The entry currently defines the organization, which has been designated a terrorist organization by 26 countries, a “political party and militant group”
The official IDF Twitter account posted a call on Tuesday for Wikipedia in English to edit its article on the Lebanese organization Hizbullah (spelled “Hezbollah” in Wikipedia) to reflect its identification by 26 countries as a terrorist organization. Wikipedia is a battleground for competing viewpoints, experts say, and the “Hezbollah” page is no exception.
The Shi’ite organization Hizbullah is a Lebanese political party with a military wing. It is also known for its virulent animosity towards Israel, and its actions against the country situated on its southern border – including against civilian targets. These have brought more than 20 countries and international organizations to designate it a terrorist organization, including the US, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League and the European Union.
‘A soldier who comes here for a training day is treated like a pilot’
As a confrontation with Hezbollah in Lebanon always appears to be on the horizon, and escalation in Gaza seems ever-imminent, IDF units – both of conscripts and reserves – continue to train intensively.
Hitting back, defense source says spy agency leader doesn’t have exclusive say on Iranian nuclear threat, should not be defaming army’s top officer in public
The head of the Mossad intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen, panned as “irresponsible” a speech that IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi delivered last week in which he disparaged the Biden administration’s policy on Iran’s nuclear program, according to reports on Sunday.
In private conversations, Cohen criticized Kohavi for having come out publicly against the US government and argued that the top military officer should have waited to see how the new administration approaches the issue, according to Army Radio. Cohen further said that the speech was “irresponsible” and a mistake, and that Kohavi had acted of his own accord, the report said.
Exact timing and nature of the drill will depend on coronavirus restrictions, but it’s due to include entire army and other government bodies, in apparent message to Iran
The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday announced plans for a massive, month-long exercise this summer, simulating a multi-front war, in which every branch of the military will take part.
This will be the first time that the military holds a drill of this scope, according to the IDF.