Israel Defence Forces

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
(Reguidit frae Israel Defense Forces)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Israel Defence Forces
צבא ההגנה לישראל
Badge of the Israel Defense Forces.svg
Israel Defense Forces logo
Flag of the Israel Defense Forces.svg
Flag o the Israel Defense Forces
Service branches Israeli Airmy
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Navy
Prime Meenister
Defense Meenister
Benjamin Netanyahu
Avigdor Lieberman
Chief o General StaffRav Aluf Gadi Eizenkot
Militar age18
Available for
militar service
1,554,186 males, age 17–49 (2016 est.),
1,514,063 females, age 17–49 (2016 est.)
Fit for
militar service
1,499,998 males, age 17–49 (2016 est.),
1,392,319 females, age 17–49 (2016 est.)
Reachin militar
age annually
54,148 males (2016 est.),
47,996 females (2016 est.)
Active personnel176,500[1] (ranked 34th)
Reserve personnel445,000[1]
Budget50.6 billion (~$14.5 billion)[2] (2012)
Percent o GDP6.9% (2011)[3][4]
Domestic suppliersIsrael Aerospace Industries
Israel Militar Industries
Israel Weapon Industries
Elbit Systems
Rafael Advanced Defense Seestems
Israel Shipyards
Foreign suppliers
Annual exports Greece
Relatit airticles
HistoryWar o Independence (1948–1949)
Sinai War (1956)
Sax-Day War (1967)
War o Attrition (1967–1970)
Yom Kippur War (1973)
First Lebanon War (1982)
First Intifada (1987–1993)
Seicont Intifada (2000–2005)
Seicont Lebanon War (2006)

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF; Ebreu: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵלAboot this soondTzva Hahagana LeYisra'el , lit. "The Airmy o Defense for Israel"; Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيليJaysh ad-Difāʻ al-Isrāʼīlī ), commonly kent in Israel bi the Ebreu acronym Tzahal (צה"ל‬), are the militar forces o the State o Israel. Thay conseest o the grund forces, air force, an navy. It is the sole militar wing o the Israeli security forces, an haes na ceevilian jurisdiction within Israel. The IDF is heidit bi its Chief o General Staff, the Ramatkal, subordinate tae the Defense Meenister o Israel; Rav Aluf Benny Gantz haes served as Chief o Staff syne 2011.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Institute for National Security Studies", chapter Israel, 2012 8 May 2012.
  2. David Eshel. "Israel Uses Special Funds To Boost Spending". AviationWeek.
  3. David Esel. "Analyzing numbers: The cost of Israeli defense is elusive (page 52)". AviationWeek/dti.
  4. Defense budget gets additional NIS 260M ynetnews, Zvi Lavi Published: 11 April 2011, 14:27
  5. Chossudovsky, Michel. "Unusually Large U.S. Weapons Shipment to Israel: Are the US and Israel Planning a Broader Middle East War?". Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  6. Plushnick-Masti, Ramit (2006-08-25). "Israel Buys 2 Nuclear-Capable Submarines". Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  7. "British MPs slam weapons exports to Israel". ynetnews. 30 March 2010.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named amnesty
  9. Leigh Phillips. "Arms exports to Israel from EU worth €200m". Retrieved 2010-06-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Foreign Arms Supplies To Israel/Gaza Fueling Conflict". Retrieved 2010-06-01. Text "outline " ignored (help)