Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered.Three groups that have prevented humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza — including one accused of looting or destroying supplies — have raised more than $200,000 from donors in the U.S. and Israel, The Associated...

Shomrim - Exclusive: Israel Dismissed Ukrainian Warnings About Iranian Drones and Declined Offers of Assistance

Scoop published in Israel's most popular media, N12.
No army in the world has more experience combatting Iranian drones than Ukraine, which has been dealing with them for over two years. Long before October 7, just after the Netanyahu government was sworn in, the then Ukrainian defense minister Oleksiy Reznikov offered to send a delegation to Israel to teach the IDF everything it knows about Iranian drones. ‘Unfortunately, there was no genuine response,’ he tells Shomrim. Those same drones, which are now wreaking havoc in the north, are the greatest challenge facing the IDF. A Shomrim investigation.

'Jewish enough to be murdered,' but not buried in a Jewish cemetery

The Kapshitter family did not have a chance on Oct. 7. That Saturday morning the four members of the family — the father, Evgeny (Zhenya), 37, the mother, Dina, 34, and their two small children, 8-year-old Aline and 5-year-old Eitan — were on their way back to their home in Be’er Sheva from a camping trip near Ashkelon, when they were ambushed by Hamas terrorists, who sprayed their car with bullets, killing them all. The horrors did not end there. Identification of the bodies took many days, and...

Having Fled War, Russian Emigres in Israel Find Themselves Drafted to IDF - The Moscow Times

Alice, a 17-year-old photographer, fled Russia for Israel shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine. Months later, she was summoned to serve in the Israeli army. 
“I left Russia because of the war, and I cannot imagine myself serving in any army, in any country,” Alice told The Moscow Times in a phone interview. 
“I don't want to have anything to do with killing people at all. Even if I don’t do it myself, I don’t want to wear the same uniform as people who, for whatever reason, kill others....

“It is truly shocking to see how much they've been brainwashed”: confessions of sex workers who cater to Russian soldiers

Among those who have an intimate understanding of the emotional state and thought patterns of Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine are sex workers, who are privy to their innermost secrets. In an interview with The Insider, these women revealed how the war has profoundly affected the soldiers' mental well-being, leading to a crisis in the sex industry while simultaneously seeing a surge in demand for dominatrix services.Sex worker D.: “They say the front line is hell, but still they return there...

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