At the core of service in the IDF stand the love of the homeland and the commitment and devotion to the State of Israel – a democratic state that serves as a national home for the Jewish People – its citizens and residents.
Soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion grow up immersed in a close-knit world of prayer and Torah study. They observe their traditions to the highest level while proudly serving in the IDF. These soldiers protect Israel - and we salute them.
Every day, hundreds of Palestinians seeking advanced medical care make their way into #Israel thanks to #IDF soldiers like Major Tariq. http://www.idfblog.com/2013/07/30/an-inside-look-idf-helps-palestinians-cross-into-israel-from-gaza/
An Israeli female soldier reacts at the scene of a reported stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man against two Israeli soldiers, killing one of them, at a gas station on a main road near the West Bank village of Khirbit Al-Misbah between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty Images