An inspirational presentation of Brigadier General Professor Yitshak Kreiss who is talking about medicine, contribution, humanity, leadership and the IDF.
In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.
But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.
In part one of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky gets exclusive access to an IDF special operation, highlighting an unusual relationship they have with their Syrian enemies across the border.
On November 7, 2013, thousands of lives were changed when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. IDF search and rescue experts, doctors, and medical teams – trained to provide emergency aid in crises – immediately left for the Philippines and joined the international effort to support the devastated country.
Last week, the UN published maps showing destruction in Gaza, but they only tell half the story. Hamas used many of these damaged buildings – including houses, hospitals and schools – as sites to launch rockets and carry out other attacks against Israeli civilians.
“We’re physicians, our job is to take care of people. The children who come here didn’t do anybody any harm, They need our help and we will continue to help them.” says a physician at Israel’s Wolfson Hospital, which takes part in this program.
Since the beginning of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (Aug 5th) reports have begun to surface about the use made by Hamas terrorists in civilian areas to launch its rockets at Israel. These reporters, some threatened by Hamas not to broadcast such reports, exposed how Hamas launches rockets from the vicinity of the hotel where much of the foreign press was staying, reports even clearly indicate Hamas placing its launching pads near a UN facility, as Israel claimed, and as was denied by some.