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Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned on Thursday against cuts to the defense budget.
“The Middle East is changing. The great armies have been replaced by bloodthirsty terrorist groups, that are skilled and trained, and armed from head to toe not only with weapons but also with ideology that challenges the world order and the West and its culture," said Ya’alon.
Operation Protective Edge, just like the Second Lebanon War, highlighted the fact that Israel is dealing with terrorist groups that possess military characteristics, according to Ya’alon.
"Syria is falling apart on our northern border, and the Assad regime is being replaced by opposition and rebel forces who might try to challenge us someday,” he said.
“Any cuts to the defense
The American journalist Steven Sotloff's beheading was confirmed on Tuesday night, September 2, in a video released by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria. Sotloff's roots in Israel began in Herzliya, where he was an optimistic government student at the Interdisciplinary Center. The Foreign Ministry allowed for the fact that he was a citizen of Israel to be publicized on Wednesday afternoon, September 3.
Sotloff, a Jewish Miami native, went to Israel in 2008 to obtain his
Tragedy has struck the Jewish nation in a piercing blow, when on Monday evening, June 30th, Israeli authorities released for publication the news that IDF forces discovered the bodies of Naftali Frenkel, 16, from Nof Ayalon, Gilad Shaar, 16, from Talmon and Eyal Yifrach, 19 from Elad near the village of Halhul, a Hamas stronghold near Hevron. The three teens were abducted on June 12th, while hitchhiking home from yeshiva near Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion region. Both Naftali and Gilad
Last week, CNN President Jeff Zucker told employees during a call-in at a news meeting, “We are going to do less and have to do with less.”
Zucker did not say out right that there are layoffs scheduled, but sources say Zucker is contemplating 500 cuts. He acknowledged that the move for CNN was “difficult”; CNN has been fighting an uphill battle to return to its former prominent top spot among the cable news networks.
After the call-in with Zucker, CEO of Turner Broadcasting, CNN’s parent
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National New York City Gala Dinner was held on Tuesday evening, March 11th at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where more than 1,400 prominent leaders from across the country gathered to stand in solidarity and support of the soldiers of Israel. The evening’s keynote speaker was Lt. General Benny Gantz, the IDF Chief of Staff.
“The FIDF National NY Gala Dinner pays tribute to the remarkable soldiers who take part in the IDF’s renowned military