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News and updates about Reserve Duty

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Commanders of the regular and reserve units are prepared to summon and equip all the required soldiers in just a few hours and transport them to the front line for defensive and offensive missions.

IDF's preparation of emergency storage for reserve mobilization

Reservists tried to sell lethal ammunition

Three suspects were arrested including, a reservist, on suspicion of trading in war spoils and ammunition, including RPG rifles, explosive devices, hand grenades, Kalashnikov rifles, and other ammunition.

Reservists tried to sell lethal ammunition

First time in 40 years:

Entire reserve division fighting in Gaza Strip

252nd Division entered the Gaza last Saturday. This is the first time an entire reserve division entered battle since the first Lebanon war.

Entire reserve division fighting in Gaza Strip

Watch:

Former PM Naftali Bennett reports for reserve duty during war

Ex-PM returns to IDF as Israel faces massive terrorist attack from Hamas.

Former PM Naftali Bennett reports for reserve duty during war

Israel’s pilots have made themselves obsolete

A small vocal group of reserve and retired pilots created a situation that questions the role of IDF pilots. There are other options.Op-ed.

Israel’s pilots have made themselves obsolete

IDF Chief of Staff tours storehouses in northern Israel

Chief of Staff Halevi met with 20 battalion commanders and senior reserve officers and emphasized the importance of the IDF's unity.

IDF Chief of Staff tours storehouses in northern Israel

Is Israel’s military fraying?

Deep changes in Israel’s socio-economic dynamics have invaded the debate on the “People’s Army.” Op-ed.

Is Israel’s military fraying?

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Man who refused to serve in political protest is punished

Man who protested judicial reform by refusing to show up for reserve duty is tried and fined.

Man who refused to serve in political protest is punished

Hundreds march in Tel Aviv against refusal to serve

Marchers call for anyone refusing reserve service to immediately recant - or to be dismissed from the IDF entirely.

Hundreds march in Tel Aviv against refusal to serve

IDF rabbis demand reservists recant refusal

200 military rabbis have signed a letter rebuking the reservists who announced they would not serve in the IDF due to the judicial reform.

IDF rabbis demand reservists recant refusal

Chief of Staff: 'Public discourse is dangerous to IDF'

Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi commented that the current public discourse on the judicial reform could significantly weaken the IDF.

Chief of Staff: 'Public discourse is dangerous to IDF'

Hundreds of IAF reserve pilots to refuse service

Several hundred IAF pilots intend not to report for reserve duty due to the judicial reform.

Hundreds of IAF reserve pilots to refuse service

Elite IDF unit calls to leave IDF out of politics

A petition from the Maglan airborne reconnaissance unit calls for silence and solidarity in the face of the judicial reform controversy.

Elite IDF unit calls to leave IDF out of politics

Report:

Representatives of Reserve Duty soldiers will refuse to serve

A strategic advisor to the protesters said that an event will be held this week where reservists will announce their refusal to serve.

Representatives of Reserve Duty soldiers will refuse to serve

Unit 8200 veterans threaten to refuse reserve service

Above 1000 veterans of the IDF's elite cyber warfare will not volunteer for reserve duty if the reasonability clause is reduced.

Unit 8200 veterans threaten to refuse reserve service

IAF commander:

Reserve pilots who do not report for duty will be expelled

Maj. Gen Tomer Bar told senior officers in a closed meeting that pilots who refuse duty in protest would be expelled from their squadrons.

Reserve pilots who do not report for duty will be expelled

Judicial reform:

Soldiers who refused reserve duty in protest to be tried

Reservists who did not report for an exercise in protest of the judicial reforms will be tried by the battalion's communications officer.

Soldiers who refused reserve duty in protest to be tried

Judicial Reform Protest:

200 IAF pilots refuse to show up for reserve duty

Some 200 Israel Air Force reserve pilots inform IAF commander they will not be taking part in reserve duty in protest of judicial reform.

200 IAF pilots refuse to show up for reserve duty

Vayikra: Being on call

It is not by accident, obviously, that 'calling' is introduced in relation to the sacrifices.

Vayikra: Being on call

Hundreds of IDF reservists refuse to report for duty

650 soldiers refuse to report for duty in protest against judicial reforms today.

Hundreds of IDF reservists refuse to report for duty

Fighter pilot tells INN:

'Those refusing orders are confused on what Israel is here for'

'Never again' is negative motivation. We need to return to the vision of our Prophets, says Maj. Shai Kalach.

