Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

 

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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Hezbollah’s Missilies Will Not Rust

editor 5 August 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Israel weighs its options in the face of a dangerous military buildup across the border. Last month (June 2017) IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Herzl Halevi made a stunning revelation. Hezbollah and Iran are transforming the terrorist group into a military force capable of independently producing its own precision weapons. (more…)

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Terror tunnels ‘will become deathtrap for Hamas in next war,’ IDF warns

editor 3 August 2017

By Lilach Shoval.. The military’s ability to counter the threat posed by Hamas’ grid of terror tunnels has significantly improved, IDF officials say. IDF also focusing its efforts on constructing a physical obstacle around Gaza meant to deal Hamas’ tunnels “a deathblow.” [Photo top right:IDF soldiers take position outside a terror tunnel in Operation Protective Edge, 2014 | Photo credit: Ziv Koren].  (more…)

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Israel to enter era of closed-hatch combat, see-through tanks

editor 1 August 2017

By Barbara Opall-Rome.. LATRUN, Israel — As part of a major, multi-phased upgrade of its armored forces, Israel will soon demonstrate a smart helmet-mounted system — almost identical to that used for the F-35 fighter and other aircraft worldwide — that allows commanders to essentially see through the walls of tanks for safe and effective ground-maneuvering combat. (more…)

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Why Israel Has Never Been Defeated in War

editor 25 July 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. Wow, sometimes I come to write a post and start with the title, and look what comes out…
Yes, I could delete it but I won’t because even though it wasn’t what I expected to write…don’t ask me to explain that one…it fits. This is a video that a friend just shared with me (thank you, George)… (more…)

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Netanyahu: Israeli Land Swaps With Palestinians Won’t Bring Peace

editor 1 June 2017

By Ariel Whitman.. Netanyahu also said that any peace agreement with the Palestinians would require an Israeli military presence in all of the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Tuesday (May 30, 2017) that any future peace agreement reached with the Palestinians must include an Israeli military presence in the West Bank and offered insight on security concerns the government may have following a prospective deal. [Photo top right:Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Knesset in Jerusalem. (photo credit:AFP PHOTO)](more…)

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Innocent Palestinian Girl Shot by Israeli Troops in Jerusalem

editor 22 May 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. A 16 year old Palestinian girl died yesterday. It’s true, she did. CNN will tell you. BBC will attempt to inform you. Reuters will shout it to the world. Even Times of Israel and Haaretz will quickly report about this and their reporters will mourn for that innocent child. That Innocent Child was shot by Israeli soldiers (never mind that the soldiers were not much older than the child). She was an innocent child, the daughter of someone. She’ll never live to marry, to bring children into this world. She’ll never raise them… (more…)

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An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago

editor 13 April 2017

By Jordan Hiller.. How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War. For Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, April 1967 was filled with anticipation. Between running services at the synagogue he founded on Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, he conscientiously checked his mailbox for the inevitable Temporary Duty Order, which would advise where he’d be spending the upcoming holiday. (more…)

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What Does the IDF Do To It’s Reserve Soldiers?

editor 22 December 2016

By Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz.. Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel reports live from his IDF Field base in the Negev. During a week of training before his next mission with Ari Abramowitz in May, watch to find out what the IDF does to it’s brave soliders. Watch the video below. (more…)

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IDF Names First Ethiopian-Born Colonel

editor 28 November 2016

By The Tower.org Staff.. In a historic first, an Ethiopian-Israeli has been nominated to be chief medical officer for the Israel Defense Forces’ Southern Command, putting him on track to be the first Israeli of Ethiopian heritage to hold the rank of colonel. Lt. Col. Dr. Avraham Yitzhak [Photo top right] was nominated by by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Monday (November 21, 2016). He currently heads the Medical Corps’ operational medicine department. (more…)

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