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Gaza report card: Assassination revealed IDF’s strengths and weaknesses, by Yaakov Katz (J. Post)

By   /  November 15, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 15, 2019 What we learned from al-Ata’s secret apartment in Gaza City from a military, diplomatic and political situation. Click here for full article

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U.S. Ambassador Friedman Greets Special-Needs IDF Soldiers – Zack Evens (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Good works, Israel  /  No Comments

Mar. 15, 2019 U.S. Ambassador Friedman Greets Special-Needs IDF Soldiers – Zack Evens (Jerusalem Post) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visited the Palmachim Air Force Base last week to observe how the IDF has integrated people with disabilities into the army. There are about 50 soldiers with autism and other disabilities currently serving at the […]

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Haredi enlistment at all-time high (World Israel News via VeryGoodNewsIsrael)

By   /  December 2, 2018  /  Israel, Jewish Community  /  No Comments

Dec. 1, 2018 Haredi enlistment at all-time high. Over 3,000 haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, Israelis enlisted in the IDF in 2017 – the highest ever in the history of the State. It represents roughly a third of 18-year-old haredi Israelis eligible for military service. https://worldisraelnews.com/ultra-orthodox-enlistment-in-idf-at-record-high/

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To those of you who missed Col. Richard Kemp last night at Shaarei Shomayim (in Toronto)

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

I heard Col. Richard Kemp speak last night at Shaarei Shomayim, in an event sponsored by Israel Bonds and the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin (a former lone soldier killed in the 2nd Lebanon war). Col. Kemp is truly a great friend of Israel, spoke with great humour and didn’t say a […]

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IDF Recruits Youths with Disabilities to Serve as Military Dog-Handlers(J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  Good works, Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 19, 2018 IDF Recruits Youths with Disabilities to Serve as Military Dog-Handlers(Jerusalem Post) 20 young people with disabilities have been recruited into the IDF and trained as dog handlers. They completed a lengthy training course at the Beit Dagan veterinary center on Tuesday. The graduates will be stationed at military and police bases, working with […]

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HOTOVELY’S FAUX PAS: TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICAN JEWS, BY GIL TROY (J. Post)

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  International, Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2017 Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s remarks about Diaspora Jewry have struck a chord with many. Click here for full article

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Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 17, 2017 Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military – Ruth Eglash (Washington Post) All Israelis are drafted into the military at age 18, with a few exceptions. Religiously observant women, known in Israel as modern Orthodox, traditionally have opted to enroll in national service, volunteering in schools […]

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IDF Aid Mission ‘Conquered the Heart of Mexico and the Mexican People’ (United with Israel)

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Good works, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 29, 2017 The Mexican ambassador to Israel teared up with emotion as he thanked the IDF search-and-rescue team that rushed to the scene of disaster following a deadly earthquake. Mexico will not forget the aid it received from Israel following the earthquake that left over 300 people dead and thousand injured and displaced, Mexican […]

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THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN MARATHON HONORING FALLEN DRUZE IDF SOLDIERS BY KKL-JNF (J. Post)

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2017 A record 10,000 runners participated in this year’s annual race on the Druze Son’s Trail in northern Israel, demonstrating their solidarity with the Druze community in Israel. Click here for article

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Breaking the slander against the IDF; My Truth

By   /  January 8, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

by Doris Strub Epstein For too long, the Israeli Armed Forces, the IDF, has been the target of slander and vilification.  They have been unjustly condemned by NGO’s, campus anti- Israel organizations, local leaders and academic figures outside of Israel.  The tipping point came for reservist Avihai Shorshan last year with the May 2015 report […]

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