Posts Tagged ‘IDF’

 

Netanyahu Puts Israel’s Enemies On Notice Ahead Of Trump Announcement

editor 8 May 2018

By Herb Keinon and Michael Wilner.. Though the premier did not directly mention Iran, he said that anyone who strikes Israel should know that Israel will strike them back. Israel’s enemies threatening it with destruction should know that they cannot destroy the country and are instead placing themselves in great danger, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday (May 7, 2018). [Photo top right: Notice | Photo credit: Nick Youngson, Creative Commons].  (more…)

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Gaza and the worthlessness of international opinion

editor 9 April 2018

By Jonathan S. Tobin.. Even though the Palestinian “March of Return” was far from peaceful, Israel’s critics still absolve Hamas. Was the Palestinian “March of Return” a propaganda success for Hamas? If you think Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is a reliable barometer of international opinion, then maybe the answer is “yes.” On Sunday (April 1, 2018), Sanders—the former and possibly future Democratic presidential contender—illustrated the vast difference between the Trump administration and the left wing of the Democratic Party when he tweeted his support for the march, as well as his criticism of actions by the Israel Defence Forces at the border: “The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response.” [Photo top right: Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 1, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90].  (more…)

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Graham returns from Israel: We must ‘stop the Iran-Assad machine’

editor 1 March 2018

By Joe Gould.. WASHINGTON — War between Israel and Iranian proxy forces is imminent, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday (February 27, 2018) after a trip to the Middle East last week. “Any time you leave a meeting where the request is ammunition, ammunition, ammunition, that’s probably not good,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of a meeting with Israeli officials. Graham is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. [Photo top right: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)].  (more…)

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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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