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IDF releases Oct. 7 probe, details failings leading to Be'eri massacre

IDF Chief of Staff: "Probe demonstrates the enormity of the disaster which befell the residents of the South when the IDF was not there to protect them."

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‘Serious’ errors let Hamas infiltrate kibbutz on Oct. 7, per internal IDF probe

The investigation shows that “the security forces did not provide sufficient warning to the residents of Be’eri about the infiltration of terrorists during the first hours of the terrorist attack.”

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Soldier killed in Gaza, raising IDF toll since Oct. 7 to 679

The slain soldier was named as Staff Sgt. Eyal Mimran from the Paratroopers Brigade.

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Michael Oren: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part III)

Michael Oren: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part III) Clarity with Michael Oren This is the final part of a three-part series on the dilemmas posed by Israel’s Iron Dome Throughout the opening decades of its existence, Israel’s defense strategy cente

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UNPACKED: Who Are Israelis, Really?

UNPACKED: Who Are Israelis, Really? Do Muslim Arabs Serve in the IDF? Not all soldiers in the IDF are Jewish. In fact, Druze Israelis also participate in the mandatory draft, and many Muslim Bedouins and Christian Arabs in Israel volunteer army service as

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WATCH: Gaza civilians fire mortars at IDF troops | World Israel News

While the mainstream media pushes the 'innocent civilians in Gaza' narrative, non-uniformed 'civilians' are firing weapons at IDF troops from within 'civilian' homes.

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Outrage after IDF announces daily ‘humanitarian pauses' along south Gaza route

The move came a day after eight troops were slain in the Strip's southernmost city of Rafah.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024 The photo is of our local flame tree (delonix regia) which are prolific in Netanya. Every year they transform from their barren state, re-igniting into blooms of fire. They remind us of how the peo

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Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I)

Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I) The Almost Impenetrable Dome Clarity with Michael Oren At 6:28 in the morning of October 7, 2023, the coral sky over the Nova dance festival was streaked with rockets. The largest single barr

Politics | Opinion

Life Hack: If You Don’t Want To Be Killed, Don’t Take Hostages

The reaction to the rescue of four Israeli hostages being held by Palestinians is a microcosm of the past 70 years of this conflict.

News | Israel At War

The inside story of Israel’s dramatic Gaza hostage rescue

The JC can reveal previously unknown details of the daring mission, which was the result of weeks of intelligence work culminating in a 45 minute shoot-out with Hamas terrorists

News | Israel/Jewish Community

CONFIRMED: 'Journalist' Killed by IDF Held 3 Israeli Hostages in His Home, Wrote for US-Based Nonprofit

 In the wake of the Israel Defense Forces' successful operation to rescue four hostages from captivity in Gaza we're learning more about the conditions in which the hostages lived and who housed them, and once again we're seeing that the native "journalists" covering the conflict are anything but neutral observers.

Politics | Media Watch

How Did a Former IDF Spokesperson Not Laugh During This BBC Interview?

 The liberal media’s aphasia concerning Hamas and supposed civilian casualties remains a source of frustration and entertainment. It’s going to be annoying watching all these pro-Hamas media members seethe and cry over some 200 dead Palestinian civilians who were allegedly killed by Israeli forces when they rescued four hostages this weekend.

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CNN Chyron Informs Us Those Four Israeli Captives Were 'Released'

 As we reported earlier, the IDF freed four hostages who were being held in civilian homes in a strike that the Biden administration had told it not to take. Even though President Biden opposed the operation, he took partial credit:

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Israeli Yamam officer Arnon Zamora dies after rescuing hostages in Gaza - The Jerusalem Post

Arnon Zamora was fatally wounded during the rescue operation, which brought back four hostages from Hamas captivity.

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'Operation Arnon’: How 4 hostages were freed from Hamas captivity in central Gaza

Daylight mission to surprise captors; special forces concurrently raid two buildings where hostages held by Palestinian families; rescue vehicle breaks down after coming under fire

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Israel Ready for Offensive Against Hezbollah, Army Chief Says

Israel is ready for an offensive along the northern border with Lebanon and is nearing a decision, the chief of staff said on Tuesday, as the Hezbollah movement said it was not seeking to widen the conflict but was ready to fight any war imposed on it.

