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So They Won’t Have to Serve

My son-in-law needs to believe that there will be no need for soldiers in another 18 or so years. Deep down, I want to believe that too.

Bennett Questions If Bibi is Planning Another Expulsion (+ Videos)

Naftali Bennett goes on the offensive, questioning whether Netanyahu is planing another Expulsion/Disengagement based on his statements.

Equality in Service to One’s Country

According to Rav Meir Porush, it is better for Yeshiva students to sit in jail than to serve their country.

The Islamist Regime’s Game Plan for Egypt

Originally published at Rubin Reports. What’s been happening in Egypt this week is as important as the revolution that overthrew the old regime almost two...

Cleared by Censors: Five Soldiers Wounded Before Ceasefire

According to a report by Ynet, seven people, including five soldiers, were injured  in a rocket attack on the Eshkol Regional Council on Wednesday...

Is Israel’s Response ‘Disproportionate’?

The fact that the casualty toll from the first days of the Gaza fighting was three Israelis and 30 Arabs “underscores what critics of Israeli policy called Israel’s disproportionate use of military force,” The New York Times reported on Nov. 17.

The Hazards of Prayer

I'm looking at the picture of this IDF soldier davening Shmoneh esreh in the fields outside Gaza, and I'm thinking: what's going on here?...

Setting Up Child Murder

Here's a picture of a Hamasnik with his toddler boy on an outing together. Daddy appears well prepared for battle with the ruthless Zionist...

What Is an Army?

The latest lie-line of the Gaza propaganda machine is that Gaza has no army, no forces.

EL AL to Let Customers Cancel, Change Flight Departure Date

In light of the present security situation in Israel, EL AL will allow customers to cancel or change their flight departure dates under the...

The Ache in the Heart

Over time, the incredible connection that began when they were within you stretches.

IDF Initiating Call-Up of Reserves, Preparing for Possible Ground War

Though IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai says the call-up is limited and primarily focused on Home Front Command units, Israel’s military has begun calling up army reservists across the country, in preparation for a possible ground incursion into Gaza as part of Operation “Amud Anan” – Pillar of Defense.

Gush Etzion on High Alert

Arabs and foreign anarchists have had a busy day on Wednesday, blocking main roads and running protests. In Gush Etzion, army and police are expecting a...

Updated: Suspected Terrorist Infiltration in South, Road 232 Closed

10:44PM: The two suspected terrorists who were seen crossing near the security fence, near Be'eri, have been captured. They have been taken in for interrogation. 10:40 PM: Two suspected...

Orders are Orders

For many Israelis, the Presidential election in America had a special urgency because of the increasing nuclear threat from Iran, and the hope that Romney would take a more militant stance than Obama. I wrote a short story on the tragedy of looking to America for our salvation, which appears in my award-winner collection of short stories, “Days of Mashiach,” which was translated and published in France this year by a non-Jewish publisher, with reviewers comparing me to Voltaire and the famous fable writer, Jean de la Fontaine. Big deal. Anyway, enjoy the story, and for readers who value true Jewish literature, I invite you to check out some of my other books at Amazon.

The ‘This Is Their Land’ Mentality

The ritual of rockets that periodically pummel Israel’s southern communities includes numerous media interviews with the important people. The journalists attempt to extract from anybody who thinks he is somebody some piece of a resolution for this crazy situation that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Arabs Sending Children to Provoke and Be Killed by Israeli Soldiers

Placing innocent Palestinian children in potentially dangerous situations, cynically hoping for a media coup stemming from any overreaction by IDF soldiers, is indeed shameful. However, such provocations by the Tamimis pale in comparison to an antisemitic Palestinian political culture which consistently sends messages to their youth that martyrdom – dying, or even murdering Israeli Jews, to advance the Palestinian cause – is one of the most important political values they should aspire to.

Egypt Conducts Surprise Air Defense Exercise after IAF Disrupted Its Radar En Route To...

On their alleged bombing mission, the Israeli planes succeeded in avoiding detection by the Egyptian radar system while flying over the Red Sea.

Golani, Givati Most Popular For Upcoming November IDF Draft

The Golani infantry brigade is the number one choice of new recruits to the IDF, according to figures released by the army on Sunday.

I Am Proud

As I approached the home of Irving and Miriam Borenstein in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn, two things became clear: the pride they feel at being Jewish and their joy at living in America. On their front lawn are large American and Israeli flags with a plaque in front which reads: Never forget the six million murdered in the Holocaust and the three thousand murdered on 9/11. May G-d remember them for the good with the other righteous of the world.

Remains of Druze-Israeli Soldier Missing for Seven Years Identified

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that the remains of Pvt. Majdi Halabi, a Druze soldier who disappeared in May 2005 on...

Thank You Notes

I knew I wasn’t supposed to do it. They specifically warned us not to, and you don’t mess with the army. But how could I not? I peeked over my shoulder and saw the olive drab back of the supervisor. Good. I dropped the paper into the box along with the chocolate spread and watched it continue down the conveyer belt. A minute later the box was sealed. No sirens went off, no soldiers rappelled down the walls of the warehouse, fixing their guns on me. I exhaled. And then laughed. My note was just one of several that had snuck their way into the food packages that day. And the IDF had no clue…

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.

Why We Blow Shofar

Here's a lovely image of two kids blowing shofars on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, at the Saint Paul...

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