Senator from Kildare thanks rangers who rescued Irish citizens in Afghanistan

A Kildare Senator has thanked the nine rangers who rescued Irish citizens in Afghanistan last month following the takeover of the Taliban. Senator Fiona O' Loughlin took to her official Facebook account to thank the rangers: "Today was my first opportunity on to thank the 9 local rangers who put themselves in harms way to rescue Irish citizens who were trapped in Kabul on the record of the Seanad."
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Due to a malfunction: an IDF skimmer fell in Syria | Israel Today

An IDF glider fell today (Wednesday) in Syrian territory following a technical malfunction, the IDF spokesman said. Recently, during a routine operation, an IDF skimmer fell in Syrian territory following a technical malfunction. The incident is being investigated. Israel Defense Forces (@idfonline) September 22, 2021. The incident is under investigation.

Israeli Army Says It Lost Drone Over Syria Due To ‘Technical Failure’

On September 22, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had lost a drone over Syria territory as a result of a “technical failure”. According to the IDF, the drone crashed during “routine operational activity”. An investigation into the incident has been launched. Local sources in the southern Syrian...

Taiwan jets scramble again as China air force enters air defence zone

Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Thursday to warn off 19 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, the latest uptick in tensions across the Taiwan Strait. The Chinese aircraft included 12 J-16 fighters and two nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, the ministry added. Photo – A...
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Lawrence barbecue raises over $500K for Friends of Israel Defense Forces

Ari and Ruth Jungreis’s spacious Lawrence backyard is a long way from the Israel Defense Forces bases strategically positioned across the Jewish state, but no less connected: The Friends of IDF held a fundraising barbecue in the Five Towns on Sept. 15, and raised more than $500,000. More than 100...
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2 United Hatzalah Ambucycles Stolen Over First Day Of Sukkot, Another Attempted Stolen In Wave Of Thefts Against EMS Organization

Two United Hatzalah Ambucycles were stolen from two different Jerusalem neighborhoods, and a third attempted theft took place in Tel Aviv over the first day of Sukkot. One of the ambucycles stolen was recovered by a joint effort by the organization, the IDF, and the Israeli police, after it was tracked to the Palestinian Authority controlled town of.

The IDF’s Grotesque Practice of Ransacking Palestinian Homes Is Israeli Apartheid in Action

When we think of Israel’s repression of Palestinians, we think of the kinds of scenes we saw at the start of this year: indiscriminate bombing of civilians, soldiers brutalizing nonviolent protesters, settlers brazenly stealing houses left temporarily empty. What we miss are the horrors and indignities Palestinians are subject to when cameras aren’t rolling and there are few witnesses around.

‘Significant progress’ achieved in prisoner swap negotiations – report

“Significant progress” has been made toward reaching a prisoner exchange agreement between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian sources told the Quds News Network news agency on Wednesday. According to the unnamed sources, the progress was achieved after Israel reportedly made “a concession” regarding Palestinian security prisoners serving life terms in Israeli...
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Afghanistan and Its Implications for Israel and the Palestinians

In May 2000, following massive pressure from left-wing organizations and after failing to reach an agreement with Syria and Hezbollah, PM Ehud Barak ordered the hasty withdrawal of the IDF from south Lebanon. Israel’s local ally—the South Lebanese Army, the establishment and maintenance of which had cost millions of dollars—collapsed and was unable to hold out against Hezbollah. Eighteen years of Israeli military presence ended in a frightened and confused retreat.

Who fought in 1948?

“Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War,” by Shay Hazkani, Stanford University Press, 2021. On April 4, 1948, just weeks before the establishment of the State of Israel, an Iraqi soldier named Abdullah Dawud took part in an unsuccessful attack on a kibbutz in northern Palestine. One of the key battles of this time, the attack lasted for nearly two weeks, involved heavy artillery, and ended in a total of 115 casualties. Dawud, a sniper, was one of thousands of volunteers from across the Arab world who made up the Arab Liberation Army (ALA), which had carried out the assault.

"Thorough, independent and inclusive ": President Higgins backs review into alleged army sex abuse, praises survivors

President Michael D Higgins has thrown his support behind a review into the Irish Defence Forces (IDF) following multiple accusations of bullying and sexual abuse levelled against the organisation. The Limerick native used his speech at the Defence Forces’ Values Awards yesterday to highlight the issue. He discussed his concern...

Two United Hatzalah ambucycles stolen on first day of Sukkot – report

Two ambucycles belonging to United Hatzalah were stolen from two different neighborhoods in Jerusalem on the first day of the Sukkot holiday, according to a United Hatzalah spokesperson. Furthermore, on the same day, a third attempted theft of an ambucycle occurred in Tel Aviv, but thieves were deterred by the...

Running on an Old Avaya UC System? Plan Now for EoL

Unified communication (UC) offerings are rapidly changing with older systems reaching end of life (EoL) — and vendors introducing several new offerings — not to mention all the buyouts and acquisitions that can confuse consumers in the marketplace. As an example, let’s take a walk down memory lane with Avaya, whose CS1000 “Red” system is moving toward end of life.