Rabbi Eckstein and PM Netanyahu Meet with Scholarship Winners

(Photo: Olivier Fitoussi)

(Photo: Olivier Fitoussi)

This week, Rabbi Eckstein and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) with dozens of Druze students who were awarded Fellowship-funded scholarships:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Monday in the Knesset with dozens of Druze students who had been awarded scholarships from the fund in memory of the late Maj. Salim Shufi.

Notable participants to the event were Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud), the mayor of Majdal Shams, MK Avi Dichter (Likud), International Fellowship of Christians and Jews President and CEO Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dov Tamari.

Posted in: Arutz Sheva / Druze / IFCJ

HS Classmates Send Yearbook to PM Netanyahu

(Photo: wikicommons/GPO)

(Photo: wikicommons/GPO)

Like so many Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grew up early, joining the IDF to protect the Holy Land. However, at the time Netanyahu enlisted, he was a high school student in the United States. Recently, four former classmates of the prime minister sent him the yearbook he missed when he joined the Israeli military:

The Philadelphia Daily News reported classmates from Cheltenham High School’s Class of 1973 sent Netanyahu his 1967 yearbook.

Netanyahu left school around the time of the Six Day War in June 1967 and joined the Israel Defense Forces, causing him to miss out on graduation and his yearbook…

Posted in: education / high school / History

16 Reasons Nuke Deal Is an Iranian Victory and a Western Catastrophe

(Photo: wikicommons/ Farzaaaad2000)

(Photo: wikicommons/ Farzaaaad2000)

Yesterday’s nuclear deal with Iran might have seemed historic to some, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “historic mistake.” Now, The Times of Israel’s founding editor, David Horovitz looks at 16 reasons why Iran is celebrating the deal – and why “nobody else should be”:

5. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt its ongoing missile development? No…

7. Has the Iranian regime been required to submit to “anywhere, anytime” inspections of any and all facilities suspected of engaging in rogue nuclear-related activity? No. Instead, the deal describes at considerable length a very protracted process of advance warning and “consultation” to resolve concerns…

9. Has the Iranian regime been required to halt its arming, financing and training of the Hezbollah terrorist army in south Lebanon? No…

16. Does the nuclear deal…

Posted in: David Horovitz / Iran / Iranian nuclear deal

Israeli “Wonder Woman” Reflects on IDF Service

(Photo: wikicommons/Gage Skidmore)

(Photo: wikicommons/Gage Skidmore)

We here at 4Zion are not only big fans of the brave men and women of the IDF, but we’re also geeks for the superheroes and heroines who save the day in the comics! JNS talks to Gal Gadot, the wonderful Israeli woman who’s now donned both roles:

Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will portray the role of Wonder Woman in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film that is due out in March 2016, said in an interview that her Israel Defense Forces (IDF) service helped prepare her for a career in Hollywood.

“The army wasn’t that difficult for me. The military gave me good training for Hollywood,” Gadot told Fashion Magazine…

“Nowadays being a woman is hard,” she said, “because we have to be the best wife, best mother, best worker, best everything! But…

Posted in: DC Comics / Gal Gadot / Hollywood

Continue or Abort? You Decide!

During Operation Protective Edge, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did its best to defend Israel’s citizens from Hamas’ terrorism. But even when their missions involved stopping rockets from being launched or terrorists from attacking, IDF soldiers and pilots were faced with difficult ethical decisions. Watch (and interact with) the above video to see how the Israeli military made moral decisions while defending its nation and people.

Posted in: Hamas / IDF / interactive