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  • 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:

    1.

    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...

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  • 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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