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  • Israel OKs call-up of additional 40,000 combat reservists

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Cabinet approved the call-up of as many as 40,000 additional combat reservists.

    The approval came Tuesday afternoon, hours after army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz requested the added troops with the start of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in an effort to stop a...

  • Israel calls up reservists, deploys missile defenses against Syria

    August 28, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Israel ordered a small-scale mobilization of reservists on Wednesday and strengthened its missile defenses as precautions against possible Syrian attack should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria.

    But an Israeli official briefed on a meeting of Prime Minister...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Israeli cabinet authorizes mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists

    November 16, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades.

    Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, also came under rocket...

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  • Israel requests reservists after rockets target cities

    November 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

    The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza...

  • Israel taking steps to mobilize up to 75,000 reservists

    November 16, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.

    The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.

    Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer

  • Air-raid siren sounds in Jerusalem

    November 16, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Air-raid sirens were sounded in Jerusalem on Friday, marking the first time the holy city has been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza.

    Initial reports from Israeli television said three rockets had landed in the area of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

    The alarms come just a day...