Moshe Dayan’s Eulogy for a Fallen Kibbutznik

In 1956, an Israeli named Roi Rotberg was killed by Arab marauders while patrolling a kibbutz located on the Gaza border. Moshe Dayan, who happened to be visiting the kibbutz at the time, composed a brief eulogy for Rotberg that, in the words of Marc Livecche, “jolts us from our somnambulism and puts us instead on a footing for war.” Herewith, marking Israel’s Memorial Day, is the speech’s central paragraph:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Israel & Zionism, Israeli history, Moshe Dayan, Yom Ha-Zikaron

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations