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“Nachal Haredi, an army unit made up entirely of former yeshiva students, is growing and is a highly trained and successful combat unit”

MOMENT What Will It Take to Get the Haredim to Enlist? by Naomi Ragen November/December 2018 …Ever since the nascent State of Israel agreed in 1948 in return for Orthodox support not to draft 400 yeshiva students—a number that by … Continue reading

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“Hamas Stunned by ‘Israeli Base’ in the Heart of the Gaza Strip”

JERUSALEM POST Hamas is searching for members of elite IDF unit in Gaza by Khaled Abu Toameh November 24, 2018 Hamas said over the weekend that it was continuing its investigation into the November 11 clash with an elite IDF unit near … Continue reading

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Diaspora Jews and the media are getting it wrong on Gaza (again)

NEW YORK TIMES Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy by Matti Friedman May 16, 2018 …Most Western viewers experienced these events through a visual storytelling tool: a split screen [the Embassy opening and the Gaza riots]…The attempts to breach the Gaza … Continue reading

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“While Israel is hardly perfect, its response to the Great Return March is necessary and prudent” [VIDEOS]

NATIONAL REVIEW Israel Has the Right and Obligation to Defend Its Border with Deadly Force: Would you let people who want to kill you into your home? by David French May 15, 2018 One of the enduring mysteries of modern political … Continue reading

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“IDF warns Syrian military not to interfere as it pummels Iranian targets in largest direct exchange between Jerusalem, Tehran”

TIMES OF ISRAEL After Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria by Judah Ari Gross May 10, 2018 Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking … Continue reading

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“The secretive and sensitive Unit 9900, which specializes in visual intelligence, has received some 100 autistic volunteer soldiers so far” [VIDEO]

JNS.ORG The IDF’s Unit 9900: ‘Seeing’ their service come to fruition by Yaakov Lappin May 4, 2018 A program designed to integrate young people on the autistic spectrum into the military—in fields where they have a relative advantage—is proving to … Continue reading

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American IDF’er completed his service in 2011 and remains in reserves, returning to Israel several times a year for training

NEW YORK POST The American who went to war for Israel, lost an arm and went back by Larry Getlen April 22, 2018 …A soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), he was with his unit and awaiting orders for a … Continue reading

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