Who was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the ‘mysterious’ nuclear scientist killed outside of Tehran?

November 30, 2020 by  
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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the senior Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated by a hit squad outside of Tehran on Friday, was being “reserved” by the Iranian regime for the day that Iran’s nuclear program would enter a new stage, a former senior Israel Defence Forces Military Intelligence analyst specialization in weapons of mass destruction and its proliferation told JNS. Read more

Israeli military sees 160% rise in number of females in combat roles

November 26, 2020 by  
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The number of women in combat roles in the Israeli Defence Forces has risen by 160 per cent over the past six years, it was revealed on Tuesday during a discussion at the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee. Read more

Search continues for IDF soldier’s killers amid clashes

May 14, 2020 by  
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Arab rioters hurled stones at Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers in the Palestinian Authority-controlled Hebron region on Wednesday morning during operations to apprehend terror suspects, according to IDF reports. Read more

IDF soldier killed during operation by rock thrown by terrorist 

May 12, 2020 by  
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An IDF soldier on Tuesday morning was killed by a terrorist who threw a rock and hit him in the head while his unit was operating to capture terrorists in the Jenin area. Read more

I Heard your Voices

April 22, 2020 by  
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On Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, special remembrance activities took place on IDF army bases across Israel. Read more

IDF foils Hamas plot to hack phones of Israeli soldiers by posing as attractive women

February 19, 2020 by  
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The Israeli military thwarted efforts by Hamas to hack the phones of soldiers by posing as young attractive women on social media, the Israeli Defence Forces have reported. Read more

Navigating fine line between Torah observance and Israeli military service, politics aside

October 31, 2019 by  
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This past week an organization called “Forum of Reserve Rabbis,” a group of rabbis who serve as reserve soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces, released a new 50-page booklet roughly titled in English, “And he was a holy apprentice: Modesty laws for soldiers.” Read more

Creating options and opportunities for haredi youth to serve in the IDF

September 27, 2019 by  
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A recent political deadlock over the issue of drafting haredi (ultra-Orthodox) youths into the Israel Defence Forces was one of the key reasons that led Israelis to the polls last week for the second time in less than six months. Read more

Israeli rescue team in Brazil finds bodies after dam rupture, but no survivors

February 1, 2019 by  
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More than 100 Israeli soldiers from the IDF Home Front Command who were sent to Brazil to help search-and-rescue teams hunt for hundreds of missing people will be returning home within the next 48 hours, having recovered at least 20 bodies, but finding no survivors. Read more

Israeli aid delegation to Brazil locates and recovers bodies in the dam collapse disaster

January 30, 2019 by  
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Within hours of arriving at the site of the dam collapse disaster in Brazil, the Israeli aid delegation began to successfully locate and recover several bodies from the thick sludge. Read more

Is the IDF ready for all-out war? In Israel, the debate rages on

January 6, 2019 by  
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The question of just how ready the Israel Defense Forces is for war has dominated Israel’s headlines in recent weeks…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

The Prime Minister is treating us as morons

November 29, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed his political savvy by avoiding an election as he outmanoeuvred Naftali Bennett and his Bayit Yehudi party, forcing them to blink after Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned. Read more

Body of IAF pilot found 56 years after his death

November 7, 2018 by  
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After a decades-long search, the head of the IDF manpower directorate, Maj.-Gen. Moti Almoz, announced the discovery of the remains of air force pilot, Lt. Yakir Mordechai Naveh (Leifer), whose burial place was, until recently, unknown. Read more

IDF officially shuts down Syrian field hospital

August 5, 2018 by  
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The IDF announced on Friday that it was shutting down the field clinic it used to treat thousands of Syrians injured in the country’s seven-year civil war. Read more

Israel Air Force strikes and kills seven Islamic State terrorists who infiltrated Syrian border

August 3, 2018 by  
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The Israeli Defence Forces said it launched an airstrike on Wednesday night, killing seven terrorists from the Islamic State who had infiltrated Israeli territory in the Golan Heights along the Syrian border. Read more

Ahed Tamimi concludes eight-month prison sentence after assaulting IDF soldier

July 30, 2018 by  
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Ahed Tamimi, who gained infamy in Israel and acclaim inside the Palestinian Authority after a video of her assaulting Israeli police officers went viral, was released from HaSharon Prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence. Read more

After massive IDF retaliation following death of soldier, ceasefire holds

July 22, 2018 by  
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A tense ceasefire held on the Gaza border Saturday following several waves of Israeli strikes on Hamas targets in the Strip in retaliation for the death of a soldier shot dead by sniper fire. Read more

Knesset ratifies Breaking the Silence law banning group from schools

July 17, 2018 by  
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The Knesset ratified the so-called “Breaking the Silence Law” overnight between Monday and Tuesday, giving Education Minister Naftali Bennett the authority to prevent organisations that “act against the IDF” from addressing school groups or entering state-funded schools.

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Israel under fire

July 15, 2018 by  
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Three people were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30 p.m Saturday evening. Read more

‘Steering wheel of the military’: IDF intelligence officers provide rare glimpse into their secret world

As Israel’s enemies build up their military force while hiding themselves in civilian population centres, the intelligence officers of the Israel Defense Forces keep a close eye on them and prepare the military accordingly…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

IDF spokesman: Hamas trying to lure soldiers with mobile phone app

July 4, 2018 by  
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Cyber terrorists associated with Hamas have been involved with trying to lure IDF soldiers into downloading a Hamas-generated mobile phone app that would give the terror group access to soldiers’ personal information, allow them to retrieve sensitive security information, and remotely install malicious applications that could turn mobile phones into weapons.

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IDF crowns first four female tank Commanders

June 29, 2018 by  
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The IDF has announced that for the first time in IDF history, four female soldiers became tank commanders after they successfully concluded a 16-month-long pilot course. Read more

IDF arrests Palestinian who killed Israeli soldier with slab thrown from building

June 14, 2018 by  
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Islam Yousef Abu Hamid, the man suspected of killing 20-year-old Israeli soldier Ronen Lubarsky when he dropped a stone on his head during a counter-terror operation near Ramallah, was arrested last week by the Israel Defence Forces. Read more

The IDF’s Unit 9900: ‘Seeing’ their service come to fruition

A program designed to integrate young people on the autistic spectrum into the military—in fields where they have a relative advantage—is proving to be a “win-win” for all involved…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

Jerry Seinfeld criticised for visiting Israeli counter-terror training camp, air force base

January 12, 2018 by  
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Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld came under fire this week for a recent visit to a counter-terrorism and security training academy in the Judea and Samaria community of Efrat.  Read more

New elite military unit ready to defend Israel from Gaza terror threat

January 3, 2018 by  
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A new elite IDF infantry unit is about to take up its position along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.  Read more

Tension rises in Israel’s north as Syria, Iran team to fight ‘Zio-American schemes’

October 23, 2017 by  
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The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers Saturday after five rockets from Syria entered the Israeli Golan Heights earlier that day, and as Iran’s military chief inked an agreement with Damascus pledging to combat “Zio-American schemes.” Read more

IDF preparing for Islamic State attack in Golan Heights

January 1, 2016 by  
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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is preparing for possible attacks and infiltration by the Islamic State terror group on its northern border in the Golan Heights. Read more

Israeli colonel to visit

October 30, 2015 by  
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IDF Colonel Shaul Arieli will visit Australia for the first time this November. Read more

Journalist reports that “she hasn’t been harmed”

June 30, 2015 by  
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Israeli naval commandos have boarded and taken control of the activist boat ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ – tying to break the Gaza blockade. New Zealand journalists were on board. Read more

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