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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — Israel is seeking a “robust” and complete disarmament of Hamas in the Gaza Strip in order to ensure that there is no resumption in hostilities, according to a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official who briefed the Washington Free Beacon on upcoming Egyptian-brokered ceasefire talks between the terror group and Israeli government. However, Hamas is ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WND: More claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way. Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which noted ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: An arrest has been made in connection to mid-June’s kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, a military spokesman confirmed to CNN Tuesday. Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told host Jake Tapper that the operation “wasn’t something the military carried out,” but said an individual has been taken into ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military base, killing a U.S. general and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops. U.S. officials identified the murdered American late Tuesday as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Greene was the highest-ranked American ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of Beltsville, Md. JERUSALEM — Fifty-one pastors from every U.S. state and D.C. touched down in Israel early Tuesday for an unprecedented last minute solidarity mission aimed at expressing their support for the Jewish state’s right to defend itself from the terror group Hamas, a sentiment that some say is not shared ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from the New York Times: A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, officials of the American-led coalition said Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Algemeiner: A quick-thinking Israeli Border Police officer averted a suicide car bombing last Sunday, when he dove head-first through the window to wrest control of the vehicle, as it fled through a checkpoint south of Jerusalem. Recently released dramatic security camera footage of the event, which took place near Beitar Ilit, shows the driver trying ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Israel agreed on Monday to an Egyptian proposal for a three-day ceasefire in a four-week-old Gaza war, to start at 0500 GMT on Tuesday, an Israeli official said. "We agree to begin implementing the Egyptian initiative. If the ceasefire is upheld there will be no need for any presence of (Israeli) forces in the ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army calls it the Hannibal Directive. If soldiers see a comrade being taken prisoner they are to fire to prevent, “at all costs,” his captors getting away with him—even if it means hitting the Israeli captive himself. The controversial directive has been in effect 27 years, but except for the case of Gilad ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: On Day No. 127 of imprisonment, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi entered a federal court in Tijuana to face four border officials who were involved in his March 31 arrest on weapons charges. In the Monday hearing that is expected to last several hours, defense attorney Fernando Benitez will grill the officials, looking ...

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. Gen. John Campbell says notifying troops on the warfront ...

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Aug 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Israeli forces raked the southern tip of the Gaza Strip on Saturday with airstrikes and shelling while searching for a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants a day earlier -- even as the military wing of Hamas suggested the missing second lieutenant was already dead. In Rafah, ...

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Aug 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: In a last bit of business before leaving for the August break, the House late Friday quickly approved a resolution offering $225 million in funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. The House passed the resolution with no debate, and in a 395-8 vote. The House vote followed a equally fast vote ...

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Aug 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Tracer rounds ricochet off of a tank as security police fire a mounted .50-caliber machine gun. Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: American military personnel use the pyrotechnic glare of tracer rounds to see exactly where they’re firing and adjust when necessary. Unfortunately, that glare also gives away a soldier’s position. Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey are ...

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: A recent YouTube video posted by the Shebab News Agency shows an intimate view of the underground tunnels Hamas militants are using to ambush Israeli forces inside Israel as part of the group’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Business Insider reports at least 160 child deaths occurred in the construction of ...

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict, set to begin Friday, the United States and United Nations said. The cease-fire was scheduled to commence at 8 am local time on Friday, and is expected to last for a period of 72 hours unless it's ...

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The Micro Tactical Ground Robot, built by Roboteam, is the latest tool to be fielded by Israel Defense Force units targeting Gaza's elaborate and often explosives-rigged network of tunnels. (Roboteam) TEL AVIV — Israel debuted a locally developed micro robot in its ongoing onslaught against the labyrinth of tunnels and concealed shafts supporting subterranean arms depots, ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik explained Wednesday why she is helping send bulletproof vests to the Israel Defense Forces. The Jewish actress and outspoken supporter of Israel wrote a brief blog post Wednesday afternoon, titled “Why I Donated Money to Send Bulletproof Vests to the IDF.” “1. I need to feel ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said. The clinic had apparently been abandoned by its UN personnel. UNRWA did not immediately respond ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to submit to questioning next week by the U.S. Army general probing the circumstances that led to the his 2009 capture by the Taliban, Bergdahl's attorney said on Tuesday. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant, was introduced to the investigating officer, Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, and is expected ...

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