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Obama’s Adas Israel Speech and Keeping Kids Kosher
 
Media Spins Netanyahu’s Renewal of Peace Process

May 26, 2015 - 12:19 PM
 
Report: Bullets from Hamas Live-Fire Training Land in Israel

May 26, 2015 - 11:21 AM
 
Ya’alon Removes Police Siege of Ode Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Shomron

May 26, 2015 - 10:46 AM
 
President Rivlin Denies He Is Being Honored by Leftist New Israel Fund

May 26, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
5,000-Year-Old Seal in Galilee May Depict First Known Music Scene

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM
 
TZOHAR Condemns Efforts to Depose Rabbi Riskin

May 25, 2015 - 8:16 PM
 
Bibi Seals Nationalist Policy with Dore Gold Heading Foreign Ministry

May 25, 2015 - 5:22 PM
 
Report: Rabbinate May Be Plotting to Dump Rabbi Riskin of Efrat

May 25, 2015 - 3:27 PM
 
Hamas Declares Jerusalem ‘Eternal Capital’ of Islamic World

May 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM
 
Police Arrest ‘Nice Guy Pizza’ Owner

May 25, 2015 - 10:47 AM
 
Hezbollah Shows Off Terror Tunnel Threat

May 25, 2015 - 10:11 AM
 
Court Sentences Olmert to 8 Months in Jail for Talansky Scandal

May 25, 2015 - 9:11 AM
 
Actress Anne Meara Stiller Dies

May 25, 2015 - 7:23 AM
 
Hezbollah Chief is Terrified of ISIS

May 24, 2015 - 11:22 PM
 
6 Arab Teens Charged with Firebombing Jewish homes

May 24, 2015 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Says it Blew Up Saudi Mosque

May 24, 2015 - 10:09 PM
 
“A Beautiful Mind” John Nash and Wife Killed in Car Crash

May 24, 2015 - 9:59 PM
 
Arab Stabs 2 Jewish Teens in Old City Terror Attack on Shavuot

May 24, 2015 - 9:42 PM
 
Transcript of President Obama’s Speech at Congregation Adas Israel [video]

May 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM
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Legendary Chief Warrant Officer Itzahk Tito starts the race for tens of thousands of soldiers and commanders who took part.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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A recording-breaking 11,000 IDF infantry soldiers participated in the Annual Ground Forces Race, stressing importance of physical fitness.

IDF Soldiers in Submarine Control Room Moshe Shai Flash90
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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The IDF Operations Department has put together instructions for military operations in cyberspace against enemies of the Jewish state. The IDF will engage in consistent and continuous intelligence gathering operations online, and said it will handle cyberspace as a battlefield as important as those at sea in the air, and on the ground, executing attacks when necessary.

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IDF soldiers and Palestinian medics at the Gaza security fence
 

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

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The terrorist approached the security fence near Kisufim at around 4:30 a.m., cut it, and snuck into Israel. A Golani unit rapidly deployed to the area, coming under fire by the terrorist. In the ensuing gunfight, a 20 year old soldier was shot, and soon after died of his wound.

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Northern Command Chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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"Iran is here," said Northern Command Chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, "its negative influence is significant in the Gaza Strip, in Lebanon and in Syria." He also warned, "al-Qaeda might attack Israel in time." Meanwhile, an Iranian official threatens that a Syrian war would "engulf" Israel.

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Major General Sami Turgeman (pointing) with former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi (L) dring the latter's visit to the army base in Shizafon, October, 2010.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

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Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman this week presented the IDF future project to supply soldiers in the field with equipment capable of intercepting rockets, similar to the successful anti-rocket defense system, the Iron Dome.

Palestinian terrorists who were picked up by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrive at the Jerusalem District Court (illustration image).
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Today's' revelation by Israel's security forces, about a Palestinian terrorist cell comprised of nine Arabs from the Ramallah area who were recently indicted on several failed abduction attempts of Israeli civilians in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria last March, is reminiscent of Jimmy Breslin's comic novel "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."

