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Becoming a Sayeret (IDF Special Forces) Combat Soldier

The following  is Michael’s memories  from  his training  with Israel’s elite forces in the 1960s, during one of Israel’s most difficult periods, when the small…

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The Great Israeli fighter pilot – Ace of Aces – Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein

  Colonel Giora “Hawkeye” Epstein, today Giora Even , is a retired colonel in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and a fighter ace credited with 17 victories, 16 against Egyptian…

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Israeli War Heroes

By Gideon Note: The personal stories highlighted in this article are just the tip of the heroism iceberg displayed on the battlefield by Israeli soldiers. The stories…

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The brave Israeli pilots and their mighty air force

  by Gideon A phone call woke me up very early this morning. It was my uncle in Israel. He called to tell me that sirens…

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General Haim Bar-Lev: The man who Israel trusted in time of need

by Gideon When I researched material for this article, I was surprised to learn how little information was available about the man who was called twice…

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Yossi Gino – An Israeli hero behind enemy lines

By Gideon On Wednesday, December 21, after a serious illness died Yossi Gino (69), the legend of the IDF, the Shabak and the Mossad, which in…

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The Zvika Force (koach Zvika): Legend or Fake?

  Zvika Greengold By Gideon One of the most heroic stories of the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 is now being challenged: In the past…

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חטיבה 434/679 במלחמת לבנון השניה

סיפורה של חטיבת הטנקים 434/679 במלחמת לבנון השניה (שלומי פיק התותחן שמרואיין בכתבה הוא אחיין שלי) The story of the IDF’s reserve tank brigade in…

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In memory of Hannah Senesh – An Israeli heroine

By Gideon Hannah Senesh was born in Budapest on July 17, 1921. Although her family was assimilated, anti-Semitic sentiment in Budapest led her to involvement in…

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In Memory of Eli Cohen – An Israeli Hero

By Gideon Eli Cohen was born in Egypt in 1928 to Jewish parents who had immigrated to Alexandria from Aleppo, Syria. In 1949, shortly after the…

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The amazing story of the Israeli combat pilot Giora Romm

by Gideon Giora Romm was the Israeli Air Force’s first jet ace, scoring five kills during the 1967 Six Day War. In 1969, during the War of…

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David “Dado” Elazar: A Profile of a Leader

By Gideon David “Dado” Elazar  (27 August 1925 – 15 April 1976) was the ninth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), serving in…

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The Story of the Israeli Pilots in the Yom Kippur War – מלחמת יום כיפור: סיפורם של טייסי הקרב

by Gideon The war caught the Israeli Air Force by surprise; pilots were sent into battle without adequate information, adequate support, or adequate planning. The two…

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Yosef Trumpeldor – The man and the legend

  Yosef Trumpeldor (1880-1920) lived a short life; forty years altogether. Yet, in those short years, he accomplished more than most people who live twice…

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Gideon Pick

By Gideon Gideon Pick was my uncle. I never met him; he was killed in action before I was born. This article is in his…

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Entebbe Operation: Told by the soldiers who were there

Interviews with the IDF soldiers and the officers who made it happen.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lemwyO054OI    

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Becoming a hero – Getting to know Emmanuel Moreno 

In the graduation ceremony of his team, the commander of Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s elite special forces unit, said on him that Israel didn’t have such…

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Itzhak Hofi – An IDF General and Head of the Mossad

Itzhak Hofi, who died yesterday at the age of 87, lived and operated in some of Israel‘s most critical times; a developing young nation fighting…

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The Battle on Mount Hermon in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 – The courage of the Golani soldiers under fire

  By Gideon Benny Masas, a Golani soldier from battalion 51, in an interview shortly after the second battle to recapture the Hermon was over:…

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