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  • Why didn’t Gazans use the IDF field hospital?

    By Simone Wilson

    7 hours ago

    For those few Gaza hospitals not bombed or evacuated during the Gaza war, the influx of wounded and dead made for a hellish 24/7 chaos in their halls, as well as growing refugee camps on their perimeters. At the height of fighting in late July and early August, doctors and...

  • Is Israel’s longest, bloodiest Gaza war over?

    1 day ago

    A rocket barrage fell on Israel, a boom sounded over Tel Aviv and then it was over — at least for now.

    After 50 days of missiles, airstrikes, ground operations, tunnel incursions, truce talks, cease-fire proposals, death and destruction, Israel and Hamas agreed to an open-ended...

  • Have you taken the “Hummus, Not Hamas” challenge?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 day ago

    By now, you’ve all probably heard of the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” aimed to raise awareness and to the ALS disease and encourage donations to research. You participate only if a friend has nominated you. Then, you have 24 hours to either pour a bucket filled with ice-water on...

  • During combat and after, lone soldiers look to each other for support

    2 days ago

    When Shir Kleyman, an infantry instructor for the Israel Defense Forces and a Los Angeles native, found out that someone named Sean had died fighting in Gaza, she knew the army had lost a fellow lone soldier.

    The official announcement came soon afterward as Kleyman, 19, was...

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  • Time magazine takes back charge that IDF harvests Palestinian organs

    2 days ago

    Time magazine retracted allegations that Israeli soldiers harvested and sold Palestinian organs.

    On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The...

  • Call-up of additional 10,000 Israeli reservists authorized

    2 days ago

    A Knesset committee authorized the call-up of an additional 10,000 Israeli reserve soldiers.

    On Sunday, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee approved a government request for the call-up. Nearly 100,000 Israeli reservists have been called up since the start of Operation...

  • Has Hamas military chief, Mohammed Deif, escaped death again?

    1 week ago

    Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of Hamas's armed wing in Gaza, appears to have narrowly survived a fifth attempt to assassinate him, allowing the mastermind of the six-week war on Israel to pursue the conflict from his network of tunnels.

    Badly hurt in repeated attacks over the...

  • Palestinians call report of thwarted Hamas plot ‘doubtful’

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinian officials reacting to Israeli media reports of a thwarted Hamas plot to ignite a third Intifada (Palestinian uprising) as cover for a take-over of the West Bank and the overthrow of Palestinian Authority President...

  • Six days of quiet in Israel: A brief look back

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Now back in Los Angeles, I'm more convinced than ever that my shuttle journalism peacekeeping mission to Israel was a great success. Let it be noted for the record that:

    a) The rocket fire ended just before I arrived on Aug. 12 and resumed shortly after I departed on Aug. 19, and...

  • Barrage of rockets strikes Israel as bomb shelters ordered open

    1 week ago

    Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets fired on southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv.

    More than two dozen rockets were fired fr0m the Gaza Strip between the hours of 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Two rockets landed in an empty area in the greater Tel...

  • Body of missing Israeli lone soldier from U.S. found with gunshot wounds

    1 week ago

    The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds.

    David Menachem Gordon, 21, was found Tuesday afternoon, hours after reports that he was missing were made public. His army-issued assault rifle was by his side,...

  • Rockets fired into Israel, violating cease-fire extension; IDF retaliates

    1 week ago

    The Israeli military struck sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip into southern Israel in violation of a cease-fire extension.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly also recalled Israeli negotiators from cease-fire talks in Cairo after the...

  • The view from Israel: Pondering the chances of a long-term solution

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Just after the start of the initial 72-hour cease fire last week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) encouraged residents of communities near its southern border who had left during the war to return to their homes. They did — and then quickly discovered that the belief in the advent...

  • The view from Gaza: A bitter resolve

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    During the past month of fighting in the Gaza Strip — a rectangle of desert and farmland along Israel’s southern coast, home to 1.8 million Palestinians — a small boy with a shy smile lost his big brother. Now, squinting through the scope of an imaginary sniper rifle, he vows to...

  • Thousands of Israelis protest war’s failure to halt Gaza rockets

    2 weeks ago

    Some 10,000 Israelis protested on Thursday in a Tel Aviv square against what they see as the failure of a five-week Gaza war to decisively halt rocket and mortar fire at southern towns bordering on the Palestinian coastal territory.

    Many demonstrators were bused in from parts of...

