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IDF Carries Out Dozens Of Air, Artillery Strikes On Gaza

08/22/2016 - 10:16

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces carried out dozens of air and artillery strikes on Gaza, but said it did not intend to escalate violence between Israel and Hamas.

A Mother Mourns Her Daughter The Pilot

03/24/2016 - 16:15
Special To The Jewish Week

As a child Tamar Ariel was always on the go. She walked at 10 months, rode around on bicycles, climbed trees and rollerbladed around the neighborhood. Soon she was running races and zooming off on motorcycles. Being a religious girl in Israel, she completed her two-year national service, then decided to do more for her country.

Anat Ariel memorializes her daughter the pilot. Shahar Azran

4 Israeli Soldiers Injured In 2 West Bank Car-Ramming And Shooting Attacks

03/14/2016 - 15:01

Jerusalem — Four Israeli soldiers were injured in two car-ramming and shooting attacks in the West Bank.

Isreali forces stand guard at the scene where 3 Palestinians carried out 2 attacks, a shooting and a car ramming. Getty Images

IDF Lone Soldiers: The Road Less Travelled

02/23/2016 - 16:05
Write On For Israel

A shout pierced the air, and our eyes widened, trying to make out the approaching shapes in the distance. Shadows swirled through the smoke like ghosts, until the dark shapes finally burst through the smoky haze and into the pale light of the street lamps, revealing exhausted but triumphant, chanting soldiers. Some of the soldiers donned crow masks, representing their unit: Aref (crow). Their enthusiasm was infectious, and we found ourselves cheering them on as they sprinted past us, exerting their greatest effort in these last steps. 

The Write On For Israel students visiting IDF soldiers on their last day of training. JW/Linda Scherzer

How A US-born Amputee Fought His Way Back Into The IDF

Ezagui is the only combat soldier with an amputation to serve as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces reserves.

12/28/2015 - 11:07
JTA

The hardest part was loading the assault rifle.

Izzy Ezagui, center, and fellow reserve soldiers in 2014. JTA

2 Palestinians Reported Killed In Gaza-Israel Border Riot

10/08/2015 - 20:00

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians who approached the border between Israel and Gaza, Palestinian sources said.

An Israeli border policeman speaking to a Palestinian man near the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City. JTA

Amnesty Int’l: Israel Committed War Crimes In Response To Soldier’s Death

07/28/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The response by Israel’s military to the capture of an Israeli soldier during last summer’s Gaza conflict amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report.

Hamas terror cell planning attack arrested in West Bank

Israel cracks down on Palestinian terror groups following several attacks.

07/01/2015 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Forty members of a Hamas terror cell said to be planning an attack in the West Bank were arrested.

The arrests took place over the past several months, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Wednesday in a statement. The Israel Defense Forces issued a similar statement.

Indictments will be submitted to a military court in the next few days, according to the IDF. Among the operatives arrested were Hamas officials who have been jailed in the past for their involvement in terror activities, according to the Shin Bet.

Israel arrested forty alleged members of a Hamas terror cell. Getty Images

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride In Tel Aviv

06/14/2015 - 20:00

Tens of thousands of people participated in Tel Aviv’s annual gay pride parade, whose theme this year was the transgender community.

Tens of thousands participated at the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, June 12, 2015. JTA

White House Backs Israel’s Right Of Self-Defense Following Rocket Attacks

06/07/2015 - 20:00

The White House said it supports Israel’s right to defend itself after Israel retaliated for strikes on the country from Gaza.

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