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  • Lawmakers introduce legislation to further assist Iron Dome

    March 22, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Key congressional leaders introduced legislation that would provide further assistance to the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

    The Iron Dome Support Act was introduced by U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) on Wednesday and...

  • March 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2012 | 5:42 am

    Israel’s Gift to Iran

    Iran may have a far more cynical approach to an Israeli assault than one would imagine, writes Marvin G. Weinbaum in the National Interest.

    Iran’s leaders well understand that certain governing elites, especially among the Gulf countries, would be pleased to...

  • Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired by Gaza militants at Israeli city

    March 15, 2012 | 5:47 pm

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a Grad-type Katyusha rocket fired by Gaza militants toward the southern city of Ashdod on Thursday, following hours of relative calm along Israel’s border with the coastal enclave.

    Two more projectiles hit an open field in the Eshkol and...

  • With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

    March 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.

    The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several rockets targeted Beersheba the day before....

  • IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Iron Dome a game changer

    March 14, 2012 | 10:30 am

    IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz called the success of the Iron Dome system in intercepting incoming missiles from Gaza a “serious and historical military change.”

    Speaking Tuesday night in the Israeli city of Ashdod via satellite to the New York gala dinner of the Friends of the...

  • 10 things you should know about Israel’s Iron Dome

    March 13, 2012 | 11:27 am

    Israel used a new missile shield, Iron Dome, to shoot down rockets fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in recent days.

    Here are some details:

    • Developed by state-owned Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd to counter rocket fire from Lebanon, which hit Israeli towns during the...
  • Four short questions about Gaza

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    As exchanges of fire around Gaza continue (rockets fired on Israel, targets hit in Gaza), here are four questions for which I’m not sure I have an answer:


    Is there a better option for Israel than the one it is using now - namely, to defend Israel’s citizens with the Iron Dome...

  • Netanyahu pledges decisive response as rockets slam southern Israel

    March 12, 2012 | 8:35 am

    As southern Israel was barraged by rockets for a fourth straight day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was hitting back “strongly and decisively,” and its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was intercepting many of the rockets coming from the Gaza Strip.

    “The IDF is...

  • February 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2012 | 2:08 am

    Israelis fear homefront vulnerable to Iran attacks

    As talk grows of an Israeli strike on Iran, so do Israeli concerns about reprisal missile strikes on its civilian population, writes Aron Heller for the Associated Press.

    Skepticism about Israel’s ability to defend itself runs deep...

  • Iron Dome, career officers on chopping block after IDF funding shortfall

    February 13, 2012 | 10:16 am

    The Israeli military reportedly will make serious cutbacks due to a shortfall in funds.

    Despite a government decision last month not to make a drastic cut in the defense budget in order to pay for new social benefits, the department is still facing a shortfall, Israeli media is...

  • Israel redeploys Iron Dome in south

    August 5, 2011 | 8:47 am

    Israel is redeploying the Iron Dome short range missile defense system near its Gaza Strip border because of a recent intensification of rocket fire.

    Israeli newspapers reported Friday that Ehud Barak, the defense minister, ordered the redeployment at the request of local authorities in the region.

    At least 30 rockets were fired in July. The Israeli army has responded with air raids.

  • U.S. to help Israel buy more Iron Dome systems

    May 26, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The United States will help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-missile systems, a Pentagon official said.

    Lt.-Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Wednesday that the agency has...

  • Israel’s military ordering more Iron Dome defense systems

    April 11, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Israel’s military is ordering four more Iron Dome missile defense systems, which successfully deployed during recent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

    The Israel Defense Forces said Monday that it would order the batteries from the Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems at a...

  • Iron Dome intercepts first missiles from Gaza

    April 7, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system for the first time intercepted rockets fired from Gaza.

    Ashkelon’s Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired Thursday on the southern Israeli city. The unit had been set up three days earlier.

    Last week’s first deployment of the $200 million...

  • Iron Dome defense system passes last tests

    July 19, 2010 | 3:59 pm

    The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully completed its final round of tests, Israel’s Defense Ministry said.

    The tests, which include intercepting simultaneous rocket salvoes from different directions, were completed Monday in the Negev Desert.

    Israel’s Rafael Advanced...

  • Obama authorizes $205 million for Iron Dome

    May 14, 2010 | 11:57 am

    The Obama administration authorized $205 million to allow Israel to complete its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system.

    “As the president has repeatedly said, our commitment to Israel’s security is unshakable and our defense relationship is stronger than ever,” a statement...

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