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  • American Marine Lou Lenart, ‘the man who saved Tel Aviv,’ dies at 94

    By Tom Tugend

    July 20, 2015 | 8:56 pm

    Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man who saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, died Monday (July 20) at his home in Raanana, Israel.

    He was 94 and died of heart and kidney failures. His funeral on Wednesday (July 22)...

  • Israeli pilot from Osirak raid: Only U.S. can destroy Iran’s nuclear program

    By Jared Sichel

    July 1, 2015 | 10:46 am

    Could a surprise Israeli attack like the one that destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 work against Iran’s much larger nuclear infrastructure?

    Israeli Brig. Gen. Relik Shafir, one of only eight pilots the air force selected to raid Osirak, offered his analysis in a...

  • Syria says Israeli planes hit military sites near Damascus

    December 7, 2014 | 9:20 pm

    The Syrian government claimed that Israeli planes attacked military sites near Damascus.

    The attacks, also reported on Syrian television, took place on Sunday night, Syria said. Israeli planes are reported to have hit several military facilities near Damascus International...

  • Syrian army accuses Israel of escalation following airstrikes

    March 19, 2014 | 10:14 am

    The Syrian army accused Israel of breaking international law by firing on Syrian targets in the wake of a roadside explosive that injured four Israeli soldiers, one seriously.

    “We’re warning (Israel) of desperate attempts to bring to an escalation of the situation,” said a...

  • The art of pitching Israeli innovation to philanthropists

    By Uri Dromi

    February 4, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    Flying for many years in the Israeli Air Force (IAF), made us IAF veterans somewhat skeptical of the “civilian” society. Being socialized in an organization where excellence is the norm, where nobody awards you for impeccably carrying out the most demanding mission, because they...

  • Retaliating Israel targets Gaza rocket launchers

    November 14, 2013 | 9:37 am

    The Israeli Air Force targeted two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza hours after a mortar attack from the coastal strip.

    A statement Thursday from the Israel Defense Forces did not say if the launchers were destroyed by its aircraft.

    On Thursday morning, Palestinians...

  • Report: Israel bombed Syrian weapons convoy bound for Lebanon

    October 23, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Israel Air Force jets bombed a convoy carrying advanced missiles from Syria to Lebanon, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The Arabic language Al-Jarida daily cited an unnamed Israeli security official as saying the missiles were intended for the terrorist group Hezbollah.  The...

  • Israel Air Force advertises jets’ drilling of long-range ‘military option’

    October 11, 2013 | 9:52 am

    The Israeli Air Force posted photos and a video of a long-range missions exercise in a move widely interpreted as a warning aimed at Iran.

    The footage posted Thursday on YouTube shows the aerial refueling of two warplanes, an F-15 and an F-16, from several angles, including from...

  • August 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 9, 2012 | 2:02 am


    Sinai Attack Shows Egypt Needs Israel

    New Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may have to rethink his animosity to Israel in the face of a shared threat, writes Alan Elsner in the Algemeiner.

    The situation in Sinai creates a dilemma for Egypt’s newly-elected President...

  • Israeli Air Force strikes Gaza targets in response to rocket fire on south

    March 23, 2011 | 8:38 pm

    The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday, a day after Palestinian militants fired about a dozen rockets and mortars across the border.

    Hamas, which controls the Strip, said the Israeli airstrike targeted smuggling tunnels along the...

  • Astronaut Ilan Ramon’s son dies in IAF crash

    September 13, 2009 | 6:48 pm

    The son of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon was killed in the crash of an Israeli Air Force fighter plane.

    Capt. Assaf Ramon, 20, died Sunday while flying the F-16 aircraft as part of advanced training. He had completed the training course for pilots with honors in June,...

  • VIDEO: IAF destroys Iraqi nuclear reactor,  June 1981

    June 2, 2008 | 12:00 am

    The story of the IAF’s attack on the Iraqi Nuclear reactor near Baghdad in June 1981.

    From The Military channel

  • Advice for Israeli Filmmakers

    By Zvi Howard Rosenman

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting in the cockpit of an F-16 fighter jet on an Israeli Air Force (IAF)base. A friend of mine is an F-16 fighter pilot, an American-born Israeli who just finished his MBA at Harvard Business School and is doing his monthly stint in the reserves. He knew that I had just sold a...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A Very 'Fly' Party

    Increasingly, Los Angeles' club scene has come to resemble opening scenes from "Blade" -- the zombified undead, clad in black and leather, writhing in an epileptic trance to over-amped, palpitating techno heartbeats.

    Not so at a recent Israeli Independence Day...