Thursday, 07 June 2018 | Homes and cars buried under tons of volcanic ash and magma mud. Fiery gas and molten lava engulfing everything in its path. A village wiped out almost entirely from the map. This is the picture of a devastated Guatemala reeling in the aftermath of the worst volcanic eruption in overContinue Reading »
Friday, 01 June 2018 | Major Sivan has served as the head of the Urban Search and Rescue Section for the last two and a half years. During that time she has built teams of search and rescue professionals that lead training sessions in collaboration with the Emergency Volunteer Project (EVP). “The training consists ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Five rare coins were discovered as part of the Temple Mount Sifting Project. The minute silver coins—three in pristine condition and two worn out—were inscribed with the word “Yehud” in ancient Hebrew script, and are some of the first minted by Jews. The coins were inscribed with the letters “YHD,”Continue Reading »
Friday, 18 May 2018 | The medics of the 282nd Artillery Corps held a medical exercise like none they’ve ever had. They trained in the pouring rain and mud in an exercise that prepares them to save lives in any situation. They returned from the exercise exhausted, but happy to have learned and accomplished soContinue Reading »
Monday, 14 May 2018 | The Israeli calendar is punctuated with days set aside to remember. Some are somber, commemorating the tragedies, sacrifice and loss scattered throughout the history of the Jewish people. Others are joyous, recalling the triumphs, miracles and bravery on which the Jewish state is built. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim certainlyContinue Reading »
It wasn’t love at first sight for me and Israel. Oh no. I fell in love with the Promised Land, her people, history and significance long before I caught my first glimpse of the strip of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. My relationship with the Hebrew language started off differently. EvenContinue Reading »
While it is increasingly becoming a divisive issue, circumcision is one of the world’s oldest rites of passage and vitally important to Judaism. The topic was once considered taboo, but in modern times rigorous debate has flared up in Western nations about whether this tradition could be a violation of young boys’ human rights. TheContinue Reading »
“The chances of war in 2018 are growing… We are ready for war… The next war will be difficult and no simple matter. It will take between days and weeks, but in the end we will win.” —A senior IDF officer addressing military correspondents Rising Tensions in the North “We are facing a new reality—theContinue Reading »
Monday, 30 April 2018 | Over the past two years, a large course has been held at the “Michve Alon” training base to help Bedouin and Druze soldiers learn Hebrew. However, there are several soldiers who enlist before the course begins or still have difficulty learning the language after the course. Therefore, the Central CommandContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 April 2018 | A Christian Arab from Nazareth joined the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] of his own volition and served in the elite Golani Brigade. During his service, he was wounded in the Second Lebanon War and upon his discharge found another way to serve his country: combating the Boycott, Divestment and SanctionsContinue Reading »
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