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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

'Mexican Standoff' Preventing Army Move to Negev

Without money, the IDF can't build new bases in the south, but the government isn't giving up the money without getting something backDavid Lev, 1/19/2014, 7:41 PM

Erdan-Ya’alon Spat Continues with Funding Holdup

Home Front Minister accuses Defense Minister of withholding funds as conflict over who does what continues.Maayana Miskin, 1/19/2014, 3:52 PM

Plates Arrive at IDF Base Wrapped in Bible Pages

Central Command base soldiers shocked to discover plates wrapped in pages ripped from Bible; Defense Ministry launches investigation.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 9:02 PM

Govt to Compensate Soldiers for Anthrax Vaccine

100 soldiers who say they were hurt by anthrax vaccine test to get 36,000 shekels.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 4:42 PM

'Interim Deal? It Means We'll Keep Talking'

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon sounds pointedly pessimistic over the efficacy of any 'interim agreement' with the Palestinian Authority.Tova Dvorin, 1/7/2014, 3:22 PM

Report:US Furious Over Equipment Transfer to China

Top Israeli defense official allegedly resigns over transfer approval for military equipment move to China; US fears Chinese sale to Iran.Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2013, 11:10 AM

Revealed: Outdated List Determines Soldiers’ Pay

A lawsuit has revealed the 1986 list of necessities on which soldiers’ pay is based. Lawyers say list proves soldiers underpaid.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 10:15 AM

Yaalon Enters Defense Minister's Office

Moshe Yaalon to head his first IDF General Staff meeting as Defense Minister Tuesday.Gil Ronen, 3/19/2013, 11:59 AM

MK Moshe ‘Bogie’ Ya’alon to be Defense Minister

Likud MK Moshe ‘Bogie’ Ya’alon, 62, is appointed to be the country’s new defense minister as PM Binyamin Netanyahu assigns portfolios.Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 1:15 PM

Barak Bids Farewell to Defense Ministry

Members of Israel’s defense and political leadership gathered to bid farewell to retiring defense minister Ehud Barak.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 12:14 AM

PM: Arrow 3 Success Shows Off Our Tech Prowess

The success of the Arrow 3 missile test Monday shows Israel's capabilities in technology and self-defense, the Prime Minister saidDavid Lev, 2/25/2013, 9:32 PM

Defense Min. Approves Rebuilding of Ulpana Homes

Defense Ministry gives final approvals for the reconstruction of the buildings that were evacuated in the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El.Elad Benari, 2/12/2013, 2:13 AM

IAF Tests Upgraded Iron Dome Rocket

The Israel Air Force on Monday conducted a successful test of an upgraded Iron Dome rocket systemDavid Lev, 1/21/2013, 7:10 PM

Israeli Expert: Syria's Chemical Weapons Secure

Syria's chemical weapons arsenal is secure for now, says an Israel defense official.Chana Ya'ar, 12/23/2012, 1:19 PM

Workers Protest Iron Dome Parts Factory Shutdown

Hundreds of workers could be left jobless in March when an American firm closes its Iron Dome parts factory in Lod.Chana Ya'ar, 12/19/2012, 4:52 PM

Defense Official Warns Against Egypt Dictatorship

Defense Ministry official Amos Gilad: Morsi is not talking to us, and I don't believe he will.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/2/2012, 8:43 PM

Barak: Hand Over 'Peace House' to Jewish Owners

Defense Minister pre-empts government move to force his hand, but house may remain empty.Gil Ronen, 10/11/2012, 9:20 PM

Barak Looking at Closing Border During Alerts

Barak looking at the possibility of a law which would allow security officials to close Israel’s border with the Sinai Peninsula.Elad Benari, 9/7/2012, 2:16 AM

Defense Min. Seeks 'Volunteers' for Evictions

As the eviction of Migron comes closer, an e-mail sent to department heads at the Defense Ministry reveals planned massive evictions.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/24/2012, 11:17 PM

‘Marmara’ Soldier Sues Defense Ministry

A former elite soldier who stormed the Marmara has filed suit, arguing that pictures of the operation made him a life-long terror target.Maayana Miskin, 8/5/2012, 7:00 PM

Advance 'Sawing' Team Attacked in Beit El

Defense Ministry team that came to gauge feasibility of moving homes fled after being pelted with rocks, paint.Gil Ronen, 6/13/2012, 2:54 PM

Comptroller Puts Defense Ministry in Crosshairs

In his final report, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss gave defense and military officials one body blow after anotherGabe Kahn, 5/1/2012, 6:01 PM

India Seizes $70M from IMI

India's defense ministry seized $70 million under an 'integrity agreement' amid a bribery scandal it alleges IMI officials were involved in Gabe Kahn, 4/17/2012, 8:58 PM

MK Levin: Knesset Obstructed in Hevron

Knesset House Committee chairman Yariv Levin charges DM Ehud Barak's bureau is interfering with Knesset prerogatives.Gabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 8:46 PM

India Slaps 10-Year Ban on Israeli Defense Company

Defense Ministry officials are consulting with Israel Military Industries Ltd. on how to respond to Delhi's decade-long ban on defense bids.Gabe Kahn., 3/7/2012, 6:10 PM

Defense Ministry Prefers U.S. over Israeli Boots

Israeli shoe factory set to close after the Defense Ministry decided to stop purchasing its military boots and go with U.S. products.Elad Benari, 1/23/2012, 3:15 AM

Israel Freezes Equipment Sales to Turkey

Defense Ministry orders the cancellation of the sale of advanced intelligence equipment to Turkey.Elad Benari, 12/23/2011, 12:09 AM

NISb Debt Write-off Proposed in IMI Deal

A NIS 1.1b debt write-off for Israel Military Industries and retirement for 950 workers is proposed in a deal to privatize the company. Chana Ya'ar, 12/15/2011, 9:03 AM

Defense Ministry: AWIS Not in Danger

Association for Wellbeing of Israeli Soldiers "undergoing reorganization but not in danger of closing."Gil Ronen, 12/11/2011, 8:24 PM

Defense Ministry Apologizes to NYT Journalist

Defense Ministry apologizes to a pregnant news photographer who said she was humiliated by soldiers during a security check.Elad Benari, 11/29/2011, 6:15 AM

Defense Ministry Employees to Join General Strike

The union of Defense Ministry employees announced it will join the general strike at 6:00 a.m. (Israel time) Monday.Elad Benari, 11/7/2011, 4:12 AM

Report: DM Forces Integration of Defense Systems

The Defense Ministry decides to force Rafael and IMI to integrate their anti-tank missile interceptor systems, Israel Defense reports.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/15/2011, 10:49 AM

Report: Barak Spending Too Much

Special report by Comptroller says Defense Minister's annual Independence Day reception is growing larger annually, will cost NIS 1.5 M this year. Gil Ronen, 3/25/2010, 9:43 PM