Service and information
To receive service at the archive, please apply with a Scrutiny Request form
Files & Documents
(Not intended for Personal or medical data)
(For information from Personal or medical data, refer to the Adjutant Corps Headquarters- Kapatzmeida@digital.idf.il or to the Public Applications Officer +972-3-5691000)
To view the necessary requirements to receive information: Data from Personnel Files.
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 materials 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The archive manager, and chambers
The archive manager's email address
(Not intended for new requests)
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 price 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.
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.
Near the bus terminal there is a paid parking lot.