reserves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2021, 11:53 AM
IDF soldiers open fire towards terrorists near Beit El

IDF soldiers open fire towards terrorists near Beit El

Soldiers open fire towards three terrorists who threw firebombs toward homes in Beit El, injure two of them.Ido Ben Porat, 3/15/2021, 11:43 PM
IDF unveils 'Iron Sting'  laser-guided mortar system

IDF unveils 'Iron Sting' laser-guided mortar system

Iron Sting is a ‘networked precision fire system’ that employs laser and GPS to engage targets accurately and prevent collateral damage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2021, 4:05 PM
Israel’s military says it has reached herd immunity to COVID

Israel’s military says it has reached herd immunity to COVID

'It seemed impossible, but now it's here.' 80% of IDF personnel have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.Ben Sales, JTA, 3/12/2021, 7:14 AM
Over 80% of IDF staff vaccinated for COVID-19

Over 80% of IDF staff vaccinated for COVID-19

According to army sources, 81% of all servicemen have recovered from virus or been vaccinated, with the IDF back to fully operational.i24NEWS, 3/11/2021, 9:02 PM
Investigation: Soldier fought with all his might to prevent theft of his weapon

Investigation: Soldier fought with all his might to prevent theft of his weapon

Investigation concludes into incident where 2 suspects attacked soldier, stole his weapon after lengthy fight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2021, 4:47 PM
20 lone soldiers from one yeshiva enlist in the IDF

20 lone soldiers from one yeshiva enlist in the IDF

20 students from 'American' yeshiva in Beit Shemesh get uniforms ahead of draft. 'The yeshiva will continue to be their home here in Israel'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2021, 9:38 AM
Firebomb attack thwarted on Route 60

Firebomb attack thwarted on Route 60

Soldiers open fire on terrorists throwing Molotov Cocktails at Israeli vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2021, 7:57 PM
IDF soldiers thwart stabbing attack near Shechem

IDF soldiers thwart stabbing attack near Shechem

Terrorist tries to stab soldier during arrest operation in Palestinian Arab town of Tubas. Terrorist neutralized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2021, 6:59 AM
Police capture two Arabs who stole IDF soldier's weapon

Police capture two Arabs who stole IDF soldier's weapon

Police arrest two Arabs who attacked a fighter from the IDF’s Egoz Unit near Shfar'am and stole his weapon last Wednesday.Ido Ben Porat, 3/7/2021, 11:44 PM
Meretz chairman supports ICC decision against Israel

Meretz chairman supports ICC decision against Israel

Nitzan Horowitz says he supports cooperation with ICC investigation: Israel should ask itself what it could have done to prevent this.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2021, 5:33 AM
Arabs attack IDF soldier and steal his weapon

Arabs attack IDF soldier and steal his weapon

IDF soldier suffers injuries to hand, face, after two Arab suspects attack him to steal weapon.Ido Ben Porat, 3/4/2021, 12:25 PM
IDF soldier killed by stray bullet continues saving lives

IDF soldier killed by stray bullet continues saving lives

IDF soldier killed when a bullet was misfired at Joran Valley base has saved the lives of 5 by donating organs - 1 a COVID patient.ILTV, 3/2/2021, 3:55 PM
IDF thwarts drug smuggling attempt on Egyptian border

IDF thwarts drug smuggling attempt on Egyptian border

IDF fighters thwart smuggling attempt on Egyptian border, seize 80 kilograms of drugs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2021, 6:48 AM
Report: Mossad chief and IDF Chief of Staff clashed over response to Iranian attack

Report: Mossad chief and IDF Chief of Staff clashed over response to Iranian attack

Mossad chief demanded bold response against Iran for attack on Israeli-owned ship, while Chief of Staff Kochavi sought moderate response.Ben Ariel, 3/2/2021, 4:59 AM
IDF soldier wounded by stray bullet at military base succumbs to wounds

IDF soldier wounded by stray bullet at military base succumbs to wounds

Yonatan Granot, IDF soldier injured by stray bullet, dies of his wounds.Ido Ben Porat, 2/26/2021, 10:36 AM
Arutz Sheva's early glance at new IDF heavy life helicopters

Arutz Sheva's early glance at new IDF heavy life helicopters

Arutz Sheva was given a sneak preview of the Lockheed Martin CH-53 Stallion, the helicopters now chosen to replace the aging Yasur fleet.Yissachar Ruas, 2/25/2021, 8:50 PM
Terrorists who hurled firebombs at Jewish town arrested

Terrorists who hurled firebombs at Jewish town arrested

IDF soldiers arrest Arabs suspected of hurling firebombs, explosives, at Jewish town.Ido Ben Porat, 2/25/2021, 3:57 PM
Details of near-fatal shooting accident at IDF base revealed

Details of near-fatal shooting accident at IDF base revealed

Officer was handling guns which had been returned from firing range when one went off, striking soldier in the head.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 7:22 PM
Gantz: Stopping Iran is a national mission

Gantz: Stopping Iran is a national mission

Defense Minister addresses graduates of IDF officers course, outlines what new nuclear deal with Iran must include.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 5:36 PM
IDF: Wounded soldier was shot in the head by other soldier's gun

IDF: Wounded soldier was shot in the head by other soldier's gun

Army says that soldier seriously wounded at IDF base in Jordan Valley was shot by fellow soldier's gun.David Rosenberg, 2/24/2021, 11:07 AM
Rise in number of IDF soldiers seriously ill with coronavirus

Rise in number of IDF soldiers seriously ill with coronavirus

Number of young people infected with coronavirus is on the rise, together with number of young people in ICUs, top IDF official warns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 9:07 AM
Soldier seriously injured at base in the Jordan Valley

Soldier seriously injured at base in the Jordan Valley

The incident is being investigated by the Military Police Corps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2021, 1:13 AM
IDF reveals how Israeli woman crossed border into Syria

IDF reveals how Israeli woman crossed border into Syria

Military releases results of investigation into incident where young woman crossed border into Syria before returning in a prisoner exchangeArutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2021, 8:41 PM
How jihadist does God want Israel to be?

