Israeli Self-Defense

(Above: Oren Mellul teaches one of Krav Maga’s basic strikes. Source: YouTube screenshot)

Time to fight back? Israeli Krav Maga premieres today at 4:30 pm ET on Jewish Life Television (JLTV).

A self-defense system developed for Israel’s military and security forces, Krav Maga means “contact combat” and incorporates elements from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo and karate.

JLTV’s half-hour show, running every weekday, is hosted by Oren Mellul, a Krav Maga instructor based in Tel Aviv. Here’s episode one of his web series, also called Israeli Krav Maga:

Israeli Krav Maga (and indeed JLTV’s entire schedule) can be streamed free at

You’d think Krav Maga techniques would be needed more in turbulent Jerusalem than in Tel Aviv, but perhaps a rabbi dance collective, a female hip-hop artist or a satirical comedian can stop the violence instead?

Decide for yourself by turning into Link TV’s “Jerusalem: Artists Fighting for Their Own Truth” episode of its Resilient Cities series.

“Jerusalem” will be available both on Link TV’s 24/7 channel and via streaming. The episode premieres tomorrow, February 20, at 8:30 pm ET/PT on channel 28.2 via antenna in LA, or on Roku or Apple TV nationwide. It will then stream at


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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