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  • Reports: Hamas missiles can reach Tel Aviv

    July 15, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Hamas has rockets that can reach Tel Aviv, according to Israeli media reports.

    The Gaza-based terrorist organization is producing long-range rockets that can reach into central Israel, Army Radio reported Monday.

    Israel had targeted the  advanced M-75 rockets and their launchers during last November’s Operation Pillar of Defense. Hamas managed to fire off several of the rockets during the conflict, according to Ynet.

    A long-range M-75 missile landed south of Ashkelon in February, according to The Jerusalem Post.

  • Report: Unofficial construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem

    June 10, 2013 | 9:32 am

    An unofficial freeze in housing starts in eastern Jerusalem is “a temporary hiatus,” Yisrael Beiteinu party head Avigdor Lieberman told an Israeli newspaper.

    Army Radio, citing government statistics and the Yesha settlers council, reported Monday that no new housing projects have...

  • Israeli judge resigns after rape comments

    June 5, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    An Israeli judge resigned from a government appeals board on Wednesday after public uproar over reports he had told a courtroom that some girls "enjoy rape."

    Nissim Yeshaya headed a three-member panel hearing a young Israeli woman's appeal for recognition as a victim of a...

  • Several reported wounded in riots in support of jailed Palestinians

    February 15, 2013 | 6:50 am

    Several people were injured in West Bank protests staged in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.

    An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly wounded on Feb. 15 near Baytuniya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Several hundred protesters pelted the checkpoint with...

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  • Netanyahu, Home Party’s Bennett meet for first time in five years

    February 11, 2013 | 10:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett for the first time in five years.

    The two political rivals reportedly talked Monday about forming a government coalition.

    Bennett had served as a Netanyahu aide but quit about five years...

  • IDF to tackle Ethiopian troops’ adjustment problems

    February 8, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    A new IDF unit will work on integrating Ethiopian recruits, who are over-represented in army prisons.

    Army Radio reported that Brig.-Gen. Eli Shermeister, who heads the Israel Defense Forces Education and Youth Corps, set up the unit last month after senior IDF officers learned...

  • Iron Dome battery moved to Haifa amid unrest in Syria

    January 28, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The Israeli military has deployed an Iron Dome missile defense system near Haifa, according to reports.

    Two other batteries also reportedly were deployed in northern Israel in recent days, Ynet reported.

    The move to the northern end of the country comes as concerns in Israel...

  • Hamas to hold rally in West Bank

    December 10, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority reportedly has allowed Hamas to hold a rally in the West Bank.

    Israel’s Army Radio reported Monday that the apparent conciliatory gesture is the first of its kind since Hamas’ 2007 coup d’etat in Gaza that ended the Palestinian...

  • Two toddlers die in accidental fire near Be’er Sheva

    November 16, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Two Israeli Bedouin children died in a fire which they apparently started inside a parking car.

    The boys, ages three and four, may have been playing with matches, a police spokesperson told Israel's Army Radio. The parents of the toddlers left them unattended at an olive grove...

  • IDF soldier, assailants killed in skirmish near border with Egypt

    September 21, 2012 | 7:38 am

    One Israeli soldier and three armed assailants have died in a skirmish near the border with Egypt.

    Army Radio reported that two soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces were hit Friday morning after the assailants opened fire on them while they were patrolling the border with Egypt....

  • Gilad Shalit marks first birthday since being freed

    August 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    Gilad Shalit marked his first birthday since being freed from Hamas captivity.

    Shalit turned 26 on Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Shalit to wish him a happy birthday.

    “This is a particularly happy birthday,” Netanyahu reportedly told Shalit. “It is a birthday of...

  • Deport African migrant criminals, Israel’s Yishai says

    May 16, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Most African migrants in Israel are involved in criminal activity and should be imprisoned and deported, Israel’s interior minister said.

    Only a small number of the Africans who have infiltrated into Israel are refugees and should be treated as such, Eli Yishai said Wednesday in a...