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Palestinians Use Press as Human Shields While Firebombing Israeli Soldiers (with video)

Video Surfaces of Palestinian Arabs Attacking IDF from Behind Journalists A video has surfaced, posted to the website The Commentator, that purports to show several Palestinian Arabs hiding behind members of the press while hurling rocks and firebombs at the

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Posted in B3, Middle East, Terrorism

Israeli Attack on Syrian Weapons Convoy Sends Strong Message to Syria and Lebanon

The story is all over the news. On Wednesday morning, the Israeli Air Force attacked two targets in Syria, but the stories in the press are still contradictory. So we will try to clarify the situation a bit. The bare

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism

Netanyahu, Obama Discuss ‘De-escalating’ Gaza Conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called US President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss options for “de-escalating” the situation in Israel and Gaza, the White House said. Obama “reiterated US support for Israel’s right to defend itself,  and  Netanyahu expressed

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East, Terrorism, US

75,000 Reserve Call-Up Approved for Gaza Operation

As the Israeli government considers a ground operation, the government has approved Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s request fo an increase in the call up of reservists from 30,000 to 75,000 troops. An earlier call up of 16,000 reserves are already

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Israeli Troops Mobilize at Gaza Border for Possible Land War

UPDATED: Saturday, November 17:  In all the previous engagements with Hamas, Israel has been able to maintain the relative security of its two major cities: Tel Aviv, Israel’s main economic hub, and Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.  On Thursday, all  that changed.

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East

Israel: Anti-tank Missile Hits IDF Jeep, Injures 4 Soldiers

Four soldiers were wounded Saturday when an IDF force, patrolling near Karni crossing on Israel’s border with Gaza, was hit by terrorist fire. The military jeep sustained a direct, through-and-through hit by an anti-tank missile. Two soldiers sustained serious injuries to

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IDF Soldiers Scrambled in North for Surprise Drill

IDF soldiers in northern Israel were scrambled without warning early Wednesday for a surprise drill designed to test their “fitness and readiness.” The troops from the army’s Northern and Central Commands gathered on the Golan Heights for the exercise, where

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Israeli Camp for Arab Kids with Cancer is Hardly ‘Newsworthy’

A Civil Administration’s summer camp for Palestinian Authority children with cancer failed to interest media and the program went unnoticed in the world’s press, which otherwise spends inordinate amounts of time and space bashing Israel. The IDF Civil Administration hosted

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Special IDF units prepare for war with Hezbollah

Ground forces are expected to contribute much more than in 2006, when Israel relied mainly on the IAF, which would entail much more intense urban warfare. Almost six years after the Second Lebanon War, special Israeli units are preparing to

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War Games in the Middle East Amid Heightened Tensions and Threats

Earlier today, Israel announced the successful test launch from the Palmahim Air Force Base in the center of the country, as the rest of the world wonders if this is another sign that Israel is ready to attach Iran. Israel

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Posted in Flashpoint, Headline, Middle East