'Media has no right to condemn Azariya'"Only the court has the power to convict." Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman argues against "terror-promoting" media.
Conflict of Interest in IDF officers educationHartman Institute's involvement in educational initiatives together with the Defense Ministry may be tainted by conflict of interest.
Defense Ministry apologizes to USClarification statement by Defense Ministry vows to 'fully cooperate' with US going forward.
Netanyahu surprised by criticism of ObamaNetanyahu aide reportedly tells Ambassador Shapiro he learned about the Defense Ministry's statement that criticized Obama from the media.
Israel: Munich Agreement didn't prevent WWIIDefense Ministry responds to claims by Obama that Israel believes the Iran nuclear deal was successful.
Knesset approves Liberman as Defense MinisterKnesset votes 55 to 43 to approve Yisrael Beytenu chief as Defense Minister.
Why Gaza war's last injured soldier can't go homeDefense Ministry refuses to make IDF soldier's home wheelchair-accessible due to technical issues with living beyond Green Line.
Dept. Defense Minister, staff told to leave officeBen-Dahan's tenure technically expires with Yaalon's departure, but expected to be extended. So why are he and his staff being booted out?
Poll: Most Israelis support Liberman in coalitionMost Israelis support Liberman’s joining the coalition, and there's only a small gap in favor of Ya'alon as Defense Minister.
Coalition negotiations with Yisrael Beytenu beginAt start of formal negotiations, Likud Minister Levin promises to try and wrap up negotiations in one day, Liberman backs him.
PM tells Yaalon he may lose Def. Min. to LibermanAs talks with Liberman progress, Netanyahu informs Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry.
Israel receives first F-35 'Adir' fighter jetDefense Ministry celebrates inaugural event with Lockheed Martin as body of first plane is delivered.
Attempt to smuggle bulletproof boards foiledUpon searching suspicious-looking Israeli truck, security guards at Kerem Shalom crossing found the bulletproof material.
'Arrow 3' missile interceptor test a successDefense Ministry says the interceptor performed all phases of flight as planned, and destroyed the target.
Court freezes Givat Ze'ev synagogue demolitionDefense Ministry places caravan at site ahead of expected demolition of Ayelet HaShachar - which could begin Tuesday.
Mobile synagogue sent to advance demolitionDefense Ministry dispatches mobile building to house congregants' prayers, allowing synagogue destruction to take place.
Six weeks of terror, 19 new disabled veterans19 soldiers and border police accepted into Ministry of Defense rehabilitative programs since October 1; 594 since last year.
DM: Keeping terrorists' bodies not a deterrentFreshmen MKs attack Ya'alon for suggesting keeping hold of terrorists' bodies not a proven deterrent, following recent return of bodies.
Deputy Defense Minister receives added securitySecurity beefed up around Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan following undisclosed threat against his life.
Temple Mount Screamers to be ProsecutedState agrees to indict Islamist 'Murabitat' group for violating Jews' right to access Temple Mount.
Samaria Mayor Demands Equal Treatment for JewsIf Arabs receive benefits for Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, Jews should receive for Sukkot, Samaria Regional Council head says.
Myanmar General Visits Israel to Advance TiesMin Aung Hlaing's visit marks first time Myanmar military chief of staff has come to Israel in 55 years.
Does Halakha Permit the Demolition of a Synagogue?Despite Defense Ministry budget, Rabbinate approval, Givat Ze'ev rejects new synagogue to replace one demolished by Court.
Cyber Attack on Defense Min.Computers ThwartedSuspicious email would have allowed hackers deep access to classified information.
Motorcycle Inside Fridge Found En Route to GazaGuards at Kerem Shalom crossing discover contraband motorcycle hidden inside Gaza-bound truck filled with old electrical equipment.
Official: Hamas Lying About Releasing MengistuSecurity official says Hamas definitely holding Avraham Mengistu captive and denials are stalling potential negotiations for his return.
Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Gaza WarVeterans and business owners still seeking compensation from the State to be represented in special series of debates in Knesset.
New Tests Revamp IDF's Iron Dome SystemDefense Ministry conducts successful tests to upgrade anti-missile system, preparing it to confront a wider variety of threats.
Protective Edge Fallen to Receive State CeremonyPressure from bereaved parents inspires Defense Ministry to recognize Gaza op as military campaign, befitting an annual state memorial.
