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Posts Tagged: Israel Defense Forces

May 17, 2018 10:38 am

With Iran Tensions High, False Rocket Alarm in Israel’s Golan Heights Activates Iron Dome

Rocket warning sirens went off on Thursday in Israel's Golan Heights, but the IDF quickly said it was a false alarm. "It appears to have been a false...

May 16, 2018 4:27 pm

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Hamas-Orchestrated Gaza Border Violence Is an ‘Active Suicide Terror Campaign’ Against Israel

The recent Hamas-orchestrated violence on the Israel-Gaza Strip border is "an orchestrated, active suicide terror campaign," the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an i24 News debate on...

May 15, 2018 10:53 am

Israeli Military, Gaza Doctor, Cast Doubt on Hamas Claim Tear Gas Killed Palestinian Baby

An IDF official cast doubt on Tuesday that the Israeli military was responsible for the death the previous day of a Palestinian baby in the...

May 14, 2018 8:34 am

As US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinians Riot on Gaza Border

At least 52 Palestinian rioters were killed on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Monday, local Hamas-affiliated health officials claimed, as the US prepared to open...

May 10, 2018 3:22 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran Crossed Red Line in Syria, and We Responded Accordingly

In his first public reference to Israel’s overnight air strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Iran had “crossed a red...

May 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Israeli Military Publishes Footage of Strike on Syrian Aerial Defense System

Israel's air strikes in Syria overnight Wednesday -- in response to an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights -- included the targeting of some of the...

May 7, 2018 11:51 am

Amid Heightened Tensions With Iran, Israeli Defense Chief Says IDF Prepared for ‘Any Scenario’

Amid heightened tensions with Iran, Israel’s defense minister emphasized on Monday that the IDF was prepared for “any scenario.” “We have no interest in escalation, but...

May 3, 2018 2:24 pm

With Promotion of MAG Sharon Afek, Israeli Military to Have First Openly-Gay Major General

The Israeli military will have its first openly-gay major general, following the pending promotion -- announced on Thursday -- of Sharon Afek, who serves as...

April 27, 2018 12:37 pm

Top Israeli Diplomat Slams UN Human Rights Official for Accusing IDF of Using ‘Excessive Force’ Against Palestinian Rioters on Gaza Border

Israeli diplomat Danny Danon has slammed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein over his denouncement of the IDF’s alleged use of “excessive...

April 20, 2018 9:23 am

Palestinian Rioters Seek to Breach Border Fence in Renewed Gaza Violence

Two Palestinian rioters were killed in renewed unrest on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday as a series of demonstrations in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave...

April 13, 2018 8:37 am

Thousands of Palestinians Riot on Israel-Gaza Border, One Dead

A Palestinian rioter was killed and more than 200 others wounded during a violent disturbance on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday, Palestinian officials said. At...

April 12, 2018 3:04 pm

A Public Commission, Not an Internal Army Investigation, for Gaza Border Deaths

The latest Gaza border demonstration deaths have rightly caused an uproar and have seen the army opening an internal investigation. Yet, absent any possibility to...

April 11, 2018 1:38 pm

Members of Elite IDF Canine Unit Pay Tribute to Dogs Killed in Battle

Soldiers of the IDF’s Oketz canine special forces unit came together this week for an annual gathering to pay tribute to dogs killed in operational...

April 10, 2018 1:14 pm

Amid Heightened Gaza Border Tensions, Hamas Reportedly Training Fighters to Kidnap IDF Soldiers

Amid heightened tensions on the Israel-Gaza border, the Hamas terrorist group is openly training its fighters to take over Israeli military posts, infiltrate border communities...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Pulitzer-Winning Jewish Author Philip Roth Dies at 85, Says Agent

Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85,...


Israel’s Defense Expertise Drives Tech Boom for Autonomous Cars

Technology that has helped Israel's military drive tanks, guide and intercept missiles, and keep its computer systems secure is being redeployed in the development of driverless cars. Investment from firms seeking...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...