JERUSALEM—Even as war rattles much of the Middle East, Israel is in the process of trimming its armed forces because of budgetary constraints and a reappraisal of the military challenges it faces.
JERUSALEM—For two weeks, they slept on makeshift beds in Gaza’s tunnels, living on water and dates, waiting for the order to ascend to the surface and attack advancing Israeli forces from the rear. They had been trained to wait like that for as long as a month and a half, if necessary.
This testimony from a Hamas fighter captured by Israeli troops during last month’s fighting in Gaza was described in a rare interview on YNet with soldiers from an Israeli field intelligence unit who served in the Gaza war.
Hamas has been disseminating to its followers in the Gaza Strip a detailed terrorism training manual that teaches would-be bombers how to make explosives and conceal them in household items such as televisions, according to documents seized by the Israeli military during recent raids.
Jerusalem—Hamas is clearly guilty of war crimes in its current round of fighting with Israel, according to a prestigious Jerusalem think tank, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI).
Hamas members are suspected of kidnapping three Israeli teens, according to the Times of Israel.
JERUSALEM—A group of Israeli Arab Christians led by a Greek Orthodox priest have roiled the Israeli Arab community by distancing themselves from their Arab identity and requesting that Christian Arabs be drafted into the Israeli army to show their support for the Jewish state.
The Israeli army has formed a specialized intelligence unit that includes soldiers diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder involving impaired social interaction and communication problems.
Thanks to the Garin Tzabar program, young diaspora Jews can learn everything from geography to Hebrew to prepare for enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces.
Allow me to salute a pair of young women who decided to venture out of America, Miami of all places, to make like Diddy and come home to serve in the Jewish homeland’s army.
Identical twin sisters Yarden and Rachel Paul moved to Israel last year with the aid of Garin Tzabar.