DM Bennett: 'IDF will enjoy full freedom of action'

DM sends message: 'Terrorist who tries to harm Israeli citizens will no longer be able to sleep peacefully, neither at home nor in bed.'Mordechai Sones, 11/14/2019, 10:38 AM

Holed up in command bunker, Bennett takes position as DM

New defense minister met with Chief of Staff, head of Shin Bet, receiving updates on operation to eliminate senior Islamic Jihad terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 11/12/2019, 1:52 PM

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Minister Galant only one to oppose appointment, which does not need Knesset approval.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2019, 1:08 PM

Who will be Israel's next Defense Minister?

Iran, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other potential threats — who will be Israel's next defense minister to face them?i24News, 4/17/2019, 5:04 PM

'You cannot be defense minister'

After Shaked raises Jewish Home demand that Bennett be DM, fiery exchange erupts between Netanyahu, Bennett, Shaked, and Katz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2018, 1:07 PM

State to request extension for DM resignation

Request to postpone Law's entry into force for another four months because of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resignation.Mordechai Sones, 11/27/2018, 8:20 PM

Clarification call for IDF lecturer who criticized Liberman

Chief Education Officer summons 'secular yeshiva' founder and IDF lecturer after he wrote of DM, 'man closest to fascist characteristics.'Ido Ben Porat, 8/15/2018, 6:20 PM

'Hamas understood message; we're headed for calm'

Deputy Defense Minister: Preparations for focused defense of Adam and all settlements; Hamas realized it will pay unprecedented price.Shimon Cohen, 7/30/2018, 4:38 PM

'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

Eyewitness recounts Thursday evening's grisly terror attack in Arad that killed 19-year-old Ron Yitzhak Kukia from Tel Aviv.Tzvi Lev, 12/1/2017, 10:53 AM

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut addresses Azaria affair and recorded conversation: 'Tried to help family, others profited at their expense'.Mordechai Sones, 5/24/2017, 11:03 AM

Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

State submits to Supreme Court supplemental response to Arab family's reciprocity demand to destroy Jewish homes as done to Arab attackers.Reut Hadar, 3/2/2017, 9:42 PM

Defense Minister plans to reinforce Gaza border towns

Defense Minister Liberman: Government will spend almost a billion dollars towards beefing up security at communities near the Gaza border.ILTV, 11/2/2016, 6:01 AM

Understanding the Defense Minister's declarations

Watch: Former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman and former IDF officer Miri Eisen discuss recent interview by DM Liberman to Arab newspaper.ILTV, 10/27/2016, 7:55 AM

Defense Minister: 'Those comments? Never happened.'

Liberman calls out a Channel 10 journalist over their claims that he point-blank refused to deal with Hamas for fallen soldier bodies.Rachel Kaplan, 8/31/2016, 1:49 PM

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister, passes away

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister, passed away at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. He was 80 years old.Uzi Baruch, 8/28/2016, 5:34 PM

Air Force to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag training

The Red Flag exercise, in existence since 1975, will bring the cold-shoulder nations together for air force exercises in Nevada.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 1:22 PM

Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good Defense Minister

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal is not concerned about Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/28/2016, 1:26 AM

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.Ben Sales, 5/20/2016, 1:00 AM

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/18/2016, 7:37 PM

Yadlin Blasts 'Weak' Government for Op. Protective Edge

'Wide range of options' against Hamas were never utilized during the war, Yadlin states during campaign visit.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 3:02 PM

Poll: Israelis Prefer Ya'alon as Defense Minister

35.7% of Israelis prefer Ya'alon over other, possibly more qualified candidates, including Bennett, Yadlin, and Galant.Tova Dvorin, 1/25/2015, 5:00 PM

Report: Yadlin May Not Remain MK if He's Not Defense Minister

Former head of Military Intelligence may not remain in the Knesset if Labor doesn't head the government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 1/21/2015, 2:16 AM

Former MI Chief Labor's Pick for 'Next Defense Minister'

Amos Yadlin joins Labor, bumped to #11 spot - and is expected to be appointed as Defense Minister in a Labor government.Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2015, 9:14 PM

'Noises Weren't a Tunnel, but a Horse's Hooves'

Defense Minister insists no Hezbollah tunnels have been found yet, despite residents' claims of hearing digging.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 1/13/2015, 2:56 PM

Poll Puts Labor Top, But Public Wants Rightist Government

28% want right-hareidi coalition vs. 19% for left; Labor gets 24 over 20 to Likud; 60% want Ya'alon as Defense Minister, just 21% Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2014, 9:13 AM

Defense Minister Calls for Order After Yitzhar Rioting

Ya'alon emphasizes the need to stop 'violent elements' in Yitzhar, stresses that minority does not represent majority in Judea-Samaria.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 12:55 PM

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

Defense Minister presents Israeli military tech at Singapore International Air Show, including updated drone technologies.Tova Dvorin, 2/11/2014, 12:01 PM

Frustration as Yaalon Unsure of Link Between Concessions, Terror

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski: Why is Defense Minister calling to ‘look into’ ties between concessions and terror – did he just get here?Maayana Miskin, 11/21/2013, 12:00 PM

Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister and Was Rejected

Mofaz reportedly joined the pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid because his demand to be Defense Minister was rejected.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/22/2013, 11:14 PM

Netanyahu: Barak Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

Israeli PM Netanyahu worried that Barak is doing more harm than good, sparking conflict with the U.S.Annie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 8:30 PM

Barak: Weakened Assad Benefits Hizbullah

Defense minister Ehud Barak warned lawmakers Hizbullah is the big winner in Syria's unrest, adding 'it will be hard for Assad's regime to survive.Gabe Kahn., 7/11/2011, 9:33 PM

Hevron's Zion Road Reopens to Arab Commercial Traffic

The Civil Administration has reopened Zion Road in Hevron to Arab commercial vehicles, despite strenuous objections from the Jewish community.Hana Levi Julian, 2/14/2010, 2:45 PM