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Is Israel Losing The War? - Joshua Namm

That is a headline I never thought that I’d be typing. But, as I sit here, more than seven months after the worst attack on our people since the Shoah (Holocaust), anyone objective has to wonder what is really going on in this war. I have asked a similar

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

The Biden Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

Three soldiers from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were killed on May 28, when they encountered a Hamas booby trap in a building in Rafah. In a separate incident, three other soldiers

News | Antisemitism Watch

Vancouver comics festival bans Jewish artist over IDF service

Miriam Libicki is a graphic novelist and artist based in Vancouver.

News | Israel At War

The Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

Three soldiers from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were killed on May 28, when they encountered a Hamas booby trap in a building in Rafah. In a separate incident, three other soldiers

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HonestReporting: Watch-Israel didn’t target a safe zone in Rafah. So what happened?

HonestReporting: Watch-Israel didn’t target a safe zone in Rafah. So what happened?   Almost eight months into the Israel-Hamas war, and the media has learned nothing in regard to blindly reporting Hamas’ propaganda. Although the investigatio

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Israel’s Great Strategic Failure

It wasn’t October 7. It's the continuing avoidance of military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

News | Israel At War

IDF in control of Philadelphi Corridor, 20 tunnels found

Soldiers have so far located around 20 tunnels along the 8.7-mile-long border area between Gaza and Egypt.

Politics | Debunking Lies

▶️ Israel Didn’t Target a Safe Zone in Rafah. So What Happened?

Almost eight months into the Israel-Hamas war, and the media have learned nothing in regard to blindly reporting Hamas’ propaganda. Although the

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Young new immigrants are flocking to Israel to enlist in the IDF

Young new immigrants are flocking to Israel to enlist in the IDF   They left behind the comfortable life abroad – and decided precisely now, during the war, to immigrate to Israel and enlist in the IDF. Meet them while preparing for enlistment

Politics | The Left

All Eyes On Rafah! Another Vapid, Lazy Piece Of Woke Propaganda

Rafah is a horrible situation because it’s war. An explosion happened. Civilians died. It wasn’t Israel, but as per usual, everyone blamed the Jews. Even the Jews jumped the gun this time. All the Jewish advocates blamed themselves, so accustomed to being

Politics | Opinion

Is the genocide accusation antisemitic? Yes

Or to put it another way, can one make the patently false claim that Israel is engaged in genocide and not be antisemitic? And if you are ignorant and misled and spout antisemitic tropes, are you still antisemitic? Opinion.

Politics | Media Bias

No, Media, Israel Didn't Strike a Refugee Camp in Rafah

An independent military investigation is underway to ascertain exactly what happened following an Israeli airstrike on two senior Hamas commanders in

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Steve Kramer – Can Israel Win?

Steve Kramer – Can Israel Win? Can Israel win against Muslim terrorists, that is the question. The last time that Israel won such a war was the Six-Day War of June 1967. During that war, Israel defeated all five neighboring Arab armies that had inva

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Faithful and Fortified: The Rebbe and the IDF

The inside story of the Rebbe’s involvement in Israel’s security, as told by its defense and government leaders.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden's Bomb 'Pause' Will Cause Israeli Soldiers to Die in Booby-trapped Buildings

Biden's decision to withhold bombs will cause more IDF soldiers to die in booby-trapped buildings that would otherwise have been bombed.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Lloyd Austin Confirms U.S. Withholding Arms from Israel over Rafah

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin confirmed that the U.S. is withholding a shipment of weapons to Israel over concerns about Rafah.

Politics | Debunking Lies

This Is No Genocide

Under no definition is Israel committing genocide. According to John Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at West Point, "Israel has implemented more precautions to prevent civilian harm than any military in history".

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Anti-Israel NGO behind impending US sanctions on IDF battalion

DAWN, a U.S.-based NGO, "has intensified its legal attacks against Israeli officials," says NGO Monitor's Gerald Steinberg.