Project "Bomb Shelters Online" UnderwayBomb shelters in the line of Hezbollah rocket fire, outfitted with WiFi, will be more user-friendly during attacks.
Defense Ministry Demolishes Buildings in TekoaYa'alon ordered demolitions before a legal team was able to determine whether the buildings were illegal or not, local leaders fire.
Report: Liberman Offered Defense MinistryFormer FM reportedly offered Ya'alon's post to lure Yisrael Beytenu back into government; Liberman apparently turned the role down.
Watch: Defense Ministry Conducts Missile TestSudden noise startles commuters; Ministry stresses that launch was planned far in advance.
Defense Min. Spends Record High on Israeli GoodsWith summer war's expenses leading the spending, ministry extensively buys white and blue to boost economy while fighting.
Petition to Ban Soldier-Terrorist Memorial DayBereaved parents demand Defense Minister prevent terrorists and families from entering Israel for 'alternative' Yom Hazikaron ceremony.
Defense Ministry Destroys Army Base for HousingTzrifin base the first to begin moving to the Negev as land is scrapped and repurposed for housing.
Report: Liberman Seeks Defense PortfolioYisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman is reportedly set to demand a high price for his joining Netanyahu's new coalition.
Ya'alon: I Didn't Intend to Attack BennettAs competition for Defense Minister heats up, Ya'alon says remarks about minister misconduct during Gaza op not directed at Bennett.
Defense Ministry: Soldiers to Receive CompensationSome 300 IDF soldiers have been declared handicapped as a result of Operation Protective Edge last summer, the Defense Ministry said.
Defense Min. Admits Missile Defense Test FailedArrow 2 and 3 simulations, conducted late last year, both failed. Missiles designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles.
Ya'alon Says 'India is a True Friend'Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon takes off Monday night for a visit to India - the first time Israel's top defense official has made the trek.
Where Will Amona Residents Go?Housing, Defense Ministry officials, IDF search for alternative land for Amona, slated to be destroyed - without inviting residents.
Liberman: We Will Demand the Defense MinistryYisrael Beytenu chairman says his party will demand that its member be Defense Minister as a condition for joining a coalition.
Israel Invests in Border Crossings with GazaTrucks carrying goods will increase at Kerem Shalom Crossing, and Erez Crossing will receive a complete security overhaul.
'Right' Bloc Will Benefit Yisrael Beytenu, ShasLatest poll shows Likud and Jewish Home will gain 37 seats if they run together, less total than if they were to run separately.
Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar YeshivaMK Meir Porush not allowed to visit, despite Defense Ministry guideline stating otherwise; vows to return building to residents.
'PM Didn't Promise Bennett the Defense Ministry'Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says that PM Netanyahu denied rumors that he offered the post to Jewish Home chairman.
State Dragging Feet on Land Move in Etzion Bloc?Local leaders outraged after Palestinians get 30-day extension to appeal state land declaration, made in response to the murder of 3 teens.
AG Demands Clarification on Palestinian Bus BanCall for review over decision to bar section of the Palestinian population from Israeli-funded buses sparks fury from MK.
Bereaved Family Fights Defense Ministry on EpitaphFamily of fallen IDF soldier insists siblings' names be included on headstone, asks not to include traditional Jewish epitaph.
Rockets Imminent? Train to Sderot CancelledDefense Ministry orders closure of Ashkelon to Sderot line over fears of anti-tank missiles as ceasefire set to end at midnight.
Defense Ministry Requests 18 Billion Shekel RaiseCosts of Operation Protective Edge begin to run high as the self-defense mission passes the month mark.
Defense Ministry to Get NIS 1 Billion for Sde DovIn a deal with the Finance Ministry, the Defense Ministry will get a billion shekels to evacuate Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport by 2017.
Soldiers Protest Defense Min.'s 'Cynical' CutsSoldiers are shocked that the Defense Ministry would compromise the training of soldiers - and that they would tell the world about it.
More Demolitions in Revenge for Yitzhar Clashes?Defense Minister allegedly announces intent to destroy all Jewish homes deemed as 'illegal' in Judea-Samaria - in revenge for 'violence.'
Home Front Minister Hands in ResignationMinister Erdan asked Netanyahu to be removed from post due to lack of authority, says Home Front Ministry should be closed.
Anti-Missile System Tested for Passenger PlanesDefense Ministry announces that test of 'SkyShield' system, designed to combat rocket fire, goes off without a hitch.