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

Ya'alon Calls India a 'True Friend' as He Takes Off for Visit

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

United 'Right' Bloc Will Benefit Yisrael Beytenu and 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's Od Yosef Hai 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

Ya'alon: Netanyahu 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 Declaration 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 Airport

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 Mininstry'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

Wide-Scale Demolitions Planned 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

Death Blow? 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

Israel Tests Anti-Missile System 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

National Defense Exercise in Schools Across Israel 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: Anyone Who Insults Hareidi Soldiers in Big Trouble

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 Computers

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

Government to Compensate Soldiers for Anthrax Vaccine Test

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 Just 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 at Israel 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

Lawsuit Reveals Outdated List that 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 in Defense Minister's Office: 'I Feel a Sacred Awe'

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 Ministry Approves Rebuilding of Evicted 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

Syria's Chemical Weapons Secure, Says Israeli Defense Expert

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

Top 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 Sinai Border During Hot 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 Ministry Seeks 'Volunteers' to Help with 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

NIS 1.1b Debt Write-off in Israel Military Industries 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 to Force Integration of Anti-Tank Missile 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

Comptroller: Barak Spending Too Much on Independence Day

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