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What Is Israel’s Innovative Air Defense System? 

Israel’s air defenses today are multi-tiered - providing layers of protection that are an overwhelmingly successful answer to the threat

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‘I’ve always dreamed of moving to Israel’

‘I’ve always dreamed of moving to Israel’ By  Efrat Forsher Israel HaYom By enlisting in the IDF, 19-year-old Y. is following in the footsteps of her ancestor who helped pave the way for women into the Israel Air Force. Y. comes from a

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Six months of valor and suffering

The world’s democracies think they cannot defend themselves; Israel is proving them wrong.

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Hamas has all but won | The Spectator

It would be hard to imagine that almost exactly six months after October 7, I would find myself saying this, but Israel is either on a path to defeat or has lost the war already.

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Ben-Gvir, Smotrich lash out over Gaza military withdrawal

“If the prime minister decides to end the war without a large-scale offensive in Rafah to defeat Hamas, he will not have a mandate to continue serving,” said Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Civil Service Only After Army Service

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Civil Service Only After Army Service If and when haredi intransigence regarding obligatory army service proves to be immovable – whether the (anti-)draft law is passed or not – the question then becomes: what s

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Netanyahu reiterates: IDF forces will enter Rafah and achieve victory

"There is no victory without entering Rafah; there is no victory without destroying the Hamas battalions there," stated the premier.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Haredim and IDF Service: Hoist Them With Their Own Petard

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Haredim and IDF Service: Hoist Them With Their Own Petard Israel’s Supreme Court finally had enough: until the Knesset passes legislation to free ultra-Orthodox from army service, not only are they now draft eligible, but ye

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Holocaust survivor tends graves of soldiers killed on Oct. 7

Yaakov Lubinewski, 99, "made it clear to us that there is something to live for,” said former Israeli minister Yizhar Shay, whose son Yaron was killed in combat during Hamas's Oct. 7 invasion of southern Israel.

News | Israel At War

Israel Has Created a New Standard for Urban Warfare. Why Will No One Admit It?

All available evidence shows that Israel has followed the laws of war, legal obligations, best practices in civilian harm mitigation and still found a way to reduce civilian casualties.

Politics | Debunking Lies

Hamas, Al Jazeera silently retract claims of IDF soldiers raping Gazans

Although the Qatari mouthpiece has yet to officially refer to the retraction, all content related to the allegation has been deleted.

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Israel HaYom: A moving tribute: Commemorating the fallen canines of the Gaza war

Israel HaYom: A moving tribute: Commemorating the fallen canines of the Gaza war Each of the city’s dog parks will be named after one of the dogs – and inside the park a sign will be placed showing a picture of each dog and their name. By  Yaron

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IDF striking ‘deep inside Lebanon' after Hezbollah downs drone

An Israeli was wounded when a rocket fired from Lebanon hit a chicken coop in the border village of Shtula.

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IDF detected Hamas terrorists switching to Israeli SIMs ahead of Oct. 7

Further details surrounding the issue have not been cleared for publication.

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Understanding the failures of IDF Intelligence Unit 8200 on October 7

The IDF's main intelligence unit was shocked on Oct. 7. Two commanders recall events on Oct. 8.

News | Israel At War

IDF official warned of fatal intel failures just before Hamas's massacre

IDF intelligence unit commander's Yom Kippur message on maintaining military readiness, two weeks before the country's largest intelligence failure on October 7, is haunting in retrospect.

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US man came to Israel for his son’s birth but joined the IDF instead

He hadn’t been on reserve duty since he left for the US, but he called his officer. They were both in shock. On October 8, Elimelech joined his tank unit, attached to a mandatory service brigade.

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PODCAST | Voting ‘Present' On Condemning Rape & Sexual Assault?

Before we get into the meat of this America's Third Watch segment, I just had to comment on the absolute abdication of humanity exercised by US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in her “present” vote addressing Hamas' use of rape and sexual assault

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IDF troops put in danger to retrieve millions for PA in Gaza

Some $55 million were seized and loaded into armored vans as part of the operation, military sources say.

News | The UN

Right beneath UNRWA’s headquarters: Israel Hayom gets inside look into Hamas’ servers

  You have to hand it to Hamas – if this were a tourist attraction, one couldn't ask for a

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Tel Aviv Univ. 1 of every 3 Reservists on Campus is a Woman

Tel Aviv Univ. 1 of every 3 Reservists on Campus is a Woman 6,657 TAU students were called up for reserve duty in the Oct. 7 war; 2,228 (34%) of them are women. Tel Aviv University, with almost 30,000 students, is Israel’s largest and most diverse u

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David Young – My thoughts on what’s happening here in Israel

David Young – My thoughts on what’s happening here in Israel Several of my non-Israeli and/or English friends have asked me if the Israeli army is exaggerating their current ground operation in Gaza. According to the Hamas/Dash Ministry of Health,

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A Ceasefire Will Not End the Israel-Palestine Conflict | The National Interest

A bad peace that does not address the issue of Hamas violence will only defer war to a later date. 

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The Hypocrisy of America and the UN on Criticism of Israel’s Urban Warfare

War is hell, and urban combat even more so. Still, the juxtaposition of the international sympathy for efforts to defeat the Islamic State with the reticence to allow Israel to take the same actions shows stunning hypocrisy.

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WATCH: Israeli Soldier Gets Hit by a Grenade, Things Go Very Badly for the Hamas Terrorist Who Threw It

 The fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas continues to intensify even as the latter suffers heavy losses, and a video that was released on Tuesday shows the sheer chaos of the house-to-house fighting currently going on.

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Why the images of Hamas prisoners sparked outrage

The murder and rape of Israelis on Oct. 7 led to a spike in antisemitism, not anger against Hamas. And yet, the world can’t tolerate photos of defeated Palestinian terrorists.

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Dozens of Hamas Terrorists Surrender. Can You Guess Who Isn't Happy About It?

 According to a report from the Times of Israel, dozens of Hamas terrorists surrendered themselves to Israeli troops in northern Gaza.

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IDF says Hamas firing rockets from Gaza safe zones as civilian scramble for shelter | The Times of Israel

Military says terror group launched projectiles from next to tents housing civilians; troops push further into Khan Younis, Jabaliya; 5 soldiers killed, taking ground op toll to 89

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IDF: Troops fight in center of Khan Younis, raid Hamas general security HQ in Jabaliya | The Times of Israel

Top general cites heaviest battles since ground op began; Air Force hits elite Hamas Nukhba unit in joint operation with paratroopers; targets hit on Gaza coast

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IDF strikes 250 terror sites in Gaza as ground battles intensify

Israel's military releases image of senior Hamas commanders eliminated • IDF apologizes for killing Lebanese Army soldier during strike on Hezbollah target.

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TAU: About half of Arab Israelis believe that the IDF’s response in Gaza was justified

TAU: About half of Arab Israelis believe that the IDF’s response in Gaza was justified An in-depth survey of Arab Israelis reveals: About half of Arab Israelis believe that the IDF’s response in Gaza was justified Most Arab Israelis (57%) beli

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United Hatzalah Muslim Volunteers Join IDF

United Hatzalah Muslim Volunteers Join IDF United Hatzalah Muslim Volunteers Join IDF and Hold Training Drill Simulating Missile Attack in Kfar Qassem On Sunday evening, United Hatzalah volunteers from the Kfar Kasem-Kfar Bara-Jaljulia branch conducted a

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Setting the Record Straight About Hamas’ Use of Gaza’s Hospitals and Israel’s Efforts to Help Patients | AJC

The IDF entered Al-Shifa Hospital and found weapons and uniforms that unequivocally confirmed Hamas is using the hospital for terror, violating the laws of war. Here is what you need to know about Gaza’s hospitals, Israel’s operation, and how Hamas us

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Matan Meir, Netflix producer for 'Fauda,' killed fighting Hamas

A production crew member who worked on the Netflix drama series “Fauda” was killed fighting Hamas in northern Gaza over the weekend.

