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  • An Inevitable Conflict The Six-Day War

    05/13/2017 4:43:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | 6/13/17 | Efraim Karsh
    May 13, 2017: Fifty years ago today, a false Soviet warning of large-scale Israeli troop concentrations along the border with Syria touched off a chain of events leading to the 1967 Six-Day War. However, as Middle East Quarterly editor Efraim Karsh explains in this advance-release article from the Summer 2017 issue of Middle East Quarterly, another all-out Arab-Israeli war was already "a foregone conclusion." It has long been conventional wisdom to view the June 1967 war as an accidental conflagration that neither Arabs nor Israelis desired, yet none were able to prevent. Had Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser not fallen...
  • IDF: We were warned of the US attack on Syria

    04/06/2017 9:31:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 7, 2017 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The IDF was aware of the US strike on Syria before it happened and supported the attack, the IDF spokesperson said Friday morning.
  • Ofra Junction victim: Elhai Taharlev of Talmon

    04/06/2017 4:02:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/4/16
    It was disclosed Thursday afternoon that the soldier killed in the morning's terrorist attack at the entrance to Ofra was 20-year-old Sergeant Elhai Taharlev of the western-Binyamin Jewish community of Talmon. Elhai Taharlev studied at the Mekor Chaim High School in Kfar Etzion and later at the hesder yeshiva in Tekoa....
  • Micro Roni for your Glocks

    03/31/2017 7:22:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/31/2017 | J Hines
    If you're into short barrel and Glocks then you may want to get a modifying kit for the Glock. CAA has a conversion kit that converts your Glock into a carbine. (sort of) Its aluminum and polymer RONI unit doesn't add any barrel length, the pistol is encapsulated, has an adjustable stock with cheekplate, a vertical foregrip and has lots of rail space for optics and a tactical light. Buttstock has the ability to store an extra magazine. What do you all think, is it worth getting one? See the Micro Roni footage here.
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Infantry colonel says IDF is ignoring its own research (Trunc)

    03/13/2017 11:46:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 12, 2017 | Gil Ronen
    "The continued attempts to integrate women into combat units has completely failed," Colonel Raz Sagi told "Haboker Shel Keshet" on Sunday morning television. Sagi said the IDF has conducted decades of extremely extensive research which proves the attempts to integrate women into combat units has failed every time and caused failed mission and combat deaths, but it continues to ignore the obvious conclusions and continues the integration attempts "as if previous attempts had succeeded." "They're not giving us the real statistics," Sagi said. "That's very problematic. The real test is in the field, and it's not about pushing the absolute...
  • IDF mulls major fighter jet, helicopter deals (new F-15s)

    03/08/2017 4:59:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 03/08/2017
    Israel is likely to buy a squadron of Boeing's upgraded F-15s and must choose between Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin's CH-53 K helicopters or Boeing's CH-47 Chinook. The IDF is preparing for two major deals with the US, including the procurement of aircraft designed to renew its stock of warplanes and transportation helicopters. It has been decided to purchase two air force squadrons, following the establishment of a squadron of F-35 Adir fighters, the world's most advanced stealth aircraft. The IDF received its first F-35s in December. Most of the money for the procurement will come from $3.33 billion US aid money allocated...
  • Has Israel Actually Sent The F-35 Into Combat Already?

    03/08/2017 4:53:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 7, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    For some time now, various news outlets have claimed that Israel is already using its pair of recently-delivered F-35I Adirs in a combat role even before they've been declared operational by the Israeli Air Force. But today, military aviation journalist Thomas Newdick conveyed a report by a French journalist that not only claimed the F-35Is have been active over Syria, but also details what targets they specifically took out on their mission there. Additionally, the writer claims the Adir's first combat missions occurred in January, just a month after the aircraft arrived on Israeli soil. Thomas Newdick skeptically summarizes the...
  • IDF JETS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK HEZBOLLAH TARGETS IN SYRIA OVERNIGHT

    02/22/2017 5:36:52 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/22/17 | Anna Ahronheim
    Israeli jets allegedly struck targets near the Syrian capital overnight on Wednesday, reportedly a weapons shipment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese media reported. Syrian media reported witnesses hearing "loud explosion sounds" in the early morning hours. According to Lebanese media, the targets that were hit around 3.00 a.m. were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army's 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the capital. The report also claimed that the IDF struck from within Lebanon, circling the Beqaa Valley and Baalbek, so as not to be blocked by the Russian defense systems operating in...
  • Watch: Azariya sentenced to 18 months in prison

    02/21/2017 3:12:53 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Sgt. Azariya sentenced to 18 months in jail over death of Arab terrorist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ozk-WAAHd8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=uZ65MzEugLo MainAll NewsInside IsraelWatch: Azariya sentenced to 18 months in prison Watch: Azariya sentenced to 18 months in prison Sgt. Azariya sentenced to 18 months in jail over death of Arab terrorist. Contact Editor Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/02/17 12:04 Share IDF sergeant Elor Azariya was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday afternoon, after being convicted of manslaughter in January. The head of the judicial panel, Maya Heller, said that "the act of punishment is difficult and complex. We will do what is appropriate for the...
  • Female IDF soldier fights off terrorist attack

    12/22/2016 2:53:42 PM PST · by The Fop · 26 replies
    Tribunist
    Captain Or Ben-Yehuda of the Israeli Defense Forces has cemented a legacy that will endure well past her lifetime. The young, decorated IDF Captain was in charge of a company of soldiers when they were violently attacked by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border. Read full article at Tribunist.......http://tribunist.com/lifestyle/this-female-idf-soldier-fights-off-23-terrorists-in-ambush-attack-after-being-shot/
  • This Female IDF Soldier Fights Off 23 Terrorists in Ambush Attack After Being Shot

    12/21/2016 10:32:05 PM PST · by KingofZion · 72 replies
    Tribunist ^ | December 19, 2016 | Staff
    Captain Or Ben-Yehuda of the Israeli Defense Forces has cemented a legacy that will endure well past her lifetime. The young, decorated IDF Captain was in charge of a company of soldiers when they were violently attacked by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border. Due to her leadership and bravery, she and her men were able to survive. Captain Ben-Yehuda was in charge of the Caracal Battalion which was stationed near the Israeli / Egyptian border. Three suspicious vehicles quickly approached the battalion’s position and Captain Ben-Yehuda along with a driver went to check them out. As they...
  • After Brouhaha Over Women in Tanks, Israeli Army Wants Women in Warships Too

    12/09/2016 5:41:49 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 09, 2016 | Gili Cohen
    The Israel Defense Forces is considering opening additional combat positions to women, including possibly placing women on the Sa’ar 6 warships currently being built in Germany that are to be deployed to protect Israel’s offshore natural gas rigs in the Mediterranean. The proposed integration of women in combat positions, including the Armored Corps and the Air Force’s search and rescue unit, has sparked opposition among some Orthodox rabbis, particularly over women serving in tank units. In remarks last week on the issue, Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said the IDF was opening more combat roles to women, but added that...
  • New Israeli APC may be produced in US

    12/07/2016 9:46:42 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | December 06, 2016 | Yuval Azulai
    The Defense Ministry is mulling manufacturing the planned new IDF armored personnel carrier - the Eitan - in the US and purchasing it with US military aid. The planned new IDF armored personnel carrier (APC) - the Eitan - will be manufactured in the US and purchased by Israel with US military aid, according to internal discussions by the IDF land forces and the Ministry of Defense. Such a decision is liable to disappoint Israeli defense companies and dozens more small and medium-sized companies in Israel involved in the Merkava tank program. These companies hoped that their involvement in the...
  • 4:09 / 9:13 UPDATE: Israel attacked Damascus! Weapons of mass destruction were targeted!

    12/07/2016 11:27:46 AM PST · by Lera · 16 replies
    Behold Israel Youtube ^ | 12/7/16 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir gives update on Israel's strike in Syria early Wednesday morning. The strike targeted weapons of mass destruction for Hezbollah
  • Report: IDF strikes near Damascus

    12/07/2016 4:37:41 AM PST · by Lera · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Arab media outlets have reported that the IDF targets inside Syria near the capital city of Damascus early Wednesday morning. The incident has yet to be confirmed by Israeli sources, and the IDF has refused to comment on the report. According to the claims, large explosions were heard around the El-Mezzeh airbase just outside of Damascus. No casualties were reported in the attack. A Syrian state media service report by SANA claimed the attack was made by land-based missile batteries, with no reference to Israeli air units. "At 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT), the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from...
  • Analysis F-35 Deal: As Always - Israeli Air Force Got What It Wanted, Despite Costs and Concerns

    11/29/2016 5:05:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 29.11.2016 | Amos Harel
    Sunday’s cabinet decision to approve the acquisition of 17 F-35s for the Israel Air Force is a belated, necessary result to the partial decision the previous government made nearly three years ago. Then, only a partial equipping was approved in an unusual step that would have left the IAF at the end of the acquisition process with a squadron and a half. It would have been an operational hybrid, which would likely not allow long-term planning and conducting of missions on an ongoing basis. According to the decision, the IAF will have a full complement of two squadrons by 2021...
  • IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

    11/27/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by Lera · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/28/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Israeli aircraft attack a facility in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in retaliation for Sunday's attack on IDF soldiers. Israeli aircraft attacked early Monday morning a facility belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights. The attack was in retaliation to Sunday's attack on IDF forces who were engaged in operations along the Syrian border. The patrol returned fire, first with small arms and then with mortars. The Israel Air Force then located the armored vehicle that had been the source of the fire and destroyed the vehicle, killing all...
  • BREAKING: Israeli Navy destroys Gaza-bound ship smuggling weapons

    11/22/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by zlando · 28 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    The boat, which was disguised as a Palestinian fishing vessel, was intercepted by IDF forces off the coast of the Gaza Strip and fired upon after the two occupants jumped in the water and swam for shore; secondary explosions from weapons on board completely destroyed boat. A Palestinian boat disguised as a fishing vessel was caught on camera by the IDF while attempting to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip before eventually being destroyed. The boat was observed departing from the southern Gaza Strip and heading towards the Sinai. Several days later, the ship suspiciously reappeared with the rear...
  • The Great IDF Captains Crisis (Israel can't retain army officers)

    09/23/2016 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Israel Defense ^ | September 22, 2016 | Amir Rapaport
    The regular (permanent) service cadre of IDF is currently undergoing one of the most severe crises in its history. At the same time, the IDF conducts a training exercise and issues a massive technological tender. It is one of the most troubling issues as far as the Israeli defense establishment is concerned, but no one will speak about it publicly: the regular (permanent) service cadre of IDF is currently undergoing one of the most severe crises in its history. Some of the indications of this crisis: IDF seem unable to staff numerous positions normally staffed by officers at captain's rank,...