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  • Obama administration presses for $225M addition to Iron Dome funding

    22 hours ago

    The Obama administration asked Congress to fast-track Israel’s request for an additional $225 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

    The administration cited Israeli needs arising from the Gaza war in pressing for the extra funding.

    “The Government of Israel has...

  • Letters to the editor: Iron Dome, Tesla crash, PETA and more

    1 day ago

    Prayers Overseas

    David Suissa’s article was terrific, and I pray for his daughter’s safety (“Israel Needs an Irony Dome,” July 18). I also have a lot of family in Israel now. ... I have often thought lately that the Journal was too tough on Israel but seems better now. Keep up...

  • Tunnel vision: Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel

    2 days ago

    Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably start talking about Hamas rockets.

    But that has changed over the last few days of fighting, for two reasons: One, the much-heralded success of the Iron Dome missile defense system,...

  • Life – if you can call it that – under Israel’s Iron Dome

    3 days ago

    I’ve become pretty great at rocket dodging. As a New Yorker living in Tel Aviv while researching a book, I never thought I’d say that. And yet it’s true: since Hamas began firing rockets into Tel Aviv on July 8, I’ve learned to move quickly.

    Out jogging when a siren blares? I...

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  • Sounds of war, overhead and on my Twitter feed

    By Simone Wilson

    1 week ago

    When the first air-raid siren of summer 2014 screeched through Tel Aviv, my blood turned to ash. I was sitting in a coffee shop near my apartment, typing out a news piece on the disturbing increase in anti-Arab and anti-Jewish attacks throughout Israel, when the sound came —...

  • Senate panel approves $350 million in Iron Dome funding

    1 week ago

    A key U.S. Senate panel approved a spending bill that would double President Barack Obama’s request for funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved the $620 million missile defense...

  • Israel needs an Irony Dome

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    It boggles the mind to think that a determined, Jew-hating terror army would fire more than 1,000 rockets at Israel over seven days and inflict so few casualties.

    I wonder what must be going through the minds of those Hamas terrorists right now: “We lost half of our arsenal and...

  • 8 things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict

    1 week ago

    Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are eight things you need to know about the current conflagration:

    Iron Dome has been a game...

  • Gaza fighting a reality show for rocket-weary Israelis

    1 week ago

    Sitting on a leather sofa in flip-flops and shorts, smoking and eating snacks, a group of middle-aged Israeli men look like they are watching a soccer match on TV, but they are perched atop a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip watching a very different kind of contest.

    The buzz of...

  • How is this Gaza conflict different from other Gaza conflicts?

    1 week ago

    In the past week, Israel has endured a thousand rockets.

    Yet not a single Israeli has died so far from a rocket strike during the week-long conflict.

    In many ways, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge — its third Gaza operation in six years — is much like previous Israeli...

  • New Iron Dome battery goes operational

    1 week ago

    More Iron Dome batteries will become operational and be deployed in the coming days, the Israeli government said.

    A seventh missile defense battery was put into service last week and immediately intercepted five rockets from Gaza, according to Defense News.

    Israel’s defense...

  • Hamas warns Israel before barrage on Tel Aviv

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The rockets were fired on Tel Aviv after 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour after Hamas warned the operators of the Iron Dome batteries to be...

  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

    2 weeks ago

    Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people, medics said.

    The Jewish state kept options open...

  • Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

    2 weeks ago

    Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv.

    Savlov was with a customer in the station’s office Thursday morning when a rocket from Gaza was...

  • Jerusalem targeted anew by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

    2 weeks ago

    As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room.

    Two of the rockets fired Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome and two landed in open areas.

    The armed wings of...

  • Israel intercepts rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Dimona, slams Gaza sites

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

    Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes hit about 320 targets in Gaza overnight on the third day of its expanded military operation to curb rocket fire...

  • Rockets targeting Ben Gurion Airport intercepted; Israel strikes scores of Gaza sites

    2 weeks ago

    The Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted at least two rockets near Tel Aviv reportedly aimed at Ben Gurion Airport.