How jihadist does God want Israel to be?

Today's halo brigade is insatiable. It sets the bar for Israel-only Israel-too high to be cleared, the better to make Israel trip. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 2/22/2021, 11:00 AM
IDF soldiers commit Crimes for Humanity

IDF soldiers commit Crimes for Humanity

Research shows that there is a total disconnect between the ICC accusations against Israel and the reality on the ground. Op-ed.David Kramer, 2/18/2021, 3:30 PM
New guidelines for the IDF against COVID-19

New guidelines for the IDF against COVID-19

As the vaccination campaign continues, the IDF has rolled out new rules regarding health in the ranks.Shlomo Witty, 2/14/2021, 4:27 PM
MKs demand that IDF reopens hilltop community

MKs demand that IDF reopens hilltop community

Several members of Knesset have demanded that the executive order closing the hilltop not be renewed.Shlomo Witty, 2/11/2021, 10:53 PM
Watch: IDF runs military drills anticipating Hezbollah attack

Watch: IDF runs military drills anticipating Hezbollah attack

The IDF ran simulation exercises combining air, land & sea forces amid growing belief Hezbollah may attempt attacks in the coming year.ILTV, 2/11/2021, 10:08 PM
Left wing media shocked as soldiers sing religious song

Left wing media shocked as soldiers sing religious song

Haaretz journalist says IDF becoming 'army of G-d and literal Messianic Jews' after soldiers sing song affirming belief in the Messiah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2021, 9:02 PM
IDF's 'Lightning Storm' exercise concludes

IDF's 'Lightning Storm' exercise concludes

Commanding Officer of the 91st Division, Brig. Gen. Shlomi Binder: "The exercise we conducted improved our preparedness against Hezbollah."Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2021, 8:04 PM
IDF demolishes home of terrorist who killed Esther Horgan

IDF demolishes home of terrorist who killed Esther Horgan

Terrorist's home to be destroyed by explosion and not a bulldozer and in broad daylight in order to deter further attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2021, 4:14 PM
IDF soldier unearths ancient coin during training exercise in northern Israel

IDF soldier unearths ancient coin during training exercise in northern Israel

Rare ancient coin minted in northern Israeli city of Geva found by IDF soldier during a military training exercise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2021, 9:56 AM
IDF responds to ICC: We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel

IDF responds to ICC: We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel

IDF responds to the decision of the International Criminal Court. 'The IDF fully supports and will continue to support its soldiers.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/6/2021, 6:34 PM
Unvaccinated soldiers ordered to wear bright vests

Unvaccinated soldiers ordered to wear bright vests

Order issued, then rescinded at base of 80th Division ordering soldiers who have not been vaccinated to dress so others know to avoid them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2021, 6:23 PM
Joint US-Israel Juniper Falcon Exercise begins

Joint US-Israel Juniper Falcon Exercise begins

Marking 20th year, IDF Air Force and US military hold annual bilateral exercise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2021, 10:19 AM
What's going on with Israel's drones? 3 felled in 3 days

What's going on with Israel's drones? 3 felled in 3 days

IDF drones fall in Gaza, Lebanon on three consecutive days as army denies information leak to Hezbollah, Hamas.ILTV, 2/3/2021, 2:55 PM
Watch: IDF soldiers train in the rain

Watch: IDF soldiers train in the rain

The IDF released footage of soldiers from the 71st Battalion participating in intensive training as rains cover northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2021, 1:52 PM
Chief of Staff suspends leave for 'unvaccinated' combat units

Chief of Staff suspends leave for 'unvaccinated' combat units

IDF units on "closed" bases prohibited from going on leave unless they are defined as "vaccinated" or "green."Kobi Finkler, 2/2/2021, 11:19 AM
Security forces foil drug-smuggling attempt from Egypt

Security forces foil drug-smuggling attempt from Egypt

IDF soldiers, Israel Police unit, work together to foil attempt at smuggling millions of shekels in drugs.Kobi Finkler, Arutz Sheva, 2/1/2021, 12:39 PM
Two IDF generals in quarantine after exposure to COVID carrier

Two IDF generals in quarantine after exposure to COVID carrier

Head of IDF Southern Command and head of Ground Forces were in the vicinity of an IDF officer who was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19.Kobi Finkler, 2/1/2021, 1:05 AM
Gantz: There are homes in Lebanon that have guest rooms and missile rooms

Gantz: There are homes in Lebanon that have guest rooms and missile rooms

Defense Minister gives first-ever interview by Israeli minister to Alghad TV which broadcasts from Cairo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2021, 11:20 PM
Students distribute snacks to IDF soldiers who thwarted terror attack

Students distribute snacks to IDF soldiers who thwarted terror attack

Students from Im Tirtzu thank soldiers for thwarting attack, distributing soda and snacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2021, 11:53 AM
Soldier's parents, Emergency Council slam COVID vaccine pressure

Soldier's parents, Emergency Council slam COVID vaccine pressure

Parents of IDF soldiers engage attorney as children 'face threats, sanctions, shaming, cancelled leave' for declining COVID-19 vaccine.Mordechai Sones, 1/27/2021, 8:49 PM
Soldier: I hit the terrorist with my rifle when he tried to stab me

Soldier: I hit the terrorist with my rifle when he tried to stab me

Corporal L recounts fight with terrorist who attempted to stab her before he was killed by her commanding officer.Kobi Finkler/Arutz Sheva, 1/26/2021, 6:13 PM