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Bicyclist Killed in NYC Was Former IDF Staff Sergeant and Youth Tennis Star in Israel

Dan Hanegby, a 36-year-old father of two, felt passionately about Israel

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Breaking News: The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War, Part I

Newly unsealed classified documents reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.

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Will Israeli Bedouins Choose the Army Over the Islamic Movement?

Israeli Arabs at a Crossroads: The tug of war between state-sponsored clerics and soft-spoken Islamists over the hearts and minds of the young now includes the IDF

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An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago

How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War

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The Truth Is Out There

Episode 75: David Duchovny and John Cleese

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Free Elor Azaria

Why the soldier’s conviction is a moral outrage

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IDF Soldier Who Shot Wounded Palestinian Terrorist Convicted of Manslaughter by Israeli Military Court

Sgt. Elor Azaria shot a downed Palestinian terrorist in March, prompting a national debate

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Is Israel’s Biggest Military Hero a Fake? And Does It Matter?

Bitter division after news reports call the greatest story of the Yom Kippur War into question

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Summer Camp Promotes IDF-Style Training Program for Youth

New York’s Camp Mesorah has published a video depicting its ‘IDF Training Paintball’ program that glorifies war—and tells campers to ‘enlist now’

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The Occupation Is on Trial

An IDF soldier shoots a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, and is detained and tried. His guilt or innocence will reveal how Israel—after five decades of military control—is dealing with its society becoming more intolerant, more dangerous, and more violent.

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Dropping My Daughter Off at College Was More Difficult Than Sending Her to the IDF

Lessons in parenting, and the value of educational experiences

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Black Lives Matter to Israel, Not So Much to Its Racist Critics

Care about black—and gay and transgender and female—lives? Give them guns and train them well, just like the IDF does.

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Ramon’s Piano

An Israeli rock musician faces repeated public family tragedy head on, to emerge from the long shadow of his hero father, Israel’s first astronaut

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Is Bogie Ya’alon the Next Ariel Sharon?

Why a ‘political earthquake’ may be in store for Benjamin Netanyahu—and how his former Defense Minister could trigger it

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Summer of My Israeli Soldier

It was supposed to be a romantic summer in Jerusalem. But religion and politics kept getting in the way.

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Both Sides Now

A recent visit from an old friend left us both wondering about the choices we made about family and career

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Haredi IDF Soldiers Under Persecution

An ugly campaign shaming ultra-Orthodox soldiers recently came to a head for one family who reportedly faced death threats

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Brits Detain Israeli Soldier, and They’re Terribly, Terribly Sorry

Her Majesty’s finest finally spotted the real threat: Jews

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Know No Bounds

IDF Veteran Adi Deutsch lost his leg to a land mine when he was 20 years old. Nearly three decades later, and now a seasoned triathlete, he’ll run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

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Israeli Soldier Costume For Kids Causes a Stir

This Halloween, ‘have your child step into their Jewish heritage…[and] save the world the only way he knows how, by dressing as his favorite army man!’

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Brothers-and Sisters-in Arms

The 75th Anniversary of the Palmach, the elite forces of the Haganah

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Do Torah Scholars Have the Right Not To Be Drafted by the Government?

In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility

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How I Lost My Family in the Last Gaza War

This is the story of an IDF fleece jacket, and a broken back

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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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