Structure and internal organization of the Israel Army

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The Israel Defense Forces differs from most armed forces in the world in many ways. Differences include the conscription of women and its structure, which emphasizes close relations between the army, navy and air force. Since its founding, the IDF has been specifically designed to match Israel's unique security situation. The IDF is one of Israeli society's most prominent institutions, influencing the country's economy, culture and political scene. Following 1967, the Israel Army has had close military relations with the United States Army, including development and cooperation, such as on the F-15 jet, and the Arrow missile defense system.

Military of Israel
Badge of the Israel Defense Forces.svg
Israel Defense Forces logo
Service branches Israeli Army
Air Force Ensign of Israel.svg Israeli Air Force
Naval Ensign of Israel.svg Israeli Navy

Armed Forces[edit]

Air Force[edit]

Ground Forces[edit]

Naval Force[edit]

Police Force[edit]

Military Industries[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Rosenthal, Donna (2003). The Israelis. Free Press. ISBN 0-7432-7035-5.
  • Ostfeld, Zehava (1994). Shiftel, Shoshana (ed.). An Army is Born (in Hebrew). Israel Ministry of Defense. ISBN 965-05-0695-0.
  • Gelber, Yoav (1986). Nucleus for a Standing Army (in Hebrew). Yad Ben Tzvi.
  • Yehuda Shif, ed. (1982). IDF in Its Corps: Army and Security Encyclopedia (18 volumes) (in Hebrew). Revivim Publishing.
  • Ron Tira, ed. (2009). The Nature of War: Conflicting Paradigms and Israeli Military Effectiveness. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-84519-378-2.
  • Country Briefing: Israel, Jane's Defence Weekly, 19 June 1996

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