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Peace in the Middle East, What does it mean for the IDF

September 17, 2020

This past Tuesday was a historic day for Israel. Israel made official peace and will trade embassies with two Gulf States – Bahrain and The United Arab Emirates. This new formation of diplomatic ties is the first with an Arab state since they made peace with Egypt in 1978.  Making peace with these countries gives … […]

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American Friends of LIBI Mourns the Loss of a Dear Friend

September 3, 2020

Last week, the American Friends of LIBI community suffered an enormous loss with the passing of Arthur Hurvitz on Aug 26th. The father of LIBI board member Karen Hurvitz, Arthur was a staunch supporter of Israel and displayed his support through many generous contributions to many different causes – including his incredible support for the … […]

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Is Israel on the brink of war with Hamas?

August 19, 2020

  For almost two weeks, tension has been rising between the IDF and Hamas in Gaza. Hamas has been provoking and prodding at Israel by sporadically lobbing missiles and sending incendiary kites into southern Israel. The IDF has responded with targeted bombings of Hamas holdings in the coastal enclave. These back and forths have not … […]

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Women of the IDF Making History

August 16, 2020

Over the years, there have been many remarkable steps taken by the IDF in the integration of women into the army. Just in the past year, the Navy has seen its first six female recruits when they enlisted in November, and the first female pilot to fly an F35i Adir Stealth Fighter Jet has just … […]

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Cutest Volunteers Make a Cool Day For the Soldiers!

August 6, 2020

Last week, LIBI had some special volunteers join us on a special trip! The summer in Israel is sweltering, as usual, but the IDF doesn’t take a break. In fact, much of the work that they do is out in the heat with no protection from the blistering sun. These soldiers are trained to handle … […]

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Tensions Flare on Israel’s Borders

August 5, 2020

There has been a recent flare-up of terrorist activity in the past few days with incidents on the Syrian and Gazan and Lebanese fronts. While there is no reason to believe these attacks were coordinated, there has been speculation of late that Iran is getting more frustrated and desperate in the aftermath of a long … […]

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Updates from the IDF

July 23, 2020

Bullets from Egypt  On Tuesday night, an IDF officer was lightly wounded by shrapnel from a shot that was fired from the Egyptian side of the border. The officer was treated on the scene and is stable. Arab media has reported that the shot came during clashes between the Egyptian Army and smugglers, and the … […]

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Inauguration of The 7th Aerial Special Forces Wing

July 14, 2020

This past Sunday, a historic moment occurred in the IDF with the opening of a brand new unit in the Israeli Air Force – The 7th Aerial Special Forces Wing. The new unit will serve the purpose of bringing all of the Air Forces Special Forces Units together in a more centralized unit. Until now, … […]

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The IDF’s Most Daring Mission

The IDF has played a part in many of the most famous and incredible military operations in the history of the world. But perhaps the most incredible mission ever carried out was Operation Entebbe. Watch the IDF’s recent Youtube release telling the story of the historic mission!

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Number of Soldiers with COVID-19 Triple

July 9, 2020

Over the course of the past week, it has been reported that the number of soldiers diagnosed with the coronavirus has tripled. According to Brig.-Gen. Tarif Bader, most of these soldiers are showing minor symptoms or are asymptomatic. This is a positive note as the IDF have most soldiers continue performing their duties, albeit separately. … […]

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