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    An Israeli F-15 jet takes off from the Tel Nof Air Force base in central Israel on Nov. 19. (Miri Tsachie/EPA)

    An Israeli soldier sleeps on top of a tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel border with the Gaza ***** border as they prepare for a potential ground operation on Nov. 19. (Menahem Kahana/AFP - *****Images)
    Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz briefing soldiers:


    IDF strikes police headquarters in Gaza:
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    Gotta like Gantz's approach to things, and I wouldn't argue with Russo for all the humus in Afula. Watched one of the promoted videos at the end, about the reservists. What can you say about a situation that garners more than 100% of the call-ups? Here's hoping they don't have to go in, but results (a cease-fire) as if they did.

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    looks comfy but doesnt beat sleeping on a nice bed....I gotta ask...any particular warm beverages you IDF boys like to drink in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiEMpre_Leal View Post
    I gotta ask...any particular warm beverages you IDF boys like to drink in the morning?
    Turkish coffee, a.k.a "mud coffee".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGXL836 View Post
    Turkish coffee, a.k.a "mud coffee".
    Turkish coffee...that'll do the trick

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    Anyone know if the IDF has been using land based versions of the Phalanx CIWS to shoot down rockets? I've read about those or equivalents being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyG View Post
    Anyone know if the IDF has been using land based versions of the Phalanx CIWS to shoot down rockets? I've read about those or equivalents being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    No, the IDF does not use them. They are not suitable to protect large areas such as cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradles View Post
    I have noticed that the IDF tracked vehicles dont use rubber pads unlike other countrys such as UK,US etc and was wondering why? Is it because they go through them to quickly due to the heat? I have seen Abram's and Lep crews replacing theirs on a regular basis (videos that is).
    The trucks of the Merkava, Achzarit and Achzarit were optimized for the rocky volcanic terrain of the Golan plateau.

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    Israeli soldiers clean the barrel of a tank at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli soldier sleeps near armoured personnel carriers (APC) at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza ***** puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed more than 100 people. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli soldier gets out of his sleeping bag near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli soldier prays at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza ***** puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed more than 100 people. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    Israeli soldiers stand atop a tank at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza ***** puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed more than 100 people. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli soldier prays atop a tank at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, saying an Israeli ground operation in the Palestinian enclave would be a "dangerous escalation" that must be avoided. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli reserve soldier prays in front of an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the border with northern Gaza November 20, 2012. International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza ***** puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed more than 100 people. *******/ Nir Elias

    An Israeli soldier adjusts the barrel of a tank at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. International pressure for a ceasefire in the Gaza ***** puts Egypt's new Islamist president in the spotlight on Tuesday after a sixth day of Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes that have killed more than 100 people. *******/Darren Whiteside

    An Israeli soldier loads ammunition into the machine gun of a tank near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Yannis Behrakis

    An Israeli soldier stands atop a tank at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Darren Whiteside

    Israeli soldiers prepare near armoured military vehicles at a staging area outside the northern Gaza ***** November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Nir Elias

    An Israeli soldier walks near armoured military vehicles at a staging area outside the northern Gaza ***** November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza ***** on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. *******/Nir Elias

    Israeli soldiers stand near a mobile artillery unit as it fires a shell from its position outside the northern Gaza ***** November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Tuesday and the U.S. Secretary of State headed to the region with a message that escalation of the conflict was in nobody's interest. Nevertheless, Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire continued for a seventh day. *******/Darren Whiteside

    Israeli soldiers stand near a mobile artillery unit after it fired a shell from its position outside the northern Gaza ***** November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Tuesday and the U.S. Secretary of State headed to the region with a message that escalation of the conflict was in nobody's interest. Nevertheless, Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire continued for a seventh day. *******/Darren Whiteside

    Israeli soldiers sit atop a mobile artillery unit positioned outside the northern Gaza ***** November 20, 2012. Egypt's president predicted on Tuesday that Israel's Gaza offensive would end later in the day, Egyptian state media said, as U.S. Secretary of State headed to the region to try to calm the conflict. *******/Darren Whiteside
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    Dumb guy question since I don't know jack about the IDF...do they issue M4s to the reservists and MTARs to the regular guys? or is the mix just a result of ongoing fielding. Hardly important, just me being curious.

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    IAF attacked more than 1000 targets in Gaza so far:


    Iron Dome fighter thanks supporters of Israel:


    IDF strikes rocket lancher in Gaza:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    No, the IDF does not use them. They are not suitable to protect large areas such as cities.
    Good to know. Thanks.

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