Ben-Gvir warned not to politicize IDF

Israeli leaders have condemned perceived attempts by politicians of the incoming government to interfere with IDF command decisions. By Erin Viner Otzma Yehudit leader MK Itamar Ben-Gvir invoked a firestorm…

IDF holds multi-sector drill

The week-long widescale operation is taking place as a series of joint Israeli-United States  aerial exercises are also being held. By Erin Viner The military exercise is being held on…

Kochavi: Time to speed up Plan B

That is the message IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi has conveyed to senior American officials during his visits to the White House and the Pentagon focused on…

Israel bars work permits to terrorist’s family

The decision follows the murders of three Israelis and injury to five others in a heinous a combined stabbing and vehicular attack earlier this week. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner 36-year-old Michael Ladygin, …

Kochavi: Israel’s fate in security forces’ hands

IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi made the remark at a special commendation ceremony honoring IDF, Israel Security Agency (ISA, Shin Bet), and Border Police units which excelled…

IDF on high alert amid Lebanon gas deal

Tensions are escalating following Beirut’s insistence on “amendments” to a proposed maritime demarcation proposal by the United States. By Erin Viner Israeli  Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the security establishment “to…

Israel slams Iranian Holocaust denial

Outrage was swift in coming to remarks by the Islamic Republic’s President Ebrahim Raisi over the attempted genocide of the Jewish People during World War Two. By Erin Viner During…

IDF officer, 2 terrorists killed in West Bank clash

The pre-dawn firefight occurred adjacent to the Gilboa Crossing in a zone between Israel’s security barrier with the Palestinian territories. By Erin Viner IDF West Bank Division Commander Brigadier General…

IDF to use armed UAVs in counter-terror ops

Two senior military commanders have been preparing an air force assault command center for operational use of the weaponized drones, said the IDF.  By Erin Viner IDF Commander of the…

Gantz appoints Herzi Halevi as new IDF leader

The 23rd Chief of the Staff (COS) of the Israel Defense Forces has until now served as deputy to outgoing Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, whose own 4-year term is nearing…