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    The Orthodox Exemption Some Jews say Haredi Jews should be exempt from military service in Israel because they need to focus on their religious studies. Some Jews say Haredi Jews should not be exempt from military service in Israel because Halakha commands that all Jews fight in a milchemet mitzvah. Haredi Jews should be required to serve in the Israeli military because Halakha commands it. In Israel, both men and women are required to serve in the Israeli Defense Force, or the IDF. There are few exemptions for this, one of the most controversial being the exemption of Haredi Jews. Haredi men are exempted from military service provided they continue their religious studies for a certain period of time, at which point their age, makes…

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    Waltz With Bashir

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    I have chosen this topic because the movie is a significant source of historical evidence with a powerful depiction of the psychological trauma caused to witnesses of the First Lebanese war in 1982. Additionally, the events were significant then because they marked the failure of the Israeli defence force in ‘Operation peace for…

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    There is common idea in Israel that the standing for women, economically, socially and culturally has improved enormously in recent years, particularly the last two decades, and that mainstream society in Israel is moving towards an era of full and complete equality, regardless of gender. This opinion is extremely encouraging to many women and young girls have high aspirations for their part in Israeli society. It is also encouraging to men in Israel, who now can believe that their wives,…

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    war happened in 1982. This war started on June 6 of 1982 and ended in June 1985. It all started when the Israel Defense Forces invaded the south of Lebanon after countless attacks were happening between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel Defense Forces (IDF). When Abu Nibal’s Organization attempted to assassinate Shlomo Argov the Prime Minister of Israel decided to blame Abu Nibal and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The Prime Minister launched “Operation Peace for…

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    Yitzhak Rabin Influence

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    the state of Israel. He signifies a part of Israel’s ability to exist as an independent state and an important figure to the Middle East due to his support for Israel. Throughout Rabin’s life, he was an active member in the Jewish community, which led him to become Prime Minister of Israel leading the country to a victorious establishment of a state. Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1922. Throughout Rabin’s childhood he was raised in a Zionist household by his parents, Rosa and…

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    Though initially Arab guerilla forces, commanded by British officers were succeeding in capturing a number of settlements, including that of Jerusalem, by April the tide had turned and the Haganah seized the offensive and were recapturing areas. The day after the declaration of Israeli independence heavily supplied military forces from Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia arrived to support the efforts of the Arab Palestinian forces. Foreign involvement was most certainly a…

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    The Six-Day War, a short conflict pitting Israel against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, was a decisive Israeli victory that stretched from the 5th through the 10th of June, 1967. Despite the short duration of the war, Israel greatly improved their military reputation worldwide, as well as gained significant territory within the region. While controversial in that Israel launched a preemptive strike against nations that had yet to engage, the Israeli tactics highlighted the importance of quick,…

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    Causes Of The Six-Day War

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    the Middle Eastern territories have been massively reorganized. Moshe Dayan, Israel’s Minister of Defense, initiated the war by attacking Egypt’s air force in the morning of June 5, 1967 which begins the Six-Day War. Actions The Six-Day war is one of the many conflicts that took place among decades-long conflict between the Arabs and Israelis. Although different religions occupy these nations the conflict began over the territory…

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    Military Innovation Response Draft Israel and the United States have common (word) regarding how some of the country’s greatest innovation has started from the military. The tour through the US Army Heritage and Education Center relayed the ideas and concepts about how the innovation in private sectors was originally derived from military or government funded projects such as the M4 Sherman Tank and the minicomputer. However, they are not identical in the aspect that when a war arises and the…

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    The Peace Now Movement

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    Israel has historically been riddled with various conflicts and issues. In recent years, many of the problems facing the Jewish-state relate to Israeli and Palestinian relations. The Jewish people settled in and established what is biblically known as the kingdoms of Judea and Samaria. Later while under Babylonian rule, the Jewish people were exiled/dispersed from their ancestral homeland during the Jewish Diaspora. Years later, the Arabs settled the land and formed Palestine. Years after that,…

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