Twenty years ago, construction workers in the Israeli town of Lod working under a city street came across something extraordinary: A massive mosaic, laid down almost two millennia before. Now, they’ve found another.
Reportedly a cetacean commando working for the Israeli Defense Forces was caught by Hamas operatives as it was making suspicious movements off the coast of Gaza. When Hamas combat divers (I had no idea they had such a thing) examined the dolphin spy, they said it was strapped with a camera, a monitoring device and an…
Israel is known for its... shall we say, “creativity” when it comes to warfare, and one of the oldest tricks in the book is hiding in plain sight. The Pereh, meaning “wild,” does just this by making itself look like a Merkava tank, but really it is a rolling guided missile arsenal ship that has been secret for over 30…
When you don a virtual reality headset, it blocks out the real world. You no longer see your body. But what if there were a way you could see your hands through the headset, and use them in virtual reality? Oculus just bought a company that might have the technology.
When the F-15 was created, it was created to be a pure air-to-air fighter, with the philosophy of “not a pound for air-to-ground” guiding designers. So how did Israel end up turning their F-15s into deadly long-range multi-role strike aircraft well before the F-15E Strike Eagle became a reality? Here’s how.
Spies and cops can use your smartphone to track your movements. That's no mystery—most smartphones come with a GPS chip that makes it pretty damned simple. So if you don't want to be tracked, you just turn off the GPS feature, right? Unfortunately, there is another way prying eyes can follow your movements:…
What's more impressive than sharks with laser beams? Dolphins with nuclear missiles. And that's the newest member of Israel's navy. A Dolphin-class submarine, anyway.
Here's Israel's Iron Dome chasing down 15 rockets in the air at one time and well, it's crazy. Recent footage of the Iron Dome shows the defense system working and it's like a firework show mixed with an air chase sequence that eerily resembles smokey tentacles reaching out to the sky.
This animated short by Nina Paley—in the tradition of the best Monty Python music skits—might not be an orthodox history lesson, but it's an accurate depiction of the horrible 6,000-year bloodshed in the region of Palestine, with dozens of tribes and nations fighting each other to claim ownership of that land.
These before and after satellite images show a small sample of the destruction of several areas in Gaza. The United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Program has also published damage assessment documents with a detailed count of destructed and damaged structures.
Google has pulled a mobile game from the Play Store which allowed users to simulate Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip—inviting them to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians"—after (understandable) public backlash.
They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites:
Earlier today, Der Spiegel reported that Israel might have done a little cellular snooping on US Secretary of State John Kerry during peace talks with the Palestinians last year. Apparently, during the height of the peace talks, Kerry made several important phone calls just using a normal telephone beamed via…
We have discussed Active Protection Systems many times before, but it is another thing seeing one work operationally. The video below depicts a Merkava IV tank being fired on in Gaza by an RPG, with Trophy intercepting and destroying the explosive projectile before it could plow through the tank's side armor.
The military wing of Hamas just posted a five-minute-long video of an apparently fully armed drone flying over the Gaza Strip. It's impossible to know if the four, real-looking missiles attached to the drone's wings are armed. They sure look like they are.
Is there any more exhilarating rush than plowing your Warthog through wave after wave of Covenant Grunts while your buddy goes to town with the onboard autocannon? There is, now that Israel Military Industries has gone ahead and built a real one.
On the modern high seas, raising your submarine's periscope at the wrong time is just as bad as raising a flag with a target on it. But thanks to a new optical suite developed by Israel's Technion Institute of Technology, tomorrow's subs will only ever have to break waves when in port.
machine gun riot dispersal tool installed on a wall near Bethlehem, just near the border of Palestine and Jerusalem. Spotted by several Palestinian news outlets, the weapon—which is equipped with cameras and is located very close to a mosque—was reportedly installed by Israeli forces on Sunday.