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  • Three soldiers wounded in Gaza rocket attack

    November 16, 2012 | 9:47 am

    Three Israeli soldiers were lightly injured by a Palestinian rocket attack on the northern Negev.

    The rockets landed on Friday afternoon, moderately wounding one soldier and causing minor injuries to the other two. All three were evacuated to Soroka hospital in Be´er Sheva, an...

  • Gaza militants use Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to launch 21 rockets into Israel

    November 16, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Palestinian militants reportedly fired 21 rockets from Gaza into Israel during a unilateral ceasefire called by Israel to facilitate a visit to Gaza by Egypt’s prime minister.

    Israel briefly suspended its attacks on Gaza on Friday -- the third day of Israel’s operation Pillar of...

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz stands with Israel against Hamas’s rocket attacks

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 15, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) made the following statement condemning the recent Hamas missile attacks on Israel and standing up for Israel’s right to self-defense:

    “With our deepest concern and strongest support, the United States stands firm with our ally...

  • Israeli cities under fire after dozens of rockets fired from Gaza

    November 14, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Sirens wailed across southern Israel as Hamas gunmen fired barrages of dozens of rockets from Gaza. One Israeli woman was injured when a long-range Grad rocket slammed into a store in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Another slammed into a car, and there were reports of...

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  • Israel upgrades Iron Dome system

    November 5, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Israel has upgraded the operational capability of the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

    The Ministry of Defense on Sunday announced that its Defense Research and Development Division successfully completed trials testing the upgraded operational capability of Iron Dome.

    The...

  • The case for President Obama’s reelection

    October 30, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    The Obama administration has strongly supported Israel’s security by helping to construct the Iron Dome, by backing Israel’s responses to rocket attacks from Gaza and by coordinating closely with its military.

    The case for the reelection of President Barack Obama is compelling...

  • Five hurt as Gaza rockets pummel Israel’s south

    October 24, 2012 | 9:07 am

    More than 65 rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, wounding five people, two of them seriously, and causing extensive property damage, Israel Hayom reported.

    Two Thai foreign workers in their 20s were seriously hurt when a rocket exploded...

  • Rockets slam southern Israel, striking homes and injuring workers

    October 24, 2012 | 8:28 am

    More than 70 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.

    Four Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza sites that the Israeli military said are used for launching rockets at...

  • Iron Dome anti-missile system installed in Tel Aviv

    September 6, 2012 | 9:18 am

    An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery has been installed in metropolitan Tel Aviv.

    The system, which was installed on Thursday, is expected to remain in place for several days, as it calibrates itself to the area.

    The battery has previously been installed at Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod.

    Israel and the United States will hold Austere Challenge 12, a joint ballistic missiles exercise, at the end of October.

  • Iron Dome battery positioned near Eilat

    August 20, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.

    The Iron Dome battery was moved into place Sunday, two days after fragments of a Grad rocket were found north of the popular resort town. It is believed to...

  • July 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am

    In-depth

    Syrian Chemical Weapons and Al-Qaida

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that Syria’s WMD stockpile must be secured, and not just to prevent attacks in the Mideast.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah specifically warned in a CNN interview on July 18 that Syrian chemical weapons...

  • Israel to deploy Iron Dome system on Egypt border

    July 11, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    Israel said on Wednesday it would deploy a battery of Iron Dome rocket interceptors at a southern frontier town opposite Egypt, a move that follows cross-border attacks in the area.

    Israeli media reported that it was the first time the interceptors, which have been used against...

  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce

    June 26, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Four rockets were fired from Gaza at a Jewish community in the Negev.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the four rockets fired at Netivot Tuesday evening. The others landed in open areas and did not cause any damage, according to reports.

    On Tuesday morning a...

  • Gaza rocket directly hits home in southern Israel; Iron Dome intercepts missile in Netivot for first

    June 20, 2012 | 10:15 am

    A Gaza rocket has directly hit a home in the Sdot Negev Regional council on Wednesday, as more than 30 rockets were fired into southern Israel since the morning.

    Meanwhile, the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket fired at Netivot for the first time on Wednesday....

  • Panetta announces $70 million for Iron Dome near term

    May 17, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    The Obama administration said it would rush $70 million to Israel in order to enhance its Iron Dome missile defense system, with more money in the pipeline.

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday after meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, that he was directed...

  • May 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 17, 2012 | 5:28 am

    The Future of Middle Eastern Christians

    The changes sweeping the Middle East could mean hope or despair for the region’s ‎Christian communities, depending on the attitude of each country’s rulers, write ‎Yoel Guzansky and Benedetta Berti in the National Interest.‎

    Looking...

  • Iron Dome: Israeli necessity, American priority, strategic imperative

    May 8, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    For years, Sderot was a city under siege, the target of non-stop rocket attacks launched by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza. School was halted, synagogues were silenced and in a community defined by courage, the fragments of rockets and mortars – the vehicles of attempted murder...

  • House subcommittee set to OK $1 billion for Israel anti-missile programs

    May 7, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives defense appropriations subcommittee is set to approve nearly $1 billion for Israeli and joint Israeli-U.S. missile defense programs.

    “This funding level is the highest ever appropriated in a single year for these life-saving programs,” Rep. Steve...

  • Lawmakers see U.S. rights to Iron Dome

    April 27, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Advisory language attached to a bill that would fund an expansion of Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system seeks U.S. proprietary rights.

    The Strategic Forces subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives this week approved $680 million in funding for the short-range...

  • House subcommittee OKs $680 million for Iron Dome

    April 26, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    A U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee authorized $680 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The approval came during the Strategic Forces subcommittee’s markup on Thursday of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. A markup...

  • House committee to propose Iron Dome boost

    April 23, 2012 | 2:21 pm

    The House Armed Services Committee reportedly is proposing $680 million in additional funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

    A number of news outlets reported over the weekend that the Republican-majority Armed Services Committee plans to increase the funding in...

  • Obama administration to ask for more Iron Dome funds

    March 27, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    The Obama administration plans to ask Congress to fund additions to Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

    “The Department of Defense has been in conversations with the government of Israel about U.S. support for the acquisition of additional Iron Dome systems and intends to request...

  • 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:

    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...

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