Air raid sirens sound throughout Israel in school drillAir raid sirens sounded throughout Israel as part of a nationwide drill for the educational system.
Hundreds of Thousands Called Up for IDF Surprise DrillExercise simulates an emergency callup of reservists, and will continue until Wednesday.
Beware: False 'IDF Home Front' Whatsapp MessagesThe IDF Home Front says Whatsapp messages telling citizens to replace gas masks are fake.
Ya'alon: Returning Goldin and Shaul 'Our Top Priority'Ya'alon stresses importance of returning soldiers killed in Gaza Op, but denies issue's connection to German Foreign Minister's visit.
This Week: War Preparedness Drill Across IsraelMulti-organizational drill for both IDF and civilians will see sirens blasted, increase in military traffic for five-day period.
IDF to Sink $25M into New Rocket Alert Systems for CiviliansNew app in the works which pinpoints rocket trajectory; source says civilian safety is top priority against possible Hezbollah threat.
IDF Scenario for Next Hezbollah War: 1,500 Missiles Per DayArmy updates estimates for damages in possible northern war, expects dozens or hundreds of lives lost per day.
IDF to Shorten Warning Times for Incoming Rockets15 seconds is not enough: Gaza Belt residents will now be instructed to live in - or next to - shelters during future wars.
Hamas Launches Massive Rocket Barrage on Israeli CitiesHamas claims missile shower on major Israeli cities; Home Front Command orders public bomb shelters opened.
Home Front Command Call Center Saves Lives By PhoneHundreds of Israelis call the HFC every day, as rocket rains down on their communities. But how do soldiers help Israelis cope?
Home Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines for Rocket FireLarge gatherings, school activities banned in regions close to Gaza as Hamas continues to rain rockets on Israeli civilians.
Homefront Ministry Director ResignsThe ministry 'does not have a leg to stand on,' fumes Major General (res.) Dan Ronen.
Home Front Command: 'Samaria is Key to Keeping Israelis Safe'Ministers and regional officials dedicate evacuation shelter in Samaria as part of long-term plan to use area as 'safe haven' for Israelis.
National Defense Exercise in Schools Across Israel MondaySiren to sound at 10:05 am to begin the national defense drill; exercises, simulations to be held.
Home Front Command: 1600 Schools at Risk from EarthquakesHome Front Command states Monday that over 1600 Israeli schools, millions of citizens would be in immediate danger from another earthquake.
Defense, Home Front Ministries Stepping on Each Other's ToesHome Front Minister Gilad Erdan demands control of IDF Home Front Command in continued fallout from snow devastation.
MK Slams Gov't 'Failure' Over SnowstormAt Knesset hearing evaluating government aid during the storm, MK Moti Yogev rips into decentralization of rescue efforts by the state.
Official: Home Front Command to Stop Producing Gas MasksSenior official says budget for masks, which were distributed in a nationwide program earlier this year, will be evaluated in 6 months.
IDF Rescuers Leave for PhilippinesA delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine has left for the Philippines to assist in the wake of the typhoon.
Erdan: Hezbollah Has 200,000 New Rockets, and the Same GoalIsrael’s enemies now aim to instill fear and chaos rather than to conquer land. Israel’s job is to stop them, minister says.
Gantz: Homefront Soldiers Make Battlefront PossibleGantz praises the soldiers who assist civilians while others are sent to battle. ‘You make their mission possible.’
Erdan: Nobody is Ready for EverythingMinister of Home Front Defense says a constant state of "preparedness" is not always worth it; defends limited gas mask distribution.
Gantz: We're Prepared for Any ScenarioIDF Chief of Staff encourages Israelis to go about their daily routine, even as a possible Western strike in Syria looms.
'Home Front Command is Prepared for Any Scenario'"We are working to issue an efficient, reliable and focused warning" in case of any attack, says Home Front Command.
Cabinet Issues 'Limited' Call-Up of IDF ReservesLimited call-up to include Home Front and Air Force reservists, despite "low" likelihood of a Syrian strike on Israel.
Rush for Gas Masks at Distribution CentersIDF pleased with public alertness but concerned masks will run out soon.
Erdan Denies New ‘Gas Mask Tax’Minister says there won't be a new tax to cover the 300 million cost of gas masks. 40% still without protection.
