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The Paratroopers Brigade is considered one of the IDF’s elite units.
The envoy was already laying the groundwork last week with a tweet praising a little-known joint Israeli-PA first responders' drill.
It took hours to bring the flames under control and prevent the fire from reaching the weapons storage facilities.
It's been 41 years since Yoni Netanyahu was laid to rest after leading the effort that saved 102 of 106 hostages in Entebbe.
It took less than an hour for Israeli Defense Forces to retaliate against the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.
"In response to the immediate threat, the forces fired towards the suspect, resulting in his death."
Israeli farmers are still permitted to work their fields in the area, but are warned not to approach the border fence.
President Reuven Rivlin told the winners: 'The Israeli public does not know how much it owes you.'
The Al-Mayaden website reported that "the Israeli attack resulted in two martyrs and three wounded troops of the Golan regiments," and on Sunday Israeli shells also landed on the Syrian side of the Golan.
The IDF said it had hit two Syrian artillery cannons and a truck carrying ammunition.
'I have a recommendation to the people of Lebanon: Hezbollah has chosen to stay and infiltrate some of your homes – if you leave your homes as soon as the conflict erupts you will not be harmed.'
The private screening room at Cinema City in Jerusalem was sold out; the idea caught on like wildfire.
There are an estimated 6,400 Lone Soldiers from 80 countries serving in the IDF today. About 880 of them are American.
"We must be capable, prepared and able to defend ourselves by ourselves against any threat. That is the lesson since the victory over Nazism.”
The two men have known each other for years, and during Eizenkot’s last visit to the U.S. he was presented with a similar medal by Dunford.
Last August Eizenkot received the U.S. Legion of Merit from Dunford during the honor guard ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.
Sara’s world was nearly destroyed in 2008, when her husband Reuven was killed during an IDF training exercise while doing reserve duty.
'I am against religious coercion,' he states flatly.
David's Sling is meant to bolster the second tier of Israel's theater missile defense system -- its detection and attack range is three times that of Iron Dome.
Both Friday's and Saturday's attacks involved 'lone wolves,' and are not an indication of emerging organized attacks.
'I never wished to return to that place of our degradation and annihilation, but to return in the company of our noblest, bravest of the brave – our IDF soldiers, makes my spirit soar with pride and hope.'