Israel Defense Forces

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was established in 1948 as the armed forces of the newly established State of Israel. It incorporated a number of pre-state Jewish paramilitary organizations, including the Haganah, Palmach, Irgun and Lehi.[1]


Chiefs of Staff

Related Pages

IDF Units

89th "Oz" Brigade

  • Unit 212 – Maglan – a commando unit which specializes in operating behind enemy lines.
  • Unit 217 – Duvdevanmistaravim unit.
  • Unit 621 – Egoz – counter-guerrilla unit.


  1. History of the IDF, Israel Defence Forces, accessed 3 August 2012.
  2. Past Chiefs of Staff, Israel Defence Forces, accessed 3 August 2012.
  3. General Staff, IDF, accessed 15 March 2013.