Barrier construction in the Gaza Strip  (Photo Roi Idan)
Yossi Yehoshua On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Wall That Could Spark a War Between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

The assassination of Hamas commander Mazan Fukha, and the professional way in which it was carried out, turned the public’s attention to the Gaza Strip. But despite the buzz created by the assassination of the More...

David's Sling (Photo Ministry of Defense)
Yossi Yehoshua On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

David’s Sling Air Defense Shield Officially Enters Service in Early April

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) officially inaugurated the David’s Sling missile defense system on Monday. It is officially operational and functions as a part of Israel’s multi-layered missile defense program. “In More...

Yossi Yehoshua On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

A Dramatic Battle Over the New Face of the Israeli Army (IDF)

The comments made by Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, head of the Bnei David pre-army academy in Eli, as well as the apology for the style but not for the content, should be seen as part of a big, dramatic battle over the More...

The former IDF chiefs Ya'alon,  Halutz,  Gantz,  Mofaz and Ashkenazi (Photo Tomeriko)
Yossi Yehoshua On Sunday, January 8th, 2017

PM Netanyahu Avoid His Support but Five Former IDF Chiefs Come Together to Support the Army

Five former IDF chiefs of staff have given their support to the current Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot Saturday evening. This came in the wake of incitement against him following the conviction of Sgt. Elor Azaria More...

Submarine-Photo IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Yossi Yehoshua On Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Ya’alon Pleads Ignorance Over Iranian Links to Submarine Deal, Report

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was reportedly kept entirely in the dark about Iranian involvement in the a deal securing the Israeli acquisition of submarines from the German ThyssenKrupp conglomerate, More...

Submarine INS Rahav (Photo: IDF Spokesperson)
Yossi Yehoshua On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Iran Holds Shares in Company Selling Submarines to Israel

Israel has struggled for years to prevent other countries from doing business with any sort of Iranian country, and yet it has come to light that Israeli money paid to the German-based conglomerate ThyssenKrupp More...

L-R  David Shimron and prime minister Netanyahu/ photos Emil Salman Yaron Brener
Yossi Yehoshua On Monday, November 21st, 2016

IDF Workers Union Head Describes Pressure to Outsource Navy Work

The head of the IDF Workers Union wrote a letter to the union’s workers on Sunday describing the pressure put by attorney David Shimron and his client Miki Ganor on the Israeli Navy to outsource the maintenance More...

Israel-Palestine Hadar Goldin,   Oron Shaul and Avra Mangisto
Yossi Yehoshua On Monday, July 4th, 2016

Hamas Seeks Another Shalit Deal for Soldiers’ Bodies, Missing Civilians

Officially, Israel is not negotiating with Hamas over the return of the bodies of IDF officer Hadar Goldin and soldier Oron Shaul, and civilians Avra Mangisto and Hisham al-Sayed. But Yedioth Ahronoth has learned More...

The IDF's Lance rocket system. Another strategic weapon for a possible future clash with Hezbollah. (Photo IDF Spokesperson)
Yossi Yehoshua On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

IDF Acquires New Long-Range Rockets

  The IDF is equipping itself with Israel Military Industries’ (IMI) (AKA Taas) Extra-type rockets, which have a range capability of 150 kilometers and which can hit targets within a ten-meter accuracy More...

Naval Commandos Shayetet 13 (Photo Gadi Gabalo)
Yossi Yehoshua On Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The IDF as You’ve Never Seen It Before

  Occasionally, foreign media outlets publish reports of a mysterious explosion that occurred in a neighboring country, the elimination of a terrorist organization’s senior leader, a convoy of More...


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