Israeli Defense Force

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Noun1.Israeli Defense Force - the ground and air and naval forces of Israel
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
sayeret, Sayeret Matkal, Sayeret Mat'kal - Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Around 10 soldiers of the Israeli Defense Force will conduct the training, the first collaboration of its kind for the Philippines and Israel.
"This year's exercise focused specifically on our ability to rapidly deploy and integrate forces with the Israeli Defense Force to provide and support ballistic missile defense, crisis resupply, disaster response and humanitarian assistance.
Critique: Impressively well written, organized and presented, "Defensive Shield: An Israeli Special Forces Commander on the Frontline of Counterterrorism" is enhanced with the inclusion of four appendices (The Israel Defense Force; Abbreviations; Milestones in Israel's Defense; Awards and Honors Recieved by Gal Hirsch), and a fifteen page Index, making it unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library Israeli History collections in general, and Israeli Defense Force supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
She also served as First Lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force.
An Israeli Defense Force spokesperson told RIA Novosti that "some 300 Palestinians" had held a protest at the border fence, "damaging it and, possibly, trying to enter Israel."
The Israeli Defense Force did not immediately comment.
Alon added, "We [Israel] should do much more to stop it." General Alon noted that violence in the West Bank is a problem stemming from both Palestinians and Israelis, but supports the idea of increasing Israeli Defense Force (IDF) troops in the West Bank to prevent further violence, according to the paper.
During the Israeli Defense Force's storming of the Mavi Marmara nine Turkish citizens were killed.
Summary: According to Arab sources, two Israeli Defense Force warships have crossed the Suez Canal, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
And the film award was bestowed upon Israeli director Yoav Shamir for Five Days, a documentary about the Israeli Defense Force and the planned evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza.
Retired general Motti Barbagan, 68, said: "We are proud to come here to say 'never again', and we feel we have power now because of Israel and the Israeli Defense Force."
All that was needed was a triggering event, and one materialized on June 25 when Gilad Shalit, a corporal in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), was kidnapped by guerrillas linked to the Hamas terrorist group (which controls the elected Palestinian government) in a cross-border raid.

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