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Givati Brigade

Givati Brigade

One of the original IDF brigades, founded in 1947, Givati was disbanded in 1956 but reinstituted during the Lebanon War in 1983. Since then, Givati soldiers have taken part in all of Israel's major conflicts and have served for years on Israel's frontline with Gaza.

Kfir Brigade

Kfir Brigade

Despite being the newest IDF brigade - officially formed in 2006 - Kfir is the largest of all infantry units, comprising 6 battalions and a number of special forces. Kfir soldiers have taken the lead in the fight against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza.



Golani Brigade

Golani Brigade

The IDF's most celebrated and widely known brigade, Golani was created just before Israeli independence in 1948 and has served in every war since. Golani special forces are known as one of the finest yet fiercest fighting forces in the entire world.

Paratroopers Brigade

Paratroopers

The paratroopers have earned a hard-won reputation for strict discipline, courage, initiative, dedication to duty and the highest standards of performance. They have consistently been at the forefront of the IDF during its wars and coflicts.



Nahal Brigade

Nachal Brigade

Originally founded in 1948 as a special military unit that would combine infantry service with civilian work on a kibbutz, Nahal matured in 1982 as a purely infantry brigade and currently is considered one of the IDF's most reliable units.

Special Forces - Sayerot

Special Forces (Sayerote)

The Israeli Special Forces are widely heralded as some of the finest specialized fighting forces in the entire world. These crack commando units specialize in elite naval, air and ground fighting as well as combat reconnaissance both inside and outside of Israel.


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