Hamas Terror Cell Apprehended in Joint Operation
A terror cell from the Hamas terror organization has been arrested in the city of Qalqilya in Judea and Samaria as a result of a joint IDF-ISA operation. The perpetrators confessed to plotting a series of terror attacks against Israelis and revealed that they had acquired dozens of kilograms of chemical substances used to manufacture explosive devices.
Emergency Preparedness on the Jordan Border
An important and often overlooked part of the IDF is its medical forces. These officers and soldiers are some of the most well-trained and professional medical personnel in the world. Their training does not only involve an extensive education, but also life-like drills to prepare them for future scenarios, both on the battlefield and in the civilian sector.
Navigating IDF Buzzwords
Israel is constantly confronted with many security challenges, and the IDF works tirelessly to combat the dangers facing the people living in the country. Here are some of the key buzzwords that focus on the threats Israel is faced with, as well as the methods that ensure security for all.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the IDF Naval Officers Course
Last week, the cadets of the IDF Naval Officers Course finished two and a half years of training. Here are some facts you probably didn’t know about one of the most challenging courses in the IDF.
Modern Day Soldier: Using Google Glass-like Technology For Real-Time Warfare
Imagine being in the heat of battle, you are exhausted, fatigued and running on adrenaline. A few seconds before a terrorist opens fire, you are told over the radio to take cover and prepare. This is the development of military-like “Google Glasses”, which will provide real-time information from combat soldiers in battle to their commanders.
5 Stories You Haven’t Heard About Collaboration Between the IDF & Palestinians
Did you hear about that time the Israel Defense Forces came to the aid of Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria at the request of the Palestinian Authority during a heavy snowstorm? Did you see soldiers pushing a Palestinian taxi out of the snow? Odds are you missed this story, and many others like it that show how Palestinians cooperate with the IDF.
A Story of Persistence: How a Catholic Filipino Became an IDF Soldier
Coming from a diplomatic family, Corporal Aaron Refael’s enlistment into the IDF was more unique than most. Aaron was born to a Catholic family, originally from the Philippines, who relocated to Israel before Aaron was born. Growing up in Israel, he was determined to serve as a soldier in the IDF like the rest of his friends. Despite the difficulties along the way, Cpl. Refael fulfilled his dream and is thriving as a combat soldier in the IDF.
No Soldier Left Behind: The IDF’s Missing Persons Unit
“The very existence of this unit is a promise to every soldier in the IDF – wherever you are, whatever happens to you, we will find you and bring you home.”
The Stories Behind the Faces
Every person has their own unique story. The IDF embodies the remarkable stories of diverse individuals who come from all over the world. Sergeant Urilinda is a Christian from the Philippines who serves as a combat soldier. Corporal Shoval Dabush
Making History: First Druze Commander Takes Over Golani Brigade
Almost two years ago, the famous Golani Brigade had its first ever non-Jewish commander, a member from the Druze community in Israel, take over as its chief. Col. Ghassan Alian has served in the IDF since 1990 and brings with