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An Ode to Beards in the IDF

The Yankees of armies will regulate its soldiers’ facial fuzz—a hirsute joy—on July 1

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Remember Gaza?

A visit to Gaza City, for the latest from Hamas, Fatah, Benjamin Netanyahu—and Marine Le Pen

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We Are the Jews of Isla Mujeres

A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm

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Yom Hazikaron for Veterans

In Israel, where everyone’s a soldier, Memorial Day is about the living as well as the dead

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‘Zero Motivation’ Satirizes Life in the IDF

Young female soldiers battle office work and boredom in dark comedy

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Film Offers Grunt’s-Eye View of IDF Life

Beneath the Helmet shows the physical and emotional trials of basic training

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Letter From an IDF Soldier in Gaza

‘None of us wanted war, but when Israel was under attack we were proud to be able to defend the country we love’

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LA Memorial for U.S.-Born IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Draws 1,000

Max Steinberg, 24, was killed in July during gunfire with Hamas in Gaza City

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NYC Jeweler’s Tribute to Slain IDF Soldiers

Boutique’s front window lists Israeli soldiers killed in recent Gaza operation

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Ceasefire Holding Between Israel and Hamas

All Israeli military personnel have withdrawn from the Gaza Strip

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Did the U.N. Call on Israel to Share Iron Dome With Hamas?

No, what it actually said was even more outrageous

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Birthrighters Banned From IDF Soldiers’ Funerals

Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it

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Hero IDF Commander in Gaza Isn’t Jewish

Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket

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What Slate Got Wrong About Birthright and Max Steinberg’s Death

Placing blame for an IDF casualty on a free trip to Israel is irresponsible

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Aviation Ban Isolates Israel as Casualties Mount

Third Israeli civilian killed in rocket attack; Palestinian death count passes 600

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Nine Arrested in NYC at Jewish Protest of Gaza Operation

Civil disobedience act targeted the Friends of the IDF office in Times Square

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Anti-Israel Protests Make the Case for Israel

As protestors’ rhetoric heats up across Europe, many Jews feel safer in Israel

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IDF Soldier in Gaza MIA; Presumed Dead

Oron Shaul was in the armored personnel carrier hit by Hamas rocket Sunday

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Two American IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza

Max Steinberg, 24, and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, died during combat Sunday

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A Bloody Weekend in Gaza

18 IDF soldiers and hundreds of Palestinians killed during ground operation

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Palestinian Killed in Clashes With Israeli Troops

Confrontations increasingly violent as search for missing teens continues

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Gunfire in Jenin as IDF Searches for Teens

Most violent confrontation in the week-long search for three abducted boys

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IDF Arrests Palestinians Released in Shalit Deal

51 Palestinians freed in 2011 among 240 arrested in search for missing teens

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IDF Soldier Suspended Over Nakba Day Shooting

Non-combat soldier suspected of firing rubber bullets without authorization

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Adolf Hitler Doodle Roils Israel Defense Forces

Can you draw the führer? The answer, as one unlucky cadet learned, is no.

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Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

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Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

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IDF Draft Dodgers May Face Criminal Penalties

Knesset committee approves bill targeting Haredi men who defer army service

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Jordanian Boy Named Yitzhak Rabin to Join IDF

18-year-old granted Israeli citizenship after 16 years of residence in Israel