IDF

Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire

Hamas claims 7 killed, 25 wounded in assaults on Israel-identified terrorist targets.

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israel launched an air and sea assault on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before dawn today in a bid to quell persistent rocket fire on southern Israel from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Eighty rockets were fired on Monday alone.

The Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8. Getty Images

U.S., U.N. Call for ‘Transparent’ Probe Of Fatal Nakba Day Shooting

05/20/2014 - 20:00

The U.S. State Department and the United Nations Security Council called on the Israeli government to launch an investigation into the killing of two Palestinian teens by Israeli soldiers.

'Great In Uniform'

The man who created the IDF's amazing inclusion program writes about how it came to be.

IDF Life

What's It Like In The IDF?

Our video blogger chats with former paratrooper Eitan Knaiz during his visit to White Plains.

Hey, Jewish Orgs: #ResistFads

The Jewish community needs to consider the possibility that social media is a bad investment.

05/05/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last week, in the run-up to Yom HaShoah the Israel Defense Forces' Interactive Media Branch called on their followers to "contribute to Holocaust remembrance" by posting "a photo of yourself together with a Holocaust survivor on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #WeAreHere."

Russel Neiss

At IDF Dinner, The Story of Dani's Medal

04/28/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Yael Schiffenbauer came from Israel last month for the annual New York dinner of Friends of the IDF. At the dinner, she shared the story of her husband, Dani, and the medal FIDF awarded him.

Yael Schiffenbauer and Arthur Stark at Friends of IDF dinner. Courtesy of FIDF

Israeli Troops Discover Gaza Terrorist Tunnel

03/20/2014 - 20:00

Israeli security officials said soldiers uncovered one of the largest tunnels near the border with Gaza.

Four IDF Soldiers Hurt In Golan Blast

03/18/2014 - 20:00

Four Israeli soldiers patrolling the border with Syria were injured, one seriously, when a roadside bomb was detonated next to their jeep.

IDF Soldier Killed In 'Rogue' Attack At Lebanon Border

12/16/2013 - 19:00

An Israeli soldier patrolling Israel’s border with Lebanon was killed by what is believed to be a rogue Lebanese soldier.

Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula, was killed on Sunday night when the Lebanese soldier fired as many as seven shots from a pistol at an army  patrol near the Israeli army outpost at Rosh Hanikra.

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