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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man In West Bank During Rioting

11/11/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes with rioters near Hebron in the West Bank.

In Israel, Biblical Land-Use Laws Call For Creative Workarounds

10/01/2014
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Jerusalem - On Friday (Oct. 3), when Israeli Jews sit down for their pre-Yom Kippur meal, prior to the Day of Atonement fast, many will be discussing where to buy their produce during this agricultural sabbatical year.

Three IDF Soldiers Killed In Gaza Home Explosion

07/24/2014
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Three Israeli soldiers were killed in a Gaza house rigged with explosives.

Seven soldiers also were wounded in Wednesday’s explosion, which caused the house to cave in.

Three IDF Soldiers Killed In Gaza Home Explosion

07/24/2014
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Three Israeli soldiers were killed in a Gaza house rigged with explosives.

Seven soldiers also were wounded in Wednesday’s explosion, which caused the house to cave in.

Damage From Gaza Rocket Cuts Power To 70,000 In Strip

07/13/2014
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Jerusalem — A rocket fired from Gaza damaged power lines in Israel that resulted in the loss of power to 70,000 Palestinians in the coastal strip.

Troops Search 100 Locations, Detain More Palestinians In Search

06/19/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli troops detained 30 Palestinian suspects overnight as it continued to search for the kidnapped Israeli teens.

Unfortunate Apology To Turkey

04/10/2013

Most Jews, both in Israel and overseas love the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). We donate to its support services, we say special prayers regularly for the well-being of the soldiers, we feel grief when soldiers are injured and, tragically, killed, and we rejoice when they return safely from their missions.

The First War Played Out On Social Networks

Social media changes the zeitgeist in ways we couldn't have imagined. As we saw with the recent presidential election, opinions and attacks now travel at the speed of light. And so it should be no surprise that the ongoing Middle East conflict in Gaza between the Palestinians and Israelis has escalated into a Cyber war.

Peres Talks Tough To Israel's Enemies In Independence Day Speech

04/26/2012

 

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel's enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.

"To those who are now threatening Israel I say, don't repeat the mistakes of your predecessors," Peres said Thursday in a speech at an annual ceremony bestowing honors on 120 soldiers for Yom Ha'atzmaut. "You threaten out of a hunger for conquest. We defend out of an aspiration for peace. The wars, which Israel did not initiate, brought it unexpected gains, causing the aggressors unexpected losses."

Military’s Flotilla Probe Finds Mistakes, Not Failures

07/12/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- High-level military officials made mistakes in their handling of the Israeli interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla, but there were "no failures," an Israeli military investigation found.

The official Defense Ministry internal investigation report by a committee headed by Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Giora Eiland, the former head of Israel's National Security Council, was handed over Monday to the army's chief of staff and several high-ranking officers.

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