DM: Defense budget is an investment, not an expense

Defense Minister Liberman slams criticism of IDF budget, says every penny spent is an investment in Israel's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2018, 12:49 PM

Watch: Launch of first Israeli satellite

For the first time, Israel's Defense Ministry publishes video of Israel's first-ever satellite launch, plus photos it took over Syria.Kobi Finkler, 9/17/2018, 2:57 PM

Watch: Israel spoofs Sacha Baron Cohen's Israeli persona

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman spoofs British Jewish comedian's parody of Israeli counter-terror expert with his real-life inspiration.David Rosenberg, 9/4/2018, 2:14 PM

Defense Ministry will allow yeshiva students to fly to Uman

Following pressure from haredi parties, Defense Minisrry waives ban on overseas flights for haredim avoiding IDF service.Tzvi Lev, 8/16/2018, 10:19 PM

Gaza sea barrier unveiled

Defense Ministry publicizes first photos of new sea barrier, promises to protect Israel 'when we need strength and when we need wisdom.'Ido Ben Porat, 8/5/2018, 5:02 PM

"I should be the next Defense Minister"

Jewish Home Chairman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, has his own, original plan for dealing with Hamas.Nitsan Keidar, "Besheva", 7/20/2018, 4:39 PM

'Liberman is a weak, confused Defense Minister'

Jewish Home blasts Defense Minister amid tussle between party chief Bennett and defense officials. 'Liberman needs to deal with terrorism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2018, 11:52 AM

Defense Ministry to hold emergency meeting

Defense Ministry schedules emergency meeting for Wednesday after series of earthquakes hits Israel's north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2018, 2:12 PM

New bureau in charge of withholding terror salaries

National Counter-Financial Terror Bureau will implement Withholding Law, coordinate economic campaign against terror orgs in Israel, abroad.Mordechai Sones, 7/3/2018, 8:18 PM

720,000 eggs per week

Brothers living in northern Israel win Defense Ministry tender to supply IDF with fresh eggs.Kobi Finkler, 6/20/2018, 4:25 PM

Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi council determines whether Defense Ministry's proposed draft law is acceptable compromise or requires haredim to leave coalition.Michal Levi, 6/13/2018, 12:07 PM

'28 planes, 60 missiles, 23 killed'

According to Russian defense ministry, Israel attacked with 28 fighter jets, shot about 60 missiles. Syrian monitor says at least 23 killed.AFP, 5/10/2018, 1:17 PM

How much do terrorists who murder Jews get paid?

Terrorists responsible for the murder of two Israeli families and two rabbis get more than 10 million shekels each, Defense Min. reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2018, 4:25 PM

Blame game after nine students die in flash flood

Education Ministry and Defense Ministry blame each other for the tragic drowning of nine high school students.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 10:36 PM

9 years later, Eli resident's suicide reclassified as terrorism

Yaron Gispin found dead in 2009 near his Samaria home. After long battle, Defense Ministry admits his death was from terror, not suicide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2018, 8:43 AM

'I will be Defense Minister next time around'

Jewish Home chief vows to take Defense portfolio, currently held by Liberman, after next election. 'We need to acted decisively.'David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 7:31 PM

Successful test for Arrow 3 system

Defense Ministry and U.S. Missile Defense Agency conduct successful test of Arrow 3 missile interception system.Kobi Finkler, 2/19/2018, 6:45 AM

Liberman pushes alternative haredi draft law

Defense Minister Liberman establishes task force dedicated to passing haredi draft law.Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 8:54 PM

PA spent over 1.2 billion shekels promoting terrorism in 2017

Defense Ministry demands Israel deduct terrorists' salaries from money transferred to Palestinian Authority.Kobi Finkler, 1/9/2018, 11:35 AM

Watch: Mine field wiped out in explosion on Golan Heights

Defense Ministry's National Mine Action Authority supervises explosion of 300 obstacles in Golan Heights. Watch it live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2017, 1:28 PM

Defense Minister may compensate Gaza Belt farmers

Defense Ministry examines possibility of compensating farmers ordered to stop working during security incidents along Gaza border.Uzi Baruch, 11/29/2017, 11:58 AM

Liberman: Demolish homes of terrorists who wound Israelis

Defense Minister exploring legal means to demolish homes of terrorists who severely wound Israelis.Tzvi Lev, 10/29/2017, 9:28 AM

Where will the money for Liberman's defense plan come from?

Defense Ministry proposes new package to protect communities from terrorists and improve road safety. The problem-there is no funding.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2017, 9:31 PM

Defense Ministry building named after Shimon Peres

Defense Ministry holds ceremony honoring former President Shimon Peres, names building in which he worked after him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2017, 5:15 PM

This is how tomorrow's battlefields will look

Facial recognition, guns which fire only when the target is in sight, and unmanned submarines. A look into the future of Israeli defense.Kobi Finkler, 9/5/2017, 6:49 PM

Security barrier in Hevron Hills finished

Defense Ministry puts last piece into 26-mile long barrier near community of Meitar, meant to guard against terror attacks.Kobi Finkler, 8/2/2017, 6:06 PM

Government fortifies Gaza-area schools against Hamas missiles

Israel's government fortifies dozens of schools and preschools against Hamas rockets.Kobi Finkler, 7/12/2017, 12:21 PM

'Regulation Law benefits both Jews and Arabs'

Defense Ministry finds Regulation Law is preventing the demolition of both Arab and Jewish structures in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2017, 10:41 PM

Hundreds of flags and a red carpet 80 meters long

Hundreds of officials, a red carpet 80 meters long, flags, tribunes, and more await the US president upon his landing at Ben-Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2017, 6:39 PM

