Netanyahu Warns Israel’s Enemies of ‘Steel Fist’ on IDF’s 70th Anniversary

“His warriors’ shields are painted red, And the soldiers are clothed in crimson; The chariots are like flaming torches, On the day they are made ready. The [arrows of] cypress wood are poisoned.” Nahum 2:4 (The Israel Bible™)

The Israel Defense Forces marked its 70th anniversary on Monday amid heightened tensions in northern Israel and along the Gaza border.

Top military and government officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, spoke at the ceremony, held at Latrun in central Israel.