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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She also served as First Lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force.
The Israeli Defense Force did not immediately comment.
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.
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.
In a glaring case of intellectual dishonesty, Dershowitz uses an internal Israeli Defense Force (IDF) analysis maintaining that "when only innocent civilians are counted, significantly more Israelis than Palestinians have been killed.
Young army recruits undergoing basic training in the Israeli Defense Force constitute a unique adult population because of their special living and service conditions.
Knesset member Yahad Ran Cohen has proposed that the increase in the number of non-Jews serving in the Israeli Defense Force demands the introduction of non-Jewish chaplains to serve the religious needs of Catholic, Druze and Muslim soldiers.
A corporal in the Israeli Defense Force, she told me: 'I grew up in Tel Aviv and never knew any Arabs until I joined the army.

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