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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal, are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force, and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. The IDF is headed by its Chief of General Staff, the Ramatkal, subordinate to the Defense Minister of Israel; Rav Aluf Benny Gantz has served as Chief of Staff since 2011.

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Rosenberg accused Phil Weiss of anti-Semitism for calling attention to the fact that the Atlantic magazine gave no hint of Jeffrey Goldberg's Jewish Defense League/Israeli Defense Forces past, or his very unusual Jewish/Zionist identity when announcing ...
According to the Times of Israel, the World Health Organization might recognize the Jewish State's field hospital program as the best among the nations.

To begin with, in 1948 the United Nations declared that two new states be established, one to be known as Israel and the other to be known as Palestine.
... of the involvement of the six suspects in the acts of murder, in an attempted murder with a booby-trapped car, their alleged possession of various combat weapons stashed above a kindergarten and the theft of weapons from an Israel Defense Forces ...

Raz was a refusenik, a term historically associated with Soviet Jews who were denied permission to emigrate to Israel but which is now associated with Israeli Jews refusing to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in protest against its role in ...
Tel Aviv (Sputnik) - A vehicle moving on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel shelled on Wednesday a group of Israeli soldiers and injured one of them, with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) opening fire in response, the IDF said. "Shots were ...
An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded by gunfire from Lebanon on Wednesday border, the military said. Israel Defense Forces said a group of soldiers working on defenses on the border was fired upon from a vehicle passing on the Lebanese side, near the ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - At one fitness studio in Manhattan, students are training for more than their health - they're also being taught how to get out of an active shooter situation alive.
Despite the unceasing waves of murdering innocent Israeli civilians, Western politicians speak as if Israel were not under attack.
"Bring ye the whole tithe into the store-house that there may be food in My house and try Me now herewith saith Hashem of hosts if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall be more than sufficiency.
Jerusalem (JTA) - An Israeli civilian doing maintenance work on the border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and injured.
Stressing that Tel Aviv has "no intention of starting a new war," Israel's defense minister has vowed to seek the total destruction of Hamas if the militant group - which refuses to recognize the Jewish State - attempts to "impose" a conflict on Israel.
According to the Kremlin, the two affirmed the continued strengthening of relations between Israel and Russia on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishing of relations between the two countries on October 18, 1991.
"It really enhances the holiday and brings the 'Four Species' of Am YIsrael, the nation of Israel, together." Cohen notes that a midrash likens the "Four Species" or "Four Kinds" to four types of Jews: the aravah (willow branch), which has neither ...
Our rabbi's sermons would frequently deal us a warning message of the existential danger facing the Jewish people, wrapped up in a terrifying war story from his days in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Each service contained a prayer for IDF soldiers ...