  • While you were in Gaza - a sister of an IDF soldier writes about the past month

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    Bareket-Paz Gozlan's brother, Snir, is a soldier at the IDF Combat Engineering Corps. During the past month, he was in Gaza, almost unreachable. Now, upon his return, Bareket decided to share with Israelife's readers her thoughts and feelings during the almost unbearable month.

     ...

  • Fired by Netanyahu in midst of Gaza campaign, rival aims to give voice to Likud’s hawks

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Former Israeli deputy defense minister Danny Danon did not seem bothered by the fallout from his rift in mid-July with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—a spat that ended with Netanyahu removing Danon as this country’s Deputy Minister of Defense.

    In fact, he seemed more relaxed...

  • Netanyahu orders Israeli response to Gaza rocket fire, official says

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to respond to Gaza rocket fire moments before a three-day truce expired on Wednesday, an Israeli official said.

    "With the breach of the cease-fire by Hamas, the prime minister and defense minister ordered the...

  • BREAKING: Israeli police confirm rocket fired from Gaza landed in Southern Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

    One rocket exploded Wednesday night in an unpopulated area of the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, The Jerusalem Post reported. No damage or...

  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews stand with Israel during war

    By Karmel Melamed

    2 weeks ago

    During the war between Israel and Hamas, local Iranian Jews have taken a two-pronged approach to supporting the Jewish state: raising substantial dollars on behalf of humanitarian causes in Israel and speaking out on Farsi-language media outlets based in Southern California. 

    “We...

  • Yankees president hosts future Israeli soldiers before their aliyah

    2 weeks ago

    The president of the New York Yankees hosted some 40 young men and women who are making aliyah and plan to serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

    Randy Levine and his wife, Mindy, hosted the future soldiers at Yankee Stadium on Sunday prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians....

  • South Africa threatens to prosecute citizens serving in IDF

    3 weeks ago

    South African authorities said they will prosecute citizens who serve in the Israel Defense Forces.

    The warning earlier this week came after a pro-Palestinian advocacy group opened a case against Dean Goodson of Cape Town, who reportedly is serving in the IDF.

    Action Forum in...

  • Israel’s top comedians salute the IDF with a tribute to the IDF Musical Troupes

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    A group of Israel’s top comedians gathered to create a tribute video to the Israel Defense Forces Musical Ensembles of the 60’s, and salute our soldiers fighting in Gaza. In the 60’s, the IDF musical troupes were the biggest hit in the Israeli music scene, and the soldiers/singers...

  • The tunnel trap

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Israelis say this would have been just one of many similar headlines announcing mass killings and untold loss of civilian life had “Operation Protective Edge” not been launched. “Protective Edge” is the army’s designation for...

  • Crowdfunding for Israel and Gaza, with condoms and drones

    3 weeks ago

    Crowdfunding campaigns, using sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have become an increasingly popular way to generate money for everything from independent films to new technologies — even healthy-body-image fashion dolls and a rebuilt Third Temple.

    So perhaps it’s no surprise...

  • With grief and pride, Max Steinberg gets an L.A. goodbye

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    As her son’s rifle strap, helmet and personal military items rested in front of Evie Steinberg and her husband, Stuart, on the bimah at Stephen S. Wise Temple, Evie, dressed in black, wanted to talk about the time that her son, Max, pretended not to understand Hebrew when his base...

  • The fury (and boredom) of war

    By Simone Wilson

    3 weeks ago

    On a blistering afternoon in southern Israel on Aug. 4, about eight miles from Gaza at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 34, soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took cover in the shade of a makeshift rest stop — one of dozens set up throughout the south during...

  • An Evening for Max Steinberg

    3 weeks ago

    For more information, please email honormax@jewishjournal.com.

  • Diary of an IDF Father

    By tessc

    3 weeks ago

    These are the e-mails of Marvin Hankin, father of two IDF soldiers, Aviel and Gilad, currently stationed in Gaza. Aviel, age 27, is a medical officer for his unit; in August, he will finish the first year of his five-year commitment. Gilad, 22, was drafted into the tank corps at...

  • Israelis on Gaza border fear threat from tunnels isn’t over

    3 weeks ago

    Many Israelis living on the Gaza border were unconvinced by their military's announcement that its mission was accomplished in a nearly month-long campaign aimed at ending rocket strikes and tunnel infiltration.

    Israel's government, they said, had taken too long to deal with the...

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