Itay Erenlib lost both of his legs and was seriously injured in his arm in an IED explosion in Nablus during his IDF service. After a miraculous recovery that amazed all of his doctors, Erenlib returned to the army to finish his service, got a degree in life sciences and is now training to play wheelchair tennis at the Rio Paralympic Games next month.
1 September, 2016 Meet Israel’s Paralympians While wounded IDF veterans have traditionally been the core of Israel's Paralympic delegation, they now only make up one third of the athletes participating. Athletes from all walks of life are participating in the games and hope to bring more medals t...
31 October, 2016 Quadcopters in the service of the IDF While waiting for the new military-made quadcopter Tzur to be ready, forces on the ground have been using civilian-made models for a variety of tasks: from tracking suspects through training exercises and search and rescue.
25 January, 2017 Rabbis inciting against women, non-Jewish soldiers at IDF course Cadets who have participated in recent years in courses training military rabbis reveal an extremely problematic atmosphere contradicting IDF values. The course’s lecturers, they say, consistently preach against the enlistment of women and non-Jews—Druze, Bedouins and […]