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Israel: 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

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 Gaza war's last injured soldier can't 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

Dept. Defense Minister, staff told to leave office

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

Coalition negotiations with Yisrael Beytenu begin

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 Def. Min. 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 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

'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

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

DM: 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 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 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.Eliran Aharon, 8/13/2015, 1:43 PM

Cyber Attack on Defense Min.Computers Thwarted

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

Motorcycle Inside Fridge Found 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 Gaza War

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

New Tests Revamp IDF's 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 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

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 Min. Spends Record High on Israeli Goods

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 Soldier-Terrorist Memorial Day

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 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 Seeks 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: 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 Min. Admits 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

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.Kobi Finkler, Cynthia Blank, 2/16/2015, 10:15 PM

Where Will Amona Residents Go?

Housing, Defense Ministry officials, IDF search for alternative land for Amona, slated to be destroyed - without inviting residents.Hezki Baruch, 2/8/2015, 1:01 PM

Liberman: We Will Demand the Defense Ministry

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says his party will demand that its member be Defense Minister as a condition for joining a coalition.Elad Benari, 2/8/2015, 6:20 AM

Israel Invests in Border Crossings with Gaza

Trucks carrying goods will increase at Kerem Shalom Crossing, and Erez Crossing will receive a complete security overhaul.Cynthia Blank, 2/5/2015, 8:00 AM

'Right' Bloc Will Benefit Yisrael Beytenu, Shas

Latest poll shows Likud and Jewish Home will gain 37 seats if they run together, less total than if they were to run separately.Cynthia Blank, 1/21/2015, 10:08 AM

Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar Yeshiva

MK Meir Porush not allowed to visit, despite Defense Ministry guideline stating otherwise; vows to return building to residents.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/5/2015, 3:57 PM

'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.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/12/2014, 10:27 PM

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.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 10:55 AM

AG Demands Clarification on Palestinian Bus Ban

Call for review over decision to bar section of the Palestinian population from Israeli-funded buses sparks fury from MK.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2014, 8:25 PM

Bereaved Family Fights Defense Ministry on Epitaph

Family of fallen IDF soldier insists siblings' names be included on headstone, asks not to include traditional Jewish epitaph.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 10:14 AM

Rockets Imminent? Train to Sderot Cancelled

Defense Ministry orders closure of Ashkelon to Sderot line over fears of anti-tank missiles as ceasefire set to end at midnight.Ari Yashar, 8/18/2014, 8:40 AM

Defense Ministry Requests 18 Billion Shekel Raise

Costs of Operation Protective Edge begin to run high as the self-defense mission passes the month mark.Tova Dvorin, 8/10/2014, 2:32 PM

Defense Ministry to Get NIS 1 Billion for Sde Dov

In a deal with the Finance Ministry, the Defense Ministry will get a billion shekels to evacuate Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport by 2017.Yaakov Levi, 6/16/2014, 5:51 PM

Soldiers Protest Defense Min.'s 'Cynical' Cuts

Soldiers are shocked that the Defense Ministry would compromise the training of soldiers - and that they would tell the world about it.Moshe Cohen, 5/29/2014, 5:27 PM

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.'Tova Dvorin, 4/23/2014, 9:05 AM

Home Front Minister Hands in Resignation

Minister Erdan asked Netanyahu to be removed from post due to lack of authority, says Home Front Ministry should be closed.Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 10:37 PM

Anti-Missile System Tested for Passenger Planes

Defense Ministry announces that test of 'SkyShield' system, designed to combat rocket fire, goes off without a hitch.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2014, 9:08 PM

Defense Drill in Israeli Schools Monday

Siren to sound at 10:05 am to begin the national defense drill; exercises, simulations to be held.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 1:04 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

Govt: Fine, Jail TIme for Hareidi Soldier Insults

A law already on the books says that anyone insulting soldiers, including hareidi soldiers, could be jailed for 6 months and pay a huge fineDavid Lev, 1/27/2014, 9:47 PM

Report: Arab Hackers Hit Defense Ministry

Israeli cyber security firm tells Reuters hackers broke into an Israeli defense ministry computer. Israeli officials won't comment.Elad Benari, 1/27/2014, 12:11 AM