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  israel defence forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צבא הגנה לישראל Tsva Haganah Le-Israel, often abbreviated צה"ל Ts a h a l) is the name of Israel 's armed forces (army, air force and navy).
Currently Israel is the only country in the world with anti ballistic missile defence system " Hetz " and working with the USA on development of a tactical high energy laser system against medium range rockets (THEL Nautilus).
Often they had entered Israel as tourists, but their agenda was obstructing IDF activity, on the grounds that the IDF's actions are "immoral" and harmful to the Palestinian population.
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 Encyclopedia: Israel Defence Forces
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew : צבא ההגנה לישראל Ts va Ha- Ha ganah L e-Yisrael ("[Army] Force [for] the Defense of Israel"), often abbreviated צה"ל Ts a h a l, alternative English spelling Tz a h a l, is the name of Israel 's armed forces (army, air force and navy).
Israel's military technology is most famous for its guns, armored vehicles (tanks, tank-converted APCs, armoured bulldozers etc) and rocketry (missiles and rockets).
Currently Israel is the only country in the world with an anti-ballistic missile defense system " Hetz " and working with the USA on development of a tactical high energy laser system against medium range rockets (called Nautilus THEL).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Israel-Defence-Forces   (1963 words)

  
 History of the Israeli Defence Forces - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Israel Defence Forces (Hebrew: צבא הגנה לישראל Tsva Haganah Le-Israel, often abbreviated צה"ל Ts a h a l) is the name of Israel's armed forces (army, air force and navy).
It was formed following the founding of Israel in 1948 to "defend the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state of Israel" and "to protect the inhabitants of Israel and to combat all forms of terrorism which threaten the daily life".
Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan, Israel Tal, Moshe Peled and Mordechai Gur were admired by the public as "war heroes" while the IAF pilots won unprecedented prestige and was considered as "the best pilots in the world" (even today, the IAF is considered to be one of the most competent air forces in the world).
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Israel_Defence_Forces_History   (2480 words)

  
 Finnish Defence Forces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Finnish Defence Forces are under the command of the Chief of Defence, who is directly subordinate to the President of the Republic in matters related to the military command.
At the moment (October 2004) Chief of Defence is Admiral Juhani Kaskeala.
The armed forces of the independent Finland were formed on January 25, 1918 when the White Guard were declared to be the official troops of the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Finland   (785 words)

  
 The political dead end of Labour Zionism: Part 3--The June 1967 "Six Day War"--A turning point in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Israel seized the opportunity to initiate a first strike, wipe out the Egyptian air force on the ground, defeat the Arab armies and seize territories in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, including Jerusalem.
Israel's borders now included the Golan Heights, seized from Syria, and only 30 miles away from Damascus; the West Bank and East Jerusalem, formerly Jordanian territory; the Gaza Strip and the whole of the Sinai Desert, which it had seized from Egypt.
The history of the twentieth century is littered with heroic struggles to achieve social emancipation through nationhood that have failed.
www.wsws.org /articles/2001/apr2001/zio3-a07.shtml   (4254 words)

  
 Israel Defence Forces : IDF
The Israel Defence Forces (Hebrew: Tsva Haganah Le-Israel, often abbreviated Ts a h a l) is the name of Israel's armed forces (army, air force and navy).
The predecessors to the IDF were the Haganah (in particular, its operative detachments, the Palmach[?]) and the British armed forces, in particular the Jewish Brigade that fought during World War II.
The IDF uses sophisticated technology, and due to their long experience fighting Palestinian guerrillas, have developed methods of crowd control[?] and use of non-lethal force[?], in particular in scenarios when the largely unarmed crowds are used as a cover for gunmen.
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 Israel Defense Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Israel's military technology is most famous for its guns, armored vehicle (tanks, tank-converted APCs, armoured bulldozers etc) and rocketery (missiles and rockets).
Currently Israel is the only country in the world with anti ballistic missile defense system " Hetz " and working with the USA on development of a tactical high energy laser system against medium range rockets (called Nautilus THEL).
Also, Israel has the independent capability of launching satellites into orbit (a capability which is only held by Russia, the USA, China, Japan, France, India, and Israel).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/israel_defense_forces   (1752 words)

