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  • American Marine Lou Lenart, ‘the man who saved Tel Aviv,’ dies at 94

    By Tom Tugend

    July 20, 2015 | 8:56 pm

    Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man who saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, died Monday (July 20) at his home in Raanana, Israel.

    He was 94 and died of heart and kidney failures. His funeral on Wednesday (July 22)...

  • Report: Israel bombed Syrian weapons convoy bound for Lebanon

    October 23, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Israel Air Force jets bombed a convoy carrying advanced missiles from Syria to Lebanon, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The Arabic language Al-Jarida daily cited an unnamed Israeli security official as saying the missiles were intended for the terrorist group Hezbollah.  The...

  • 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.


  • Rockets from Gaza continue to bombard southern Israel

    October 29, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Some 20 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday night and Monday morning.

    The rockets landed in unpopulated areas and did not cause any injury or damage.

    In response, Israel's Air Force early on Monday morning targeted what the Israel Defense Forces said in a...

  • October 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2012 | 1:58 am


    Erdogan, Sovereignty, and Israel

    Arsen Ostrovsky of Algemeiner calls the Turkish prime minister out on his anti-Israel hypocrisy following Turkey's strong reaction to mortar fire from Syria. 

    At the time of Israel’s response [in December 2008], Erdoğan unleashed a...

  • Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

    October 9, 2012 | 9:48 am

    More than 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

    The rockets fired Monday damaged an apartment building and killed several animals in a petting zoo. Some Israeli media put the number of rockets and mortars at more than 50.

    The barrage of...

  • Israel Air Force bombs targets in Gaza following deadly terror attack

    August 19, 2011 | 10:23 am

    The Israel Air Force bombed targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after coordinated terror attacks killed eight Israelis.

    Meanwhile, Palestinian attacks on Israel continued, firing close to 20 Grad and Qassam rockets into south Israel over the course of Friday afternoon. Most...