MembersThe IDF Celebrates 70 Years

Shortly after the State of Israel marked its 70th Independence Day, the Israeli army also celebrated its 70th anniversary.

By Dov Eilon |
Photo: (Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces (Tzava Hagana L’Israel in Hebrew, or Tzahal for short) was officially established in May 1948, about two weeks after the founding of the state. It was a merger of former Jewish underground militias, primarily the Hagana and the Palmach. Since its inception, the IDF has fought seven wars, provided humanitarian aid to more than 25 countries (including citizens of the enemy state of Syria), and developed amazing new technologies.

During a special...

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