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Michael Shine – ‘What Happens During Wars?

Michael Shine – ‘What Happens During Wars? Many people, including some world leaders, are trying to chastise Israel for responding to the barbarous, terrorist atrocities committed by Hamas against innocent Israeli civilians (and others) when they

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Israel Defence Forces – Watch-Hamas is an Enemy of Humanity

Israel Defence Forces – Watch-Hamas is an Enemy of Humanity Hamas constantly terrorizes not just Israelis, but Gazan civilians too.

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Steve Kramer – Gaza: The Hellhole & Gathering Our Forces

Steve Kramer – Gaza: The Hellhole & Gathering Our Forces Gaza: The Hellhole More than a week has gone by since the infamous sneak attack by Hamas terrorists from Gaza on October 7. I have reported that Michal and I are doing ok, with no missiles str

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Israeli Ground Offensive In Gaza Delayed Over New Alleged Plot: Report

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has reportedly delayed its ground operation into Gaza for a variety of reasons including the belief that an Iranian-backed terrorist group might be planning a surprise attack the moment Israel deploys its forces.

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Jewish families break down at the gate at JFK airport as they proudly wave off young IDF reservists on the way to war with Hamas - as flights from Big Apple to Israel sell out for the next TEN days

Emotions ran high at JFK Airport Wednesday night as Jewish families broke down at the gate watching proudly as they wave off young IDF reservists on their way to war with Hamas terrorists. 

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What a Hero Looks Like

Meet Lieutenant Colonel Guy Madar. A career army officer, Guy lives further north and was celebrating Simchas Torah in Kiryat Gat, a 30-minute drive from Re’im.

Hearing about the terrorist incursion, Guy got in his car and hurried south, carrying only his personal pistol.

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Hostages in Israel update: Families of loved ones taken by Hamas share their horrific stories

The list of suspected hostages taken by Hamas in Israel has grown to children, elderly people and military service members.

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I Am an IDF Fighter and My Faith Will Carry Me Through

God has handed us a mission, and with your support, we will do what we need to.

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UNPACKED: 5 Women Who Transformed Israel’s Military

UNPACKED: 5 Women Who Transformed Israel’s Military Many courageous women have defied societal norms and etched their names into the history of Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF). Women like Sarah Aaronsohn, an early Zionist spy who fought fiercely aga

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IDF – 75 Years of Defending Israel

IDF – 75 Years of Defending Israel 75 years ago today on the Hebrew calendar the IDF was established. Since then, our soldiers continue to give their all in order to protect our country and the civilians within. We are the IDF. Our purpose is to pre

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What to Know About the Gaza Strip, Terrorist Rocket Attacks, and More | AJC

During the May 2021 conflict in Gaza, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired over 4,300 rockets at Israeli civilians. In August 2022, Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired over 1,100 rockets at Israelis during the three-day escalation, according to the Israe

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IDF – Operational Recap of the Last 5 Days in Israel

IDF – Operational Recap of the Last 5 Days in Israel We are the IDF. Our purpose is to preserve the State of Israel, to protect its independence, and to stop its enemies from disrupting everyday life for Israel’s citizens and residents.

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'IDF anti-terrorism operation has saved hundreds of Israeli lives'

  A little over a year ago, on April 7, 2022, a Palestinian gunman who infiltrated Israel from Jenin shot

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IDF Shorts: Watch: This is What Drives our Soldiers

IDF Shorts: Watch: This is What Drives our Soldiers   IDF Beret March in Action

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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women's Equality in the Israeli Military with the Idf

  Celebrating the Women of the IDF: Women Equality in the Israeli Military The Israeli military, known as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), has been at the forefront of gender integration in the military for decades. Israel is one of the few countries

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What's at Stake for IDF Reservists in Israel's Debate on Judicial Reform?

