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Flyby a reminder ‘that we are standing watch,’ says Israeli squadron commander
A public show (not a showing off) of force on Israel’s Independence Day . . . in the air, on the seas and at ground level.
The Israeli air force legend that influenced generations
Recalling Ohad Shadmi, a pilot and squadron commander, whose family made unequivocal decisions to protect the Jewish state in the skies and on the ground.
Walking in the footsteps of those who battled in 1948
Participants in joint military-civilian tours of War of Independence sites learned about acts of bravery that turned events around and left a mark on Israeli history.
From JNS's Military Correspondent
Analysis: Minimal strike on Assad shows extent of Russian deterrence
While the purpose was to target Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, in actuality, the strikes are more of an indication of Russia’s successful ability to cause Western powers to limit their action.
Israel’s intelligence ‘factory’: A decade of development
An industry of intelligence-gatherers and air-force operations works behind the scenes, nipping threats in the bud and doing so without sparking major wars in the process.
From JNS's Military Correspondent
Analysis: Latest Israeli airstrike in Syria likely stopped new Iranian threat
Amid fallout from chemical weapons attack, Israel enforces its own red lines in Syria, while sending a message to Iran and Hezbollah.
Passover in the IDF
Israeli military gets set for the mammoth task of prepping for Passover
Everyone pitches in to do their part in a holiday that is about liberation. At that same time, they will stand on duty in the defense of the Jewish nation.
Israel’s security forces brace for a spike in Palestinian tensions
Many plots have been broken up, but tensions tend to rise this time of year, coupled with the Trump administration’s proposed moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.
Palestinian cold war heats up as reconciliation efforts fail
As he struggles to maintain control, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas wants to create an emergency in the region that could draw in Israel and Hamas, said an Israeli expert.
Training for war in Gaza, where the enemy lurks in tunnels and towers
Military drills simulate what the Israel Defense Forces will face in a new kind of ground combat—one that will inevitably involve civilians amid general chaos.
To prep for possible Mideast war, U.S. and Israel join in sweeping missile-defense training
The Juniper Cobra 18 exercise, held since 2001, practices the rapid deployment of American air-defense units and equipment to Israel from Europe in the event of armed conflict.
Under shadow of Hezbollah’s growing arsenal, Israeli home front gets busy
With more than 120,000 projectiles aimed at Israel, the possibly next conflict with Hezbollah will test Israeli civilian preparedness like never before.
Syria is now ‘a Shi’a colony of Iran,’ Damascus-born professor tells Israeli conference
Middle East experts address the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University on Iran’s expansionism and threats to the region.
First aid under fire: Israeli officer details medical challenges at Gaza border
Lt.-Col. Dr. Gilad Twig, outgoing chief medical officer of the Gaza division, details the latest techniques the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps is employing to get its personnel ready for some of the toughest situations imaginable.
Security heads give a nod to Palestinian Authority’s efforts in keeping the calm
For years now, a fairly quiet security coordination has been in place between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority—a setup that recently faced a major test.