Torah Light News From Israel

Woman appointed as deputy commander. A first for the Israel Air Force

Air Force chief appoints F-15 navigator as a deputy commander in the Spearhead Squadron. The newly tapped deputy commander, will serve in the Air Force’s Spearhead Squadron, which flies F-15 fighter jets out of the Tel Nof air base in central Israel. The military also announced that IAF chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin had appointed two other women to deputy commander positions in the military’s drone squadrons. Capt. Y is 27 years old and her grandfather served during the Yom Kippur War . His plane crashed east of the Suez Canal and his remains were never recovered.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Dr. Gabi Barkai, the archaeologist in charge of the "earth-sifting" project on the Temple Mount, has reported that they have been attacked by members of the Jordanian Waqf. Dr. Barkai has been sifting through the dirt which was dumped by Waqf bulldozers and they have found many archaeological treasures Dr. Barkai says he will continue his activities on the Temple Mount as long as the state of Israel allows him to. The sifting operation has been ongoing for 12 years now, and has yielded nearly half a million archaeological finds dating back as far as the first temple era.