Month: May 2010


They came for war

“They came for war,” was how one Israeli Navy commando described the activists aboard the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger boat where clashes erupted early Monday morning and ended with at least nine activists dead and dozens others, including eight IDF soldiers, injured.


Prepare to Go Where We've Never Gone Before

The newly trained soldiers of the IDF's top search and rescue unit – the Israel Air Force's Extrication and Evacuation Unit, known as Unit 669 – received their unit wing pins Sunday. In his address to the newly inducted warriors, the highly revered unit's commander, Lt.-Col. Avinoam, hinted that they would soon find themselves far from Israel's borders.