'Those refusing orders are confused on what Israel is here for'

Reservists rejecting refusal:

1,600 officers pen letter to IDF Chief of Staff: We're here

'Political entities are exploiting the IDF, sullying the good name of reservists to create chaos.'

1,600 officers pen letter to IDF Chief of Staff: We're here

Suspended IAF pilot speaks out: 'We never called to refuse duty'

The reserve pilot suspended from the IAF wrote to his comrades asking that they 'preserve the cohesion of the IAF '.

Suspended IAF pilot speaks out: 'We never called to refuse duty'

Defense Min:

'Those who attack IDF soldiers have no place in public office'

Minister Gallant, IDF Chief of Staff meet reservists amidst spate of refusals to serve. 'Refusal threatens foundation of our existence.'

'Those who attack IDF soldiers have no place in public office'

Elite reserve pilots will report to base tomorrow

37 pilots to come to base as scheduled for discussions with commanders after saying they would skip training to protest judicial reforms.

Elite reserve pilots will report to base tomorrow

IDF Chief of staff warns PM:

'Worried that duty refusal will spread through the IDF'

Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi told PM Netanyahu that calls to refuse to report for duty in protest of legislation are already harming the IDF.

'Worried that duty refusal will spread through the IDF'

IDF reservists detained by police on their way to base

Police detain Jews near site of deadly shooting attack, during search for Huwara rioters.

IDF reservists detained by police on their way to base

Huge IDF exercise:

8,000 troops plus 5,000 reservists in special call-up

"Warm Winter Two" is designed to enhance combat readiness in the north of Israel.

8,000 troops plus 5,000 reservists in special call-up

I love my teammates!

Since the recent Israeli election, the international press has been filled with baseless apocalyptic news regarding Israeli society. Op-ed.

I love my teammates!

One third of battalion commanders come from Judea and Samaria

People from across the Green Line form a surprising part of the prestigious IDF rank

One third of battalion commanders come from Judea and Samaria

Female combat soldiers to be exempted from reserve duty?

IDF weighs plan to bar female combat soldiers from mixed units from being called up to reserve duty after completing mandatory service.

Female combat soldiers to be exempted from reserve duty?

New law would guarantee IDF reservists academic credits

A new bill would automatically grant university credits to students doing reserve duty. 'We're finally recognizing their contributions.'

New law would guarantee IDF reservists academic credits

Reserve soldiers fuming over August summons

'I have no problem doing reserve duty- but why does it have to be in August, when I need to keep my kids busy?'

Reserve soldiers fuming over August summons

'It's not easy being in reserves while studying for a degree'

Likud MK Oren Hazan proposes law mandating reservists receive academic credits similar to those of volunteers.

'It's not easy being in reserves while studying for a degree'

Universities offer credits to volunteers, but not to reservists

New report shows majority of academic institutions opt not to offer academic credits to reservists.

Universities offer credits to volunteers, but not to reservists

Childhood friends brought together by reserve duty in Samaria

Shai Kadosh and Nir Eligov have been friends since first grade, but were sent to separate units during their mandatory army service.

Childhood friends brought together by reserve duty in Samaria

'Free rides' for reserve soldiers are often not free

Reservists now receive travel coupons via the internet, but Egged doesn't always honor them. Egged claims they've received no complaints.

'Free rides' for reserve soldiers are often not free

Compensation for self-employed IDF reservist soldiers to rise

Defense Minister calls to raise compensation for self-employed reservist soldiers.

Compensation for self-employed IDF reservist soldiers to rise

Watch: Soldiers Thank Israel For 'The Best Day of My Life'

IDF troops released from Gaza operation thank civilians for support in an uplifting music video.

Watch: Soldiers Thank Israel For 'The Best Day of My Life'

2,000 Reservists Called Back Up for IDF Service

As hostilities with Gaza terrorists heat up again, reservists called back up for military service.

2,000 Reservists Called Back Up for IDF Service

Reserve Soldiers 'Ready and Happy to Help' in Judea and Samaria

Reserve soldiers are picking up the burden in Judea and Samaria from regular army soldiers who are being moved down to Gaza.

Reserve Soldiers 'Ready and Happy to Help' in Judea and Samaria

Freshman MK Called Away for Tank Duty

MK Shmuli misses his planned first speech in Knesset to serve in tank unit.

Freshman MK Called Away for Tank Duty