The Voice of the IDF

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit is the Israel Defense Forces’ professional body responsible for media and public relations in Israel and around the world. This is a new site that helps to bring Israel's message to the world. The IDF is using this site to post official announcements and photographs and generally to make information easily accessible to those who are interested. For IDF footage and video clips click on IDF on YouTube. The official IDF website in English is at IDF.


IM Issue 21 – January 2009

Netanyahu Upbeat on Obama Plans for Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu, who many think will be Israel’s next Prime Minister said recently he saw the U.S. president-elect, Barack Obama as serious about denying Iran nuclear arms. Netanyahu, whose right-wing party leads in polls before the upcoming February 10th Israeli election, was responding to concerns raised by Israeli analysts that Obama did not explicitly say in recent televised remarks that he could resort to force against Tehran if it did not bow to U.S. demands over its nuclear program. (more…)


IM Issue 20 – December 2008

Israeli Leaders Congratulate Obama On Victory

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni congratulated US president-elect Barack Obama on his victory, saying that Israelis were “impressed by his commitment to the peace and security of Israel” during his recent visit. In a statement released after the election, Livni also thanked Sen. John McCain for his “long-standing friendship” with Israel, and congratulated him on an honorable campaign.


Is Religion Good for the World?

Two forceful advocates discuss the existence of God and the value of religion… CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS is the author of the best-selling book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. A prolific writer and polemicist, he argues that religion is a toxic force that makes the world a more dangerous place.  RABBI DAVID WOLPE is the author of the new book Why Faith Matters. Rabbi Wolpe is the senior rabbi at Temple Sinai in Los Angeles and argues powerfully for the place of God, faith and religion in modern life.   click audio only to hear the debate. Wait a minute to the triangle below the top picture to hear and see the abridged (16 min) debate. click the triangle below the bottom picture to hear and see the complete (103) min) debate.