Tel Aviv Carnival to "Sweeten" Chemical Attack DrillAs IDF nervously monitors events in the north and south, Home Front conducts drill to prepare for the worst
Controlling Emergency Relief from the Sheltered War RoomArutz Sheva TV visits the emergency control room of Magen David Adom (Israel's national "Red Cross") during the nationwide home front drill.
Home Front Soldiers Devote 'Good Deeds Day' to Seniors130 soldiers volunteer for a morning of talk, manicure, Facebook and play in the Sephardic Old Age Home in Haifa.
Missile Attack Simulation in All Israeli SchoolsThe Home Front Command and Education Ministry are carrying out a simulation of a missile attack in all of the nation’s schools.
Rocket Preparedness Drill to be Held in SchoolsIsraeli children will practice moving briskly to their “safe spaces,” getting to a shelter and hiding from rockets on Thursday.
Home Front Command Drills for Southern and Coastal IsraelIt’s that time of year again, when Home Front Command begins drilling Israelis on what to do in case of a sudden military attack.
Cabinet to Deal with SecurityOn the agenda for Israel's government Sunday were issues of security on the home front, and looking ahead to the future in Syria.
Southern Israel's Schools to Remain Closed on ThursdayDespite the ceasefire, the Home Front Command instructs schools in southern Israel to remain closed on Thursday.
Updated Home Front Instructions for IsraelisHome Front Command issues updated instructions to Israeli citizens residing at a distance of up to 40 kilometers from Gaza.
Gaza Belt Children Will Go Back to SchoolHome Front Command announces that schools in the Gaza belt will operate as usual on Tuesday...if terrorists stop firing rockets.
IDF Sends Rescue Team to GhanaThe IDF's Home Front Command sent a rescue team Thursday morning to Accra, Ghana following the collapse of a six-story mall.
IDF Drill Included Tsunami, Demolished SchoolThe scenario simulated a strong earthquake in Eilat and a second quake in northern Israel, 2,600 casualties.
Home Front Earthquake Drill Next WeekHome Front is planning a huge earthquake drill that assumes mass casualties of 7,000 dead, 70,000 wounded.
Video of Home Front Minister: Israel Won’t Let Iran Be a Threat“The era of killing Israelis because they are Jews is over,” says Home Front Minister. “For first time, Israel’s existence is threatened.”
Samaria Ready for Wartime EvacueesSamaria is prepared to play its role in case of war, by taking in tens of thousands of civilians.
Warning for Dichter: Home Front Not ReadyFormer general warns response system lacks coordination, says lessons have not been learned.
Dichter Will Give Netanyahu More Support for Iran StrikeAvi Dichter's appointment as Minister of Home Front Defense was aimed at giving Netanyahu additional support for a military strike in Iran.
Dichter to Resign from Knesset, Replace VilnaiIn a surprise late night move, MK Avi Dichter (Kadima) agrees to resign from the Knesset and then be appointed Home Front Defense Minister.
Dayan's Nephew Leading Candidate to Replace VilnaiFormer Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's nephew, Uzi Dayan, may be Israel's next Home Front Defense Minister.
No One Wants to be Home Front MinisterWar is looming and the post of Minister of Home Front Defense is free. There are no takers.
Home Front Command to Test SMS Warning SystemThe Home Front Command is testing Israel's nationwide text message alert system this week.
New Home Front Campaign Focuses on EarthquakesHome Front Command launches new campaign aimed at informing Israelis about earthquake preparedness.
Gaza Belt: No Open-Air Gatherings AllowedHome Front Command issues instructions for people living within 15 km. of terror haven.
Government Begins Fortifying Gaza Belt SchoolsThe government has begun construction to fortify all schools located in the area located seven to 15 kilometers from Gaza.
US Homeland Security Chief in IsraelUS Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano signed the Global Entry "trusted traveler program" with Israeli officials Sunday in Jerusalem.
IDF Creates 4th Home Front Search and Rescue BattalionForce will respond to non-conventional attacks, large-scale rescue events and other extreme situations.
Rocket Protection System to be Deployed in Tel Aviv AreaThe IDF plans to deploy a battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system in the Dan area in the coming days.
Comptroller: Israel's Homefront Not Prepared for WarState Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss issued a report saying Israel's security officials did not learn from the 2006 Lebanon War
Home Front Command Drill Panics Unwary StudentsA Home Front Command drill testing air raid sirens in the north on Thursday panicked students who were unaware the test was taking place.