Tag Archive for Givati Brigade

Survivor of French anti-Semitic stabbing qualified for elite IDF brigade


Last week, Jonathan Weinberg, who was 13 when a group of youths attacked him for being Jewish, earned his purple beret as a Givati fighter in the IDF. “I realized that if Jews are brutalized for being Jews, France is no place for me.” he said.

By Danny Brenner


Jonathan Weinberg was only 13 when he fell victim of a violent anti-Semitic attack by a group of French youths. Today, Weinberg is 24, an Israeli citizen, and last Thursday he received the purple beret reserved for new members of the Israel Defense Forces’ Givati combat infantry brigade.

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Gaza Brigade reservists to be deployed in sector 1st time in years


Gaza Brigade reservists are set to relieve regular Givati Brigade soldiers departing the sector for a routine, 3-week training rotation.

Move prompted by changes to military’s training, deployment plans following defense budget cuts.

By Lilach Shoval



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Captain Tal Nahman, 21 – IDF Soldier Killed by Friendly-Fire

IDF officer killed in friendly fire incident when mistaken as a terrorist.

Captain Tal Nahman was 21 year-old from Nes Ziona. Family in shock.

By Tova Dvorin


The identity of the soldier killed Monday due to friendly fire near Gaza has been released: Captain Tal Nahman, 21, from Nes Ziona.

Capt. Tal Nahman - Courtesy of the Nahman family

Capt. Tal Nahman (ז”ל) – Courtesy of the Nahman family

Nahman was promoted to Captain posthumously. The funeral will take place at 3:00 pm Tuesday with a military ceremony at the cemetery in Nes Ziona.

Reportedly the incident occurred during a routine operation to prevent the placement of explosives on the Gaza security fence, as well as infiltration by Gazan terrorists. Continue Reading »