Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

 

The Middle East’s Coming War

editor 14 February 2018

By Ronan Bergman.. In the early hours of Saturday morning (February 10, 2018), the Middle East was on the brink of yet another war. During the night, according to my high-ranking sources, Israel’s intelligence services had been tracking an Iranian drone that was launched by the Quds division of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the Tiyas air base in central Syria. A minute and a half after the drone entered Israeli airspace, an Israeli Air Force attack helicopter shot it out of the sky. Simultaneously, eight Israeli fighter jets fired missiles at the drone’s command and control center at Tiyas, blowing it up, along with the Iranians manning the center. (Iran has denied that its drone was shot down or that its troops were killed.) [Photo top right: Remains of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that crashed in northern Israel on Saturday, after coming under antiaircraft fire. CreditAbir Sultan/European Pressphoto Agency].  (more…)

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Film chronicling 3 wounded Israeli soldiers to help high school students connect on Yom Hazikaron

editor 9 February 2018

By Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA).. Dozens of high schools from around the world will connect with Israel’s military on the country’s Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron, by following the stories of three soldiers injured in recent wars. The students will watch a screening of the film “When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope, by Imagination Productions, which follows three soldiers, each seriously injured during a recent battle or war in Israel and the daily struggles they have emotionally and physically. [Photo top right: “When the smoke clears” header image].  (more…)

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Israeli father of 6, MDA volunteer medic killed in drive-by shooting terror attack near Nablus

editor 10 January 2018

By J-Wire Newsdesk.. The victim, 35-year-old Raziel Shevah, was pronounced dead at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in central Israel shortly after arriving there. Shevah—who served as a volunteer medic for the Magen David Adom emergency response group—leaves behind six children, including an 8-month-old baby. The IDF said it is searching the area for the suspected terrorist.According to reports, security forces and paramedics discovered Shevah wounded on Israel’s Route 60 with his car’s windshield riddled with bullets. [Photo top right: Raziel Shevah. Credit: American Friends of Magen David Adom].  (more…)

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IDF uncovers Gaza ‘terror tunnel’ dug into Israeli territory

editor 4 November 2017

By Judah Ari Gross.. In first since 2014 war, army says Hamas burrowed in from the southern Strip in order to attack civilians near the border. Security forces discovered a “terror tunnel” inside Israeli territory coming out of the southern Gaza Strip just over a week and a half ago, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Monday morning (October 30, 2107). [Photo top right: Gaza tunnel. Photo credit: Times of Israel].  (more…)

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Your Complete Guide to Hamas’ Network of Terror Tunnels

editor 4 November 2017

By Dan Feferman.. Hamas says its smuggling and terror tunnel network is twice as large as the Viet Cong’s was at the height of the Vietnam War. Here’s what Israel is doing to stop it. Is another Gaza war inevitable? Judging by the latest reports in the Israeli media, it might seem that way. At a funeral for seven Hamas militants killed in a tunnel collapse, Hamas’ Gaza-based chief Ismail Haniyeh declared that the so-called “terror tunnels” are a mainstay of the terrorist group’s strategy against Israel. (more…)

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Golan Heights Residents on Edge After Latest Cross-Border Exchange of Fire; ‘After Syria Civil War Ends, Guns Will Be Turned on Israel’

editor 26 October 2017

By Barney Breen-Portnoy.. Residents of Israel’s Golan Heights region are on edge following the latest exchange of fire on the border with Syria. Early Saturday morning (October 21, 2017), five rockets were launched from Syria into Israel, hitting open areas, causing no injuries or damage. This prompted an IDF strike later in the day on three Syrian artillery pieces. [Photo top right: An IDF soldier looks into southern Syria from the Israeli side of the border. Photo: IDF via Wikimedia Commons](more…)

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Lost Jewish city discovered underneath Israeli army base

editor 7 October 2017

By Aristos Georgiou.. The settlement is thought to have changed hands numerous times in its history. A lost Jewish city has been discovered by archaeologists hidden underneath an Israeli Defence Force training base, according to Tel Aviv daily Yedioth Aharanot. Archaeologists working for the IDF’s Civil administration were digging under the old parade grounds of a disused training centre near the town of Beit El in the West Bank when they made the surprising finding. [Photo top right: Artefacts found in a lost Jewish City. COGAT].  (more…)

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Stormclouds over Syria

editor 26 August 2017

By Jonathan Spyer.. In the past five weeks, U.S. forces in Syria have struck directly at the Assad regime and its allies in Syria no less than four times. On May 18, 2017, U.S. warplanes struck regime and allied militia forces that breached a 34-mile exclusion zone around a U.S. outpost in southeastern Syria. Then on June 8 and June 20, 2017, the United States shot down Iranian-made drones as they approached the outpost. (more…)

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On Listening to Barak, an Essential Voice

editor 19 August 2017

By Alissa Kaplan Michaels.. Far too many of us have had a firsthand experience of Islamist terror, either in Israel or elsewhere around the globe. An even greater number of people know of someone slaughtered, or critically wounded, in these attacks on innocents. Terrorists deliberately rattle our peaceful daily lives, making survival of these horrific events a matter of luck. [Photo top right: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Photo: Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)

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The Girl with the Rucksack

editor 10 August 2017

By Naomi Ragen.. The amazing thing about actually living in Israel, is that even the simplest daily activities are sometimes infused with so much meaning. Let me give you an example. I was going to get a haircut. My hairdresser is in Ramat Gan, which means I have to take a bus from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. So I go. [Photo top right: Female soldiers of the IDF; Wikipedia Commons].  (more…)

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