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Israeli Reservists Demand End to Gaza War Probe

Israeli Reservists Demand End to Gaza War Probe

In a letter to IDF Chief of Staff, reservist soldiers and officers call for a halt to criminal investigations into soldiers' conduct.Cynthia Blank, 05/01/2015 20:25
IDF Creates New Intelligence Dept. to Monitor ISIS

IDF Creates New Intelligence Dept. to Monitor ISIS

In April, the IDF began tracking the spread of Islamic State; today, an entire intelligence department has been dedicated to surveillance.Cynthia Blank, 04/01/2015 13:19
Israel to Halt Majority of Gas Mask Production

Israel to Halt Majority of Gas Mask Production

Gas mask production for civilians and IDF soldiers will cease due to reduced chemical weapons threat from Syria.Cynthia Blank, 25/12/2014 11:23
Cabinet Approves Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff

Cabinet Approves Eizenkot as IDF Chief of Staff

Government ministers unanimously approve Gadi Eizenkot's appointment as IDF Chief of Staff during Sunday Cabinet meeting.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 14/12/2014 12:05
IDF Displays Hamas's Weapons from Gaza Operation

IDF Displays Hamas's Weapons from Gaza Operation

IDF releases pictures Monday of the large arsenal of Hamas weapons confiscated during operation in Gaza.Cynthia Blank, 08/12/2014 23:00
Abduction Fears Ruled Out in Samaria

Abduction Fears Ruled Out in Samaria

Arabs report Jew from Kochav Yaakov arrested by PA for carrying out 'price tag' attack sparking IDF fears of kidnapping attempt.Ornit Atzar, Cynthia Blank, 19/11/2014 09:34
Regev Welcomes Salary Increases for Soldiers

Regev Welcomes Salary Increases for Soldiers

Regev welcomes Defense Minister's decision to raise soldiers' salaries, but regrets decision stems mostly from public pressure.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 16/11/2014 10:18
IDF Soldiers' Salaries To Increase in 2015

IDF Soldiers' Salaries To Increase in 2015

Soldiers are expected to receive 800-1000 NIS per month. IDF spokesman: 'We must ensure a soldier has enough to support himself.'Cynthia Blank , 20/10/2014 15:59
'Suicides - The Result of Difficult Battle Scenes'

'Suicides - The Result of Difficult Battle Scenes'

In light of the suicide of 3 Givati ​​soldiers who fought in Gaza, physician, Arieh Eldad, believes that the army is not really prepared.Benny Toker and Cynthia Blank, 05/10/2014 08:08