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  • 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...

  • Appreciation: A salute to Ariel Sharon

    By Uri Dromi

    January 11, 2014 | 9:56 am

    In January 1985, as a colonel in the Israeli Air Force, I was running a course for high-ranking officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), focused on lessons from Israel’s wars. One of the case studies to be discussed was the battle of Um-Katef/Abu-Ageila, in the Six-Day War,...

  • 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...

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  • Israel accused of attacking Syrian army base, weapons convoy

    July 29, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Syrian rebel groups said Israel attacked a Syrian army base near the Golan Heights border.

    The reports follow Arab media reports that Israeli Air Force planes bombed Syrian army posts. In addition, the rebel group called the Military Revolutionary Council in Golan Quneitra said...

  • Letters to the Editor: Oscars, LimmudLA, Prager

    March 7, 2013 | 3:46 am

    Where Were the Female Comedians?

    As a working lawyer and a practicing comic, I have to remark at the irony that on the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking “The Feminine Mystique” (“‘All That I Am I will Not Deny,’” March 1), David Suissa (“Jews Can’t Take Love,”...

  • As world’s largest exporter of drones, Israel looks to transform battlefield

    March 4, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    An Israeli soldier sits in an office chair in an air-conditioned metal chamber staring at two screens side by side. One shows a map with a moving dot. The other displays a video feed. Next to the soldier are three more identical stations.

    The soldier isn't an air traffic...

  • 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...

  • Space Shuttle Columbia: From Shoah to the stars

    By Pat Sierchio

    January 23, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    On Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, tragically taking the lives of all seven astronauts on board. Among those who never returned home were Israeli Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon — Israel’s first and only astronaut — and a...

  • Israel hit by more Palestinian rockets, kills al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists

    October 15, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Two rockets fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip exploded in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday, causing no damage to property or injuries, Army Radio reported.

    Also on Sunday, Israeli Air Force (IAF) planes targeted a terrorist cell in the southern Gaza Strip...

  • Israel hits Gaza weapons facilities

    June 6, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked what it said were two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

    Direct hits were identified in the early Wednesday morning attacks, according to statement from the Israel Defense Forces spokespersons’ office.

    The statement said that the sites were...

  • Israeli drones protect gas fields

    August 9, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The Israeli military is using drones to protect gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The unmanned aerial vehicles are conducting surveillance and reconnaissance missions after pledges from Hezbollah that it would protect Lebanon’s claims to the areas, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    Israel’s Cabinet in July approved Israel’s northern maritime border with Lebanon, thus laying claim to a large natural gas field.

    The drones allow the Israeli Air Force to maintain a 24-hour-a-day presence on the site.

  • Kassam from Gaza injures woman, IDF responds

    August 2, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed two targets in Gaza after a Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel and injured a woman.

    The Israeli aircraft struck what it called a terror activity site in northern Gaza and a smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza in an early Tuesday morning...

  • Israel bombs Gaza tunnels

    July 14, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Israeli Air Force planes bombed two smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza in retaliation for rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities.

    A tunnel used to assist in terrorist activity in northern Gaza was also hit in the early Thursday morning attack, according to the IDF.

    The...

  • Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrike

    July 5, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Two Palestinians were reported killed when Israel’s Air Force fired on terrorists that the military said were planning to launch rockets into southern Israel.

    The Air Force told Israeli media that it knew the group was planning the attack and planned its strike, which took place...

  • 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,...

  • Where No Israeli Has Gone Before

    By Yitzhak Ben-Horin

    January 9, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Ilan Ramon walks the pathways of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, slowed by the weight of the thick book under his arm. It's the bible of the "magnificent seven" -- the group of astronauts scheduled to blast off in the space shuttle Columbia Jan. 16 from the Kennedy Space Center....