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Emergency Measures to Assist Residents of South

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US Jews Step Up for Israeli Kids

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Four Notes on The Situation

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Did the US Let Hamas Rule Israel’s Skies?

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Day 17 of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ – “We Have Destroyed 30-40% of Hamas’ Rockets since Starting of Operation”

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3,400 Targets Hit by IDF So Far, Tunnels Remain Major Threat

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Bill Introduced to Strip MK Hanin Zoabi of Citizenship

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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Israel

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Over 30,000 People Pay Respects to IDF Sgt. Max Steinberg in Jerusalem [video]

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Posted on: August 31st, 2012

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As a result of the change in the law, the IDF is putting together a number of subtracts specifically for Haredim, though no new “Haredi Only” divisions or brigades will be created. Some of the units have women serving in them, and the IDF says the role of women will not be negatively impacted by the introduction of Haredim who prefer not to interact socially with women beyond what is allowed by their community's mores.

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Soldiers of the Netzach Yehuda unit.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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TEL AVIV – Like any of the Israeli army's combat battalions, the soldiers of Netzach Yehuda faced a 60-mile hike during basic training meant to simulate battle conditions.

 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

JERUSALEM – According to Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Israel’s Military Intelligence head, the Jewish state will face a more unstable and Islamist environment than in previous times. This is being fueled by the unchecked rise of radical Islam, and could force Israel into unwanted conflicts.

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Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

As the frequency of suicide bombings increased in the 1990s, Israelis began to realize that their conflicts had shifted from the conventional battlefield to their streets, buses and cafes.

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Haredi soldiers praying in the fields. Some are less welcome in their own shuls.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

He was told that since he was wearing the uniform of the “Army of the Zionist State,” he was not permitted to enter the shul.

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Head of IDF Human Resources Major General Orna Barbibay.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The poll was also surprising in the diversity it found in the Israeli Defense Forces. 1,200 of the reservists were from the Republic of Georgia, 720 originated from Iran, 30 from the Philippines, and 4 from Bahrain. The study indicates a rarely seen picture of reserve duty, where minorities and immigrants play a larger role than previously thought. A total of 19% of reserve soldiers were born outside Israel.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The IDF is currently investigating how the terrorists in Sunday’s’ attack managed to drive one of their commandeered armored vehicle 2 kilometers into Israel until the IAF blew it up. In the strike, six terrorists, armed with suicide belts, were killed, while an additional two, who tried to escape on foot, were shot by IDF […]

Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz toured the Kerem Shalom area early Monday morning
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

“Even before investigations of the attack are complete, I estimate we prevented a large-scale disaster, an extremely complex attack by terrorists operating between Sinai and the Gaza Strip," said Lt. Gen. Gantz.

Egpytian Vehicle Blown Up
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A serious attempt by Gaza terrorists to breach the Israeli border, and the launch of dozens of rockets and mortar shells on the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening, has led to exchanges of fire on the Israeli border, the slaughter of 15 Egyptian soldiers by Gaza terrorists, and warnings to residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom to remain in shelters and lock their doors for safety reasons. Despite fear and concerns for security, a long-time activist for the western Negev region said the attacks come as “no surprise” to residents of the region.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Akiva Goldstein of Lower Merion, PA (Center). Goldstein began his stint with the IDF Paratroopers Brigade last Thursday.
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.

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Haredi Neztah Yehuda Battalion recruits complete the final stages of a 40 kilometer journey with stretchers through the night, Feb. 2010.
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Last Thursday the recruitment began at the "Netzach Yehuda" Haredi battalion of the Kfir Brigade, as more than 200 anxious ultra-Orthodox recruits arrived at the processing center. Last year, some 380 soldiers joined the regiment, and according to official data from the Department of Manpower, the current cycle will see an increase of 33% in the number of recruits.

Lamentations at the ruins of a settlement destroyed by Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria in 2008.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

On Saturday night, Tisha B'Av 5772, some 50 men, women and children, members of the settlement nucleus of Yad Yair, together with the Benjamin Settlers Committee and residents of Gush Talmonim, mourned the destruction of Jerusalem, and shared their private grief over the destruction of their settlement more than three years ago by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

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Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak visits the IDF Northern Command unit at the Syrian border, July 19, 2012.
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak on Thursday toured the Northern Command and the Golan Heights along with commanders stationed in the region and addressed recent occurrences in Syria. He said that the targeting of top security officials of Bashar al-Assad's regime by oppositions forces in Damascus "will greatly expedite the fall of the Assad family." Barak told reporters that the IDF is preparing for the possibility that waves of refugees will escape from Syria to the Golan Heights. "If required to stop waves of refugees, we will do so," he stated.

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Israel Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman during a press conference after his draft bill was voted down.
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A spokesperson for Yisrael Beytenu said, “We’ve had 64 years to evolve,” he said. “Demographically, it will be impossible to pass this bill 20 years from now.”

Nahal Hareidi Abir Sultan Flash90
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Avigdor Liberman says he will continue to pursue the drafting of all Israelis at the age of 18, but will uphold the current coalition.

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

On Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's party Yisrael Beytenu released a video stressing the importance of passing a law mandating equal service for all Israelis. The video shows, through dramatic graphics, how by 2020 a majority of Israelis will not be serving. Titled “One Citizenship. One Obligation. One Opportunity. One Vote,” the clip was released ahead of the planned vote on Yisrael Beytenu’s IDF, National, or Civilian Service Law Proposal this Wednesday in the Knesset.

Netzah Yehuda battalion IDF
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

As the deadline for the renewal of the Tal Law approaches and tens of thousands of people rallied to demand that all citizens of Israel perform national service, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction to discuss ways to include Hareidim in national and military service. With his party in agreement, the prime minister is on his way to drafting new legislation.

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