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Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Members Meet With Israeli Soldiers as Show of Solidarity

JP Updates - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from communities throughout the U.S. joined the FIDF Young Leadership (YL) Mission to Israel this month, as a show of solidarity with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). IDF soldiers joined with ...

Providing comforts of home to the Israel Defense Forces

liherald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
To help soldiers feel more appreciated and connected to the people who value their service in the Israel Defense Forces, A Package From Home, an American and Israeli-based organization, encourages donations of a wide variety of items to be sent to the ...

Israel's Defense Ministry to Determine Army Radio's Fate Within 6 Weeks

Haaretz - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Around a year ago Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot expressed support for closing the station, explaining that it did not seem particularly democratic for the military to be running a public radio station, and that there was no ...
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Ex-Israeli General: US Aid Harms and Corrupts - ‎21 hours ago‎
TEL AVIV - As Israeli and US officials head into another, possibly final round of talks over a new 10-year military aid package, a general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reserves told Defense News his country would be far better off - and the US ...

Israeli Army Warns Soldiers Over Pokemon Go Craze

Haaretz - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Israel Defense Forces has issued a message to soldiers that the new Pokemon game app, Pokemon Go, is not to be used on military bases.
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Israel's new defense minister draws up plan to topple Hamas

Al-Monitor - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Furthermore, the defense minister believes that if Israel doesn't do that now, within just a few years it will have another Hezbollah on its hands, this one along Israel's southern border.
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Israeli Army Outpost Sustains Cross-border Fire in North

Haaretz - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
An Israel Defense Forces' outpost sustained cross-border gunfire in the north early Wednesday morning. No soldiers were injured, but two direct hits were reported at the Narkis outpost near the northern city of Metula.
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Israeli Military Names Next Chief Education Officer

Haaretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Yehuda (Zvika) Fairaizen will be the army's next chief education officer, the Spokesman's Unit of the Israel Defense Forces said yesterday in a statement. Fairaizen was most recently a brigade commander in the Operations Directorate, and he was ...
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Israeli Military Chief Stands by Choice of Top Rabbi Who Implied Rape Is Permitted in Wartime

Haaretz - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
In a statement, the IDF said Eisenkot had discussed the controversial issues at length with Karim. Karim promised that under his leadership, the military rabbinate would respect all people regardless of their religion, race and sexual orientation, and ...

Israeli Army to Bar Donations of Combat Gear, Formalize Other Gift-giving

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Israel Defense Forces will no longer accept private donations of combat equipment and will require other donations to be made through formal channels, ending a practice of soldiers soliciting donations for their units, which has grown in recent years.

Today in Pokémon Go: Shootout in Vegas, security risk in Israel, finding Yuri in Russia

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Israel Defense Forces banned the game on military property and has ordered all soldiers and officers to stop playing it on base immediately.
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Israel's Culture War Is Getting Ugly

Bloomberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
Then the army announced the nomination of Colonel Eyal Karim for the position of Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Clashes Erupt as IDF Raze Home of Terrorist Linked to Killing of Israeli Officer

Haaretz - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Clashes erupted during the demolition process, which escalated to an exchange of live fire and explosives targeting the Israel Defense Forces, according to army sources. The soldiers fired back, wounding three Palestinians who, the IDF says, were armed.
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Analysis Just One More Battle in War Between IDF and Rebel Rabbis

Haaretz - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A clear link exists in the two affairs at the heart of the storm between the Israel Defense Forces and religious-Zionist movement over the past few weeks: The appointment of Rabbi Col.
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IDF General Indicted for Rape and Indecent Acts

Haaretz - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris, the suspended head of the IDF's Command and Staff College, was indicted yesterday in a special military court on 16 counts of rape, sodomy and the commission of an indecent act.
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Hebron Shooter Tells Court: IDF Top Brass 'Threw Me to the Dogs'

Haaretz - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Azaria accused then-defense minister Moshe Ya'alon and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Stafff Gadi Eisenkot of condemning him “before knowing what actually happened there... I feel as though they threw me to the dogs for fear of the journalists, the ...
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Israel strikes target in Syria in response to stray mortar fire

i24news - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Israeli air force on Tuesday carried out a strike in Southern Syria in response to a stray mortar that landed in the Israeli Golan Heights earlier in the day.
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Netanyahu Defends Government Conduct During Gaza War

Haaretz - ‎18 hours ago‎
"The claim that no discussion was held on the tunnels is the opposite of the truth," he said of the claims that the Israel Defense Forces were not adequately prepared to deal with the tunnels. A Palestinian fighter from the Iz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades ...