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IDF Attacks Syrian Positions

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The IDF Spokesperson announced that the IDF attacked 14 Syrian positions in the central Golan Heights region late Thursday night using tanks, artillery and the Air Force. The IDF strikes were in response to the Syrian attacks that hit Israel earlier Thursday afternoon.

The initiating attack was done by an Islamic Jihad group, which is funded by Iran. The spokesperson said the attack was an infringement on Israeli sovereignty.

The IDF views the Syrian (Assad) government responsible for what goes on in its territory, and won’t countenance any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty or the security of its inhabitants.

IDF to Place Four Elite Combat Units under New Command

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The IDF is placing its four elite combat units under a single commando brigade in the 98th Paratrooper’s Division.

The combat units Egoz, part of the Golani Brigade; Rimon, part of the Givati Brigade; Duvdevan of the Central Command; and Maglan of the combat engineering force will be under the new command to be headed by Col. David Zainy.

The new commando brigade will “improve joint operations of special forces in emergency [conditions]” and serve as “decisive front lines of the IDF against future challenges of the enemy,” said Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

The famed Sayeret Matkal, which is under the direct command of the IDF General Staff’s Reconnaissance Unit, the Air Force’s Shaldag commando unit and the Navy’s Flotilla 13 will continue to operate autonomously.

Hamas UAV Crashes in Attempt to Invade Israeli Airspace

Thursday, June 25th, 2015


An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tried to invade Israelis airspace from Gaza but crashed at the security fence shortly after 3 pm. (5 a.m. EDT) Thursday.

The IDF has not stated if the drone was carrying surveillance equipment or an explosive device.

Hamas has tried several times to send UAVs into Gaza, and Hezbollah successfully did so two years ago before the IDF shot it down over the southern Heron Hills, northeast of Be’er Sheva.

Iran, which backs Hezbollah, lately has resumed financing Hamas.

Soldiers from the IDF Engineering Corps forces retrieved the UAV for inspection.

The Air Force said it had been monitoring the drone since it launch, and it scrambled warplanes, which did not have anything to shoot at since it the UAV couldn’t even fly past the security fence.



Shootout at US Air Force Base in Little Rock, AR

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At least two people, including one civilian, were taken to a hospital after a shootout at a U.S. Air Force base in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday. One of the two — a civilian — was wounded, TVH11 reported, quoting a sergeant with the base.

The violence began at the main gate to the base, when a gunman approached the base firing a weapon.

Security forces subdued the attacker, according to local TV station KTHV, which reported that all gates to the base were closed to traffic.

Details of the incident are still sketchy at this time.

IDF Running Large-Scale Drill Along Gaza Border

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

The IDF is running a large-scale surprise drill on Sunday.

Ground and air forces are participating in a training drill that will take place along the Gaza border. The drill will run through most of the day.

The IDF troops will be training for various possible scenarios that could emanate from Gaza.

The IDF says the drill is part of a series of exercises designed to improve the readiness of the army.

Desert Fantasy Or Dark Reality? Kuwaiti Paper Says Obama Threatened To Fire On Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Published on Jewish Business News

By Ilan Shavit

Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported Saturday that President Barack Obama blocked an Israeli air force attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014, Ma’an reported.

Al-Jarida quoted “well-placed” sources that said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had decided to carry out air strikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with minister of defense Moshe Ya’alon, foreign minister Avigdor Liberman and the IDF brass.

The decision came, according to al-Jarida, in response to U.S. and Iran secret talks—behind Israel’s back—over Iran’s nuclear program.

According to the report, Netanyahu et al agreed after four nights of deliberations (not 1,000 nights, mind you) to assign IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz the preparation of an attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The same sources said Gantz prepared the plan, for which Israeli fighter jets trained over several weeks, including test flights in Iran’s airspace, after breaking through its radar.

However, goes the Al-Jarida report, a certain Israeli minister “who has good ties with the U.S. administration,” revealed Netanyahu’s plans to Secretary of State John Kerry, and, as a result, Obama threatened to shoot down those pesky Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

As a result, Netanyahu had to abort the operation and since then relations between Israel and the United States have been declining, concludes the report.

The rest is history.

When Tamar Ariel z”l Got Her Wings

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Tamar Ariel got her wings during the graduation ceremony of Israeli pilots at the Hatzerim air force base in the Negev desert, near the southern city of Beersheva, on December 27, 2012.

Tamar Ariel was among the Israelis confirmed dead in storm that hit northern Nepal earlier this week.

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