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  • Raising Your Child For Something For Which You’re Entirely Unprepared

    08/11/2019 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 11, 2019 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My family and I recently had the privilege of celebrating two significant and interrelated milestones. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of our arrival in Israel, taking on citizenship and planting our roots firmly in our historic homeland. And we celebrated (yes, celebrated) the induction into the IDF of our oldest son.When our youngest son was born in Jerusalem, we knew that he would serve in the army, an obligation and privilege as an Israeli Jew, pretty much as genetic as his actual DNA.  But when our oldest son was born in N.J., we didn’t know this would be his destiny.But...
  • Report: Israeli warplanes hit Iranian targets in Iraq

    07/30/2019 7:53:25 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/30/19 | Daniel Salami
    Israeli warplanes bombed Iranian-linked targets in Iraq and Syria in July, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Tuesday, quoting Western diplomatic sources. The sources told the London-based newspaper that on July 19, Israel carried out an attack on the base of an Iran-linked paramilitary group in the northern Salahuddin province of Iraq. Reports initially said that the attack was carried out by a drone and and led to the deaths of an unconfirmed number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard fighters. According to the Saudi news channel Al-Arabiya, the base housed Iranian-made ballistic missiles hidden in food refrigeration trucks. Israeli officials, including...
  • Israel, U.S. Carry out Successful Test of Arrow-3 Missile over Alaska

    07/28/2019 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    jpost ^ | 7/28/19 | Anna Ahronheim
    In the face of Iran’s continued development of long-range missiles, Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the long-range Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) in Kodiak, Alaska, which included the successful interception of an “enemy” target. The series of tests over the course of 10 days saw three successful interceptions. It was the first time that such a test took place outside of Israel. The successful test was attended by Israel’s ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer. The system was tested against targets similar in behavior to advanced ballistic...
  • Remembering 'Operation Thunderbolt'

    06/26/2019 6:40:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/26/2019 | Barry Farber
    Good teachers keep up with their students and rejoice when they demonstrate they’ve learned their lessons well. I want to be a good teacher, and our “student,” Israel, has learned the lessons of democracy extraordinarily well. In early July of l976, while we Americans were celebrating our big Bicentennial – our 200th birthday party – terrorists hijacked a plane full of innocent tourists and travelers en route from Israel to France and held over 100 of them (the ones identified as Jews) hostage inside a well-barricaded hangar at the Entebbe airport in the East African nation of Uganda. Day after...
  • Reservists on Duty Fight for Israel on College Campuses

    05/31/2019 10:23:12 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 31, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Reservists on Duty Fight for Israel on College Campuses “UC-Irvine is the most dangerous place for Jews today.” May 31, 2019 Daniel Greenfield AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to Facebook 304Share to TwitterShare to More43Share to Print 31 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. It’s Israel Apartheid Week and the Israeli veterans and student activists of Reservists on Duty are reporting to campuses across America. Their mission is fighting back against the lies and the hate. The annual anti-Israel campus events have become...
  • [IDF] Army veteran dubbed Queen of Guns reveals firearms are the 'love of her life' [tr] [ed]

    05/30/2019 6:37:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2019 | Claire Toureille
    A hot shot army veteran dubbed the ‘Queen of Guns’ loves firing huge machine-guns while wearing tiny outfits, and says US has the ‘best gun laws in the world’ Orin Julie, 25, boasts 585k followers on Instagram, and divides her time between home in Ramat Gan, Israel and the United States – where she passionately believes citizens enjoy ‘the best gun laws in the world’. The former fighter in Israel’s IDF (Israeli Defence Force) reckons US citizens should ‘appreciate and protect’ their second amendment gun rights – and says she gets ‘huge excitements’ whenever she discharges a weapon. The all-action...

    05/24/2019 6:12:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    The INS Magen, the Navy’s first Sa'ar 6 corvette, was officially named at a ceremony held at the Kiel shipyards in Germany. The ceremony was headed by Navy Commander Maj.-Gen. Eli Sharvit, Defense Ministry Head of Procurement Avi Dadon, Navy Material Command head Yossi Ashkenazi, project head Brig.-Gen. Erez, as well as the Commander of the INS Magen Lt.-Col Baruch. Commanders and soldiers who took part in the project and shipyard employees also attended the ceremony. The ceremony included the customary breaking a bottle of champagne on the ship's bow by the navy commander's wife, Etti Sharvit. The construction of...
  • Israeli Army Prepares For Gaza Ground Invasion

    05/05/2019 1:50:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | May 5, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Tweets and video at link. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the Israeli army to invade Gaza following a number of attacks from Hamas. Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri, the Hamas commander, was killed during one of Israeli's return fires, the country's military said. "I instructed the military this morning to continue its massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza Strip and ordered it to reinforce the troops around the Gaza Strip with tanks, artillery and infantry force," Netanyahu said in a statement. "Hamas bears responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions but also those by...
  • Watch: Paratroopers sing 'Hatikva' in Germany

    04/27/2019 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/19
    ....The exercise included US, German, and British soldiers.

    04/13/2019 7:26:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 4/13/19 | Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian targets near the city of Hama, killing two Iranians, according to Syrian media outlets and foreign accounts reported on Saturday. The reports attributed the attacks to Israel, noting that it was carried out from Lebanese airspace. Following the attack, and allegedly two Iranian soldiers were killed and several buildings were destroyed. The attack was reportedly carried out on a military base under the control of Iranian forces, and was attacked several times in the past. In the social networks, the surfers posted a record of the attacks and missiles fired at the site, accusing...