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – IDF Reserve(s) Reservation A serious political question has arisen in the 21st century: Can a democracy facing serious, domestic, Constitutional pressure, survive? One answer is becoming clear: it depends on where the milit

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Israeli Forces Arrest 3-Man Terrorist Cell Behind Deadly Jericho Shooting

i24 News - Israeli security forces on Wednesday raided a three-man Palestinian cell in an operation in the refugee camp of Aqabat Jaber in the West Bank. The raid targeted a house that served as a hideout for the terrorists who murdered Israeli-American E

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Watch – 2023: The IDF’s New Years Resolution

Watch – 2023: The IDF’s New Years Resolution Being an IDF soldier means protecting and defending the State of Israel no matter how hard it gets. This year we continued to fight terrorism and protect civilians. We will continue to stand with the ID

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ARMED | The story behind the launch of the Rebbe’s Tefillin Campaign

A riveting and unprecedented cinematic experience, ‘Armed’ tells the fascinating story of the launch of the international tefillin campaign. Featuring newly ...

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Algemeiner: IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries

Algemeiner: IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries I remember my son’s beret march during the beginning of the 2nd Lebanon War. He spent most of his time as a sniper in Lebanon and the border camp. By Algemeiner News S

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IDF – Israel Defense Forces in 1 Minute

IDF – Israel Defense Forces in 1 Minute Israel is a country founded by immigrants, surrounded by enemies, and defended by the people, for the people. Against all odds, we have not only survived but thrived in our ancestral homeland. As we celebrate

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Saudi magazine praises Arab Israelis who serve in IDF

Saudi magazine praises Arab Israelis who serve in IDF By  Shahar Klaiman Israel Hayom “It’s a great honor to hold a weapon in one hand and the Quran in the other to defend my homeland, Israel,” says one young soldier interviewed by Al M

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IDF – Watch Israel and Gaza Explained

IDF – Watch Israel and Gaza Explained You‘ve heard about it. You’ve seen pictures and videos. But there’s so much more to know… In Gaza, innocent people are suffering at the hands of Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization that was

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Could Israel Really Destroy Iran's Nuclear Facilities in a Strike?

Over the years, Israeli military officials have hinted at the country’s ability to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities if necessary.

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IDF – Watch: Righteous Among the Nations: CPL Noah’s Family Legacy

IDF – Watch: Righteous Among the Nations: CPL Noah’s Family Legacy During the Holocaust, Noah’s family saved Jews from the Nazis. Today, Noah is a soldier in the IDF. The family has a tree planted in their honor at Yad Vashem—the World

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IsraelSeen: This Is What It’s Like Being An IDF Paratrooper

IsraelSeen: This Is What It’s Like Being An IDF Paratrooper The Paratroopers Brigade is an infantry brigade in the IDF. The Paratroopers are trained in how to parachute in combat operations, as well in navigation, reconnaissance and intelligence mission

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WATCH Israeli laser-based air defense shoots down drones

WATCH Israeli laser-based air defense shoots down drones     Times of Israel: In a video released by the ministry, the laser-based system can be seen intercepting a rocket, a mortar, and a drone at an undisclosed location in southern Israel’s

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Behind the Scenes With the Israeli Navy

Behind the Scenes With the Israeli Navy IDF naval forces work hard every day to defend Israeli civilians. Founded in 1948, the Israeli Navy oversees the formation of the IDF naval forces. They protect the State of Israel from maritime threats, perform sea

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – For Israel’s Army, More is Less

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – For Israel’s Army, More is Less We’ve all heard of the maxim: “More is Less.” Israel’s army is now facing precisely that phenomenon, and its headache will only increase in the coming years. What does it have an ov

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UNPACKED: Meet 669: the IDF’s Elite Airborne Evacuation and Rescue Unit

UNPACKED: Meet 669: the IDF’s Elite Airborne Evacuation and Rescue Unit For soldiers in 669, the IDF’s Airborne Combat Rescue and Evacuation Unit, every day is unpredictable. After all, this special forces rescue unit is dispatched when things go

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Eric Garland questions demolition of Surfside condo due to ‘presence of Israeli Defense Forces’

"If anyone wants to see a blatant example of anti-semitism..."

