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The Israel Defense Forces' misplaced trust in the Palestinian Authority

Accuracy In Media - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Amjad Sakari made no effort to hide his feelings and intentions towards Israel. The soldier in the Palestinian security forces filled his Facebook page with paeans to Saddam Hussein. Last weekend he published two posts indicating his imminent plan to ...

Solidarity gala raises more than $2.4 million for IDF

Sun Sentinel - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
"Not only does the Israeli Defense Forces serve and protect its people, but the IDF also remains the most moral army in the world - even as it fights on the front lines against the vicious scourge of terrorism," said Gabriel.

Sounds of Occupation Shape Political Art by Wounded Palestinian

Haaretz - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Israel Defense Forces soldier who wounded Rehab Nazzal in Bethlehem on Friday, December 11, 2015, by shooting her in the shin, didn't know who she is.

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Ohio Chapter Florida gathering

Cleveland Jewish News - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
12 for a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Ohio Chapter event at the Boca Raton, Fla., residence of FIDF supporters Ileen and Irv Rosner to meet Israeli officers and show their support for the IDF soldiers. The Rosners also have a home in Russell ...

Rescued From the Realm of Legend: Israel's 1976 Entebbe Raid Revisited

Haaretz - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Families reunite with hostages released by the Israel Defense Forces' elite Sayeret Matkal unit during Families reunite with hostages after the Entebbe operation, on July 4, 1976.

Podcast: Surprising changes underway for Israel's military

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Israel's defense forces are widely regarded to be among the world's elite. Their training methods are copied by other militaries, actions taken by their soldiers and pilots are legendary.

2 IDF soldiers sentenced to prison, demoted for drive-by shooting of camel

RT - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Two soldiers from an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) elite unit have been sentenced to several months in jail as well as demoted for shooting a camel in the West Bank and filming the attack.
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Palestinian rock thrower shot by IDF

Arutz Sheva - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
IDF forces responded to the attack by utilizing crowd dispersing tactics including rubber bullets and tear gas. As the protesters continued to use violent force and encroached upon the position of the soldiers, the soldiers began to use live fire amid ...
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Israeli Forces Arrest Senior Palestinian Lawmaker - Hamas Spokesman

Sputnik International - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Thursday morning, he was arrested at his home for "terrorists activities," according to the Israeli military. Previosly, Abu Tir was sentenced to life in Israeli prison for his involvement in Hamas' "terror activities." His most ...

Stop Printing Sexist T-shirts, IDF Women's Adviser Urges Soldiers

Haaretz - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The chief of staff's adviser on women's affairs has urged all Israel Defense Forces soldiers to stop printing offensive and sexist T-shirts that demean women and others.
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Iran Reportedly Hacks Former IDF Chief's Computer

Algemeiner - ‎22 hours ago‎ - Iranian hackers have reportedly managed to hack into a private computer used by a former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff as well as dozens of other computers belonging to Israelis.
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IDF kills Palestinian teen after clashes

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
TEL AVIV (JTA) - Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed a Palestinian teen in the West Bank after he threw rocks at cars and Israeli soldiers.
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'IDF sparing no effort to neutralize tunnel threat'

Israel Hayom - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"We possess the most advanced capabilities in the world, and we won't be fooled by the lull in the south," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says • Tunnel threat "a top priority," army dedicating considerable resources to intelligence gathering, he says.
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IDF censor requires bloggers to submit posts for review

Deutsche Welle (blog) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Colonel Ariella Ben-Avraham, Israel's chief military censor, has started to officially send personal messages via Facebook to bloggers and users who frequently post criticism of and sensitive information about the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), asking ...
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Hamas Rolls Out Its New 'Tank' to Fight Israel. See If You Can Spot the Problem. - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
During a memorial service Saturday for seven Hamas militants killed when the tunnel they were in collapsed on them, Hamas rolled out what it called a “locally-produced” tank it said was fashioned out of an Israel Defense Forces' tank captured two years ...
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Iran Publicly Admits Supporting Terrorism Against Israel Is State Policy

Daily Caller - ‎18 hours ago‎
Israel and Hamas most recently engaged in conflict in the summer of 2014, when Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted Operation Protective Edge in response to continued Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians emanating from the Hamas-held Gaza strip.
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US Army, IDF Collaborate on Joint Military Exercise “Juniper Cobra”

Breaking Israel News - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The US European Command (USEUCOM) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will participate in a bilateral exercise, code-named “Juniper Cobra,” in February 2016 as part of the regular training cycle.
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Top IDF General: Israel Sharing Intelligence With Allies in Fight Against ISIS

Algemeiner - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
... in the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that Israel is sharing intelligence with allies who are fighting against the Islamic State terror group, the Associated Press reported.
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The shadowy right-wing group infiltrating lefty organizations

The Times of Israel - ‎3 hours ago‎
They're a self-styled whistleblower group, frustrated Israel Defense Forces combat veterans who covertly document what they say are abuses in the West Bank witnessed during their service.

Army promotional video courts Haredi youth

The Times of Israel - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The reason, the store owner explains, is that he served in the special Haredi battalion in the Israel Defense Forces, acquiring physical skills while never abandoning the study of the Torah, which was incorporated into his army service as an integral ...