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Colombian Convert’s Journey to Israel and the IDF

Corporal Diego Tapia, 28, is not your typical IDF soldier. Born a Catholic, in Bogota, Colombia, Diego discovered Judaism during his research in university, converted and immigrated to Israel. After completing three years of study in Yeshiva in Jerusalem he enlisted in the IDF.

Germany Cancels Gunboat Discount – Because of Peace Talks Breakdown and Obama

The US denies President Obama had any role in the German decision to cancel the promised discount.

Gov’t Reaches Partial Deal on Givat Assaf

Residents of Givat Assaf reached a partial agreement with the Defense Ministry over their homes.

IDF Troops Ignore Supreme Court, Demolish Jewish Homes in Gush Etzion

Security forces finished demolitions in Gush Etzion before debate ended over a restraining order to stop them.

Another Synagogue, Mikvah Destruction Ahead in Judea-Samaria

Settlers in Judea, Samaria and the Binyamin region are preparing for government forces intent on more demolitions.

A New National “Yom Sidurim” for All 2800 IDF Lone Soldiers

The IDF issued a directive to military units to release all Lone Soldiers next Thursday. Simultaneously, the IDF has invited all civilian agencies to attend to all these Lone Soldier's needs at one time, on that day.

Nefesh B’Nefesh, Friends of IDF to Host ‘Lone Soldiers’ Event

Aliya support organizations to host event for immigrants who have left their families in order to serve the Jewish state.

Project ‘Great in Uniform’: Integrating Those with Special Needs

The goal is to integrate young people with disabilities in the IDF and prepare them for an independent life in Israeli society.

Terrorist Caught Near Efrat

The IDF captured a terrorist just as he was about to throw a firebomb at a car near the southern entrance to Efrat.

Missile Attacks Can be Fun, Entertaining and Magical

Let Uri Geller tell you how long you have to run for cover from a missile attack. Who's the idiot behind this idea?

IDF Arrests Bedouin Soldier Who Wants to Kill Jews

A Bedouin IDF soldier was arrested after posting comments on Facebook calling for "Death to Jews" and praising Hitler.

Police Arrest Pregnant Yitzhar Woman for Inciting Against IDF Soldiers

Israel Police arrested an eight-month pregnant woman in Yitzhar before dawn Wednesday on suspicion of incitement.

A Nation in Unity on Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day

Israel’s flag waves at half mast for 23,169 lost Israeli soldiers and victims of terror as quiet reigns in the streets on the nation's Remembrance Day.

PM Reflects on First Recording of Brother Yoni’s Voice

Yom HaZikaron has been a day for the prime minister to reflect on a recording of his brother Yoni's voice.

Gantz: Fallen Are With Us At Every Step

Speaking at the opening Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) ceremony at the Kotel, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said, “From our nation’s...

IDF Program for Haredim Combines Torah, Army Service

 IDF and the Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev) have teamed up to create the first pre-army military academy (mechina) for the haredi community....

Suspicious Family Illegally Opens Mt. Herzl Grave – Finds It Empty

For 40 years, the family of Tzion Tayib have been fighting for proof their son's body was found and buried in the Har Herzl military cemetery - it wasn't.

Israeli Rescued After Wrong Turn Into PA Area

A wrong turn that nearly ended in disaster - but didn't.

IDF Cancels Jail Time for 3 IDF “David HaNachlawi” Protesters

IDF cancelled jail time it ordered for three battalion commanders in the Hetz unit - one of them an officer - who participated in...

Family of “David “HaNachlawi” Adamov to Receive Cash Grant and Bravery Certificate

Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe's organization often awards IDF soldiers and civilians.

Brass Knuckles Arab Caught and Released

He didn't even need to wait for peace talks. IDF arrested and released the brass knuckles wielding Arab in the "David HaNachlawi" video.

David HaNachlawi Facebook Breaks 100K

Thursday 3:47 PM: 100,000+ people have liked the page showing support for David of the Nachal Unit. Thursday 2:12 PM: 97,776 people have liked the page showing...

Five Soldiers Questioned Over David HaNachlawi Support Photo

Five  soldiers were called into questioning by a Colonel from their unit in response to the photo of themselves they posted on the internet. The...

IDF Denies ‘Nahlawi’ Soldier Punished for Aiming Gun at Arab Youths

The IDF denies that “David the Nahlawi” soldier was punished for cocking his gun and aiming it at Arab youths in Hevron.

Wall to Wall Outrage as IDF Throws Soldier Under the Bus

Tens of thousands of angry IDF soldiers are displaying grassroots support for IDF soldier, "David the Nachlawi", who may go to jail following a premeditated Arab instigation.

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