Israel Defence Forces
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל  Tzva Hahagana LeYisra'el , lit. "The Army of Defense for Israel", Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي‎), commonly kn...
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History of the Israel Defense Forces
The history of the Israel Defense Forces is intertwined with history of the establishment of the Haganah after which the latter disbanded.
Following the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which divided the B...
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Wars involving Israel
Since its establishment in 1948, the State of Israel has fought seven recognized wars, two Palestinian intifadas, and a series of armed conflicts in the broader Arab-Israeli conflict.
Israel has b...
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Israel Defense Forces ranks
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has a unique rank structure. Because the IDF is an integrated force, ranks are the same in all services (there is no differentiation between army, navy, air force, etc....
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Israel Defense Forces insignia
This page details the uniforms and insignia of the Israel Defense Forces, excluding rank insignia. For ranks, see Israel Defense Forces ranks and insignia.
The Israel Defense Forces has several ty...
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Conscription in Israel
Conscription exists in Israel for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18, although non-Druze Arab citizens of Israel are exempt; other exceptions are made on religious, physical or psychological grou...
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Women in the Israel Defense Forces
Women in the Israeli Defense Forces are female soldiers who serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Israel is the one of only a few countries in the world (along with Norway and Eritrea) with a mandatory...
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Sexual orientation and military service

The LGBT Military Index is an index created by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies that uses 19 indicative policies and best practices to rank over 100 countries on the inclusion of lesbi...
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Israel - United States military relations
Military relations between Israel and the United States have been consistently close, reflecting shared security interests in the Middle East. A major purchaser and user of U.S. military equipment, Is...
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India-Israel relations
India–Israel relations refers to the bilateral ties between the Republic of India and the State of Israel. The two countries enjoy an extensive economic, military and strategic relationship.India is t...
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Germany-Israel relations
Germany–Israel relations refers to the diplomatic relationship between Israel and Germany. At first, Israel refused to establish relations with Germany due to the Hitler regime's genocide of 6 million...
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Israel - United Kingdom relations
Israel–United Kingdom relations, or Anglo-Israeli relations, refers to diplomatic and commercial ties between the United Kingdom and Israel. The United Kingdom maintains an embassy in Tel Aviv and co...
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People's Republic of China - Israel relations
China–Israel relations are diplomatic, economic cultural ties between the People's Republic of China and the State of Israel. Israel was the first country in the Middle East to recognize the PRC as th...
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Greece-Israel relations
Greek-Israeli relations refers to the bilateral relations between Greece and Israel.Since May 1991, diplomatic relations between the two countries have been upgraded from Diplomatic Representation to ...
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Israel-Turkey relations
Israeli–Turkish relations refer to the bilateral ties between Israel and Turkey. Israel–Turkey relations were formalized in March 1949. Turkey was the first Muslim majority country to recognize the St...
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Rotem Crisis
The Rotem Crisis (Hebrew: רותם‎; broom) was a confrontation between Israel and the United Arab Republic in February–March 1960. Prompted by tensions along the Israeli–Syrian border, Egypt deploy...
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Sexual orientation and the United States military
The United States military excluded gay men and lesbians from service from its origins until 2011. The military consistently held the official view that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) ...
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2006 Lebanon War
The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War (Arabic: حرب تموز‎, Ḥarb Tammūz) and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War (Hebrew: מלחמת ל...
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Gaza War
Gaza War may refer to any of three conflicts between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory in the Gaza Strip:
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Al-Aqsa Intifada
The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada (Arabic: انتفاضة الأقصى‎ Intifāḍat al-ʾAqṣā; Hebrew: אינתיפאדת אל-אקצה‎ Intifādat El-Aqtzah), was the second Palestinian uprisin...
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Military operations conducted by the Israel Defense Forces
Since its establishment in 1948, the modern State of Israel has been involved in a series of military operations (in addition to seven recognized wars) which all compose the military aspect of the com...
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Israel Defense Forces
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל  Tzva Hahagana LeYisra'el , lit. "The Army of Defense for Israel", Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي‎), commonly kn...
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Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany
The Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany (German: Luxemburger Abkommen, Hebrew: הסכם השילומים Heskem HaShillumim) was signed on September 10, 1952, and entered in force on March 27, 1...
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Israeli Air Force
The Israeli Air Force (IAF; זְרוֹעַ הַאֲוִויר וְהַחָלָל, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as חֵיל הַאֲוִויר, Kheil HaAvir, "Air Corps") operates as the aerial warfare branch ...
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Military equipment of Israel
The military equipment of Israel includes a wide array of arms, armored vehicles, tanks, artillery, missiles, planes, helicopters, and warships. Many of these are purchased overseas and many are indig...
Exemption from military service in Israel
Conscription to the Israeli Defense Forces is carried out in Israel in accordance with the Israeli Security Service Law (חוק שירות ביטחון). This law also consists of a set of rules that define in whic...
LGBT rights in Russia
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Russia face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in privat...
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Israel-United Kingdom relations
Israel–United Kingdom relations, or Anglo-Israeli relations, refers to diplomatic and commercial ties between the United Kingdom and Israel. The United Kingdom maintains an embassy in Tel Aviv and co...
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LGBT rights in the United Kingdom
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom have evolved dramatically over time though still vary slightly by jurisdiction in the four nations of the United Kingdom.Befo...
LGBT policy in the Military of the Netherlands
In 1974, the Netherlands was the first country to ban discrimination against gays in the military.
On March 18, 2010, after U.S. President Obama announced that he wanted to put an end to the Don't...