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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.
Ceremony took place at Beit Lid in central Israel.
‘It’s not like being at the wheel of a car,’ one cadet training to be a submarine driver tells the ‘Post’ at a Haifa naval base
The comments came as Netanyahu spoke at thememorial service for the fallen soldiers of the Second Lebanon War.
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
Like every Friday for over a year, thousands of Palestinians are expected to protest along the Gaza border fence, burning tires and throwing grenades and improvised explosive devices at troops.
Married and a father of three who lives in Karkur in northern Israel, Yiday Zilberman holds a BSc from Haifa.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israel benefits from the Iranian threat by finding new allies among the Gulf Arab states. Some of these countries, like Israel, see both Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
“We were ready to participate in the occupation of Japan, but they dropped the H bomb and the war was basically over,” Jack Krasner told In Jerusalem.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
First rocket fire in over a month came shortly after Israel closed the fishing zone off of the Gaza coast.
Arik was the first to enter a Hamas attack tunnel in order to search for Goldin and served in many missions protecting IDF soldiers, but he fell ill and hasn't served in the past 3 years.
By TZVI JOFFRE
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