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ARTICLES BY: Yaakov Lappin / JNS.org


February 22, 2018 3:28 pm
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First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life and death. Lt.-Col. Dr. Gilad Twig, the outgoing chief medical officer of the...

February 18, 2018 3:14 pm
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Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination Is Working — for Now

JNS.org - For years now, a fairly quiet security coordination agreement has been in place between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority -- a setup that...

February 12, 2018 3:25 pm
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Downing of Israeli F16 Is No Victory for Iranian Axis in Escalating ‘War Between Wars’

JNS.org - Two days after Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian forces were involved in a major military confrontation that left an Israeli F16 shot down, along with an...

February 12, 2018 1:16 pm
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Timeline: Four Hours of Conflict Leave Iranian Drone, Israeli F-16, Syrian Air Defenses Destroyed

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Israel and a Syrian-Iranian alliance engaged in a confrontation that left an Israeli F-16, an Iranian-made drone, and...

February 8, 2018 12:19 pm
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As Gaza’s Economic Crisis Deepens, Israel Weighs Its Options

JNS.org - The ongoing economic crisis in the Gaza Strip continues to worsen, and brings with it the threat of an escalation in the security situation....

February 5, 2018 4:28 pm
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Israel’s Skylark Counter-Terror Drone Prepares for a New Mission: Full-Scale War

JNS.org - A drone unit in the Israeli military is becoming more influential by the week, as it takes on a growing array of missions. The Skylark...

February 2, 2018 4:19 pm
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Israel Sounds Alarm Over Renewed Iran-Hezbollah Activity

JNS.org - Tensions between Israel, Hezbollah and Iran have risen sharply this week, following the discovery of an Iranian program to set up weapons factories on Lebanese soil -- for...

January 29, 2018 2:02 pm
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Along Strategic Highway, Israel Treads a Fine Line Between Security and Everyday Life

JNS.org - For Israeli security personnel who guard the strategically significant Route 443 -- one of only two highways connecting Jerusalem to Israel’s coastal plain along the Mediterranean...

January 19, 2018 1:39 pm
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IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel, where it plans to create new environs replete with academia and high-tech...

January 17, 2018 10:58 am
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Netanyahu Trip Comes as Israel-India Defense and Tech Ties Continue to Grow

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India is occurring against the backdrop of a massive and still growing river of defense sales and...

January 11, 2018 2:58 pm
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Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel Make Up Gaza’s ‘Unsolvable Equation’

JNS.org - A Hamas cease-fire with Israel is being undermined by the activities of the second-largest terrorist faction in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad...

January 2, 2018 4:36 pm
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New Elite Military Unit Ready to Defend Israel From Gaza Terror Threat

JNS.org - A new elite IDF infantry unit is about to take up its position along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. The Haruv (Carob) unit, named...

December 26, 2017 3:54 pm
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Hamas ‘Just Waiting for Abbas to Die,’ as Palestinian Unity Deal Falters

JNS.org - Hamas’ latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade. Instead, the terror group’s top immediate objective is to...

December 22, 2017 10:08 am
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As IDF Guards Against ISIS, Israelis Visit the Border Road Less Traveled

The road, Route 10, is usually closed -- because it is too prone to terrorist attacks. But IDF officers told JNS about special measures that...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary...

Features

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

World

UC-Irvine Investigation Clears Pro-Israel Students of Misbehavior Accusatio...

The University of California, Irvine has dismissed charges that a pro-Israel group on campus behaved improperly toward members of Students...

Israel

Israel’s United Hatzalah Receives Award in Panama

JNS.org - United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on Feb. 5, honoring the organization for providing lifesaving first-response assistance in the Central American country. Jose Donderis, president of...

Middle East

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance...

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