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  • Three films to focus on Israeli Air Force

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2013 | 7:22 am

    Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers fought in the skies above Israel to assure the nation’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits to the screen before the last of the breed passes away.

    Among the competing producers and their financial...

  • JTA

    December 7, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Several engines of F-16 fighter jets appear to have been stolen from an Israel Air Force base, the Israel Defense Forces said.

    The IDF spokesperson unit told Army Radio on Friday that the Military Police’s serious crimes unit launched an investigation into the possibility that...

  • Syrian clashes intensify near Turkey border

    October 9, 2012 | 9:22 am

    NATO said on Tuesday it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary against any further spillover of violence from Syria's border areas where rebels and government forces are fighting for control.

    Rebel suicide bombers struck at President Bashar Assad's heartland, attacking...

  • Israel reportedly flies over Lebanon in possible response to airspace violation

    October 8, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Several Israeli warplanes violated Lebanon’s airspace Oct. 7, according to Lebanese media outlets, flying over the country’s southern region and setting off sonic booms in a possible response to an Oct. 6 violation of Israeli airspace by an unmanned drone which Israel has...

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  • Israeli military downs drone over Negev

    October 8, 2012 | 9:31 am

    The Israeli Air Force shot down a drone that entered Israeli airspace.

    The unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, was intercepted and shot down over the northern Negev on Saturday morning in an unpopulated area, according to the Israel Defense Forces. It had entered Israeli airspace...

  • Bunker buster bomb ready, says Air Force Secretary Donley

    July 27, 2012 | 11:25 am

    The U.S.Air Force’s bunker buster is ready for use, according to the Air Force secretary.

    The 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator, which is designed to destroy deeply buried bunkers that protect chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, is ready to be used, Michael Donley told...

  • Pentagon, Lockheed reach agreement on using Israeli systems for F-35s

    July 27, 2012 | 11:12 am

    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp. have reached an agreement to integrate Israeli systems into the F-35 fighter jet.

    The $450 million program will enhance electronic warfare equipment on the jets, according to sources familiar with the negotiations, Reuters reported.

    The deal,...

  • Israel’s Air Force strikes tunnel in northern Gaza

    May 2, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israel’s Air Force fired on a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip that the military said is used for terrorist purposes.

    A direct hit on the tunnel was confirmed early on Wednesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

    The strike was in...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    London, Tel Aviv Bombing Link

    One of the terrorists in the July 7 London transit-system bombings reportedly knew one of the bombers in a 2003 Tel Aviv terrorist attack. Mohammed Siddique Khan knew Omar Sharif, one of the two British terrorists to attack Mike's Place, a Tel Aviv...

  • Fundraising Just a Mouse Click Away

    By Tzvi Kahn

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Carol Vavra, a major and tactical airlift navigator in the U.S. Air Force, returns home from the Middle East at the end of July, her husband will have a surprise waiting for her.

    Paul Vavra, a recently retired Air Force major and an avid classic rock fan, bought his wife a pair...

  • Top Gun Rabbi

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While you won't find Sarah Schecter soaring through the skies like Tom Cruise in "Top Gun," the Los Angeles resident has the honor of becoming the Air Force's first female rabbi.

    Schecter, who was ordained in May at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, is...

  • Eulogies:Rabbi Marvin L. Labinger

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Marvin L. Labinger executive director of the Pacific Southwest Region of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism from 1990-2000, died July 25, 2002 at the age of 66.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1960 and immediately began a...

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