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  • Seinfeld under fire over visit to West Bank ‘military camp’

    01/11/2018 5:34:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11 January 2018 | YAAKOV SCHWARTZ
    The Caliber 3 training facility takes down pics of the famous comedian snapped during a family visit Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is taking heat from fans after photos of him at a West Bank “anti-terrorism” course were posted online earlier this week. The Caliber 3 training facility, located near the settlement of Efrat south of Bethlehem, posted the photos of Seinfeld on its Facebook page with the message, “Finally we are allowed to tell you! Jerry Seinfeld and his family were in Caliber 3. During their visit to Israel last week, they came to us for a special and exciting activity...
  • IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

    12/08/2017 1:06:54 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    An Israel Defense Forces tank and aircraft carried out strikes on two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks. The strikes came as a terrorist group in the Strip launched a rocket that hit an open field in the south of the country, after two previous attacks that failed to reach Israeli territory, the army said.
  • EU demands Israel halt demolitions of illegal Arab buildings

    11/26/2017 11:38:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/17 | David Rosenberg
    The European Union rebuked Israel on Friday, condemning the Jewish state for the demolition of illegal Arab buildings and demanding Israel refrain from further demolitions. In a statement released by the local Office of the European Union Representative, the EU slammed Israel over the planned eviction of Bedouin squatters who established illegal settlements in the northern Jordan Valley in eastern Israel over the past decade. Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal, home to an estimated 400 Bedouin squatters, were first established in the mid-2000s. The two illegal settlements, which have sprawled around roads and intersections, have hindered traffic in the area,...
  • The 80th Anniversary of the Two State Solution

    10/02/2017 7:04:32 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Mosaic Magazine ^ | October 2, 2017 | Rick Richman
    In this epochal year of Zionist anniversaries—the 120th of the First Zionist Conference in Basle, the 100th of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution, the 50th of the Six-Day War—there is yet another to be marked: the 80th anniversary of the 1937 British Peel Commission Report, which first proposed a “two-state solution” for Palestine. The story of the Peel report is largely unknown today, but it is worth retelling for two reasons: First, it is a historic saga featuring six extraordinary figures, five of whom testified before the commission: on the Zionist side, David Ben-Gurion,...

    09/28/2017 8:32:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    On the first day of the Yom Kippur War, an Israeli photo reconnaissance plane, flying well inside Sinai to keep out of range of surface-to-air (SAM) missiles across the Suez Canal, scanned the Egyptian deployment on the far bank. The Israel Air Force commander, Maj.-Gen. Benny Peled, would not see the photographs until days later. They showed Egyptian tanks, fuel and supply trucks, troop carriers, and other vehicles lined up for miles, packed together virtually bumper to bumper on narrow desert roads waiting to cross into Sinai on pontoon bridges being assembled in the water. Had he known of this...
  • On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To Mexico

    09/20/2017 2:38:55 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 20, 2017 | Joel Leyden
    On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To MexicoBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — September 20, 2017 … Just hours before the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShana) Prime Minister Netanyahu directed the Israel Defense Forces to send a humanitarian team to Mexico. Over 200 people, including at least 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake slammed central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. Yesterday’s lethal earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and caused extensive damage, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican...

    08/27/2017 6:01:29 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | AUGUST 27, 2017 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    Israel’s Ministry of Defense has completed the acquisition process of an additional 17 F-35 stealth jets, officially giving the Israel Air Force two squadrons of the world’s most advanced fighter planes. The purchase of the 17 additional planes, whose delivery will be completed by December 2024, was approved by the cabinet in November and the contract was signed by the director general of the Ministry of Defense Maj.-Gen (res) Udi Adam. Israel, which has already received five F-35 “Adir” jets now being tested by the IAF, will receive an additional two next week and another two jets by November, bringing...
  • IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank

    07/20/2017 2:22:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/20/17 | Yoav Zitun
    The IDF said Thursday five battalions have been put on standby in the West Bank in light of the high tensions on the Temple Mount. After three Israeli Arabs came out of the Temple Mount complex armed and opened fire at an Israeli police force, killing two of the officers, Israel added metal detectors and security cameras at the entrance gates to the holy site to prevent the smuggling of more weapons inside. The added security was met with strong objection from the Palestinians, Israeli Arabs, other Arab nations and the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf. They claim the move constitutes a...
  • Attention! Glamorous Israeli soldier is winning legions of fans (TR)

    07/06/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/06/2017 | Stephanie Linnie
    A glamorous Israeli soldier has become a social media star after she started posting photos of herself posing in very skimpy bikinis. Kim Mellibovsky has won legions of Instagram fans with her saucy snaps, which she shares alongside images of herself touting a gun in her very tight-fitting Israeli Defence Forces uniform. Kim, who is believed to be 22, also shares pictures of herself dressed up for nights out with her friends and practising her pout in her bedroom.
  • Israel shows off Spike on Apache

    06/08/2017 4:27:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AirForces Monthly ^ | June 07, 2017
    Recent photos of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) AH-64D equipped for the carriage of Rafael Spike missiles show that the indigenous precision-attack system is operational on the air arm’s attack helicopters. The photographs, taken by an AFM correspondent, have been cleared by the Israel Defense Forces censor, demonstrating that the Spike is now officially considered part of the Israeli AH-64D armoury. The missiles’ twin launcher is mounted on the right stub wing of AH-64D Saraf 743. The weapons carried may well be the Spike NLOS (Non Line Of Sight) that has already been integrated on several rotary-wing platforms, including the...
  • Israel Is Testing An Air-To-Air Variant Of Its Dolphin-Nosed Stunner Missile

    06/02/2017 9:40:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 2, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Israel is known to go its own way when it comes to its air combat capabilities. In the past, this has included making dramatic modifications to imported air warfare assets, and also developing its own unique weapons and sub-systems. The country's guided munitions and missile development and manufacturing abilities are especially strong, and US assistance in the form of cross-corporate cooperation and foreign aid have allowed the Israeli defense industry to field extremely high-tech systems that are tailored to the country's specific needs. One of these systems is the Stunner missile. RAFAEL Stunner interceptor and booster The missile is very...
  • Israel Is Getting A Single F-35 Test Jet Unlike Any Other

    05/28/2017 5:35:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 25, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israel continues to win unique concessions surrounding its participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The country’s increasingly independent development could ultimately produce a version of the aircraft specifically suited to its needs that differs significantly from Lockheed Martin’s existing offerings. In May 2017, it emerged that Lockheed was specially building a one-off sub-variant of the F-35I "Adir" – meaning "mighty one" in Hebrew – for Israel and expected to deliver it by 2020. The plane would act as a testbed for the country’s planned, but unspecified modifications. The Israeli Air Force is planning on purchasing as many as...
  • 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...