Contact Information

​​​​​​​​​​​Service and information

To receive service at the archive, please apply with a Scrutiny R​equest form

Contact Information​

Files & Documents 


(Not intended for Personal or medical data)


(​​For information from Personal or medical data, refer to the Adjutant Corps Headquarters​- or to the Public ​​Applications Officer​ +972-3-5691000)​

To view the necessary requirements to receive information: Data from Personnel F​iles.​

Photographs, press and books




The Jewish Combatant in the World Armies and Undergrounds


You may also apply by mail: The IDFA Ministry of Defense Hakirya, 6473424, Tel-Aviv, Israel, or by fax2mail: +972-​73-3233077

If you have military/security materials in private possession and you want to archive this materials ​in the IDF archive, fill Archiving mater​ials form.

IDF units, wishing to store/archive materials in the IDFA Archive, please contact phone: 03-7380510/553/570/515.​


The archive's personnel are also providing services in the reading room, therefore, they are not available to answer the phone at all work hours. To contact the person relevant to your current request/s, please send an Email to: ​

The archive man​​ager, and chambers


The archive manager's email address 

(Not intended for new requests)​

To apply to the site's administrator​


Office Hours:

Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-16:00.

All visits to the archives are pre-coordinated. Please make an appointment in advance.

The Reading Room:

In the reading room one may scrutinize all types of declassified archival materials. An archivist may give assistance. Scrutinizing the archive's collections is available to all at no cost. Copies may be obtained for a fee. The pri​​ce list.​​


Payment is online possible with an Israeli credit card, by check, or by a bank transfer. For further details ask the service giver at the archive.

For details about payment by a check or bank transfer: Hila +972-​3-7280502

​The Archive Address (All visits to the archives are pre-coordinated. Please make an appointment in advance):

The Archive is located at Yaakov Dori St., Kiryat Ono (Tel-Hashomer military base).
Pedestrians entry: through a gate located between "Beit Haim Israeli" to​ the east, and the Tel-Ha'Shoner recruiting center to the west.

Mail address:

The IDF & Defense Establishment Archives, Ministry of Defense, Hakirya,
6473424, Tel-Aviv, Israel


Bus lines: 55, 68, 168 from Tel-Aviv (the last stop is across the street); internal line 2 from Tel-Hashomer terminal.

By car:

Near the bus terminal there is a paid parking lot.