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Operation Pillar of Defense

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Commander

Major General Amir Eshel says by years' end, the Air Force will soon be four times as effective as it was 2 years ago.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/2/2014, 12:42 PM

Hamas Claims Next War Will Target Golan

As IDF reveals weapons cache, Gaza city unveils statue of M75 rocket, honoring 'battle against Zionist enemy.' Hamas: the North is next.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2014, 8:35 PM

Tel Aviv Bus Bomber Gets 25-Year Prison Sentence

Judge: 'no leniency' for Muhammad Faraj, Hamas terrorist responsible for the November 2012 #142 bus bombing in Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 1:17 PM

Hamas Complains 'Twitter Blocks Us, Not IDF'

English-language Twitter account of Al Qassam Brigades, military wing of Hamas, suspended. Hebrew and Arabic still up.Ari Yashar, 1/23/2014, 4:26 PM

Hamas, Broke, Cancels Anniversary Celebrations

For the first time since 1987, Hamas cancels anniversary celebrations due to Egyptian siege, Israel destroying terror tunnels.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 2:47 PM

Gazan Lion Cubs Named After Missiles, Fighting

Two cubs born to smuggled lions are named after missile fired at Israel and the Hamas name for operation Pillar of Defense.Ari Yashar, 11/19/2013, 10:42 PM

Jihadist March in Gaza

Despite reports that the balance of power leans toward Israel, al-Quds marches in Gaza to advocate Palestinian Arab nationalism thru Jihad.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 11/14/2013, 1:13 AM

IDF Discovers Tunnel Shaft into Gaza

Airstrikes during Operation Pillar of Defense destroyed dozens of tunnels but the discovery of such tunnels remains a top priority. Annie Lubin, 1/15/2013, 10:09 AM

No Stop to Iranian Weapons Support for Hamas

New report shows Iran is committed towards rebuilding Hamas weapons stockpile. Annie Lubin, 1/13/2013, 8:22 AM

MK Not Sorry for Telling Leftists to Go to Gaza

Reprimanded by Knesset's Ethics Committee, Ben Ari responds: "Whoever demonstrates against the IDF during a time of war is a traitor."Annie Lubin, 1/8/2013, 2:59 PM

Study: Gaza Rockets Worse for Bedouin Kids

Bedouin youth were more psychologically distressed than Jewish youth by the rocket fire during Operation Pillar of Defense, a study showsDavid Lev, 1/3/2013, 12:42 PM

Gaza Rocket Terror Returns to Southern Israel

Gaza Arab terrorists fired a rocket at Israel on Sunday evening, the first one since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense in NovemberDavid Lev, 12/23/2012, 7:01 PM

Gaza M75 Perfume Captures 'Victory' Scent

A cosmetic company in Gaza has launched M75, a new perfume named after a long-range missile used by Hamas terrorists. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/11/2012, 4:22 PM

Rep. Bachmann: Concessions Suicidal for Israel

Rep. Michele Bachmann underlines that US demands for more Israeli concessions are suicidal for the Jewish State.Chana Ya'ar, 12/6/2012, 10:49 AM

Minister: We Expect Travel Business to Bounce Back

The damage to the Israeli tourist industry from Operation Pillar of Defense is expected to be short-term, said travel industry officialsDavid Lev, 11/25/2012, 7:53 PM

The Bus Driver

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Survey: 70% of Israelis Opposed Halting Gaza Op

A survey found that 70 percent of Israelis opposed halting the military operation in the Gaza Strip.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/23/2012, 1:51 PM

Thousands of Teens from South Enjoy 'Day of Fun'

In hopes of providing residents of the South with a degree of solace, the Jewish Agency took 9,000 children out for a day of fun.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/23/2012, 12:23 PM

Anti-Israel Protesters Target Venezuela Synagogue

About 50 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside Venezuela's largest synagogue on Thursday to demonstrate against recent Israeli airstrikes.Rachel Hirshfeld, 11/23/2012, 10:58 AM

UN Chief Calls for 'Immediate' Halt to Attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the missile attacks fired by Gaza terrorists at Israel. Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 1:00 PM

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Suspends Routine Services

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has announced it is closed for routine consular services, and operating on a skeleton staff due to the war.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 9:16 AM

Israeli PR – Also in Arabic

Israel works to counteract Arab media hate with Arab-language PR network.Maayana Miskin, 11/21/2012, 12:43 AM

IDF Hero: Turn Gaza Operation into Gaza War

IDF hero veteran Amatzia Chen calls to make Operation Pillar of Defense a full-blown, decisive war.Maayana Miskin, 11/21/2012, 12:16 AM

Israel Hits Over 100 Terror Targets

The IDF hit more than 100 targets in Gaza on Tuesday, half of them rocket launching cells.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 10:31 PM

Hamas Kills 6 Gaza Men for ‘Collaboration’

Hamas shoots six Gaza residents in the street for allegedly having hi-tech cameras in order ‘to take footage of positions.’Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 9:15 PM

Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

An IDF soldier and Israeli civilian were killed in Hamas attacks Tuesday night. 16 were wounded, one seriously.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 8:13 PM

43% of Israelis: Topple Hamas

A poll finds that 43% of Israelis want to topple Hamas in addition to destroying weapons, only 39% want ceasefire negotiations. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 7:46 PM

Erdan: Israel Not Seeking a Ceasefire

Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel is not seeking a ceasefire. Hamas claims ceasefire imminent, continues attacks.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 7:17 PM

