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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.
From JNS's Military Correspondent
Analysis: Downing of Israeli F-16 is no victory for Iranian axis in escalating ‘war between wars’
The destruction of significant Syrian air defense systems is a painful blow, and a message regarding what might come next in the event of another escalation.
From JNS's Military Correspondent
Timeline: Four hours of conflict leave Iranian drone, Israeli F-16, Syrian air defenses destroyed
While the shooting down of the Israeli fighter jet was an accomplishment widely touted by Israel’s enemies, the destruction of significant Syrian air defense systems appear to leave Syria and it’s Iranian backers in a much weaker position to defend against future Israeli air raids.
Israel wary of Hezbollah’s growing influence on US-allied Lebanese forces
According to Israeli military assessments, however, the LAF is increasingly coming under the sway of the Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah, which dominates Lebanon politically and militarily.
Another war in Gaza?
As economic crisis in Gaza deepens, Israel weighs how to react
The economic crisis has direct security implications for Israel. A destabilization of the Hamas-run enclave can lead to unrest and chaos, potentially pushing Hamas and other armed terror factions to attack Israel in order to divert attention away from Gaza’s failings and quell internal unrest.
Amid rising tensions with Iran and Hezbollah over Lebanese missile factory, Israel sounds alarm
Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah-Iran have risen sharply this week, following the discovery of an Iranian program to set up weapons factories on Lebanese soil, for the manufacture of missile guidance systems.
Israel’s ascendant Skylark counter-terror drone prepares for a new mission: full-scale war fighting
The Skylark Unit, founded in 2010, began as a unique concept based on allowing the IDF’s Artillery Corps, rather than the Israeli Air Force, to run its own aerial service, providing intelligence assistance to ground units below.
Along the strategic Route 443, Israel treads a fine line between security and everyday life
For Israeli security personnel who guard the strategically significant Route 443, one of only two highways connecting Jerusalem to Israel’s coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, the difference between stopping contraband food or an armed terrorist isn’t very large.
IDF prepares for its new high-tech home in southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’
The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel, where it plans to create new environs replete with academia and high-tech firms, and to give a significant boost to the Be’er Sheva area.
Netanyahu trip comes as Israel-India defense and tech ties continue to grow
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India is occurring against the backdrop of a massive and still growing river of defense sales and technology transfers from Jerusalem to New Delhi.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel make up Gaza’s ‘unsolvable equation’
Hamas finds itself in a “very uncomfortable situation in the event of a clash with Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and therefore, we are continuing to live in the unsolvable equation in Gaza,” said Prof. Uzi Rabi, a Middle East expert from Tel Aviv University.
New elite military unit ready to defend Israel from Gaza terror threat
“The Gaza Strip requires complex preparations, which begin three to four months in advance. Preparing to operate in Judea and Samaria is simpler than Gaza,” Maj. Nir Mor, deputy commander of the new unit, told JNS.
Hamas ‘just waiting for Abbas to die’ as Palestinian unity deal falters
Hamas’s latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade, and the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of defense experts.
As IDF guards against Islamic State, Israelis visit the border road less traveled
Ever vigilant to the threat of Islamic State nearby, the IDF allowed civilians to visit a road that straddles the Israel-Egypt border in recent days for the Hanukkah holiday period.