Blog articles written by or about Israeli believing soldiers in the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) or any journalistic article related to the IDF.

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Messianic Soldiers in the Israeli Army: Bolder than Ever about Their Faith

Kehila News Israel brings you the first published survey online of Messianic Jews serving in the Israeli army. From the survey results, it is clear that openness about Yeshua (Jesus) in the Israeli army is indeed the new “normal”.

WATCH: What’s it like to be a Believer in the IDF?

There's a growing number of Messianic soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces. They boldly provide the light of Messiah in some very difficult circumstances. Watch this video by Hananya Naftali, who shares more of his experiences as a believer in the Israeli army.

Former Messianic Day School Student Stabbed by Terrorist

It was 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 27th when the radio news report announced that an Israeli soldier had been involved in a terrorist stabbing at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Who would’ve ever thought that it was Seth, a former Makor HaTikvah student?

What is it like as a Jewish Christian in the Israeli Army?

Hananya writes, "When I joined the army I decided to not be ashamed of what I believe in because that's part of me, and if those people around me are my new family then they should accept me the way I am.

Another Sleepless Night: Experience from a Believing Soldier in the IDF

Hananya, a Believing IDF soldier, shares a few thoughts as he's guarding in the rain, "standing on the wall" to protect Israel.

Inside View from a Messianic IDF Officer

Tal, an IDF officer in the Combat Engineering Corps, writes a personal update of his experience over the past year and what God has been teaching him.

VIDEO: Medic in the IDF

Hananya Naftali is a young believer who serves in the IDF. Here, he translates the oath all IDF medics must swear upon induction.

Volunteers in Israel: Marilyn Cano- Helping the Israeli Army

Marilyn Cano, 61, lives in Maryland near Washington DC.  She is a retired US Federal Government Paralegal who volunteers with the Israel Defense Forces...

VIDEO: Believing IDF Soldier Addresses 2014 Gaza War

After the UN and much of the world condemned Israel over alleged "war crimes" in the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict (Operation Protective Edge), Hanna, a young Believing soldier in the IDF felt like he had a new mission: share the truth with the world about what happened from the perspective of a soldier.

Israel Remembers 23,320

Today in Israel Memorial Day (Yom HaZicharon) and the nation remembers the 23,320 who have been killed in battle or terrorist attacks. In the past year, Israel lost 116 soliders including Shai First Sergeant Shai Kushnir who grew up in a youth group at a Messianic congregation in the Haifa area and was killed during the Gaza War last summer.