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  • U.S. officials: Hezbollah upgrades missile threat

    January 3, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Hezbollah operatives are smuggling components of advanced guided missiles from Syria to Lebanon, U.S. officials said.

    Operatives from the Shi’ite terrorist group have been moving the components in parts to avoid detection and airstrikes by Israel, unnamed officials told The Wall...

  • Jews helping Syrians: Never invited, always welcome

    By David Suissa

    August 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    As President Barack Obama and the world deliberate over how to respond to Syria’s murderous decision to use chemical weapons, a group of Israeli Jews have been fighting the humanitarian crisis the old-fashioned way—by smuggling aid into Syria. For these Jews, a life lost is a life...

  • From schools to bomb shelters, Israel lagging on promise to disabled

    June 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

    A thick concrete bomb shelter sits by the side of a central street in this embattled southern Israeli town, but Naomi Moravia can’t get inside.

    Shelters like this one are crucial in Sderot, which is located about a mile from the Gaza Strip and is the frequent target of...

  • In Iran talks, North Korea parallel goes only so far

    April 9, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    If you have nuclear weapons, all sorts of bad behavior will be tolerated.

    That’s the lesson some are worried Iran may be learning from North Korea’s increasingly confrontational stance against South Korea and the United States.

    Pyongyang has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric...

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  • Test of David’s Sling missile defense system deemed success

    November 26, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Israel successfully tested its newest missile defense system, called David's Sling.

    The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Sunday announced that David's Sling, also known as Magic Wand, intercepted a mid-range missile during a test-firing...

  • Israeli and Palestinian civilians killed in border fighting

    November 15, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Two rockets hit the outskirts of the central Israeli town of Rishon Letzion, more than 22 miles from Gaza, raising concerns that Hamas will fire long-range missiles that can hit Israel’s business capital of Tel Aviv

    [UPDATE: Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv]

    ...
  • Israeli, U.S. troops test launch Patriot missiles

    November 12, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israeli and U.S. troops launched four Patriot missiles at decoy enemy missiles over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Monday's launches were the last stages of Austere Challenge 12, a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. The...

  • Iran claims successful test of its air defense system

    September 25, 2012 | 9:21 am

    Iran said it successfully test-fired a domestically produced anti-aircraft missile system.

    The Ra'd air defense system, a midrange missile system, hit a large flying target and destroyed it, the Iranian Fars news agency reported late Monday.

    "The indigenous system has been...

  • Former officials: Israeli or U.S. strike would only delay Iran’s nuclear plans, could backfire

    September 14, 2012 | 9:23 am

    A group of former U.S. security officials said an Israeli or U.S. attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities may delay Iran’s nuclear program by two to four years.

    A U.S. air strike involving Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) stealth B-2 bombers dropping 30,000-pound precision-guided...

  • Hezbollah says can kill tens of thousands of Israelis

    August 17, 2012 | 10:13 am

    The Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Friday it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by striking specific targets in Israel with what it described as precision-guided rockets.

    “I tell the Israelis that you have a number of targets, not a large number ... that can...

  • Cross-border violence continues between Israel and Gaza

    June 22, 2012 | 8:41 am

    An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian militant and wounded two men in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel and Hamas medical officials said, two days after an Egyptian-brokered truce had calmed an outbreak of cross-border violence.

    The strike in central Gaza followed the firing of...

  • 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 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...

  • IDF officials: Missile attack on Israel would produce less than 300 casualties

    April 2, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Israel Defense Forces officials told cabinet ministers on Monday that should Israel undergo a coordinated missile attack, there would be less than 300 Israeli casualties.

    The number was mentioned by IDF officials during a discussion in Israel’s security-diplomatic cabinet, Channel...

  • Divided by common foe, Israel and U.S. tangle over Iran

    February 23, 2012 | 7:54 am

    Ever since their first awkward encounter - a hastily arranged meeting in a custodian’s office at a Washington airport in 2007 - Iran has been one of the few issues on which Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu have been able to find some common ground.

    Nearly five years ago, neither...

  • Iran test-fires long-range missiles in Gulf drill

    January 2, 2012 | 4:37 am

    Iran said on Monday it had successfully test-fired two long-range missiles during a naval exercise in the Gulf, flexing its military muscle to show it could hit Israel and U.S. bases in the region if attacked.

    In response to mounting Western pressure over its nuclear ambitions, Iran...

  • Israel said to be behind blast that killed Iranian missile expert

    November 14, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israel was behind an explosion in an Iranian ammunition depot that killed a missile expert, Western intelligence officials are saying.

    At least 16 other Revolutionary Guard members were killed in Saturday’s explosion, which Iranian officials say was an accident. But no one is saying...

  • Netanyahu warns Hamas: You will bear responsibility for attack on school bus

    April 8, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a sharp warning to Hamas on Friday after an anti-tank missile from Gaza hit an Israeli school bus on Thursday.

    “The attack on a school bus crossed the line. Whoever tries to hurt and murder children, his blood be on his own head,” Netanyahu said at the conclusion of his meeting with the Czech President in Prague.

    On Thursday, Netanyahu said that Israel will take any action necessary in the Gaza Strip after the attack on an Israeli school bus.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • House approves funding bill including Iron Dome missile system

    December 9, 2010 | 10:45 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives included missile defense assistance for Israel in a massive funding bill.

    Included in the $1.1 trillion bill passed Wednesday was $205 million for Iron Dome, a new Israeli short-range missile defense system aimed at containing rocket attacks from...

  • All Quiet, So Far

    By Helen Schary Motro

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Israelis hit the pinnacle of tension in the hours before the U.S. attack on Iraq, when the order came for every person to open his gas mask kit, twist on the filter, adjust the straps to fit his head and then carry the mask at all times. Recalling the first Gulf War, when Iraqi...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Peres to D.C.

    Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is planning to visit Washington next week. Peres will meet with White House and State Department officials on Aug. 1. He will be in Washington at the same time as Jordan's King Abdullah, though there are no plans for the two to...