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The IDF, or, Israel Defense Forces, is the national military force of the State of Israel, consisting of ground, air, and navy forces. The force is currently led by Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot.
The IDF was officially formed in May 1948 after the establishment of the Jewish state, by then prime minister David Ben-Gurion, incorporating the military groups Haganah, Irgun, and Lehi, which existed in Israel pre-formation of the state.
Conscription to the force is mandatory for all Israeli citizens, male and female, who have reached the age of 18.
The army has engaged in multiple wars since its establishment, amongst them, the War of Independence, the Sinai War, the Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur War, and the two Lebanon Wars. It has also engaged in a multitude of operations, amongst them, Operation Cast Lead, Pillar of Defense, and most recently, Protective Edge.
Egypt is close to the bottom of the list at 138, significantly lower than the Palestinians “under occupation.”
‘I’m good with my right hand, now. It’s amazing how you can change when you have to’
The IDF has confiscated half a million shekels in terror funds since the beginning of the year
Following Sunday’s announcement, Beit El Council head Shai Alon was one of the first to object to the decision.
By EYTAN HALON,ILANIT CHERNICK
French Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, President of the Conference des Imams de France, met the IDF officers on the roof of HaKirya.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
Afek mentioned Iran as a threat in the contexts of Hezbollah-Lebanon, Syria, Hamas and the launching of an Iranian drone into Israeli territory.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The project was carried by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in a joint effort with the IDF and the Ministry of Defense.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
“I hear our neighbors from the north, south and east threatening to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.
By HERB KEINON
The title of “lone soldier” continues long after the army is over.
By JORDAN FOX
There were no reported injuries or casualties.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Israeli government conveyed a message to the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip last week saying that it would be transferring Qatari funds, Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar said on Friday.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
System to be introduced at upcoming Paris Air Show.
The IDF attacked a number of terror targets throughout the night Thursday in response to a rocket launch from Gaza earlier, which hit a Chabad Yeshiva in Sderot.
By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
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