Rabbis Open Hotline for Southern Israel

The Tzohar rabbinic organization has opened a hotline for residents of southern Israel seeking Judaism, psychological boost. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:45 PM

Rocket Hits Residential Building near Tel Aviv

A rocket hit a building in the central Israel city of Rishon Letzion. Two rockets hit the city of Ashkelon, wounding three people.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 6:00 PM

‘Ceasefire by Tuesday Night’

Sources in Israel, Egypt, Gaza say ceasefire will be declared within hours.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 5:25 PM

Ashdod: Several Hurt in 2 Rocket Strikes

Terrorists rain rockets on Ashdod, hitting city twice and wounding several people.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 5:12 PM

IAF Hits Gaza Weapons Convoy; 6 Killed

The IAF hit two vehicles carrying weapons in Gaza City, setting off secondary blasts.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:44 PM

Knesset Approves Call-Up of 70,000

Government approves expanding call-up to include 70,000 reservists in further sign of impending ground operation.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:34 PM

IDF Warns Gaza Civilians: Leave Immediately

The IDF drops leaflets warning residents of northern Gaza to leave, raising expectation of an impending ground operation. Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 4:15 PM

IDF Hits Hamas Hard; 3 Killed

IDF hits Hamas with artillery, airstrikes in possible prelude to ground attack. Planes report direct strike on rocket-launching cell.Maayana Miskin, 11/20/2012, 3:49 PM

Podcast: Report from Apartment Where 3 Were Killed

Exclusive interviews and briefings from officials from the Kiryat Malachi apartment where a Gaza rocket killed three civilians. Walter Bingham, 11/20/2012, 7:26 AM

2 Missiles Strike Ashdod, No Injuries

Two long-range missiles fired by Gaza terrorists struck the port city of Ashdod on Sunday afternoon. No physical injuries were reported.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 2:40 PM

Tel Aviv Suburb Car Fire From Fajr Missile Scrap

A car in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon was set ablaze Sunday following interception of a double Fajr-5 missile attack on the city from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 12:24 PM

War Could Delay Elections in Israel

Missile attacks and Operation Pillar of Defense could delay Israel's upcoming national elections, the government said Sunday.Chana Ya'ar, 11/18/2012, 11:54 AM

Wounded Soldier: ‘I’d Join Units in Gaza’

Aharon Karov was grievously wounded in the last Gaza operation, but would fight in Operation Pillar of Defense if he could.Maayana Miskin, 11/18/2012, 6:30 AM

Israel Denies Ceasefire Reports

Israel will send a senior official to Cairo to sign a ceasefire, Hizbullah-affiliated channel reported Saturday. Israel denies report.., 11/17/2012, 11:28 PM

3 Soldiers Wounded in Rocket Attack

Three soldiers were wounded Friday when a rocket hit the Eshkol region. Terrorists fire 507 rockets in three days.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 3:23 PM

Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and War

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu reveals the Jewish law pertaining to the Sabbath in a time of war.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 3:14 PM

2 Rockets Aimed at Jerusalem Hit Open Area in Gush

First hamas rocket attack aimed at Jerusalem hits open field in Gush Etzion. This comes after two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 1:41 PM

Schools Open Doors to Families from South

Religious public schools open their doors to families from southern Israel seeking to spend the Sabbath away from rocket fire. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 1:33 PM

Commanders Prepare Troops for Ground Invasion

IDF troops gather outside Gaza, begin preparing for ground invasion.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 11:38 AM

Shabbat under Siege: Quiet Channel, Special Prayer

Israel prepares for Sabbath attacks with a quiet radio channel and extra prayer. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 11:19 AM

Gantz Approves Call-Up of 16,000 Reservists

IDF may be preparing for a ground invasion with the planned call-up of 16,000 reservists. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 10:09 AM

Rockets on Southern Cities, Homes Hit

Gaza terrorists continue attacks with Grad rockets on Ofakim and Ashkelon and several attacks on the Eshkol region.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 9:18 AM

UN Chief to Visit Israel in Wake of Gaza Operation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Israel next week in an attempt to bring an end to Israel’s military operation in Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/16/2012, 4:14 AM

UN Security Council to Meet About Gaza

The UN Security Council will meet in emergency session to discuss escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza.Elad Benari, 11/15/2012, 3:31 AM

Report: Israel's Ambassador to Egypt Left Cairo

Egyptian media reports that Israeli ambassador Yaakov Amitai left Cairo after being summoned by the foreign ministry.Elad Benari, 11/15/2012, 3:16 AM

Security Cabinet Allows IDF to Mobilize Reserves

Security Cabinet makes five decisions regarding Operation Pillar of Defense, including allowing the IDF to mobilize reserves.Elad Benari, 11/15/2012, 1:15 AM

U.S. Throws its Support Behind Israel

"We support Israel’s right to defend itself," says U.S. State Department. Netanyahu thanks Obama.Elad Benari, 11/15/2012, 12:33 AM

Morsi Recalls Ambassador to Israel

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi recalls the ambassador to Israel in protest of operation Pillar of Defense.Elad Benari, 11/14/2012, 11:18 PM

Netanyahu: We'll Widen Operation if Necessary

Barak says most of Hamas's Fajr rockets hit, asks region's leaders to "remain cool-headed." Egypt recalls its Israel ambassador. Gil Ronen, 11/14/2012, 8:55 PM