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  • Rockets from Gaza intercepted over Tel Aviv

    July 8, 2014 | 10:00 am

    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

    July 8, 2014 | 8:23 am

    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

    July 2, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    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...

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  • 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...

  • Group tied to al-Qaida says it fired on Eilat

    August 13, 2013 | 10:20 am

    A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat.

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai...

  • Israel boosts rocket defenses on Egypt border

    July 23, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Israel has boosted its rocket defenses near its southern border with Egypt to counter possible attacks from Islamist militants fighting security forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

    Violence in Sinai has surged since the army ousted elected...

  • Retaliating for rocket attacks, Israel slams Gaza terror sites

    June 24, 2013 | 7:17 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on southern Israel.

    Two weapons storage facilities in central Gaza and a rocket launch site in southern Gaza were struck Monday morning, the Israeli military said in a statement.

    Earlier...

  • Netanyahu won’t ask U.S. to exempt aid to Israel in defense cuts

    June 21, 2013 | 10:12 am

    Israel will not object to a planned five-percent cut in the annual military aid package from the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said.

    Under the sequester, the across-the-board cuts mandated by 2011 legislation, Washington is set to cut more...

  • House committee triples missile funding, seeks role in Iron Dome

    June 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Service Committee tripled President Obama’s request for missile defense collaboration with Israel and sought to include the United States in Iron Dome development.

    The increase in the National Defense Authorization Act from $96 million to...

  • Meet the laser that guides the Iron Dome (soon to be made in the USA)

    May 21, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Six months after the Iron Dome defense system rendered Hamas rockets largely ineffective during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza,  I got a tour of the factory that produces its most vital component: a laser.

    The system, which can shoot down rockets within a...

  • Russia, China express alarm after Israel hits Syria

    May 6, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Russia and China expressed alarm on Monday over the regional repercussions of two Israeli air raids on Syria, while Israel played down strikes which its officials said targeted Iranian missiles bound for Lebanese Hezbollah militants.

    Oil prices spiked above $105 a barrel, their...

  • Israel to Assad: Air strikes did not aim to help Syria rebels

    May 6, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion.

    Officials say Israel is reluctant to take sides in Syria's civil war for fear its actions...

  • Syria attacks suggest Israel can act with impunity

    May 6, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Twice in three days, Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace and fired on suspected weapons caches bound for Hezbollah -- and nothing has happened in response.

    Some experts are predicting that will continue to be the case following airstrikes near Damascus on Friday and Sunday...

  • Israel did not warn U.S. on Syria attacks, U.S. official says

    May 6, 2013 | 7:19 am

    Israel did not provide advance warning to the United States on its alleged Israeli airstrikes on Syria, a U.S. intelligence official said.

    The unnamed official said the United States was told of the attacks as they were in progress, Reuters reported Monday.

    The Israel Defense...

  • Civilian airspace in northern Israel closed over fears

    May 5, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    Israel closed the airspace in its North to civilian traffic following attacks on Syrian targets that were believed to be carried out by the Israeli military.

    The closure comes after the Israeli military moved two Iron Dome missile defense batteries to northern Israel near Safed...

  • Long-range rockets strike Eilat

    April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

    The rockets launched Wednesday morning fell in open areas in the southernmost Israeli city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israeli forces found the remnants of the two rockets....

  • President Obama will reiterate where he stands

    March 20, 2013 | 10:14 am

    President Obama will be making an historic trip to Israel in which he will meet with Israeli officials, see a number of important Zionist sites, and receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction from Israeli President Shimon Peres. It is without a doubt that the President will...

  • 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...

  • Sequester cuts to Israel expected to be $155 million

    March 5, 2013 | 4:08 pm

    The sequester is expected to cost Israel $155 million in defense assistance.

    A senior staffer on the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee told JTA that defense assistance to Israel would likely be cut by 5 percent, or between $150 million and $160 million of the...

  • U.S. aims to support Israeli defense systems despite budget cuts

    March 5, 2013 | 10:04 am

    New U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with his Israeli counterpart on Tuesday, expressing strong support for Israeli missile and rocket defense systems despite fiscal uncertainty caused by across-the-board spending cuts.

    "Secretary Hagel is committed to working with members...

  • Iron Dome tested near Jerusalem

    February 27, 2013 | 9:47 am

    The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was tested near the city of Modi'in, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

    The system was stationed there for several days and moved on Wednesday, Haaretz reported.

    A battery stationed there would protect the Jerusalem area from...

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