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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.
A delegation of reservists presented to the dozens Members of Parliament and British diplomats gathered the Israeli view of daily life in the IDF and the struggles against terror organizations.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A talk with Daniel Zajfman, who is concluding 12 years at the helm of the Weizmann Institute.
Its youngest-ever president, he has elevated both its budget and prestige to new heights.
By BEN CASPIT
Academic Institute for Structural Reforms found blockade increase radicalization against Israel more than military operations.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The incident, Adnan Damiri said, began when PA security officers noticed a suspicious vehicle near their headquarters in Nablus.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Bat-Galim Shaar to The Post: "It's still not easy. Five years is a lot of time, but we choose life."
Palestinian reports said two Palestinian security officials were wounded during the exchange.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM,JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Organized by Our Soldiers Speak, the cadets and officers come from West Point Military Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Virginia Military Institute.
The joint effort of the IDF and security forces, aimed at stopping Hamas, is part of a long-term strategy to prevent terrorist activity and defend the citizens of the State of Israel.
By BENJY SINGER,JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Carmel may be the next revolution. A stable, reliable weapon, it could be a replacement for units using M-16s or other similar rifles abroad, and in Israel.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The April attack left an Israeli man lightly injured.
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