Ministry of Defense

Israeli Defense Ministry, Arm Sales
Israeli Arms Sales Soar to $13 Billion in 2023, Breaking Records for Third Year

According to the Defense Ministry, the impressive export numbers highlight the dedication of industries to the Israeli war effort. 

Avi Nachmani | 17.06.24

IDF, United States

Israel signs deal buying third F-35 squadron from US

With this deal, the IDF will have 75 of one of the most advanced fighter planes in the world.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 04.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Liberman: Netanyahu offered me Defense portfolio

Yisrael Beytenu party chairman Avigdor Liberman claimed in an interview today that Netanyahu offered him the position of Defense Minister. The Likud party says "there was no such proposal."

JFeed Staff | 02.06.24

Memorial Day

520 new war orphans: Israel publishes the new fallen from the war for Memorial Day

Some 711 security or defense officials were killed since October 7.

Avi Woolf | 09.05.24

Israel-Gaza War, IDF

Defense Ministry purchases upgrades for IDF armored vehicles from local IMCO group

The purchase, which will provide IDF tanks and APVs with complex electronic systems, will cost 376 million NIS.

Avi Woolf | 05.05.24

Israel-Gaza War

Defense Ministry: 30% of wounded have mental injuries

According to the Defense Ministry, 7,209 soldiers, most of them reservists under 30s, have been wounded to one extent or another.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 17.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Germany

German State Secretary of Defense meets Israeli counterpart to discuss war, Arrow 3 deal

Benedikt Zimmer visited Israel as a guest of Defense Ministry Director-General Eyal Zamir, where they discussed matters of interest to both nations.

Avi Woolf | 11.04.24

Land Mines, Defense Ministry

Watch: Israel detonates land mines in Golan Heights

The controlled detonations of these mines is meant to make the land safe for farming and other civilian purposes.

Avi Woolf | 10.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Defense Ministry ramps up renovations of city shelters in south and north

Already underway in 2023, the Defense Ministry stated that it was speeding up its efforts to renovate hundreds of shelters for civilians in the north and south.

Avi Woolf | 02.04.24

Israel-Gaza War

Defense Ministry: 6,400 wounded being handled by Rehabilitation Dept, three times the number in 2022

The ministry said that Israel has never had to handle so many wounded in such a short time.

Avi Woolf | 26.03.24

Defense Ministry, IDF, Environment

Defense Ministry launches green program for reusing waste from IDF bases

The core idea would be to take waste and reuse it as raw materials when possible. The program has reportedly already saved about 20 million NIS.

Avi Woolf | 21.03.24

Israel, Iran, Houthis, Arrow Missile Defense

Israel releases footage of Arrow system firing to stop projectile fired from Houthi territory

This morning, Israel's anti-ballistic missile system intercepted the seventh attempted projectile launch from Houthi-held Yemen towards Israel. Watch the now-released footage:

Avi Woolf | 22.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, United States

Gallant to White House Envoy McGurk: Hostage negotiators to have more authority, IDF preparing further ground operations

Speaking to White House Envoy Brett McGurk, Defense Minister Gallant stressed the importance of entirely dismantling the remaining Hamas units, freeing the hostages, and stopping Iran.

Avi Woolf | 22.02.24

Israel-Gaza War, Israel Defense Industry

Watch: Israel Makes Shells Locally for Troops

As Israel continues to work on expanding and entrenching its ability to provide as many of its military needs locally as possible, the Defense Ministry released a video of shell-making at an Israeli defense plant. Watch: 

Avi Woolf | 29.01.24

Grants Approved

Grant Program for Reservists Approved | All the Details

The government has approved the first portion of an economic assistance program for reservists, which will include a grant of up to NIS 3,900 per soldier's with families.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 07.01.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

200th Plane Bringing US Military Aid Arrives in Israel

The Defense Ministry announced that the 200th plane bringing US military aid landed in Israel. 10,000 tons of equipment have been delivered since the start of the war.

Arye Yoeli, Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 06.12.23

Israel-Gaza War, Northern Front

Defense Ministry Establishes New Administrative Division to Strengthen Northern Civilian Areas

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced the establishment of a new administrative division called "Ofek Tzfoni" to strengthen civilian infrastructure, security, and more.

JFeed Staff | 05.12.23

"We will Soon Continue Fighting"

Gallant: If Anyone Has Any Doubt We will Soon Continue Fighting

Gallant in a visit to the Ministry of Defense's Armored Vehicles Directorate: "The armored carrier and all other armored combat vehicles will return to action all over Gaza. If anyone has doubts, very soon we will continue."

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 29.11.23

'Arrow 3'

The Sale of the 'Arrow 3' System to Germany has been Completed

Two months after Defense Minister Yoav Gallant went to Germany for the historic sale of the 'Arrow 3' system to Germany, the historic sale deal was completed.

Simcha Raz, JFeed Staff | 23.11.23

Israel-Gaza War, Transportation on Shabbat

Ministry of Defense: There is No Longer a Need for Public Transportation on Shabbat

After a month in which the train also operated on Shabbat due to the war, the Ministry of Defense informed the Ministry of Transportation that there is no longer a need to operate public transportation on Shabbat. According to them, the reserve system will operate with shuttles.

JFeed | 09.11.23