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  Israel Defense Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the establishment of the IDF, the two Jewish underground organizations the Etzel and Lehi joined with the IDF in a loose confederation, but were allowed to operate independently in some sectors until the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, after which these two organizations were disbanded, and their members integrated into the IDF.
The IDF requires women who volunteer for combat positions to serve for three years because combat soldiers must undergo a lengthy period of training, and it is in the interests of the IDF to get as much use of that training as possible.
IDF soldiers will not use their weapons and force to harm human beings who are not combatants or prisoners of war, and will do all in their power to avoid causing harm to their lives, bodies, dignity and property".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israel_Defense_Forces   (3398 words)

 Israel Defense Forces - Israel
Israel's ground, air, and naval forces, known as the Israel Defense Force (IDF), fall under the command of a single general staff.
The highest ranking IDF officer, the only officer to hold the rank of lieutenant general, is the chief of staff, who is chairman of the general staff and is responsible to the minister of defense.
Currently, the IDF's security objectives are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Israel, deter all enemies and curb all forms of terrorism which threaten daily life.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/israel/idf.htm   (927 words)

 Israel Defense Forces - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel has female conscription, but about a third of female conscripts (more than double the figure for men) are exempted, mainly for religious reasons.
Currently Israel is the only country in the world with an anti-ballistic missile defense system ("Hetz", or Arrow) and working with the USA on development of a tactical high energy laser system against medium range rockets (called Nautilus THEL).
The IDF employs a controversial strategy of "focused foiling" (in Hebrew: סיכול ממוקד sikul memukad) of Palestinian militant leaders, aimed at preventing future acts of violence by killing a person related to anticipated future violence (such as terrorist at the stages of planing or executioning a terrorist attack).
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/IDF   (3630 words)

 General Information about the IDF - Israel Defense Forces
The technology-driven Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of the twenty first century is a far cry from the volunteer soldier farmers during the fight for Jewish independence in the Land of Israel in the 1940s.
Israel's small population means the country has never had the security of a large standing army despite the immense security and terrorist risks it faces.
Israel has a principle that weapons and force can only be used for the purpose of a military operation and not to harm human beings who are non-combatants or who are prisoners of war.
www.mahal2000.com /information/background/content.htm   (2257 words)

 Israel Defense Forces: A Proud History
Many characteristics of the IDF which are evident today, originated in the fighting of 1948: the total mobilization of the society behind the war effort, the constant introduction of new weapons and techniques during the fighting, and the need of young commanders to establish their authority by successful leadership.
The goal of the IDF is to protect the existence of the State of Israel and her independence, and to thwart all enemy efforts to disrupt the normal way of life in Israel.
IDF soldiers are obligated to fight, to dedicate all their strength and even sacrifice their lives in order to protect the State of Israel, her citizens and residents.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1105986/posts   (15627 words)

 Israel Defense Forces IDF
The Mission of the Israel Defense Forces is to defend the existence and territorial sovereignty of the state of Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces was formed in the throes of war with the establishment of the state half a century ago.
Defense of the State, its Citizens and its Residents - The IDF's goal is to defend the existence of the State of Israel, its independence and the security of the citizens and residents of the state.
www.israelnewsagency.com /israeldefenseforces120374.html   (16380 words)

 Israel - THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The minister of defense was a civilian (although usually a retired military officer).
He was appointed by the minister of defense for a term that was nominally three years but that could be shortened or extended.
Along with the ground force area commanders, the commanders of the air force and navy held two-star rank.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-6835.html   (478 words)

 New Israel Armed Forces
Organization is geared primarily towards the defense of the three NI systems and their major population centers.
Reserve forces are small, mainly retired and obsolete vessels that pre-date or survived the Homeland War and were not refitted.
New Israel sometimes acts pre-emptively, but only after long and careful internal deliberation and assessment of the cost in lives and resources, and the ripples it will cause in its foreign relations (usually not visible to the outside).
nift.firedrake.org /NIMilit.htm   (1013 words)

 ei: Manhattan's Friends of the Israel Defense Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At its $1,000-a-plate 2005 New York Gala Dinner on March 15, for instance, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces New York chapter "will once again honor the soldiers" in "the largest single fundraising event" for the U.S.-based IDF support group, according to its website at www.israelsoldiers.org.
The chairman of the 2005 dinner, a member of the national board of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces named Benny Shabtai, is a former bodyguard at the Israeli embassy in Paris and former member of the Israeli army.
Unlike the U.S. citizens who are involved in the Manhattan-based Friends of the Israel Defense Forces group, most U.S. anti-war activists have been morally opposed to the actions in recent years of the IDF in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article3717.shtml   (988 words)

 AG refuses to ok use of Hamas officials as 'bargaining chips' - Haaretz - Israel News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Israel Defense Forces troops launched a major arrest operation overnight, detaining 64 members of the Hamas political wing, including cabinet members and parliamentarians, as well as 23 militants.
An IDF spokeswoman said the arrests were part of an operation against suspected terrorists, and were not "bargaining chips" for the release of abducted IDF soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit.
Israel blames Hamas for the abduction of Shalit, kidnapped Sunday by militants who attacked an IDF post near the border with Gaza.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/spages/732528.html   (1345 words)

