Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Since Operation Cast Lead, Hamas has reinforced itself in an effort to hurt Israeli civilians

Operation Cast Lead was aimed at reducing Hamas’ ability to harm Israelis. This goal was achieved by a consistent and long effort that focused on eliminating the Hamas terror infrastructure and ending the unceasing rocket-barrage from the Gaza Strip

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Gaza’s Unemployment Falls to Lowest Rate in a Decade

The unemployment rate for Gaza is 25%—down from 45.2% the year before. The lowest rate in a decade was reported by the Palestinian Authority’s Central Bureau of Statistics. In the year 2010, the Israeli government expanded the civilian policy towards … Continue reading

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The Trophy System: Protection Through Innovation

Armored vehicles and tanks, like the Merkava Mark IV, are the backbone of the IDF’s conventional power. Well-developed tanks became a decisive weapon during World War II. This role was well-deserved; their size, strength and firepower made them a critical … Continue reading

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Israel Defense Forces: December 2011

 The month of December was a stormy one in the IDF. Israel is in “the midst of regional turmoil in the Middle East that [the region] has not known for many years,” according to Major General Eyal Eisenberg, Head of … Continue reading

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Choose our Photo of the Year!

2011 was an eventful year for the IDF. It was a year of hope, conflict, joy and sadness – all of which can be seen in the photos taken by the hard-working IDF photographers, who were at the scene during … Continue reading

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