Much more recently, Peres went so far as to maintain that "Israeli Defence Force] operations enabled economic prosperity in the West Bank, relieved southern Lebanese citizens from the terror of Hezbollah, and have enabled Gazans to have normal lives ...
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are caught in the middle, between hundreds of thousands of Arabs (389,000 Palestinians live in the Nablus district) and hundreds of Jews.
PM Modi compares Indian army to that of Israel's : Here is why. The most striking characteristic feature of the Israeli army that marks it out from most other national armies is the phenomenal impact it has on overall social structure of the country ...
"It really enhances the holiday and brings the 'Four Species' of Am YIsrael, the nation of Israel, together." Cohen notes that a midrash likens the "Four Species" or "Four Kinds" to four types of Jews: the aravah (willow branch), which has neither ...
Tsarfati, according to his Behold Israel website, was born into a Jewish family in Jerusalem and was a former member of the Israel Defense Forces. He became a Christian when he saw the "Jesus" film by Campus crusade. Since 1999 he has spoken at ...
The Israeli minister of culture and sports wants nothing less than an overthrow of the nation's elite.
In 2005, an Israeli veteran retraced the footsteps of the Chinese Long Marchers, showing his full respect and admiration for the heroes.
Four Chicago-area supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, along with 31 other supporters from across the U.S., concluded a six-day bicycle ride through Israel last month. Joining the American FIDF supporters for this cross-country ride ...
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are caught in the middle, between hundreds of thousands of Arabs (389,000 Palestinians live in the Nablus district) and hundreds of Jews.
The organization that absorbs the worst attacks in Israel, mainly due to its activities on the global stage, is Breaking the Silence, which collects testimonies of Israel Defense Forces soldiers who served in the West Bank. Avner Gvaryahu, in charge of ...
PM Modi compares Indian army to that of Israel's : Here is why. The most striking characteristic feature of the Israeli army that marks it out from most other national armies is the phenomenal impact it has on overall social structure of the country ...
The Indian air force is moving ahead with implementation of a plan to purchase the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron TP unmanned air vehicle, having joined the Missile technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday compared the recent surgical strikes against terrorists in Pakistan-administered Kashmir with Israel Defence Force operations, saying the Indian army has shown its soldiers are second to none in carrying out ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew a parallel between the special forces of the Indian army and their counterparts in the Israeli Defence Forces while praising the surgical strike of September 29. Speaking at a rally in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, the ...
All of Israel followed Yuval's childhood, plus her entering the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) more than a decade ago, while her father remained "missing," and his country can't even declare him an IDF casualty whose burial place is unknown.
He joined the predecessor of the Israeli Defence Forces in 1947, the Haganah, and in 1948, became head of naval services. With Israel still in swaddling clothes, Peres was dispatched to Washington to procure arms, a line of supply which has never ...
Together, these companies employ more than 28,000 workers and provide rocket systems, surveillance technology and drones to the Israeli Defense Forces as well as other customers worldwide. The Norwegian companies are not allowed to export weapons ...
B'Tselem was established to collect and publish information on human rights violations under the Israeli occupation. It fulfills its obligation diligently and professionally, and even the Israel Defense Forces has used its services more than once. El ...
A new poll by The Stanford Daily reveals that a majority of Stanford undergraduates would oppose a hypothetical ASSU ballot initiative urging the university to divest from companies supplying the Israeli Defense Forces. According to the survey, 58.2 ...
Neve Gordon, an Israeli scholar who has studied the country's Homeland security industry, explained that Israel's prominence in the surveillance industry stems from the close links between the Israel Defense Forces and the technology sector. In 1960 ...
(Worthy News) - The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are said to have approached Russia's Defense Ministry to request that a security coordination mechanism between the two countries be updated in light of Moscow's deployment of S-300 air defense missile ...
His wide network of schools and communities has, until recently, been financially supported by the Israeli government and continues to receive funding from private donors in the United States and Israel. And he has a vision ... In 2011 the flow of cash ...
That puts Israel in harms way," said Stone. "Puts your twins in ... Ruiz said. "The current commander-in-chief of the Israeli Defense Forces, who had said they had eliminated Iran's ability to acquire a nuclear bomb in the short term, and in the long ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Saturday he seeks to ban young national service volunteers from working with one of Israel's most prominent human rights organizations after the watchdog criticized the Israeli control of the West ...
"Sid tells the story that his convoy was stopped by a Jew named Marcel," Peter Weintraub, president of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, who sponsored the trip, told ABC News. "Marcel tells him in Yiddish that 'You have to leave your route and ...
This year, a free will offering will be used to support new, young adults, ages 18-23 years old, who arrive in Israel without their parents or family support systems.
(JTA) - The number of terrorist attacks perpetrated in Israel dropped in August to 93 - the lowest monthly tally on record since March 2015 and the first dip since then below the 100-incident mark.
An astrophysics professor from the West Bank has been sentenced to seven months in prison for 'incitement' on social media.
With the help of their father, Sara found a gap-year program - Sara was the first and only American to go, joining thirty Israelis taking a year off before serving compulsory time in the Israel Defense Forces. It was 2008. Throughout that year, Sara ...
9-Vbernstein-jonathan-withname I recently returned from an inspiring 400-mile bike trip through Israel with wounded veterans of the Israel Defense Forces and 40 cycling enthusiasts from the United States. Some had lived in Israel and even served in the ...
Israeli cyber specialist Nyotron has revealed details of novel technology now available to government agencies to defeat cyber threats following its initial development for the commercial sector.
The openly-Zionist Goldberg moved to Israel nearly 25 years ago and served in the Israeli Defense Forces. Since then, he has been the opening speaker for numerous Zionist functions, including the American Jewish Committee conference and Zionism 3.0.
Though 163 pages long, there is no discussion of the relationship between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, when criticism of Israel becomes anti-Semitic, or any of the other favourite tropes of organisations that lobby in defence of the Israeli ...


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