Tag Archives: Israel Defense Forces

Israel Receives First Two Lockheed-Built F-35s

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Israeli defense forces hosted a welcoming ceremony for the arrival of two Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighters Monday at Nevatim Air Base in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the F-35 aircraft, nicknamed  Adir, will help redefine the country’s deterrence capacity as well as its operational space, …

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Israel Puts ‘Boots on the Ground’ in Gaza

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The Israel Defense Forces deployed thousands of ground troops into Gaza City late Thursday to hunt for and destroy Hamas-made tunnels that it said the Palestinian militant group uses to sneak into the Mideast state, The Washington Post reported Thursday. William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan and Ruth Eglash quoted IDF spokesman Lt. …

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