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Israel Independence Day Program

Date: May 1, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: 718.268.5011 ext 151

Jason Gewirtz

The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit: Talpiot

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How will Israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a secretive IDF unit called Talpiot. Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. Talpiot is tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran. Instead of fighting skills, Talpiots are taught advanced physics, math, and computer science, and they develop secret weapons, cyber-warfare, and intelligence strategies. The soldiers of Talpiot are truly unsung heroes behind the scenes.

Jason Gerwirtz covers Israeli news for CNBC.


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