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IDF Home Front Command
IDF humanitarian-aid team heads to Albania following devastating earthquake
December 3, 2019
The 10-member Israeli team will focus on analyzing the structural integrity of some of the thousands of buildings damaged by the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Albania.
Netanyahu, Joint List MK lock horns over IDF operations in Gaza Strip
November 14, 2019
Arab Joint List lawmakers “sanctify” terrorists’ war crimes; Israel “spares no effort to minimize civilian casualties,” says Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a Knesset address.
Emergency-response units near Gaza receive hundreds of protective vests from International Fellowship
November 12, 2019
The undertaking was prepared in accordance with a program that was arranged in advance and in coordination with Israel’s Home Front Command and the heads of authorities in relevant areas.
Gaza terrorists fire 100-plus rockets at Israel after strike on top Islamic Jihad commander
November 12, 2019
Rockets score direct hits in Netivot, Sderot, Rishon Letzion and Ashdod • IDF orders schools and businesses closed from Gaza to Tel Aviv, warns attacks may continue for “several days.”
November 10, 2019
New threats require new defense concepts
The accumulation of threats that Israel faces and the fact these threats can emerge on multiple fronts simultaneously require both the IDF and the homefront to brace for the unexpected.
Israel’s Home Front Command revolutionizes ability to respond to multiple national emergencies
August 14, 2019
The creation of a real-time situational map allows decision-makers to see which parts of the country are in most urgent need of assistance, displaying more than 250 layers of data.
IDF’s Home Front Command creates most precise alert yet
July 5, 2019
Instead of 255 alert areas, Israel has now been divided into 1,700 areas—meaning that the disruption caused by projectile alerts will be more localized, preventing fear, angst and an unnecessary run to a bomb shelter.
Israel Air Force conducts massive drill simulating all-out, multi-front war
June 19, 2019
A four-day combat exercise is geared to simulate warfare in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon, and features F-35 jet fighters.
Netanyahu security doctrine: Prepare for ongoing conflicts rather than large-scale war
April 14, 2019
U.S. former acting National Security Adviser Jacob Nagel reveals nonclassified parts of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s published security and defense outlook. According to the doctrine, Israel is no longer threatened existentially.
IDF cyber chief: Iran tried to hack missile-alert system
February 7, 2019
Brig. Gen. Noam Sha’ar reveals Iran tried to tamper with Homefront Command early-warning system, with potential catastrophic results.
Israeli rescue team in Brazil finds bodies after dam rupture, but no survivors
January 31, 2019
The Jewish state was the only nation to send a search-and-rescue team.
Veterans of Israel’s first war share stories of victory and pain
December 12, 2018
Seventy years later, Israeli army combat officers have been meeting with veterans of the nation’s first war in 1948, who are telling their stories to the soldiers of 2018.
‘We don’t want a repeat of Yom Kippur War catastrophe’
Gideon Allon and Israel Hayom Staff
December 12, 2018
Israel Defense Forces’ Ombudsman Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brick urged the Knesset to name an investigative committee to probe “serious problems with the IDF’s organizational culture.”
Bracing for Gaza clash, IDF launches urban- and tunnel-warfare exercise
Lilach Shoval and Nikki Guttman
November 29, 2018
Infantry, engineering and armored forces simulate fighting conditions in Gaza’s densely populated neighborhoods, sewer systems and grid of Hamas terror tunnels • GOC Homefront Command: In the next war, people in Tel Aviv won’t be sitting in cafes.
November 15, 2018
Slogans don’t win wars
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had to learn what any other candidate will have to wrap his head around quickly: National security is sacred.