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Posts Tagged: Israel Defense Forces

February 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Report: Number of Female Soldiers Serving in IDF Ground Forces Jumped 350% in 2016

The number of female soldiers serving in combat roles in the IDF Ground Forces jumped 350% from 2015 to 2016, Israel Defense reported on Thursday. The...

January 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Syrian Mother Names Baby Born in Israeli Hospital ‘Sarah’ in Gesture of Gratitude to Jewish State

A Syrian woman recently gave birth to a girl at a hospital in northern Israel and named the child Sarah as a way of thanking the...

January 11, 2017 10:56 am

Hamas Hacks Cellphones of IDF Soldiers to Obtain Sensitive Information, Probe Reveals

JNS.org - A joint Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Shin Bet security agency operation has uncovered a Hamas network aiming to hack the cellphones of...

January 10, 2017 12:36 pm

Netanyahu: IDF Will Always Remain in West Bank, Regardless of Future Scenarios

The IDF will always remain in the West Bank no matter what, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated on Tuesday, the Hebrew news site nrg...

December 8, 2016 11:11 am

Israeli Security Forces Announce Disbanding of Hamas Terror Cell in West Bank

JNS.org - Israeli security forces announced Thursday that they had disbanded a Hamas terror cell operating in the Hebron area in October through a joint Israel...

November 3, 2016 12:08 pm

Report: Israeli President Rivlin to Visit India, Accompanied by Delegation of ‘Unprecedented Size’

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will be joined by a delegation of business and academic officials of “unprecedented size” during his upcoming six-day visit to India...

October 20, 2016 1:09 pm

Indian PM Draws Media Ire, Praise Over Comparison of Country’s Military to IDF

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s positive comparison this week of his country’s military to the Israel Defense Forces drew mixed media reactions on the subcontinent. Referring...

September 30, 2016 10:34 am

US Cyclists Join Wounded IDF Veterans on Bike Tour of Israel

JNS.org - A group of United States cyclists recently joined wounded veterans of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on a solidarity bike tour of Israel. Some 37...

September 10, 2016 3:11 pm

Israeli Official: Military Expects Islamic State Attack on Southern Border ‘Within Six Months’

Israel is bracing for an Islamic State terror attack along its southern border with Egypt within the next six months, a senior Israeli military officer has warned. Wilayat...

September 9, 2016 5:32 pm

Late Actor Marlon Brando Revealed to Author He Packed Guns to Be Smuggled to Pre-State Jewish Fighters in 1940s

As a young man, the renowned American actor Marlon Brando helped pack ships in New York City with guns destined for use by the pre-state...

July 18, 2016 1:18 pm

IDF Fails to Shoot Down Syrian Drone That Entered Israeli Airspace

JNS.org - Israel fired missiles toward a drone that entered Israeli airspace from Syria on Sunday, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Two Patriot air defense...

July 12, 2016 2:48 pm

Another Israeli Civilian Crosses Into Hamas-Controlled Gaza

JNS.org - An Israeli civilian was spotted jumping the border fence in Hamas-controlled Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Tuesday. The IDF were able to...

July 1, 2016 10:42 am

IDF Adopts New Mobile Phone for Transferring Classified Information

JNS.org - After more than a decade in which the Mountain Rose served as the secure operational mobile network of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the...

June 2, 2016 11:03 am

Israeli Military Builds New ‘Command Pit’ to Combat Cyber Threats

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is expected to complete construction of a new cyber defense “command pit” in the coming weeks, as part of...


Female Israeli Lone Soldiers May Finally Get Their Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Part of the widely admired strength of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’

JNS.org -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...


White House: President Trump ‘Deeply Disappointed and Concerned’...

President Donald Trump is “deeply disappointed and concerned” by the ongoing upsurge in antisemitism across the US, White House Press...


Heads of ‘Gaza Envelope’ Regional Councils Express Hope That Is...

The heads of local authorities in the "Gaza envelope" in southern Israel expressed hope on Monday -- in the wake...

Middle East

Egyptian Army Destroys Gaza Border Tunnels; Coptic Christians Forced to Fle...

JNS.org - The Egyptian military said it has discovered and destroyed weapons-smuggling tunnels at the Sinai-Gaza border. A military spokesperson told Egyptian...