Discrimination against reservists from Judea and Samaria to end

Following Arutz Sheva expose, Defense Ministry announces end to discrimination against reservists living in Judea and Samaria.Mordechai Sones, 5/18/2017, 3:59 PM

23,544 fallen Israeli soldiers

Defense Ministry publishes casualty statistics for all operations in defense of Israel and the pre-state Jewish community since 1860.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2017, 9:40 AM

Bedouin family: We will continue to serve Israel

President Rivlin visited the home of Bedouin boy killed by Egyptian fire, says no difference between Bedouin child and Jewish child.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2016, 7:46 PM

Father of slain Israeli: The IDF abandoned my son

The father of the 15-year-old killed on the Egyptian border accuses the IDF of not protecting workers at the border fence.Gary Willig, 10/26/2016, 5:11 AM

'Democracy in the Middle East? Doesn't work'

Security expert says that war against ISIS is going well 'generally speaking', and warns against attempts to impose western norms on Arabs.Shai Landesman, 9/13/2016, 5:49 PM

Wounded soldier's family criticizes Liberman's 'insensitivity'

After meeting with Defense Minister Liberman, Yehuda Hayisraeli's family said that "We came with great hopes but our hopes were dashed".Reut Hadar, 9/6/2016, 3:55 PM

Justice Minister: We're coming, Supreme Court

Ayelet Shaked rejects Supreme Court ruling, proposes "first registration" to legalize Judea, Samaria. "I will use every means necessary."Rachel Kaplan, 9/1/2016, 9:53 PM

Defense Minister: Media has no right to condemn Azariya

"Only the court has the power to convict." Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman argues against "terror-promoting" media.Rachel Kaplan, 8/29/2016, 4:38 PM

Conflict of interest in IDF tender for educating senior officers

Hartman Institute's involvement in educational initiatives together with the Defense Ministry may be tainted by conflict of interest.Yoel Domb, 8/23/2016, 11:42 AM

Defense Ministry apologizes to US for 'Munich' comment

Clarification statement by Defense Ministry vows to 'fully cooperate' with US going forward.Nitsan Kedar, 8/8/2016, 7:32 PM

Netanyahu surprised by Defense Ministry's criticism of Obama

Netanyahu aide reportedly tells Ambassador Shapiro he learned about the Defense Ministry's statement that criticized Obama from the media.Elad Benari, 8/7/2016, 5:51 AM

Israel responds to Obama: Munich Agreement didn't prevent WWII

Defense Ministry responds to claims by Obama that Israel believes the Iran nuclear deal was successful.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/5/2016, 8:27 PM

It's official - Knesset approves Liberman as Defense Minister

Knesset votes 55 to 43 to approve Yisrael Beytenu chief as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2016, 9:45 PM

Why Protective Edge's last injured soldier cannot go home

Defense Ministry refuses to make IDF soldier's home wheelchair-accessible due to technical issues with living beyond Green Line.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 9:36 PM

Why is Dept. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan being 'evicted'?

Ben-Dahan's tenure technically expires with Yaalon's departure, but expected to be extended. So why are he and his staff being booted out?Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 1:26 PM

Poll: Most Israelis support Liberman in coalition

Most Israelis support Liberman’s joining the coalition, and there's only a small gap in favor of Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Uzi Baruch, 5/20/2016, 2:13 AM

Yisrael Beytenu coalition talks 'to be completed today'

At start of formal negotiations, Likud Minister Levin promises to try and wrap up negotiations in one day, Liberman backs him.David Rosenberg, 5/19/2016, 10:51 AM

PM tells Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry to Liberman

As talks with Liberman progress, Netanyahu informs Yaalon he may lose Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2016, 4:47 PM

Israel receives first F-35 'Adir' fighter jet

Defense Ministry celebrates inaugural event with Lockheed Martin as body of first plane is delivered.Uzi Baruch, 1/10/2016, 2:50 PM

Attempt to smuggle bulletproof boards into Gaza foiled

Upon searching suspicious-looking Israeli truck, security guards at Kerem Shalom crossing found the bulletproof material.Kobi Finkler, 12/30/2015, 4:46 PM

Defense Ministry's 'Arrow 3' missile interceptor test a success

Defense Ministry says the interceptor performed all phases of flight as planned, and destroyed the target.Shoshana Miskin, 12/10/2015, 9:37 AM

High Court freezes Givat Ze'ev synagogue demolition

Defense Ministry places caravan at site ahead of expected demolition of Ayelet HaShachar - which could begin Tuesday.Tova Dvorin, 11/17/2015, 9:57 AM

Mobile synagogue sent to advance demolition

Defense Ministry dispatches mobile building to house congregants' prayers, allowing synagogue destruction to take place.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/16/2015, 10:09 AM

Six weeks of terror, 19 new disabled veterans

19 soldiers and border police accepted into Ministry of Defense rehabilitative programs since October 1; 594 since last year.Koby Finkler, 11/11/2015, 12:04 PM

Defense Minister: Keeping terrorists' bodies not a deterrent

Freshmen MKs attack Ya'alon for suggesting keeping hold of terrorists' bodies not a proven deterrent, following recent return of bodies.Hezki Baruch, 11/4/2015, 7:22 PM

Deputy Defense Minister receives added security

Security beefed up around Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan following undisclosed threat against his life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2015, 10:16 AM

Temple Mount Screamers to be Prosecuted

State agrees to indict Islamist 'Murabitat' group for violating Jews' right to access Temple Mount.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2015, 9:44 AM

Samaria Mayor Demands Equal Treatment for Jews

If Arabs receive benefits for Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, Jews should receive for Sukkot, Samaria Regional Council head says.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 9/24/2015, 12:22 PM