Below are various documents and presentations regarding background information on Israel, the IDF, and summaries of recent incidents.
- General Background on the State of Israel– general background on the State of Israel: economy, population, government, history and background of the IDF, Israel’s main defense establishment.
- Background Information on the Jewish High Holidays– The IDF is made up of enlisted soldiers coming from many faiths and backgrounds, and as the main force defending the Jewish State, many of its soldiers celebrate and are given days off from their service during these holidays.
- IDF Response to the Goldstone Report– the IDF’s response to the various omissions and inaccuracies, including a description of the military justice system, which investigates complaints leveled at the IDF during conflicts.
- Facts and Figures: The Middle East and Security Threats to Israel– summary of the Middle East and Israel’s geographical disadvantages as it is faced by security threats from its borders.
- Event Summary – Lebanese Border Incident 2010 – summary of the Lebanese border incident in August of 2010, in which a Lebanese Armed (LAF) Force fired at IDF soldiers working inside the Blue Line (inside Israeli territory).
- Event Summary – Carmel Forest Fire – summary of the Carmel forest fire incident, including background information on the Carmel region and Israeli firefighting services