Exactly 66 years ago, the Israel Defense Forces was born. Since the day of its establishment, the IDF (Zahal) has upheld its central mission: to protect the people of Israel.
In the face of overwhelming odds, Israeli soldiers repeatedly prevailed on the battlefield. From the early days of independence to the most recent operations, they risked their lives to secure Israel’s survival and prosperity.
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The official document that ordered the establishment of the IDF (Zahal) on May 26, 1948