The Greatest Rescue Mission of All Time

Forty-four years ago, while the bicentennial was being celebrated in America, the IDF carried out perhaps the greatest rescue mission of all time. It was July 4, 1976, when terrorists hijacked a plane from Tel Aviv to Paris, with plans to hold 106 Jews hostage in hopes of a huge ransom. Watch below to learn …

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IDF Commander Upholds His Commitment to His Grandmother

A couple weeks ago Israel commemorated Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), the day in June 1967, during the Six Day War, in which the IDF advanced upon the walls of the Old City to take back control of the city and Temple Mount from the Jordanians. Together with Israel's Independence Day (May 14, 1948), Yom Yerushalayim …

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Israel’s Blue Line and Hezbollah

Israeli-Lebanese border Last November, I hosted a tour group to Israel, and one of the highlights was a visit to an IDF outpost situated on the "Blue Line," dividing Israel and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon. The photo above is from that tour, and clearly seen is a wall separating Lebanon (on the left) from Israel (on the …

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Sabena: One of the Greatest Rescue Missions in Israel’s History

The annals of Israeli history are full of them, but forty-eight years ago, the IDF pulled off one of the most incredible rescue missions in history! Check this out: