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Disaster training day in the Israel Dog Unit a success

Amid growing concerns regarding Israel's readiness for an earthquake, the Israel Dog Unit is ready for the worst.

Disaster training day in the Israel Dog Unit a success

Double award ceremony at Harel police precinct

The Israel Police held a ceremony today to recognize the Israel Dog Unit for finding not one, but two missing people, just a few days apart.

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Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

A midnight alert reached the Israel Dog Unit about a teen in distress in the Hadera forest, beginning a mass search effort.

Israel Dog Unit rushes to search for troubled teen

Israel Dog Unit locates woman in Haifa forest

A missing-person alert ended in tears yesterday after IDU volunteers found a woman's body in the forests around Haifa.

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Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Police holds ceremony to show their appreciation for volunteers who left the Shabbat table to save a life.

Israel Dog Unit honored for Shabbat-eve rescue

Israel Dog Unit beefs up security in Judea and Samaria

Increased frequency of terrorist action against Israelis has the IDU showing its teeth - literally.

Israel Dog Unit beefs up security in Judea and Samaria

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

An 84-year-old man would have perished in the extreme cold and rain on Friday night, but for a dedicated volunteer and a four-footed friend.

Israel Dog Unit saves man from winter storm

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

The IDU's search and rescue activities have led to four incidents closed and two lives saved - one just hours ahead of a blizzard.

Israel Dog Unit saves woman from oncoming snowstorm

Israel Dog Unit pits canines against criminals in the Negev

The Israel Dog Unit has joined with Hashomer Hachadash to provide its unique answer to agricultural terror in Israel's south.

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Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one day

Volunteer responders from the Israel Dog Unit saved two lives in one day, one at each end of the country.

Israel Dog Unit saves two lives in one dayplayer

Missing person cases surge in Israel

A spike in missing person cases throughout Israel has prompted the Israel Dog Unit to launch a special mission to bring the missing home.

Missing person cases surge in Israel

Israel Dog Unit joins search for helicopter remains

The Israel Dog Unit set out to Israel's north for a long day of helping Israel's emergency services and preparing for the next incident.

Israel Dog Unit joins search for helicopter remains

Kibbutz honors Israel Dog Unit for foiling terrorist attacks

Kibutz Migdal Oz delivered a certificate of appreciation to the Israel Dog Unit for its work in foiling terrorist activity.

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Police brass convene special meeting with Israel Dog Unit

The national directors of the Israel Police's volunteer corps and aerial operations made a special visit today to the IDU base in Samaria.

Police brass convene special meeting with Israel Dog Unit

Search for man missing in Rosh HaAyin goes into eighth day

The Israel Dog Unit has spent more than a week searching for a 52-year-old man who vanished near Rosh HaAyin.

Search for man missing in Rosh HaAyin goes into eighth day

Israel Dog Unit brings special holiday exhibition to Jerusalem

The Israel Dog Unit, along with disability support group Alei Siach, provided a special demonstration for the holiday of Sukkot.

Israel Dog Unit brings special holiday exhibition to Jerusalem

Israel Dog Unit stonewalls arson attempt in Samaria

The IDU's preparations to search for two new missing people were rudely interrupted by the firebombing of Israeli farms near their base.

Israel Dog Unit stonewalls arson attempt in Samaria

Israel Dog Unit honored by Samaria regional council

A special ceremony held by the Samaria regional council honored the Israel Dog Unit for its security work over the past year.

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Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Building collapses have proven themselves international tragedies. The Israel Dog Unit is ready for the next one.

Disaster training with the Israel Dog Unit

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

A midnight call and exhaustive search and rescue effort come to their conclusion as the Israel Dog Unit saves an 84-year-old man's life.

Samaria-based Israel Dog Unit saves man's life in Ramle

Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

With the horror of the Miami building collapse still ongoing, the Israel Dog Unit joins other emergency services to be ready for anything.

Israel Dog Unit prepares for the next disaster

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for Evyatar

As part of his party's solidarity visit to Evyatar, Shas leader Aryeh Deri took the time to encourage the volunteers guarding the city.

Israel Dog Unit briefs MKs on security for 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.

Israel Dog Unit breaks the siege of Evyatar

IDF, police, and Israel Dog Unit push searches into second week

The IDF has sent its missing-person specialist unit to join the extensive search for Vladimir Magit, missing for more than a week.

IDF, police, and Israel Dog Unit push searches into second week

A ring of fire surrounds Evyatar

Under siege from the moment it was founded, the town of Evyatar faced unprecedented hostility today as the brush was torched on all sides.

A ring of fire surrounds Evyatar

Haifa salutes IDU

Several senior officials of the city of Haifa took time from their day to thank one of their city's ace-in-the-hole for missing persons.

Haifa salutes IDU

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

As the search for Ohr Buskila grows more daunting, R. Chaim Kanievsky gives the IDU some much-needed encouragement.

"We all pray you should have nothing to do."

IDU fights terror like never before

The recent surge of civil unrest in 'mixed cities' around Israel has prompted the Israel Dog Unit's first-ever emergency recruitment call.

IDU fights terror like never before

Israel Dog Unit deploys to Lod

The arrival of the IDU's canine teams at the most contested spot in Israel drew cheers from Lod residents and complaints from rioters.

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Guarded by IDU, new Samaria town grows despite nightly siege

Guarded by the Israel Dog Unit, the new town of Evyatar grows despite nightly protests against its existence.

Guarded by IDU, new Samaria town grows despite nightly siegeplayer

Israel Dog Unit Canine Exhibition for IDF Hopefuls

The Israel Dog Unit made its way to Jerusalem's Saker Park to give an exhibition to foreign volunteers in Israel's Lone Soldier program.

Israel Dog Unit Canine Exhibition for IDF Hopefuls

Spurred on by shooting, Evyatar community retakes hilltop

With the gunshots from Tapuach junction still ringing in the nation's ears, Samaria residents move to reaffirm Jewish presence in the area.

Spurred on by shooting, Evyatar  community retakes hilltop

Action and reaction: The Israel Dog Unit's response to terror

Although known for search and rescue work, the recent spates of terrorist activity has the Israel Dog Unit showing its teeth - literally.

Action and reaction: The Israel Dog Unit's response to terror

Will dogs detect COVID-19 in Israel?

Arutz Sheva, in an exclusive interview, spoke with Yekutiel Ben Yakov of the Israel Dog Unit about his "Coronadogs" who can smell COVID-19.

Will dogs detect COVID-19 in Israel?player

Sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients entering Israel?

Israel Dog Unit asks for permission to use sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients at airport, borders following successful pilot in US.

Sniffer dogs to identify COVID patients entering Israel?

Independence Day on the Gaza border

Soldiers of the Nachal battalion, stationed at a relatively remote base near the Gaza border, got to celebrate Israel at 73 in style.

Independence Day on the Gaza border

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

After nearly a full week of unrelenting search efforts, the Israel Dog Unit has recovered the body of Amra Zaoda in a field near Netanya.

Netanya search ends in triumph and tears

Canines vs. coronavirus

The Miami Heat has started using dogs to check for COVID-19 carriers at its games. Could Israel use them to help reopen the skies?

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Police rescue stolen service dogs

The hunt for a stolen search dog was brought to a happy ending this afternoon with the help of the Israel National Police

Police rescue stolen service dogs

Hadera search ends in tears

Shlomo Malka, missing for nearly four days from his home in Hadera, has been found deceased.

Hadera search ends in tears