    02/07/2019 3:48:13 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/16/19 | Cassandra Gomes Hochberg
    The US Army will acquire two Iron Dome batteries by 2020 as well as consider the full adoption of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, both systems developed by Israel, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. The Iron Dome batteries will provide US ground forces an interim capability against unmanned air vehicles, mortars, rockets, artillery and cruise missiles. The US Army has been working to transform the Israeli interceptor into an American system to defend forward-deployed US forces since 2017. The US Army has performed tests to evaluate which missile system would best serve this purpose. Rafael Advanced Defense System's Iron...
  • Introducing Israel's Deadly Dolphin-Class Submarine (Armed with Nuclear Weapons?)

    01/23/2019 2:28:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 31, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Should Iran be worried? Here's everything we know. Israel’s submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the country’s security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind. Israel’s first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The 1991 Persian Gulf War, which saw Iraqi Scuds and Al Hussein ballistic missiles raining down on...
  • BREAKING - Democrat Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib: “We’re Going to Go in and Impeach the MOTHER [bleep]!”

    01/03/2019 8:33:19 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 238 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 1-3-2018 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The radicals took control of the House today. Far left anti-Trumpers and open Socialists are now in charge of the US House of Representatives.</p> <p>Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, an open Israel-hater, was sworn in on a Koran today.</p> <p>And after her swearing in she immediately called on President Trump’s impeachment — the “mother f*cker”!!</p>

    12/04/2018 3:29:01 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2018 | Anna Aronheim
    The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced in a statement Tuesday.
  • 'Everything that was struck was destroyed'

    10/17/2018 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/18
    Major General Herzi Halevi, the Commanding Officer of the IDF Southern Command, slammed the Hamas terrorist organization following the rocket attack on Be'er Sheva early Wednesday morning. "Hamas pretends to govern in Gaza, and tells the Gazan population that it seeks to improve their lives. However, in reality, Hamas specializes in riots at the border fence and in using explosive devices, incendiary and explosive balloons, and, as we saw last night, rockets," Gen. Halevi said in a statement. "Hamas worsens the lives of ordinary Gazans and last night took actions which forced us to strike a range of weapon production...
  • Israelis Make a Lot of Babies: What's Behind Their High Fertility Rate?

    10/11/2018 7:58:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2018 | John Stonestreet And Roberto Rivera
    The state of Israel is bucking the trend: It has a very high fertility rate for a developed nation. What's behind it? In addition to things like a high per capita income and high levels of literacy, one of the defining characteristics of a "developed" country is a low fertility rate. We've often spoken of the demographic crisis facing industrialized countries. No member of the European Union has a "replacement level" fertility rate. Even with high levels of immigration, most members' populations are on a downward trajectory. In East Asia, the outlook is even bleaker. In Japan, more adult diapers...
  • A Tribute to the Israeli Defense Forces

    09/24/2018 1:07:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2018 | By Harold Goldmeier
    The Israel Defense Forces are so much more than the picture of raw power perceived in news stories and war-centered history books. The IDF functions on a daily basis employing stealth and deception in the battle against Israel's unremitting enemies. Pre-1967, the state and military were perceived as underdogs fighting the good fight against all odds. The devastating effectiveness and efficiency with which the IDF knocked out and embarrassed Arab armies changed the perception of the IDF and the Jewish people into a conquering military machine. The success was so decisive that it altered the mindset of the Jewish people...
  • Russians blame shoot-down of reconnaissance plane on Israelis: Did the IDF miscalculate?

    09/18/2018 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    In the Russian MoD statement, the government is accusing the Israelis of not giving Russia enough time to get its forces out of the area, and given the information available at the moment, that seems likely. Did the Israeli Defense Force miscalculate on this one? The Israelis, as noted in the above report, have routinely attacked targets in Syria deemed to be a threat to the Jewish state’s security. Most of the time those attacks have been aimed at Iranian installations but Syrian government bases have also been targeted in the past.
  • Missile attack reported at Damascus military air base

    09/02/2018 12:19:09 AM PDT · by firebrand · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 2, 2018 | TOI Staff
    Large explosions were reported at a Syrian military air base early Sunday in an attack widely attributed to Israeli warplanes. However, Syria denied an attack had taken place. The reported strike occurred just after midnight at Mazzeh air base near Damascus, a key regime facility thought to have been targeted by Israel in the past. The military airport of Mazzeh, in the west suburbs of Damascus, was hit by a “possible Israeli missile, which hit a munitions store setting off successive explosions,” the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP.
  • Israel Loosens Gun Ownership Restrictions in Response to Terrorist Threat

    08/24/2018 7:15:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/21/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    In high contrast to nearly every other non-U.S. country, Israel passed a law on Monday that would expand the number of citizens eligible for firearms ownership licenses. As justification for the new policy, Israel’s Security Minister Gilad Erdan cited increased protection from “lone wolf” terrorist attacks. “Many civilians saved lives during terror attacks and in an era of ‘lone terrorism.’ The more skilled civilians carrying weapons, the greater the chance of thwarting attacks without casualties and reducing the number of casualties,” Erdan said, according to the Jerusalem Post. Previously, Israel operated under a system similar to the “good cause” scheme...