Reflections of a Paratrooper on Jerusalem Day

Today is Jerusalem Day. Forty-eight years ago the IDF reunited Jerusalem under Israeli rule after being divided for 19 years following Israel’s War of Independence.

I had visited Jerusalem before I joined the army, but its importance only became clear to me when I become a soldier.

Around 30% of soldiers have never been to Jerusalem in their life, and the army does a great job connecting them to the city. It exposes them to the history, culture, and religious significance of this city through tours, weekend retreats, and ceremonies.

Israel

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International Criminal Court Threatens Israel - UK Colonel Stands Up in Defense


Almost 2 years after the end of Israel's mission to defend residents of the south from terrorist missile bombardments from Gaza, Israel is being pressured by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to participate in a probe into Palestinian accusations that Israel committed war crimes during Operation Protective Edge.

Anti-Semitism

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: BDS is Really Bully, Deceive & Sabotage

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a world-renowned human rights activist and best selling author, is voicing her own wake-up call about the growing trend of anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses. "The more we pretend that anti-Semitism is somewhere far away, the more hopeless and powerless we feel," she cautioned.

Ethiopian Jews Are Our Brothers

A series of violent protests by Ethiopian Israelis has the country buzzing over a shocking video of police abuse of an Ethiopian IDF soldier.  In the closed-circuit footage, a policeman and police volunteer beating up an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian descent in Tel Aviv."

Israel Inside Israel

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Tikun Olam - Repair The World

This short clip looks at how the modern state of Israel reflects the ancient Jewish concept of "Tikun Olam" (repairing the world).

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Remembering Israeli Soldiers Who Sacrificed Everything for Us

Yom HaZikaron (Israel Remembrance Day) is an emotionally charged day for Israelis. Many of them know the family of a fallen soldier or a victim of terror, and if they don’t, they hear their personal stories each year on national radio and TV. IDF Maj (res) Aviv Wishkovsky speaks to groups of IDF soldiers and youth about the ideal of serving in the IDF to protect the Jewish people. Watch this moving clip about the IDF soldiers who sacrificed everything so that Israeli citizens can live in safety.

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