IDF Roundup: Stories You Might Have Missed

Every week, dozens of stories are written about the IDF in various online publications. Here are 4 recent must-read IDF stories that you might have missed:

  1. Mother’s Day Reunions:

    Mother’s Day was last Sunday. In honor of the special day, the Jewish Agency organized reunions between IDF lone soldiers and their parents. View the full photo album.

    Mothers Day

    An Israel Defense Forces lone soldier is reunited with his mother

  2. The Butterfly on the Wall:

    In a small room in an enemy country, a butterfly relays info to a situation room in Israel. Sound far-fetched? It’s not. The UAV of the future is on its way to being operational. Read the full story.

    Butterfly UAV

    The UAV of the future. Photo: Israel Hayom

  3. From Warcraft to the War Room:

    Think playing video games are a waste of time? An IDF soldier who operates the Iron Dome anti-missile system honed his skills by playing Warcraft as a teenager. He currently holds the record for most rockets intercepted. See the full story in Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog.

    Iron Dome Missile Defense System

    Iron Dome Missile Defense System

  4. Teen Beats Cancer, Joins IDF:

    At the age of 14, Reut Bernard from Rishon Lezion was diagnosed with cancer. She survived her battle and volunteered to serve in the IDF. Today, she helps young cancer patients cope. Here’s the full story.

    Reut Bernard

    Reut Bernard survived cancer and joined the IDF. Photo: Ynet

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