Google's "Street View" car driving through the neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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Israeli security authorities including the IDF Military Intelligence Formation, closely monitored the Google Street View Project, first launched in Israel just last month, giving a close look of streets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The inspection prevented publication of pictures revealing classified information and locations of security facilities operating in Israel.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro visits the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem (January 2012)
 

Posted on: May 15th, 2012

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On the issue of ultra-Orthodox military service, 41% of those surveyed said they would be moderately or very interested in joining the Haredi IDF program, while 59% said they had either little or no interest. Still, the percentage of interest is substantially higher than the current annual rate of Haredi enlistment in the IDF.

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Last year Arab demonstrators marked the 63rd anniversary of Naka (catastrophe in Arabic), the term Arabs use to describe the 1948 creation of the state of Israel.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

An apartment in Israel 's northern city of Kiryat Shmona, minutes after an Hezbollah rocket attack during the 2006 Second Lebanese War. IDF Intelligence has been reassessing the threat to Israel as political realities shift rapidly in the region.
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The regional instability has changed Israel's security outlook in a number of ways, said Chief Intelligence Officer Brigadier General Ariel Karo, most notably in recent months in the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, he said, the nature of the IDF's enemies is not always entirely clear, with the lines between military and terrorist groups blurred.

Cpl. May Karen is a shooting instructor in the IDF Ground Forces.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2012

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Cpl. May Karen serves as a shooting instructor in the IDF Ground Forces. "I knew I wanted to become an infantry instructor even before enlisting," she says. IDF female shooting instructors go through an extensive course where they learn how to use different weapons and specialize in shooting techniques. They then teach combat infantry soldiers who will use it in battle.

Natalie and Fedor
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Natalie says she’s been a dog lover from birth. “I had two dogs when I was younger,” she recalls, “then they mated and we ended up with six more, and we couldn’t give them away.”

IDF Paramedic with newborn Palestinian baby.
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Last Sunday night, a Palestinian woman arrived with her 12-day-old baby girl at an IDF post in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The infant was having trouble breathing and needed immediate first aid. Commanders from the Benjamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know that if they have a life-threatening emergency, they can come to the IDF post for assistance.

Natalie and Fedor. "You can hide anywhere you want and he'll find you," she says.
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Born and raised in LA, Natalie says she had everything she wanted ever since she was a little girl. "All of a sudden, my big sister, who is also my best friend, who's been taking care of me, told me she was joining this military force, to protect an entire country," she says emphatically. "It sounded completely absurd, so I came with her."

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Brad had to convince his commanders that his Hebrew was good enough to study for his dream job: working on fighter aircraft.
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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When his enlistment order had come in, his mother begged him not to go into a combat unit, and he promised to pick a different direction – even though he had been admitted into the paratroopers unit. His recruiting officer understood, and together they figured a new tract. "I've always had a dream to work on combat planes," he says.

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Soldiers stand at attention in front of the graves of the fallen at Mt. Herzl, Israel's national military cemetery.
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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In a letter to IDF soldiers and commanders, the Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gantz wrote, "Another year passed, another year of standing guard, of relentless, exuberant, hard work ensuring the security of Israeli citizens. A year passed and again we stand at Memorial Day ceremonies, by graves of fallen brothers, facing monuments with a endless and unfathomable rows of names of the fallen."

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House Armed Services Committee in session
 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

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The Washington Post quoted a Republican congressional aide as saying that the House Armed Services Committee will propose the increase when it convenes next week to formulate the 2013 fiscal year's defense budget. There are currently four operational and actively deployed Iron Dome batteries in Israel, but "at least ten" are needed to defend the whole country.

 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

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Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill museum and memorial were vandalized Sunday night with anti-Zionist slogans, two days before Israel’s Memorial Day.

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IDF Orthodox soldiers training for battle
 

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

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Israeli Chief of Staff Major General Benny Gantz has ordered Israel Defense Force soldiers to ramp up their covert operations in enemy countries, according to an interview published in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper.

Symposium regarding ethics during warfare given to IDF commanders by the Education Corps.
 

Posted on: April 20th, 2012

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Aryeh Avner, Chairman of the Ometz (Citizens for Proper Administration and Social and Judicial Justice) movement has complained to Israel's Defense Minister Ehud barak that "According to information reaching the Ometz movement, there has been an increase in the phenomenon where IDF soldiers are forced to listen to talks by rabbis on religious matters."

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