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Exclusive: Leaked IDF Report States Soldier Who Shot Palestinian Attacker Driven by 'Twisted Ideology'

VICE News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A "twisted ideology" drove an Israeli soldier to fatally shoot a Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay subdued in the road, states a classified Israel Defense Forces (IDF) document leaked to VICE News. The internal investigation includes ...

Not Your Grandfather's War: What Israel's Next Military Conflict Will Look Like

Haaretz - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A different response was required for the new military reality, for which the IDF did not begin to deploy until after its relative failure vis-a-vis Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
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Palestinians clash with IDF forces as Jewish worshipers visit Joseph's Tomb

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A group of Palestinians in Nablus clashed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday with IDF forces securing the area for Jewish visitors to Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city.

Israeli Defense Forces Celebrate Their Greatest Passover Seder Ever

Breaking Israel News - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
This year, 480 Israeli Defense Force (IDF) lone soldiers participated in what is being called “The greatest Passover seder in the IDF”. This special seder, sponsored by The Association of Well Being of Israeli Soldiers (AWIS), the LIBI Fund, and ...

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Guys' Night Out event grows

Cleveland Jewish News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces representatives said they already have a record number of sponsors, between 60 and 75, and expect 400 attendees, twice the crowd for the first Guys' Night Out event.
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Stories From the IDF: Finding Love In the Israeli Defense Forces

Jspace News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
This is the eighth in a series of stories told by former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserve duty soldier-students about their time in service and life in Israel, brought to you by StandWithUs and Jspace.
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Israel Defense Forces using 3D printing to restore 30-year-old Air Force planes (blog) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are using 3D printers to restore or recycle decades-old equipment, with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) benefitting most fully from the initiative.
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Discovery of Hamas Tunnel Explains the Drums of War - and Politics

Haaretz - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
One can assume that Hamas watched the Israeli efforts to locate the tunnel with interest and tension, although at this point it seems unlikely that the Israel Defense Forces' success will lead to another military confrontation. The IDF is not saying ...
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Israeli Defense Minister: Rally For Convicted IDF Shooter is Akin to Supporting ISIS

Newsweek - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Moshe Yaalon ISIS Hebron IDF Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (L) takes part in the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) in Jerusalem on April 10.
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Israel Defence Forces use social media to prevent attacks

CIOL - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
“In the second intifada [2000-2005] there was a clear chain from those directing and funding the attacks, and the dispatcher and perpetrator,” says an operations officer in the Israel Defence Force (IDF). “You could pinpoint a terror cell and take them ...
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Pentagon Takes Cue From IDF in Fight Against ISIS

Breaking Israel News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The tactic, long used by Israel in its shelling of Hamas locations and operatives in the Gaza Strip, is meant to reduce civilian casualties in urban warfare.

Taking Page From Israel War Tactics, US Military Employs Controversial 'Roof Knocking'

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
An Israeli tactic deemed “ineffective” at preventing civilian causalities by a United Nations commission has now been adopted by the United States in its fight against ISIS, according to a U.S.

Rank and File: Soldiers Celebrate Passover Thanks to Friends of the IDF

Haaretz - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers hosted the annual festive meal at its resort village in cooperation with the Long Island chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. “We love knowing there is an organization behind us that ...
IDF reserve soldiers visit ASU
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Amid fear of Hezbollah attack, IDF walls off section of Lebanon border

The Times of Israel - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Large numbers of aircraft, vehicles and IDF troops took part in the drill, which was designed to test the preparedness of the Northern Command, the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement. Residents in the Golan Regional Council and in the Jordan Valley ...

Israeli Military Theorist: Female IDF Combat Troops Are Inferior

Daily Caller - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
In a picture released on May 23, 2005 by the Israeli Defence Forces shows an Israeli army female soldier painting the face of a comrade with mud prior to a week-long survival course for women in the infantry at an undisclosed location in Israel.

Entebbe the Musical, Starring, Directed and Produced by Benjamin Netanyahu

Haaretz - ‎4 minutes ago‎
A military delegation of 80 former and current soldiers, representatives of the unit that took part in the operation headed by current Israel Defense Force Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan, standing in for Yekutiel Adam, who had hovered in the air in a ...
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Bete Israel: Ethiopian Jews To Return To The 'Promised Land' by 2020

Geeska Afrika - ‎3 hours ago‎
Approximately 135,000 Jews with Ethiopian background have made their Aliyah, a term to describe the return of the Jewish Diaspora, to Israel.
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Killing of Palestinian attacker lays bare Israeli rift over army code of conduct

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initially condemned the shooting, saying it did "not represent the values of the Israel Defense Forces" and suggesting that Azaria had violated the military's rules of engagement. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon ...

Thursday: 2 Palestinians tried to stab IDF soldiers

Arutz Sheva - ‎8 hours ago‎
Israeli authorities arrested on Thursday two Palestinians who tried to stab IDF soldiers in Samaria, the army said, adding that one of them was shot and wounded.