Deterrence is not everything

Assuming the current Israeli modus operandi is the product of rational and thoughtful staff work, it can be inferred that deterrence is no longer either a decisive factor or even a strategic goal in the asymmetric conflicts with Hamas and Hezbollah.Col. (Res,) Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen, 12/14/2018, 7:04 AM

The ongoing war on Israel's borders - for how long?

Jay Shapiro thinks that Israel's biggest problem lies on the northern border and not on the southern border.Jay Shapiro, 5/18/2018, 3:14 AM

Mentally ill man forced to cross fence from Lebanon

Mentally unstable man forced by Hezbollah threats to attempt border crossing to test IDF security arrangements.Mordechai Sones, 2/12/2018, 11:43 PM

Khameini's successor tours Israel's border

Senior Iranian officials received in state visit by Hezbollah, tour with fighters within walking distance of Israeli border.Mordechai Sones, 2/6/2018, 4:49 PM

'Hezbollah is growing stronger - but the IDF is prepared'

Chief of Staff speaks at event marking 1997 'helicopters disaster,' addressing threats in North. 'Hezbollah has advanced weapon systems.'Mordechai Sones, 1/30/2018, 10:27 PM

'Don't get complacent despite the pastoral surrounding'

Deputy Commander of 55th artillery regiment sums up holiday period in northern sector near Lebanese border and family visit during Sukkot.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2017, 9:50 PM

The new defense wall on the Lebanese border

Watch the main stories from Israel and around the world on Channel 2 News.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 11:45 PM

A Passover story in memory of Sergeant Elchai Taharlev Hy'd

Two cities, worlds apart.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/9/2017, 11:59 PM

Fire opened at IDF troops in two separate incidents

Terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers near the Gaza border and near the Lebanon border. No injuries in either incident.Kobi Finkler, 1/24/2017, 11:24 PM

UN urges 'restraint' following Lebanon border incident

UNIFIL urges both Israel and Lebanon to exercise restraint after Hezbollah detonates explosive near IDF soldiers in the north.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2016, 12:13 AM

IDF orders northern farmers to steer clear of border fence

In wake of Samir Kuntar elimination, IDF has received 'hot warnings' of attacks targeting Israeli farmers near border with Lebanon.Menachem Schwartz, 12/23/2015, 5:18 PM

Report: IAF Airstrikes on Syrian-Lebanese Border

Lebanese media reports IAF airstrikes on two targets in Arsal and Brital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2015, 3:03 PM

Netanyahu: The World Has Yet to Blame Iran for Lebanon Attack

PM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, notes there has been no condemnation of Iran for last week’s attacks.Ben Ariel, 2/2/2015, 1:16 AM

Spain and Israel to Investigate Death of Soldier in Lebanon

Spain and Israel agree to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/30/2015, 9:40 PM

Spain Says Israel Responsible for Death of UN Peacekeeper

Spain says Israeli fire killed a Spanish UN peacekeeper in south Lebanon, calls to investigate the violence.Ben Ariel, 1/29/2015, 3:16 AM

Watch: Lebanese Reporter Throws Rock at Israeli Border

A Lebanese reporter filmed herself throwing a stone towards the Israeli border, claiming she was "retaliating" against the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 2:16 AM

United Hatzalah Raises Readiness in North

Emergency readiness levels for rescue units in the Carmel, Asher, Galilee and Golan regions are up.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/28/2015, 3:20 PM

Americans in Israel Advised to Stay Away from the North

United States’ embassy advises Americans to stay away from Israel's northern borders and avoid public transit in Tel Aviv.Ben Ariel, 1/22/2015, 5:44 AM

Amid Rising Tensions, IDF Closes Roads Along Lebanon Border

Tanks join Iron Dome batteries along Israel's northern border, following airstrike which killed senior Hezbollah, Iranian commanders.Ari Soffer, 1/20/2015, 8:58 PM

IDF Officer Denies Hezbollah Planning War on Israel

Threat or no threat? 'Very senior' IDF officier says 'Hezbollah is uninterested' in war against Israel - despite multiple worrying signs.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 2:55 PM

Security Officials: IDF 'Losing Control' Along Lebanese Border

Hezbollah's public defiance raises serious concerns over another northern war. Have IDF cutbacks led to escalation?Tova Dvorin, 10/8/2014, 8:15 AM

Hezbollah: We're Ready to Fight Israel

Hezbollah's deputy leader says his group is able to "respond to Israeli violations" and prepared to fight Israel if necessary.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2014, 1:13 AM

Hezbollah Claims Bomb Attack on Israel-Lebanon Border

Shia terrorist group claims responsibility for explosion which injured two soldiers; no injuries reported in second explosion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2014, 5:40 PM

Report: IDF Quietly Investigating Hezbollah Terror Tunnels

Reservists say IDF ordered check for terror tunnels along Lebanese border, despite repeated reassurances that no threat exists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2014, 10:28 PM

Two Rockets Strike Upper Galilee

IDF, UNIFIL sweeping southern Lebanon for rocket launchers after sirens sound, explosions heard near Kiryat Shmona.Tova Dvorin, 8/25/2014, 11:22 PM

Lebanon Files UN Complaint Against Israel

Israel 'fired 102 shells at Lebanon between July 11-14', and at least 9 rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel.AFP, 7/17/2014, 5:58 PM

