March 15 is the day that Syria is supposed to have completely destroyed the 12 production facilities they had declared to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Officials are saying that, at the moment, Syria has yet to start the destruction of the chemical facilities.
The capture of the Gaza-bound Iranian arms shipment by the IDF will not go unnoticed in the Islamic Republic, and is likely to strain relations between the moderates and conservatives vying for power in Tehran.
Roey has always dreamed of being an Israeli sailor. Along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the IDF was able to grant Roey’s request. “One day I’ll earn my own navy pin,” the boy said.
Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was thousands of miles away when elite IDF forces overtook an Iranian vessel carrying arms to the Gaza Strip, it had already appeared in his speech at AIPAC Tuesday [Mar 4].
The alert level for the Israel Defense Forces went to its highest level Wednesday evening, March 5, after an incident on the new border fence between Syria and Israel.
Staff Sgt. Eden Cohen knows Hebron better than most. He served as a soldier on the ground in the city, and in the IDF’s local operations room, where he helped direct missions from afar. After three years in the field, he shares his unique perspective on the challenges of serving in a divided city.