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Shock Video: IDF Warns Gazan Man To Evacuate Children Before Bombing. He Responds: ‘If The Children Need To Die Then They’ll Die’

A new video shows the IDF pleading with a Gazan man on the other end of the line to evacuate a targeted building, saying he had a responsibility for children’s lives. The man responded, “If the children need to die then they’ll die.”

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Israel Tricks Hamas With Brilliant Tactical Move, Then Launches Ferocious Air Campaign

On Thursday night, the Israel Defense Forces started gathering ground forces near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, preparing for what looked like a

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Israel Kills Hamas Commander Iyad Fathi Faik Sharir, IDF Says

Israel has killed a top Hamas commander in a strike against the terror group after the IDF began hammering the Gaza Strip Monday.

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Israel to Deploy New Laser, GPS-Guided Mortar Shell

The Israel Defense Forces are set to deploy a newly developed laser-guided mortar artillery round after a wildly successful testing phase...

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UNPACKED – Watch The Unique Phenomenon of the IDF’s Lone Soldier?

UNPACKED – The Unique Phenomenon of the IDF’s Lone Soldier? Imagine traveling alone, across the world, to volunteer for another country’s army. Meet the lone soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, the IDF. ​​​​Did you know that the I

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UNPACKED - Breaking Boundaries: The Wonder Women of the Israel Defense Force

UNPACKED – Breaking Boundaries: The Wonder Women of the Israel Defense Force Israel is one of only nine countries in the world with mandatory military service for both men and women. Although females serve in combat and many hold high-level officer

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IDF Task Force Takes On COVID-19 & Commanding: Behind the Scenes

IDF Task Force Takes On COVID-19 & Commanding: Behind the Scenes The IDF has just established a new Coronavirus Task Force in an effort to centralize the national effort against COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus. The task force will be led by the

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UNPACKED - The Top 10 Most Elite Units of the IDF

UNPACKED – The Top 10 Most Elite Units of the IDF If you follow the news, you might know that things have been hotting up on Israel’s northern border and on Saturday night, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers from the Maglan unit averted a potent

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Watch: We are proud of all of our soldiers & Christian. Israeli. IDF Officer

Watch: We are proud of all of our soldiers & Christian. Israeli. IDF Officer   Christian. Israeli. IDF Officer

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IDF Officer & Benayahu's Story - World Down Syndrome Day

IDF Officer & Benayahu’s Story – World Down Syndrome Day Meet Benaya, and IDF officer and Benyahu, a child with Down syndrome. Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, we tell their story. Footage: Inbal Berko

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Special in Uniform Soldiers Facilitate Coronavirus Testing

Special in Uniform Soldiers Facilitate Coronavirus Testing h/t to United with Israel Due to their experience in preparing emergency and crisis kits, Israel’s special needs soldiers have been recruited to pack coronavirus testing gear. Are there enough c

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IDF - "My Brother is With Me Every Step of the Way"

IDF – “My Brother is With Me Every Step of the Way” Just over a year ago, Aviel lost both his brother, an IDF combat soldier and his father in a fatal car accident. Today, Aviel is a proud soldier in the same battalion his brother served

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Israeli Teen Pop Star Puts Career on Hold to Serve in IDF

Israeli Teen Pop Star Puts Career on Hold to Serve in IDF by Shiryn Ghermezian Algemeiner Israeli pop singer Noa Kirel has put her blossoming career on hold to enlist in the IDF. “I influence many young teenagers and it’s important for me to encourage

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Six Months After The Terror Attack That Nearly Claimed Her Life An Injured Soldier Meets Her Rescuer

Six Months After The Terror Attack That Nearly Claimed Her Life An Injured Soldier Meets Her Rescuer Eden Mantsur from Jerusalem was among the five soldiers who were injured after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into them in a ramming attack at the

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Israeli Arab Christian Traces Journey From IDF to Interfaith Activism

Israeli Arab Christian Traces Journey From IDF to Interfaith Activism by Daniel Yeluashvili Algemeiner On November 5th, San Francisco State University was visited by a guest the likes of whom is seldom expected. His name is Yoseph Haddad and he is a socia

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Israel Develops New Laser System to Shoot Down Gaza’s Explosive Balloons, Drones

Israeli security forces revealed on Dec. 26 its new laser system designed to intercept dangerous airborne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip.