  
 Ahavat Eretz Israel - Israel Defense Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The majority of its forces are reservists, who are called up regularly for training and service and who, in time of war or crisis, are quickly mobilized into their units from all parts of the country.
The IDF's three service branches (ground forces, air force and navy) function under a unified command, headed by the chief-of-staff, with the rank of lieutenant-general, who is responsible to the Minister of Defense.
The IDF serviceman will use force of arms only for the purpose of subduing the enemy to the necessary extent and will limit his use of force so as to prevent unnecessary harm to human life and limb, dignity and property.
www.ahavat-israel.com /eretz/army.php   (1821 words)

  
 Israel Defence Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צבא הגנה לישראל Tsva Haganah Le- Israel, often abbreviated צה"ל Ts a h a l) is the name of Israel 's armed forces (army, air force and navy).
Six Israel i Arabs have received orders of distinction as a part of their military service; of them the most famous is a Bedouin officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abd El-Amin Hajer (also known as Amos Yarkoni), that has received the Order of Example.
According to a survey published by the Israel Democracy Institute and the Gutman Center at the end of 2003, 28% of Israel is support refusal to serve in the territories and an identical percentage would support soldiers who refuse to evacuate settlements in the territories.
www.portaljuice.com /israel_defence_forces.html   (2186 words)

  
 Israel Defence Forces History.html - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Israel & Palestine (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
From Hashomer to Israel Defense Forces: Armed Jewish Defense in Palestine by Me'ir Pa'il.
The Flag, Anthem and Symbols of Israel (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
The birth of the flag of Israel, by Madeline Harris Rabinowitz.
www.regiments.org /nations/mideast/israel.htm   (603 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Hamas chief killed in air strike
The force of the explosion at about 2030 (1730 GMT) was felt around the city.
Palestinians swarmed around and on top of the wreckage of Rantissi's white car and the streets across Gaza City were filled by tens of thousands of residents pouring from their homes to voice their outrage at the killing.
The militant leader was one of Israel's top targets after he took over the leadership of Hamas in Gaza in the wake of Sheikh Yassin's assassination in a similar missile strike.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3635755.stm   (732 words)

  
 New Statesman: World view: I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
When the film-maker James Miller was shot dead by an Israeli soldier in Rafah last year, the initial explanation from the Israel Defence Forces was that he had been "caught in the crossfire".
Israel has not explained its original statement because everyone involved knows that "caught in the crossfire" is just another of those ready-made answers.
Most Palestinians think Israel was taking revenge for the killing of 13 soldiers and five settlers, including four children, earlier in May. "They have the same mentality as us," said a Palestinian official.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FQP/is_4690_133/ai_n6155331   (1259 words)

  
 Israel Forum - Israeli Defence Forces
I hold that it is the moral obligation of every man and woman person of Jewish faith, regardless of nationality, to have served in the IDF, with hopefully at least one tour of duty.
Every man and woman that says they are a Jew have a moral obligation to have served Israel at the risk of their own lives.
Those persons that for one reason of another are not accepted by the IDF, are deemed in my view to have served, as they have stepped to the mark and have shown they are willing to do their part.
www.israelforum.com /board/showthread.php?t=5058   (1424 words)

  
 Are Israel's Defence Forces justified in targeting Hamas terrorists who themselves target and kill innocent Israeli ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Israel is a terrorist state and an illegal occupation.
Israel is a nation founded on injustice, racism and state terror.
Israel is always willing to negotiate and has shown their commitment to this for decades.
www.bestandworst.com /pages/vote/vote-28416.html   (1814 words)

  
 ISRAPUNDIT: News & Views on Israel
Then either Israel or the west -- not the Russians or the Euros and for sure not the UN -- imposes a new government on them, with a stringent program of denazification so that future generations are taught to stop wanting to murder Jews.
Israel is foolish not to propose such a solution, not to deal in the reality of demographic issues and an increasingly radicalized Arab minority.
Israel C21, from which the foregoing news story is extracted, may be found at http://www.israel21c.org/.
israpundit.blogspot.com /2003_04_01_israpundit_archive.html   (13792 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel devises new 'smelly' bomb
If implemented, the bomb could replace the army's use of rubber bullets, which has led to the deaths of many Palestinians in recent years.
The Israeli army - criticised for using excessive force in fighting the Palestinian uprising - said it was working to develop non-lethal weapons.
Security officials quoted by Reuters news agency say the smelly weapon is being developed as an alternative way of breaking up protests and stone-throwing confrontations.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3598734.stm   (206 words)

