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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Cabinet confirms Aviv Kochavi as Israel army’s 22nd chief of staff

The cabinet officially voted to confirm Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi for the position of Israel Defense Forces chief of staff on Sunday. He is scheduled to take over the position on January 15.

Kochavi, the former head of Military Intelligence and the Northern Command, and the current deputy chief of staff, will be the 22nd commander of the IDF.
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Iran

Iran’s Rouhani calls Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ established by West

TEHRAN — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East.

Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel and predict its demise, but Rouhani, a relative moderate, rarely employs such rhetoric.

Addressing an annual Islamic Unity Conference on...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Israel holds major drill to practice fighting Hamas and Hezbollah simultaneously

The Israeli military’s Commando Brigade launched a large-scale exercise this week to practice fighting the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip and the Hezbollah terrorist militia in Lebanon simultaneously, the army said Saturday. The drill is continuing into this week.

In the past, Israeli defense analysts have speculated that concerns over the...

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Nov 18 Omaha, NE CUFI Event

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Nov 16 Yakima, WA Bilingual Standing With Israel

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Nov 16 Nashville, TN CUFI Event

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Nov 14 Lubbock, TX Bilingual Standing With Israel

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November 8 Compton, CA Spanish Stand With Israel

Hamas

Hamas’s use of anti-tank Kornet missiles supplied by Iran and Hezbollah

On November 12, 2018, Hamas launched an anti-tank Kornet missile from the Gaza Strip at a bus carrying soldiers near the border with the Gaza Strip (south of the city of Sderot). An IDF soldier was severely wounded. A few minutes before the missile was launched, dozens of soldiers got off the bus to receive a briefing nearby. Launching the missile...

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Nov 13 Charleston, SC Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 11 Los Angeles, CA Stand With Israel

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Nov 4 Corpus Christi, TX Stand With Israel

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Nov 11 Lytle, TX Night To Honor Israel

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Nov 10 South San Francisco, CA Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 9 Myrtle Beach, SC Stand With Israel

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Nov 9 Howell, NJ Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 8 Oak Ridge, NJ Pastor’s Luncheon

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Nov 7 Spring City, TN Standing with Israel

Iran

Countering Iran’s Global Terrorism

Thanks for that warm introduction and for hosting me here. It’s a real pleasure to participate in the Washington Institute’s Counterterrorism Lecture Series. A number of my predecessors from the CT Bureau have had the privilege of speaking at this lectern, and I’m honored to be here to keep the streak alive.

Today, I’m going to highlight the...

Hamas

Erick Stakelbeck Evacuates to a Bomb Shelter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2To_N8FnTfo