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Watch - What I Did As An IDF Soldier to Palestinians

Watch – What I Did As An IDF Soldier to Palestinians This is what I did to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza when I was an IDF soldier. It’s time to tell you the truth and break the silence.

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Ukrainian female athlete trains for IDF battles instead of Olympics

Ukrainian female athlete trains for IDF battles instead of Olympics “I still love Ukraine” she says. “But now Israel is my country,” Zolganov told Israel Hayom. By World Israel News Staff  While many athletes are practicing around the clock for t

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What the IDF Soldiers Are Thankful For?

What the IDF Soldiers Are Thankful For? HAPPY THANKSGIVING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Politics | Gaza Hamas Terror

IDF Attacks Hamas Targets in Gaza in Retaliation for the Recent Rocket Attacks

The IDF attacked Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for the recent rocket attacks over the past 48 hours.

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Man Allegedly Flashes Female Jogger. She's A Former Israeli Soldier. Then This Happens. | Daily Wire

Last Thursday morning, a single mother of two was jogging along Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts when she was allegedly flashed twice by a man running the other way, who didn’t know one crucial fact about the 6’1” woman:

She was a former soldie

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IDF Discovers Another Hamas Attack Tunnel Under Israel-Gaza Border

A Hamas attack tunnel discovered under the Israel-Gaza Strip border, July 8, 2019. Photo: IDF. Another attack tunnel was discovered …

Politics | Politics

The deadly detriments of a doctrine of defense - Israel Unwired

Share on FacebookTweet Whatsapp“Every round of violence, in which the results are not a clear-cut IDF victory is, in the eyes of Israel’s enemies, another nail in the coffin of the Zionist entity.” – Veteran war correspondent, Ron Ben Yis

Family & Parenting | Jewish People

The 92-Year-Old Woman Who Who Stole the Show at Israel's Independence Day Ceremony

Marie Nachmias went up on stage to light a torch for Israel Independence Day. She did not speak, did not quote anybody, but simply said a prayer.

News | Standing With Israel

IDF soldier born to Gaza parents commended for excellence

His mother and father moved to Israel 30 years ago and had two sons here, both of whom chose to convert to Judaism and enlist in Israeli military after being encouraged at home; on Independence Day, 21-year-old Sergeant A., will receive a citation of e

Travel | Israeli Culture

Arizona IDF reservist releases new thriller about terrorism | JN Blog

Last summer, Dan Gordon, an IDF reservist from Arizona, was a guest blogger for Jewish News, sharing about what life was like along Israel's Gaza border during last summer's conflict. We just received word from him this week that he is headed back to Isra

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The man who died twice: Report claims Palestinians staged Gazan's death

"This incident demonstrates a propagandist mechanism of staging the injuring and killing of a person who eagerly anticipates his own martyrdom."

Politics | Gaza Hamas Terror

IDF Pounds Gaza in Retaliation for Massive 600+ Rocket Attack on Israel

Hamas finally stopped shooting rockets from Gaza in the middle of the night. Experts say this is partly due to Israel'sunrelenting airstrike attack.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Holidays

IDF Memorial Day Doesn't Get More Personal Than This!

Share on FacebookTweet WhatsappTonight begins one of the saddest days for the Jewish people, Memorial Day. The whole country stops to remember the fallen soldiers and terror victims all killed for being Jews, or being Israelis. Boost this video to reach u

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Israel Has the Right and Obligation to Defend Its Border with Deadly Force | National Review

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Friends of the IDF | Jlife

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, under the leadership of John Klein z’l, to provide for education and the wellbeing of the men and women who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), as well as the families of fallen soldiers. Headquartered in New York City, FIDF is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation that operates 15 regional offices in the United States and Panama.