Me and my grandmother, Artemis Miron, 85 from Jerusalem. Born in Greece, survived Birkenau. 

Help us to commemorate Holocaust survivors with the hashtag #WeAreHere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiSaWuIikqs

Yesterday, activities were planned for lone soldiers (soldiers who immigrated to Israel without family) around Israel. This group went hiking around Eilat and sailed the Red Sea.  

The newest member of the #Israel Air Force, the Hercules “Samson” C-130J, just arrived in Israel.

The newest member of the #Israel Air Force, the Hercules “Samson” C-130J, just arrived in Israel.

Honoring the flag of #Israel is a core #IDF tradition. #IDFin24

Honoring the flag of #Israel is a core #IDF tradition. #IDFin24

Every challenge, every front, every hour, every platform. Follow #IDFin24 from 6A.M. Israel time, and see what it’s really like to be a soldier in the IDF.

Every challenge, every front, every hour, every platform. Follow #IDFin24 from 6A.M. Israel time, and see what it’s really like to be a soldier in the IDF.

Don’t forget to exercise on #WorldHealthDay. 
In the #IDF, many of the fitness and #KravMaga Instructors are female.

Don’t forget to exercise on #WorldHealthDay.
In the #IDF, many of the fitness and #KravMaga Instructors are female.

"The paratroopers brigade towers above its peers…it embodies the fulfillment of the Zionist dream." -Yitzhak Rabin

"The paratroopers brigade towers above its peers…it embodies the fulfillment of the Zionist dream." -Yitzhak Rabin

Soldiers of the #Nahal Brigade stop to see how far they’ve come & what lies ahead on their 2-day countrywide march  (at Hunky-Dory)

Soldiers of the #Nahal Brigade stop to see how far they’ve come & what lies ahead on their 2-day countrywide march (at Hunky-Dory)

The Naval Brigade continues its 48 hour March along the 940

The Naval Brigade continues its 48 hour March along the 940

Over the next 48 hours, the Nahal Brigade will collectively hike the entire length of #beautiful #Israel.

Over the next 48 hours, the Nahal Brigade will collectively hike the entire length of #beautiful #Israel.

Early this morning, our #IDF medical team  in Judea and Samaria got word of a serious car crash. Within 5 minutes,  they were at the scene treating the 20 #Palestinians wounded in the accident

Early this morning, our #IDF medical team in Judea and Samaria got word of a serious car crash. Within 5 minutes, they were at the scene treating the 20 #Palestinians wounded in the accident

“Krav Maga” is a special combat system, developed for the IDF. Krav Maga’s basic premise is to fight an enemy with your bare hands, without using any weapon. Every soldier who is recrutied to the IDF must go through basic lessons in Krav Maga. These Kfir Brigade soldiers serve mainly in Judea and Samaria, and specialize in face to face combat in order to be able to defend themselves.

#Selfie of an air force pilot flying high over Tel Aviv (at תל אביב)

#Selfie of an air force pilot flying high over Tel Aviv (at תל אביב)

During Passover, thousands of people are expected to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. To prepare for the festival, The IDF, in collaboration with the Border Police, the Israeli Police and civilian medical teams, held an exercise that simulated a mass casualty event with 40 wounded civilians.

“On average, 800 people visit the Cave of Patriarchs every day,” said Major Amir Friedman, an Operations Officer in Judea Region, “We are preparing for around 70 thousand visitors in two days, so we want to be prepared for any scenario, even one involving a suicide bombing attack. The exercise today was definitely a great success.”

Meet Sgt. Tupik Handwey, a commander in the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion who did the unbelievable and decided to join the IDF when he was already 29 years old. Tupik had aspired to join the IDF since he was young, but due to his family’s financial problems his wish was put on hold. Thirteen years later, Sgt. Handwey decided he couldn’t wait any longer, and decided to make his dream come true. Now, Tupik is one of the most appreciated soldiers in his battalion. His message to everyone is that, “No matter your age, what’s important is to never give up on your dreams.”

Meet Sgt. Tupik Handwey, a commander in the Bedouin Reconnaissance Battalion who did the unbelievable and decided to join the IDF when he was already 29 years old. Tupik had aspired to join the IDF since he was young, but due to his family’s financial problems his wish was put on hold. Thirteen years later, Sgt. Handwey decided he couldn’t wait any longer, and decided to make his dream come true. Now, Tupik is one of the most appreciated soldiers in his battalion. His message to everyone is that, “No matter your age, what’s important is to never give up on your dreams.”