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Pillar of Defense

  • Meet the laser that guides the Iron Dome (soon to be made in the USA)

    Six months after the Iron Dome defense system rendered Hamas rockets largely ineffective during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza,  I got a tour of the factory that produces its most vital component: a laser. The system, which can shoot down rockets within a circumference of 65 sq. miles, takes two trucks to transport… More ▸

  • Between rockets and sirens, Israelis find time to laugh

    Hundred of rockets are launched from Gaza and aimed at the cities of Israel from Sderot to Tel Aviv, and what do they Israelis do? Laugh about it, obviously.
    Like most Jews, humor seems to be the best medicine to the surreal situation, especially when the rocket threat has finally made it to the Tel Aviv on its bloggers and Internet geeks.
    Here are some of the best Internet reactions to operation “Pillar of Defense”
    Ahmed Jabari
    The recent round of violence took a huge turn when Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas’ “Chief of Staff.”
    If he had a Facebook, this is how it would look like: More ▸