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Israel Closes West Bank For Passover

03/25/2013

 

The Israeli military imposed a general closure of the West Bank through the end of Passover.

The closure went into effect at midnight Sunday and will remain into effect until the night of April 2, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces. It was ordered by the minister of defense in accordance with IDF assessments, the statement said.

Those in need of medical attention or humanitarian aid, or in exceptional cases, will be allowed to leave the West Bank with the authorization of the Civil Administration, according to the IDF.

Ethiopian Troops Struggle In IDF

“Something happens when Ethiopian recruits enlist and encounter army life. Something goes wrong."

IDF To Tackle Ethiopian Soldiers' Prison Problem

Half of all Ethiopian troops are sentenced to prison during their service due to difficulties adjusting to army life.

02/10/2013

 A new IDF unit will work on integrating Ethiopian recruits, who are over-represented in army prisons.

An Ethiopian student at the Israeli naval academy during Sigd celebrations in 2009. Getty Images

An IDF Vet Finds Love

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"You are not disabled in your heart.”

How Rotem Met Shelly

02/05/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It was no ordinary marriage proposal. Rotem Langer is a 31-year-old veteran of the Israeli army whose speech was affected by his injuries. “Sometimes I forget words,” says Rotem. “I didn’t want that to happen when I proposed to Shelly.”

Shelly and Rotem: He proposed by text message.

Ex-Chief Rabbi Suggests Yeshiva Students Leave Israel To Avoid Draft

01/08/2013

 

Ovadia Yosef, a former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, said haredi Orthodox yeshiva students may have to leave the country to avoid being forced into military or national service.

What I Saw During `Operation Pillar Of Defense’

11/29/2012

Four years ago, watching the coverage of Operation Cast Lead from the comfort of my dorm, I was a conflicted college student. As supportive as I was of Israel, I still found it painful any time I heard about civilian casualties in Gaza. What I saw portrayed in the media didn't add up: on the one hand I knew that the IDF was engaged in careful efforts to prevent civilian casualties, despite Hamas's strategy of fighting from amongst its own civilian population. Yet the media made it seem like the IDF was actively targeting civilians.

Nira Lee

Support For Israel In Times Of Crisis

As thousands of rockets descended info Israel the New York community came out to show their love and support for Israel and the IDF. We spoke with rally participants and got an inside look into what people feel about the currant conflict with Hamas.As thousands of rockets descended info Israel the New York community came out to show their love and support for Israel and the IDF. We spoke with rally participants and got an inside look into what people feel about the currant conflict with Hamas.

Southern Israel Under Steady Rocket Barrage For Sixth Day

Iron Dome intercepts rockets as IDF targets 80 launching sites, tunnels and training bases in Gaza.

11/19/2012

Communities in southern Israel came under a steady barrage of rockets in the sixth day of Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza.

At least 50 rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel on Monday, through early afternoon.

In Kiryat Malachi, Israelis take cover during a rocket attack. Getty Images

Iron Dome Intercepts More Rockets Over Tel Aviv

Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation.

11/18/2012

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's major population centers.

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