Lebanese Officials: Hezbollah Likely Behind Hermon Rocket Attack

Hezbollah was likely behind a rocket attack near an IDF post in Mount Hermon, say security sources in Lebanon.Elad Benari, 3/3/2014, 3:14 AM

IDF on 'High Alert' Near Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Threats

Military mobilizes near Lebanese border after Hezbollah vows retaliation for air strike.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2014, 10:07 PM

Yaalon: Lebanese Army Will Place Shooter on Trial

The Lebanese army has arrested and will try the soldier who shot and killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen, says Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 4:12 AM

Security Council 'Deplores' Lebanon Border Shooting

UN Security Council condemns the killing of Israeli soldier Shlomi Cohen, calls for moves to ease tensions with Lebanon.Elad Benari, 12/17/2013, 5:12 AM

Lebanese Army Investigating IDF Soldier's Killing

Lebanese army says a soldier "acting on his own accord" was behind the killing of IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen.Elad Benari, 12/17/2013, 3:45 AM

UNIFIL Commander: IDF Soldier's Killing an 'Isolated Incident'

Following meeting with Israeli, Lebanese army commanders, Major General Paolo Serra says blames shooting on lone gunman.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 12/16/2013, 6:16 PM

'An Exemplary Husband and Family Man'

Relatives and friends arrived at the home of Master Sergeant Shlomi Cohen, who leaves behind a widow and infant girl.Gil Ronen and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2013, 2:00 PM

Lebanon, Israel to Hold 'Urgent' Talks after Shooting

The Jewish state protested "this outrageous breach of Israel’s sovereignty" with UNIFIL.Gil Ronen, 12/16/2013, 1:21 PM

Soldier Killed by Sniper Fire Near Lebanon

Lebanese soldier opens fire at IDF vehicle near Rosh Hanikra, on the northern border, killing Shlomi Cohen, 31, of Afula.Gil Ronen and Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 3:50 AM

Lebanese Soldier Opens Fire at IDF Soldiers

A soldier from the Lebanese army opens fire at an IDF force near Israel's northern border with Lebanon.Elad Benari, 12/15/2013, 11:16 PM

Soldiers Come Under Fire near Lebanon

Gunfire on soldiers as they tour northern border. None hurt.Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2013, 3:11 PM

Lebanon Arrests 2 Suspects in Rocket Attack on Israel

Two suspects have been arrested over an August 22 rocket attack from Lebanon on northern Israel.Elad Benari, 9/1/2013, 5:13 AM

UN Chief Condemns Rocket Fire From Lebanon

United Nations Secretary General says the rockets fired from Lebanon at Israel were "a clear violation of resolution 1701".Elad Benari, Canada, 8/23/2013, 10:23 PM

Israeli Aircraft Strike in Lebanon Following Rocket Attack

Israeli aircraft struck a terror target south of Beirut, hours after terrorists fired four rockets at northern Israel.Elad Benari, 8/23/2013, 4:45 AM

Netanyahu: We'll Hurt Whoever Hurts Us

Four rockets fired from Lebanon toward Israel; Iron Dome shot down one of them.Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 8/22/2013, 4:55 PM

Hezbollah Chief Claims Last Week's Attack on IDF Soldiers

In interview with al-Mayadeen TV, Hassan Nasrallah claims bombing which injured four IDF soldiers.Ari Soffer, 8/14/2013, 7:35 PM

Zionist Response to Hezbollah Provocation Coming Tuesday

An Israeli group on Tuesday will unfurl giant banners at the border facing Lebanon, proclaiming Jerusalem's unityDavid Lev, 8/12/2013, 8:30 PM

IDF 'Blundered into Hezbollah Ambush' – Lebanese Paper

Newspaper with links to Hezbollah boasts "Only Hizbullah can make bombs that blow up Israelis."Arutz Sheva, 8/8/2013, 3:30 PM

Defense Minister Confirms: Soldiers Hurt by Bomb

Yaalon confirms that four IDF soldiers were hurt when they drove over a bomb.Maayana Miskin, 8/7/2013, 8:29 PM

Mideast Expert: Assad is Winning – and That’s Bad for Israel

Assad is winning with Iran’s help, Mideast expert says. He warns Israel not to rely on the ‘corrupt, ineffective’ UN.Maayana Miskin, 6/16/2013, 9:11 AM

Rocket Attack? Reports of Explosion Near Lebanon Border

Residents of the border town of Metula reported hearing an explosion. IDF forces searching the area.Elad Benari, 5/27/2013, 1:12 AM

UNIFIL: Hizbullah Replacing Lebanese Troops Near Israel

The number of Lebanese troops along the border with Israel has decreased and Hizbullah is taking over, warns UNIFIL.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 5:13 AM

Israeli Citizen Enters Lebanon, Detained by Army

An Israeli citizen entered Lebanon and was arrested by the Lebanese army. He will be returned after being interrogated.Elad Benari, 5/2/2013, 4:13 AM

Lebanese Army Increases Presence Along Border with Israel

The Lebanese army increases its presence along the Lebanon-Israel border, a day after Israel shot down a UAV.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/26/2013, 9:08 PM

Three IDF Soldiers Fall Asleep 'Defending' Northern Border

A report said that three IDF soldiers were arrested after they fell asleep while on guard duty on the northern border with Lebanon. David Lev, 6/25/2012, 10:33 PM