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Encyclopedia > Israeli Home Front Command

The Israeli Home Front Command is a relatively recent Israel Defense Forces regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, which was the first war since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War where the Home Front faced a significant threat. The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian... The 1948 Arab-Israeli War is referred to as the War of Independence (Hebrew: מלחמת העצמאות) or as the War of Liberation (Hebrew: מלחמת השחרור) by Israelis. ...


Until the establishment of the Command, responsibility for the Home Front fell under the Civilian Defense’s Chief Officer Corps Command and under Regional Defense. During that time, the three regional commands had their own home front commands. After the Gulf War, these organizations were unified and the Home Front Command was created.


Ever since its creation, there has been great efforts undertaken to turn the Home Front Command into a civilian body, but thus far, all of these have failed. It is currently headed by Aluf Yitzhak Gershon. Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ...

Israel Defense Forces
Corps, Commands, Directorates & Branches
Branches: Navy | Air Force | GOC Army Headquarters
Commands: Northern Command | Central Command | Southern Command | Home Front Command
Directorates: General Staff | Military Intelligence | Human Resources | Computer Service | Technology and Logistics | Operations | Planning
Consultant & Attachment to General Staff: Financial Advisor to the Chief of Staff | Womens' Affairs advisor | Military Rabbinate | Military Advocate General | Military Court of Appeals | Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
IDF corps
Ground forces Armor Corps | Artillery Corps | Engineering Corps | Field Intelligence Corps
Infantry corps: Infantry Corps | 900 Brigade | Paratroopers Brigade | Golani Brigade | Nahal Brigade | Givati Brigade | Bislmach Brigade
Combat support corps: Ordnance Corps | Medical Corps | Intelligence Corps | C4I Corps
Rear-line corps: Education and Youth Corps | Adjutant Corps | Logistics Corps | Military Police | General Corps
IDF insignia
Berets, Units symbols and Uniform | Ranks | Decorations
Additional Information
History of the Israel Defense Forces | Military equipment of Israel | Israel Defense Forces checkpoint | Israeli military prison
See Also
Israeli Security Forces | Mossad | Shabak | Police | Border Police | Intelligence Community | National Security Council

 
 

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