Yoav Zitun On Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Israel’s new spy satellite releases photos from Syria

The Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Tuesday released the first photos taken by the “Ofek 16” spy satellite, showing the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria. Engineers at the More...

Yoav Zitun On Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Israel to start human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in September

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday an Israeli research institute will begin human trials on a potential coronavirus vaccine after the Jewish High Holidays in September. Gantz visited the Israel Institute More...

Yoav Zitun On Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak in the IDF sends 10,000 troops and chief of staff into quarantine

A record-breaking 10,000 soldiers on active duty and civilian employees working on military bases have been ordered to quarantine as of Thursday morning after coming in contact with confirmed coronavirus carriers. Among More...

Drone defense system developed by the Israeli Rafael defense technology company (Photo Courtesy)
Yoav Zitun On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Defense Ministry begins exporting Israeli defense inventions to fight coronavirus

Drone defense system developed by the Israeli Rafael defense technology company (Photo Courtesy) The Defense Ministry said IDF has started exporting Israeli inventions meant to combat coronavirus. According to a More...

Yoav Zitun On Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

11 dead in Israeli attack in Syria, including 7 Iranians, Report

On Wednesday, around 1:15 PM, the IDF carried out a relatively widespread attack, perhaps the most widespread in relation to Iranian targets in Syria. In Iran, we attacked six Syrian anti-aircraft batteries. We More...

Yoav Zitun On Sunday, August 4th, 2019

IDF Future Combat Vehicle Revealed: Two Fighters and F-35 Helmet

After three years of development and experimentation, the Defense Ministry’s Defense Research and Development Department (DDR&D) presented today (Sunday), its three models of “Carmel” – More...

Yoav Zitun On Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Israel believes Iran could have a nuclear bomb in two years

If it resumes its nuclear enrichment race, the Islamic Republic could develop a nuclear bomb in two years’ time, according to Military Intelligence Directorate’ assessment. The United States’ More...

Yoav Zitun On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Former IDF Deputy Chief Warns: Ground Forces NOT Combat Ready

Senior officers in the IDF’s top brass have warned that the Ground Forces are not adequately ready for war, and that the General Staff’s lack of confidence in the Ground Forces stands to perpetuate More...

Yoav Zitun On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Many IDF Projects Shelved Annually Exceed Medical Basket

Over the past decade, the army initiated and promoted hundreds of technological and infrastructure projects. Some, however, were inexplicably halted after years of development, and hundreds of millions of shekels More...

Yoav Zitun On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

IDF launches operation on Lebanon border to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

The IDF launched Operation Northern Shield on Tuesday morning to expose and neutralize terror tunnels Hezbollah has constructed along the Israel-Lebanon border since 2006. It is unclear how many tunnels snake into More...


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