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  • Israeli planes bomb Gaza weapons sites

    August 28, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed a weapons manufacturing site and a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip.

    The early Tuesday morning strikes were in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

    Three Kassam rockets...

  • Prof. Jones’ ‘tear down this wall’ debate

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2012 | 8:32 am

    An associate professor of geography at the University of Hawaii has written a book ‎called “Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and ‎Israel.” I haven’t read the book - it might be great. But I did read Reece Jones’ (that’s the ‎professor in...

  • Israeli military begins drafting haredi Orthodox

    August 9, 2012 | 10:51 am

    The Israel Defense Forces have begun drafting haredi Orthodox 18-year-olds without encountering significant protests, one week after a new law requiring haredi military service took effect.

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on July 31 ordered the IDF to compose guidelines for...

  • IDF honors L.A. native for her outstanding service

    June 13, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    At the age of 23, Los Angeles-born Maya Liss was told that she was too old to be an Israeli soldier when she immigrated. But Liss would not take no for an answer, and in late April, her fight to fight for her new country brought the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) corporal special...

  • IDF officials: Missile attack on Israel would produce less than 300 casualties

    April 2, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Israel Defense Forces officials told cabinet ministers on Monday that should Israel undergo a coordinated missile attack, there would be less than 300 Israeli casualties.

    The number was mentioned by IDF officials during a discussion in Israel’s security-diplomatic cabinet, Channel...

  • IDF chief: Formal ceremonies mandatory for religous soldiers

    December 27, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Orthodox Israeli soldiers must attend formal military gatherings at which women sing, but can be excused from informal social gatherings, the head of the military said.

    Israel Defense Forces Benny Gantz said Tuesday that female soldiers have equality in the military and that there...

  • Israel rushes airliner defenses as Libya leaks SAMs

    November 11, 2011 | 8:11 am

    Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms.

    Jets flown by El Al and two other Israeli carriers are being equipped with a locally made...