IDF Diversity Week: The True Face of Israel
Humanitarian Aid on the Volatile Syrian Border
Fame-Hungry and Unpredictable
Meet the New IDF Chief of Staff: Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot
Hezbollah Celebrates 30 Years of Terror and Death
Addis Ababa to Duvdevan: Staff Sgt. Metoko’s Remarkable Story
Girls & Guns: Caracal Battalion’s Newest Combat Soldiers
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
IDF Hosts Multinational Conference on Contemporary Armed Conflicts
For three days, beginning on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the IDF hosted a conference to discuss international law in contemporary armed conflicts with participants from across the globe. The international group – composed of military lawyers, experts in the field of military law, and legal advisors to international organizations – discussed operational difficulties and legal challenges posed by modern armed conflicts.
Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz Concludes 38 Years of Dedicated Service
After serving as the IDF Chief of Staff for the past four years, Lieutenant General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz is finishing his term today and discharging from the army. Serving in the IDF for over 38 years, Lt. Gen. Gantz has dealt with complicated threats on all of Israel’s fronts, with creativity, determination and bravery. This is the story of one of the IDF’s most respected Chief’s of Staff.
Cleared for Publication: Three Hamas-Affiliated Suspects Arrested in Smuggling Attempt
Last month, a joint ISA-IDF operation uncovered tons worth of materials being smuggled on a vessel off the coast of Gaza. The materials, originating from the Sinai Peninsula, were meant for Hamas in the Gaza Strip and led to the arrest of three suspects.
Behind The Scenes: Training IDF Paramedics
In many situations, quick medical intervention can save lives, and in many cases, military paramedics are the first to arrive on the scene and provide emergency treatment. This is the story of how young Israelis become certified, capable paramedics in the IDF.
Going Deep With Submarine Course Graduates
The Israel Navy’s Submarine Flotilla, whose activity takes place far from the spotlight, is a significant contributor to the defense of the State of Israel. It plays a major role in Israel’s intelligence gathering and is the main naval assault force. The soldiers who make up this combat force are an inseparable part of the IDF’s defense and surveillance systems.
The Eyes of the Nation: Predicting Future Terror Attacks
There is no shortage of challenges when it comes to being the IDF’s eyes in the field. The soldiers of the Field Intelligence Corps are the first to raise alarm about unusual incidents in their sector; they must be aware of any minor change in the field and think of where the next attack may come from. Therefore, they must undergo meticulous training that ensures they are prepared for the challenges they will face.