 Israel Defense Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Until the IDF operation, the PIJ infrastructure in Jenin was the strongest in the PA's territories, due mostly to massive financial injections from the PIJ leadership in Syria.
The report notes Israel's appropriate reference to Jenin as a "hornet's nest," since so many of Jenin's youth are willing to sacrifice themselves, and refers to its nickname: the "Suiciders' Capital." (In fact, attacks initiated by Jenin's terror infrastructure resulted in dozens of Israeli deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Additional cases of inter-organizational cooperation (Fatah and PIJ) in perpetration of terrorist attacks inside Israel which originated in the Jenin area are documented in Appendices B and C. Cooperation between Fatah and local PA intelligence apparatuses and the PIJ and Hamas.
www.cat2002.org /facts/tab12.html   (1894 words)

 Israel Defense Forces attack Gaza Strip - Wikinews
A 3,000 strong detachment of the Israeli Defense Forces has attacked the Gaza Strip and detained eight Hamas cabinet ministers in addition to other officials, in a coordinated action codenamed Operation Summer Rains.
The pre-planned operation was launched in immediate response to what Israel said was the kidnap of 19-year-old Israeli tank gunner Cpl. Gilad Shalit on 25 June.
Israel has also detained dozens of Hamas MPs and ministers in a what Israel claims is an unrelated operation.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Israel_Defence_Force_invades_Gaza_Strip   (537 words)

 Israel Defense Forces Presents a Concert
The IDF Musical Ensemble, all members of the Israeli Navy, entertain combat solders fighting on the front lines to boost their morale, perform on bases on the Israeli border and in public ceremonies.
Okin was born and raised in Ra'anana, a city in the center of Israel, to parents who emigrated from South Africa when the State of Israel was taking its first steps.
Patrons, whose tickets are priced at $360 per couple, receive an IDF souvenir, in addition to admission to the private reception prior to the concert and priority seating.
www.antonnews.com /greatneckrecord/2002/12/06/news   (610 words)

 Israel Defense Forces Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Miller failed the entrance exams, but since her initiative, many additional combat roles were opened.
Furthermore, there is no factual basis for the origins of the alleged test firing.
in the Battle of Jenin 2002 and Operation Rainbow in Rafah 2004, heavily-armored IDF Caterpillar D9 bulldozers were used to demolish houses to widen alleyways or to secure locations for IDF troops.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Israel_Defense_Forces   (2119 words)

 Amazon.com: Israel Defense Forces: A Peoples Army: Books: Louis Williams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES: A People’s Army explores the special relationship between Israeli society and its army.
He has used actual events in the IDF’s short but action packed history to illustrate the evolution of its echelons on land, sea and air.
The historical narrative covers five wars and is highlighted by an insider’s description of events that captured the world’s imagination: the Entebbe raid, the Cherbourg boats and the development of some of the world’s finest armaments.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/9650504613?v=glance   (450 words)

 Mahal2000 - Links, Help for IDF Soldiers and Veterans
IDF privileges for active soldiers without family in Israel: E
Donate pizzas, hamburgers, soft drinks and ice cream to be delivered to IDF soldiers out in the field: jeep and foot patrols, roadblocks, army bases and on guard duty
Prayer for the well-being of the IDF soldiers
www.mahal2000.com /links/soldiers.htm   (141 words)

 FIDF :: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces has launched an urgent fund raising campaign to provide emergency relief to soldiers who are part of the IDF's operation 'Summer Rains', a military operation launched early Wednesday morning in the Gaza area to rescue Cpl. Gilad Shalit.
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Young Leadership of New York 3rd annual summer mission to Israel may be just the opportunity!
In a continued effort to raise funds for the benefit of the IDF's soldiers, the FIDF is planning another installation in its highly successful Boot Camp missions program.
www.israelsoldiers.org   (233 words)

 Category:Israel Defense Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Israel Defense Forces.
List of brigades in the Israeli Defence Forces
This page was last modified 14:45, 7 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Israel_Defense_Forces   (119 words)

 Amazon.com: Shield of Zion: The Israel Defense Forces: Books: Netanel Lorch,Carlos Lorch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the time of the 1948 War of Independence, the Israel Defense Forces have demonstrated their determination to succeed against overwhelming opponents.
Shows the military training and equipment that makes the IDF one of the strongest desert-fighting forces in the world.
Natanel Lorch served in the Jewish Brigade Group, 2nd Battalion (British Army), was a member of the Hagana, and fought with the Israel Defense Forces during the War of Independence (1948).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0943231477?v=glance   (459 words)

 Israel  Israel Defense Forces: Revenge Killings StrategyPage.com
If this is investigated (we'll see about that) and it turns out to be true, this could be a monumental case against Israel.
I'm sure its PR machine must be in overdrive concocting ways to minimize this highly damaging situation.
WinsettZ  7/11/2005 3:18:41 PM RE:Israel Defense Forces: Revenge Killings  
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/36-19693.asp   (234 words)

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