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  • Four Israeli soldiers injured in explosion on Lebanese border

    August 7, 2013 | 9:04 am

    Four Israeli soldiers were injured by an explosive detonated as they patrolled the border with Lebanon.

    The soldiers were taken to a hospital in northern Israel, where three underwent surgery and one was admitted to the intensive care unit.

    The Israel Defense Forces said it was...

  • U.N. peacekeepers protest Israeli overflights of Lebanon

    May 8, 2013 | 10:41 am

    The United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, claiming increased violations of Lebanese airspace, protested to Israel's military.

    The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon reported that "in the course of the past week it has observed a higher number of Israeli air...

  • Outcry over Israeli soldier’s photo of boy in crosshairs

    February 19, 2013 | 1:42 am

    An Israeli soldier has provoked an outcry by publishing a photograph that appeared to show the back of a Palestinian boy's head seen through the crosshairs of a rifle.

    Israel's army said on Tuesday it would hold an investigation into the conduct of the soldier, who posted the...

  • Netanyahu responds to Obama: Israelis will determine country’s best interests

    January 17, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to comments attributed to President Obama, saying that Israelis will determine the country's best interests.

    "Only the Israeli people will determine who best represents the State of Israel's vital interests," Netanyahu...

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  • Israeli general tells mayors to prepare for weeks of fighting

    November 16, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Israel’s Home Front Command reportedly has instructed municipalities around Gaza to prepare for a fighting period of up to seven weeks.

    The news site Ynet reported Friday that GOC Home Front Command Eyal Eisenberg told subordinate officers and mayors of southern and central...

  • Report: Israel hit Sudan twice in two months

    October 26, 2012 | 9:24 am

    The Israeli army has declined to comment on a report that it had launched two air strikes in Sudan over the past two months.

    Israel Radio reported that the IDF spokesperson would not respond to its query regarding a Reuters asserting that Israeli aircraft struck targets in Sudan...

  • Siren ushers in Israel’s Memorial Day

    April 24, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel’s official Memorial Day.

    Tuesday evening’s siren was immediately followed by a national ceremony held at the Western Wall and televised to the entire nation.

    “Your beloved...

  • Rockets hit Israel, and airstrike kills Palestinian militant group’s leader in Gaza

    March 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group.

    The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel.

    Shortly thereafter, an Israeli airstrike...

  • In love and defense

    March 8, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    I have a complicated relationship with Israel. My younger brother made aliyah last year and is currently serving as a paratrooper in an elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), leaving me feeling simultaneously proud, nervous and occasionally nauseous all at once. We were...