    The rockets were intercepted during rush hour Wednesday morning, Israeli media reported, citing Palestinian sources. Heavy traffic stopped on main freeways...

  • Rockets from Gaza intercepted over Tel Aviv

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv fired from the Gaza Strip.

    The interception over central Israel occurred on Tuesday evening, according to media reports.

    Color Red alert sirens had been heard throughout the Gush Dan area of central...

  • Israel says Gaza offensive may disrupt commercial flights

    2 weeks ago

    Israel narrowed its civilian air corridor on Tuesday and said takeoffs and landings at Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv may be delayed by its Gaza air offensive.

    The Israel Airports Authority said no flights had been canceled at Ben-Gurion, some 50 miles north of...

  • Rockets from Gaza mostly hit open areas in southern Israel

    3 weeks ago

    About a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel.

    Most of the rockets fell in unpopulated areas on Wednesday; the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two. Rockets intercepted by Iron Dome are headed for populated areas.

    Some Israeli media put the number of rockets fired at 20.

    Israel responded to some of the attacks earlier in the evening by bombing a rocket launcher in the southern Gaza Strip used to fire four mortars at Israel.

  • World Cup and Missiles

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 25, 2014 | 8:34 am

    This past week, Israel's security threat escalated as its borders became "heated." News channels constantly report on attempted terror attacks and missiles being fired; at the same time, searches for three kidnapped Israeli youths continues. And added to these physical threats were...

  • Rocket from Gaza intercepted by Iron Dome over Ashkelon

    June 19, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    At least three rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel, including one that was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system over Ashkelon.

    Two rockets were fired from Gaza at about 10 p.m. on Thursday toward Ashkelon; the Code Red alarm system was sounded throughout...

  • Iron Dome intercepts rockets over Ashkelon

    June 16, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Two rockets fired from Gaza at Ashkelon were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, while two others landed in open areas of the southern Israeli city.

    Israel’s Air Force retaliated for the attack late Sunday night by striking five terrorist-related sites in Gaza.

    ...
  • Iron Dome discharges in northern Israel after mortars fired from Syria

    June 5, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system fired for the first time on the Syrian border after mortar shells from Syria was launched at the Golan Heights.

    Two mortar shells fired from Syria landed on the Golan on Wednesday. The explosives likely were unintentional, according to the Israel...

  • Is Obama increasing or slashing funding for Israeli missile defense?

    March 17, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Has the Obama administration vastly increased its funding for Israel’s missile defense, or has it slashed it?

    A number of recent news stories, statements from Republicans and a query from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations are saying that the...

  • Israel denies ceasefire agreement, strikes back at Gaza

    March 13, 2014 | 9:06 am

    More rockets from Gaza struck southern Israel a day after a barrage from the coastal territory that left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

    Four rockets were fired Thursday morning at Ashkelon and Ashdod, with two landing in open fields between the cities and one intercepted...

  • Iron Dome cash infusion includes U.S. manufacture requirement

    March 12, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    A substantial proportion of the manufacture of Israel’s Iron Dome batteries will shift to the United States as part of a major increase in U.S. funding for the anti-missile program.

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency last week announced an immediate transfer of $429 million to...

  • Israel, U.S. successfully test David’s Sling anti-missile system

    November 20, 2013 | 8:57 am

    A team of Israeli and American defense officials completed a successful test of the jointly produced David’s Sling anti-missile system in Israel.

    The test of the weapons system against a short-range ballistic missile was conducted Wednesday at a test range in southern Israel by...

  • Iron Dome anti-missile system placed in Jerusalem area

    September 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.

    The deployment came on Sunday, according to international news agencies, which also showed photos of the battery in place.

    The Israeli military did not comment on its...

  • Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

    August 21, 2013 | 9:08 am

    An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery was deployed to central Israel.

    The battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The region, which includes Netanya and Hadera, is believed to be within range of...

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