10 wounded in Eilat bus attack

By Robyn Rosen, August 18, 2011

Five people have died and at least 10 left wounded after three Israeli buses were shot at, it has been reported.

The initial shots, reportedly from the Egyptian side of the border, were fired at a bus travelling 20km from Eilat, in southern Israel.


On this day: Gaza settlements evacuated

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

As Israeli soldiers began removing Jewish Gaza residents from their homes, pictures of clashes, stories about the settlers and why they did not leave and musings about what Gaza would be like after appeared in newspapers around the world.


Campaign to support missing Druze Israeli soldier

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

The Zionist Federation has launched a campaign to highlight the plight of a Druze Israeli soldier declared missing more than six years ago.

Majdi Halabi was last seen at a hitchhiking stop near Mount Carmel on May 24 2005. He was 19 at the time; the same age as another IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit, was when he was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists the following year.


IDF thwarts Dead Sea weapons smuggling attempt

By Jennifer Lipman, July 25, 2011

Israel has intercepted a motor boat on the Dead Sea to stop two Palestinians who were transferring weapons.

According to the IDF spokespersons unit, a "weapons smuggling attempt" on a Palestinian boat was thwarted on Monday morning. The boat was on the way to Israel from Jordan,


'Rachel Corrie was cynically sent to front'

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 14, 2011

The Haifa District Court this week heard from the last witness in the civilian lawsuit being brought against the state of Israel by the parents of Rachel Corrie, the activist killed by an IDF bulldozer in 2003 in Gaza.

Colonel Pinhas Zuaretz (ret), who commanded the southern sector of the Gaza Strip at the time of Corrie's death, said in court that she had been sent to stand there by a terroris


IDF respond to rocket fire from Gaza

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2011

Israel targeted two sites in the northern Gaza Strip early this morning following two instances of rocket fire into the south of Israel on Tuesday. A house was damaged by one of the rockets.

The Gaza targets were both weapon manufacturing sites.


On this day: Goldwasser and Regev captured

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2011

As the Second Lebanon War went on, less and less appeared in the newspapers about the two men whose kidnapping led to the conflict.

Eldad Regev was 25 when he was captured during an attack on their patrol at the Israel-Lebanon border in 2006, Ehud Goldwasser, at 30, was older and married.


Israeli intelligence chief warns on Iran and Arab Spring

By Jennifer Lipman, July 6, 2011

The IDF intelligence chief has accused Iran of supporting attempts by groups of Palestinian protesters to breach Israel's northern border in May and June which led to bloody and fatal clashes.

Major General Aviv Kochavi, speaking during a knesset hearing, also said the Iranians were exploiting the Arab Spring in order to consolidate power in the Middle East.


Al Jazeera hosts IDF Briton

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

A British-born Israeli army reservist, attacked as a terrorist and a liar while participating in a debate on Al-Jazeera TV, has said it was worth it - and that he would like to do it again. Josh Mintz, 26, is one of the founders of, set up last October to show the world the IDF's human side.

Last week, Al-Jazeera invited Mr Mintz onto its show, The Stream.


Israel's missing in action soldiers

By Deborah Weitzmann, June 24, 2011

Full coverage and news about Gilad Shalit and Israel's MIAs here