The Israeli Defense Forces are the military of the State of Israel. Due to the unending status of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is on constant alert and all Israeli citizens are conscripted at age 18. This includes both men and women, though Arabs are generally not conscripted because it is almost impossible for them to obtain Israeli citizenship.
The IDF is one of the most highly-trained and battle-experienced in the world. The world-famous Uzi submachine gun was developed in Israel for use by the IDF, as was the Galil assault rifle. Today, the standard-issue rifle for the IDF solder is the Tavor TAR-21, a bullpup-style gun.