  
 Mahal2000 - Volunteer for the IDF - Join the Israeli Army
The Mahal2000 programs enable young Jews from all over the world to volunteer for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).
The programs aim to contribute to Israel's defense and to provide knowledgeable and enthusiastic young leaders for Jewish communities.
The Garin Olim program is for new immigrants who arrived in Israel between their 18th and 24th birthday as well as for Israeli citizens overseas residents who left Israel before the age of 15.
www.mahal2000.com   (220 words)

  
 Gucci Air Force One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Israeli Air Force The Israeli Air Force (IAF) Heyl ha Avir is the Air branch of the Israel Defence Forces.
History The IAF was formed when Israel achieved statehood in 1948 and found itself under almost immediate attack.
Hickam Air Force Base Hickam Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force base located in Honolulu County, Hawaii.
www.bosale.com /Gucci+Air+Force+One.html   (293 words)

  
 FactsOfIsrael.com: Fact 113: The IDF (Israel's Defence Forces) goals and directives
This week's fact is Fact 113: The IDF (Israel's Defence Forces) goals and directives.
That would be an appropriate action given that Israel is our ally and the only democracy in the Middeeast.
[07/21]  Fact 162: In 1948, the Jewish Population of Israel was 650,000.
www.factsofisrael.com /blog/archives/000193.html   (598 words)

  
 InfoSurance Links Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
UNDOF was established following the agreed disengagement of the Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights.
This site provides a list of terrorist attacks in Israel since 1993 and information from an Israeli perspective on terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism and the question of whether Arab terrorism or Israeli occupation came first.
Official information about of the Israel Defence Forces, their history and current activities.
www.isn.ethz.ch /infosurance/index.cfm?Parent=310   (634 words)

  
 Israeli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Peace Encyclopedia: Israel's War of Independence, 1948 - An Israeli perspective on the war, its causes and consequences.
It manufactures firearms mainly for Israeli defense forces, although its small arms are very...
Markings Image:IAF_roundel.png The insignia of the Israeli Air Force is a blue Star of David...
www.middleeastresources.com /middle/Israeli&start=56   (943 words)

  
 War Online
New article dedicated to Israel's possibly most famous weapon - the Merkava MBT series, history, all the Merkava models, production, and photos.
Another new article is General nformation about Israel - basic facts about the State of Israel, its people, economy, and the defense budget.
Opening the IDF section, two new articles - All IAF's aircraft - a detailed list of all the planes and helicopters currently in IAF inventory, as well as plans for future additions and upgrades, and About the Hebrew language, useful general information regarding Hebrew terms, names, acronyms and such.
www.waronline.org /en   (267 words)

  
 Eliahu Golomb House (Beit Hagana-Israel Defence Forces Museum): 23 Rothschild Blvd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Eliahu Golomb House (Beit Hagana-Israel Defence Forces Museum): 23 Rothschild Blvd. This museum tells the history of Jewish defence from the Hashomer organization till the creation of the Israel Defence Forces.
Recently expanded, this museum complex sprawls over a large area and includes a number of separate pavilions.
Etzel Museum: Herbert Samuel Promenade, History of the Etzel underground pre-state movement.
www.travelnet.co.il /ISRAEL/TelAviv/EF.htm   (157 words)

  
 Bamahane; The Weekly of the Israel Defence Forces, Special Souvenir Number; Saga of Victory -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bamahane; The Weekly of the Israel Defence Forces, Special Souvenir Number; Saga of Victory -
Title: Bamahane; The Weekly of the Israel Defence Forces, Special Souvenir Number; Saga of Victory
Lower 1 1/2'' corner of front cover is missing & most pages are dog-eared.
www.bookbin.net /si/12314.html   (82 words)

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