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

Myanmar Senior General Visits Israel to Advance Ties

Min Aung Hlaing's visit marks first time Myanmar military chief of staff has come to Israel in 55 years.Cynthia Blank, 9/17/2015, 12:09 PM

Does Jewish Law Permit the Demolition of a Synagogue?

Despite Defense Ministry budget, Rabbinate approval, Givat Ze'ev rejects new synagogue to replace one demolished by Court.Eliran Aharon, 8/13/2015, 1:43 PM

Cyber Attack on Defense Ministry Computers Thwarted

Suspicious email would have allowed hackers deep access to classified information.Avi Haim, 8/10/2015, 7:13 PM

Motorcycle Inside Refrigerator Discovered En Route to Gaza

Guards at Kerem Shalom crossing discover contraband motorcycle hidden inside Gaza-bound truck filled with old electrical equipment.Kobi Finkler, 7/22/2015, 8:29 PM

Official: Hamas Lying About Releasing Mengistu

Security official says Hamas definitely holding Avraham Mengistu captive and denials are stalling potential negotiations for his return.Nitsan Keidar, 7/9/2015, 11:29 AM

Knesset Marks One-Year Anniversary since Protective Edge

Veterans and business owners still seeking compensation from the State to be represented in special series of debates in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 7/7/2015, 12:06 PM

With an Eye on Hezbollah, IDF Revamping Iron Dome System

Defense Ministry conducts successful tests to upgrade anti-missile system, preparing it to confront a wider variety of threats.Kobi Finkler and Ari Soffer, 7/2/2015, 2:38 PM

Protective Edge Fallen to Receive Annual State Ceremony

Pressure from bereaved parents inspires Defense Ministry to recognize Gaza op as military campaign, befitting an annual state memorial.Uzi Baruch, 6/11/2015, 9:03 AM

Project "Bomb Shelters Online" Underway in Northern Israel

Bomb shelters in the line of Hezbollah rocket fire, outfitted with WiFi, will be more user-friendly during attacks.Hillel Fendel, 6/1/2015, 6:57 PM

Defense Ministry Demolishes Buildings in Tekoa

Ya'alon ordered demolitions before a legal team was able to determine whether the buildings were illegal or not, local leaders fire.Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2015, 12:16 PM

Report: Liberman Offered Defense Ministry

Former FM reportedly offered Ya'alon's post to lure Yisrael Beytenu back into government; Liberman apparently turned the role down.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2015, 8:39 PM

Watch: Defense Ministry Conducts Missile Test

Sudden noise startles commuters; Ministry stresses that launch was planned far in advance.Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2015, 9:10 AM

Defense Ministry Spends Record Amount on Israeli-Made Products

With summer war's expenses leading the spending, ministry extensively buys white and blue to boost economy while fighting.Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 1:21 PM

Petition to Ban Joint Soldier-Terrorist Memorial Day Event

Bereaved parents demand Defense Minister prevent terrorists and families from entering Israel for 'alternative' Yom Hazikaron ceremony.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 11:09 AM

Defense Ministry Destroys Historic Army Base for Housing

Tzrifin base the first to begin moving to the Negev as land is scrapped and repurposed for housing.Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 3/24/2015, 3:15 PM

Report: Liberman Already Seeking Defense Portfolio

Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman is reportedly set to demand a high price for his joining Netanyahu's new coalition.Moshe Cohen, 3/18/2015, 6:17 PM

Ya'alon: I Didn't Intend to Attack Bennett

As competition for Defense Minister heats up, Ya'alon says remarks about minister misconduct during Gaza op not directed at Bennett.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 3/5/2015, 10:43 AM

Defense Ministry: Hundreds of Soldiers to Receive Compensation

Some 300 IDF soldiers have been declared handicapped as a result of Operation Protective Edge last summer, the Defense Ministry said.Moshe Cohen, 3/1/2015, 4:23 PM

Defense Ministry Admits Arrow Missile Defense Test Failed

Arrow 2 and 3 simulations, conducted late last year, both failed. Missiles designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles.Ari Soffer and Shlomo Pitriokovski, 2/24/2015, 6:23 PM