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Israel Home Front Command

Taking an Active and Comprehensive Role in Developing the National Doctrine of Civil Defense,  Population Management and Terror Mitigation


ISRATEAM’s staff, served as pioneering staff of the HFC staff in its formative stages, and under the command of Brig. Gen. Avi Bachar as the Chief of Staff, laid the base and foundation of the HFC operation doctrine for the Home Front and population protection.

Col. Yori Sofrin was the Director and leader of the Civil Protection

Division of the HFC and responsible for population preparedness to deal with war and disaster events. He built the ongoing perception of the need and methodology for guiding the population during the period of preparedness and during the actual event.

During the period of high alertness and public tension at the time of the Iraq crisis of 1998, Col.(res.) Yori Sofrin, played an active role as the HFC spokesman and conducted the intense public relations campaign with the media (local and international)  and the public.

Col. Kalman Shtadler was the head of Doctrine and Development Division of the HFC and was responsible for doctrine development as well as definition of the necessary operational steps to be taken.


Developing Protection Solutions Against Assorted Threats, Testing New Protection Techniques and Products, Conducting International Research Projects

ISRATEM’s staff has led the process of establishing the protection policy and the required protective equipment improvements for the State of Israel.

Col. Shtadler led the development of theories concerning  individual personal protection (masks, responders units protection etc).

Col. Sofrin led the change in protection policy thinking and the development of the novel “protected space” concept  as part  of the way of protecting the general population from assorted unconventional  threats. In order to test the new concept, many experiments and tests were carried out involving different organizations in the USA including US Corps. of Engineers, US Air Force. and other professional organizations. Colonel Sofrin led and coordinated the successful combined series of tests and research efforts associated with them as well as the International symposium on Special Issues of Protection Techniques, that had been organized during the testing season of 1996. There is continuing interest in this protection approach in various countries, as a proper solution against terror attacks and "car bombs".