The Top 10 Most Elite Units of the IDF

An inside look at Israel's extensive special forces keeping its citizens safe.

Which Israeli elite military units have played an outsized role in the country’s reputation as a leader in military strength and ingenuity? We give a rundown of 10 of the best and uncover some of their most daring exploits (that we know about).

Comments (5)

(5) menachem, August 12, 2020 9:36 PM


The record of the IDF and the IAF are unchallenged but to announce who what when where and why is NUTS. With the world as it is, and with the successes of Israel against its' enemies, beginning in '48, the caution is that we shouldn't rely on man, but HaShem, the G-D of Israel and based on the information in the Prophets, we might ought to start presently raising our hands and getting on our knees as Shlomo HaMelech did when the Bais HaMikdash was originally dedicated. Look at our history and see that if the Bais HaMikdash wasn't able to save us two different times, then how is it we think man can save us from those that aren't just around us but the whole of the world isn't real fond of us whether we realize it or not. We just told everyone where we keep our treasures!

(4) Anonymous, August 12, 2020 12:18 AM


The soul and consciousness of the Jewish nation which without it lsrael will cease t exist

(3) Sir Llyod Collins, August 11, 2020 9:47 PM

All Soldiers, MaGav, and Police are Just as Important

While I appreciate your focusing on the "elite" units in the IDF, you may be doing a disservice on two counts: (1) These units should remain below the radar as much as possible. Keep in mind that we do not need to educate Israel's enemies, who may easily watch these same videos, and may plan attacks against these units. When it comes to these types of units/operations, silence is golden. (2) By focusing on these elite units, the underlying message to many other "regular" soldiers/MaGav/Police, etc. is that their service is not as important. Every person who is drafted or volunteers for any army or police position is just as important. Just because the average soldier does not jump out of planes or helicopters does not mean that they are not as heroic as all other members of the IDF.

(2) Alice, August 11, 2020 6:25 PM

May Hashem bless and protect our beloved Israeli Soldiers

May Hashem love them with all his heart

(1) Wade, August 11, 2020 4:12 PM

Pound for Pound the "GOAT"

I had the honor of working with the IDF and MOSSAD as a member of the U.S. Army (Ret,), and I found them to be the most complete PURE Army in the world. There very existence is based on a life and death situation which we in the U.S. don't face. Much success to them in the future, and G-D bless them all.


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