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  • Judge loses Netanyahu support for Likud post after rape comment

    June 5, 2013 | 10:31 am

    A judge in the running for the presidency of the Likud Party’s court has lost the support of the prime minister after saying at a court hearing that “some girls like to be raped.”

    Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya made the statement on Monday during a hearing in Tel Aviv District...

  • Man behind Iron Dome addresses Milken students

    March 13, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Milken Community High School's middle and upper school students and teachers got a unique glimpse into the inner workings of some of the Israeli military’s most cutting-edge technology on March 7.

    The best part? It was delivered by someone who had an integral role in bringing it...

  • Israel OKs housing units for West Bank settlement

    February 11, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Israel's Defense Ministry approved the construction of 90 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    The final approval was given Sunday and comes following the recent U.S. announcement that President Obama would be visiting Israel and other places in the region this...

  • Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress

    January 28, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

    The Defense Ministry announced the launch as world powers sought to agree a...

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  • Israel eases Gaza blockade

    December 26, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Israel is easing its blockade on Gaza, the Defense Ministry confirmed to local media.

    Israel will allow previously banned construction material into the coastal strip, it was reported Wednesday. The loosening of restrictions comes following the Egyptian-mediated truce last month...

  • Barak to approve settlement development plans

    April 4, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will approve development plans for four West Bank settlements.

    The Defense Ministry confirmed to the Israeli media on Monday that Barak will approve the plans for Rotem, Hemdat, Eshkolot and Nofim, and already has approved plans for two other...