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Yuval Diskin (L), receiving a farewell gift from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the end of his term as Shin Bet chief.
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

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Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

Elhanan Bloch winner of the annual Bible Quiz, receives his first prize from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Jerusalem Theatre on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56 competitors from 24 countries who competed Thursday, ahead of Akiva Abramovitz of Brooklyn. The Bible competition is held annually on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Bloch also took the religious […]

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Israeli soldiers patrol the Egyptian border. Doubts have been raised recently regarding the stability of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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Egypt's decision to halt its already erratic natural gas supply to Israel was not, as the Egyptians claimed, due only to financial disagreements. Shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co have stated: "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading." The supply of natural gas, its absence, has become a worrisome measure of the very future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.

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Israel celebrates 64 years of independence.
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Israel Hayom poll: 70% of respondents described themselves as "very proud" to be Israeli...65% view themselves as Jews first, and then Israelis..."Those groups most satisfied with life in Israel are people over the age of 55, religious people, and residents of Jerusalem."

Members of Netorei Karta gathered last year to burn the national flag on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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In the neighborhood of Meah She'arim, stronghold of the vehemently anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta, Israel's Independence Day is traditionally kept as the inverse of the country's national celebrations.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres preparing for this year's Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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President Shimon Peres: "Our mutual unwavering commitment to each other is crucial. The young generation's commitment to our state is essential as our shared tomorrow will be defined by innovation. As partners of our nation, your ability to secure a future defined by scientific development and discoveries is vital to our shared mission."

 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is facing the grim prospect of witnessing the 33-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement unravel as the rise of radical Islamic political parties in Cairo and unchecked Bedouin terrorist activities across the Sinai Peninsula – which have included sabotaging a gas pipeline to Israel – threaten to create a new political and military crisis between the two countries and throughout the Middle East.

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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OneFamily
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Israel's victims of terror attacks are OneFamily. They are the premier national organization that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel's thousands of victims of terror attacks. OneFamily is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims - bereaved, maimed and traumatized - young and old - Jews and non-Jews.

Collecting Snow 1 Yishai Fleisher
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Seven men – including 4 rabbis - happened upon by an Israeli paratrooper in a closed military zone on the Hermon mountains on Monday, were on a mission of their own – to safeguard the sanctity of the Jews of the city of Metulla.

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Participants in OneFamily's Yom Hazikaron event observe a minute of a silence
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Today, with 37 professionals and nearly 750 volunteers working from four centers around Israel, OneFamily operates in close cooperation with representatives of government, municipal, and community agencies to assure that every terror victim in need of support is known to the organization.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Azerbaijan - Taken by Rena Greenberg/Lubavitch.com
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Israel marked twenty years of diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan on Sunday, with a visit to the 95% Muslim country by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who also visited the capital city’s Chabad house, according to a report by Lubavitch.com.

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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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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Israeli Ambassador to UN uses the opportunity to address myths that have become a "permanent hindrance" to the progress in the Middle East; myths that "in the barren deserts of the Middle East...find fertile ground to grow wild...and can surprisingly find their way" into the halls of the UN.

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Tazpit News Agency launches recon unit
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In order to provide a proper response to the extreme left wing and anti-Israel ambushes staged against the security forces in Judea and Samaria, Tazpit News Agency is establishing a team of photographers who will have a presence at all flashpoints in Israel.

 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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The US Congress is expected to pass legislation giving $680 million to Israel to pay for more Iron Dome anti-missile systems.

 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has legalized three Jewish outpost communities which were erected in the 1990s.

Mavi Marmara
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

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Turkey will block Israel from participating in a NATO summit next month because the Jewish state has not responded for the killing of Turks who attacked Israeli naval officers boarding the illegal flotilla Mavi Marmara in May 2010.

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