The IDF

The IDF

The Israel Defense Forces is the military of the State of Israel. The purpose of the IDF is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to foil attempts by its enemies to disrupt the normal life within it. The soldiers of the IDF are obligated to fight and devote every effort, even at the risk of their own lives, to protect the State of Israel, its citizens and residents.

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  • 20. Israeli Pop Star & IDF Soldier Noa Kirel

    Noa Kirel, an Israeli pop sensation, while serving her mandatory military service, performs for all IDF soldiers and for you, wherever you are around the world.

  • 19. The Life of Berthe Badehi- Part 3 - Independence Day

    This three-part series focuses on the life of Berthe Badehi, a remarkable woman who survived the Holocaust and went on to immigrate to Israel after World War II. Since first arriving in Jerusalem in 1956, Berthe has built a life for herself and has proudly raised her family here. Despite facing m...

  • 18. The Life of Berthe Badehi- Part 2 - Israeli Memorial Day

    This three-part series focuses on the life of Berthe Badehi, a remarkable woman who survived the Holocaust and went on to immigrate to Israel and build a life here. Since 1956, Berthe has lived in Israel and proudly raised her family here. Berthe has lived through many struggles and losses, yet s...

  • 17. The Life of Berthe Badehi, Part 1 - Holocaust Remembrance Day

    This three-part series focuses on the life of Berthe Badehi, a remarkable woman who survived the Holocaust and went on to immigrate to Israel and build a life here. Berthe was born in Lyon, France in 1932. In December 1941, Berthe was taken to live with a Christian family in order to protect her ...

  • 16. Israeli Air Force Pilots Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions

    These new graduates of the 181st class of the Israeli Air Force Flight Academy have all just completed an intensive and selective three-year-long course at the Flight Academy. Over the span of three years, the cadets went through five stages of training to join air crews in five major aviation pr...

  • 15. The Gulf War in Israel, Explained

    In the early 1990s, a border conflict fueled by oil led Iraq to invade and annex Kuwait.

    The US led an international coalition to end this feud in what would become known as Operation Desert Storm.

    Although Israel was never a member of the US-led coalition against Iraq, the small country was a...

  • 14. What is the Alpha Line?

    The Alpha Line and the Bravo Line were set in the Israeli-Syrian Agreement on Disengagement in 1974 to separate the two countries on either side of a UN-monitored buffer zone.

    IDF International Spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus is here to set the facts straight about one of the most dispu...

  • 13. Holocaust Survivor Never Thought She’d See This

    The unbelievable moment Holocaust survivor Lila sees her grandson flying over her home in Israel!

  • 12. IDF Soldiers react to being called beautiful

    Ever dared to tell an IDF soldier they’re beautiful?
    We did.
    WATCH.

  • 11. Historic Israeli and German Aircraft Fly Over Jerusalem

    As part of the international Blue Flag exercise, Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin and German Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz led a joint flight over Jerusalem. The commanders also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center, where they participated in a memorial...

  • 10. The Iron Dome- A Decade of Defending Israel's Skies

    The Iron Dome Aerial Defense System was first incorporated into the Israeli Air Force's Aerial Defense Array ten years ago.

    Since its first launch, the Iron Dome has intercepted thousands of enemy rockets launched by terrorists toward Israel, keeping millions of Israeli civilians safe.

  • 9. IDF Hanukkah Mystery Donut Challenge

    Ever had wasabi in a donut before? Neither had they...

    In the IDF's unique taste-test challenge, soldiers tried Hanukkah donut filled with various flavors—some fan favorites, and some less traditional. Here are their reactions

  • 8. Where Does Hamas’ Money Go

    Four years ago, we explained what Hamas, the terrorist organization that has controlled Gaza since 2006, had been up to since their rise to power. Now, we're revisiting the subject... and not much has changed.

    Instead of using its power to benefit the people of Gaza, Hamas spends the majority of...

  • 7. Bet You Didn't Know These 11 Facts About the IAF

    The Israeli Air Force has been defending Israel's skies since the State of Israel's establishment in 1948. In order to become a pilot in the IAF, you must complete the elite Israeli Air Force Pilots Course. This is everything you should know.

  • 6. Inside Scoop with IDF Dog Trainer

    Meet Corporal Mika, a dog trainer in the Israeli Air Force’s “puppy unit,” responsible for training puppies in the IDF.

    Specially trained dogs play an essential role in maintaining Israel’s security. Undergoing rigorous training and a difficult selection process, dogs who are trained in the IDF...

  • 5. Secret of Israel’s Military Revealed

    The IDF have a secret to tell you...

  • 4. Israeli Singer Performing with IDF Female Combat Commander

    The beautiful moment when Israeli singer Keren Peles asked a soldier to join her to sing one of her songs...

  • 3. IDF Pilots Review Flight Scenes from Movies

    These pilots recently graduated from the Israeli Air Force Pilots Course.

    The IAF Pilots Course is an intensive three-year-long course that is held at the Flight Academy at the Hatzerim Air Base in southern Israel. Upon completing the course, the new Lieutenants officially became pilots in the I...

  • 2. Hamas In Their Own Words

    Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip, has been indiscriminately firing rockets at civilian areas of Israel for the past week. Hamas has always been clear about its main objective: to eradicate Israel and Jewish people, no matter where they live.

  • 1. Christian. Israeli. IDF Officer

    Israeli, Christian, and an IDF officer.

    This is Hadeel's story!