'If there is a war, we will annihilate Lebanon's infrastructure'

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon says Iran runs Lebanon, promises Israel will destroy Lebanon completely if war breaks out.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2017, 12:35 PM

Ya'alon: No peace agreement on the horizon

Former Defense Minister believes there is no possibility of reaching an agreement with the PA, says Abbas is evading responsibility.Elad Benari, 7/17/2017, 3:08 AM

Ya'alon attacks Liberman, calls him a 'liar'

'I do not want anyone like Liberman to preach to me,' said former DM. 'A liar who spent years in interrogation rooms.'Mordechai Sones, 7/16/2017, 1:45 PM

Ya'alon lashes out: Netanyahu is corrupt

Former Defense Minister says it is 'inconceivable' PM was not involved in submarine scandal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2017, 10:10 PM

Ya'alon: Netanyahu will be indicted

Former Defense Minister says at least one investigation against PM will end with an indictment, says he plans to run for PM himself.Gary Willig, 7/11/2017, 6:32 PM

Ya'alon blasts government ministers

Former Defense Minister criticizes Galant who called for the elimination of Assad, blasts Liberman over calls to destroy Hamas.Ido Ben Porat, 6/30/2017, 5:06 AM

Ya'alon: We need separation

Former Defense Minister bemoans right-wing pressure to build in Judea and Samaria instead of separating from Arabs there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2017, 8:14 PM

'No final status agreement soon - and not because of us'

Former Minister Moshe Ya'alon harshly criticizes government: 'Only ones who continued Begin legacy in government are me and his son.'Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2017, 7:57 PM

'Ya'alon's testimony nothing but gossip and rumors'

Senior law enforcement official says testimony of former Defense Minister amounted to nothing despite promises of bombshell.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2017, 8:28 AM

Yaalon hasn't given up on territorial concessions

Former Defense Minister points out failure of Oslo - but calls not to close the door on giving up land for a future Palestinian state.Shimon Cohen, 6/6/2017, 9:14 AM

Ya'alon threatens: I'll tell what I know

Former Defense Minister explicitly states in interview, 'Money could have been involved.' Prime Minister's Office: 'Nonsense'Mordechai Sones, 5/16/2017, 9:35 PM

Ya'alon: I hope Trump will be efficient on peace process

Former Defense Minister hopes Trump will not blame Israel for any failure in the peace process.Eliran Aharon, 5/8/2017, 5:07 AM

Liberman: Ya'alon is 'frustrated and bitter'

Defense Minister blasts his predecessor who criticized his remarks on North Korea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2017, 5:37 AM

Jewish Home MK: Ya'alon is abusing the bereaved

MK Bezalel Smotrich attacks former Defense Minister, says Ya'alon is using victims' families to forward political agenda.Hezki Baruch, 5/1/2017, 9:59 AM

Former Defense Minister: Maybe you can just shut up

Moshe Ya'alon slams Defense Minister's North Korea statement, says Netanyahu needs to take charge of his ministers.Arutz Sheva Staff , 4/30/2017, 8:59 AM

'Liberman worries me, he's blurting out platitudes'

Former Defense Minister says PM should not have bought submarines, current Defense Minister has 'no patience' for security cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2017, 10:58 PM

Bennett supports Netanyahu's ultimatum

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett endorses Netanyahu's decision not to meet German FM if he meets with anti-Israel left-wing NGOs.Uzi Baruch, 4/25/2017, 1:39 PM

Ya'alon: Not enough done to bring back soldiers from Gaza

Former Defense Minister says government placing responsibility for missing soldiers on families instead of Hamas, which holds them captive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2017, 9:30 PM

The week that was and reader's comments

'All religious/traditional Jews must add their voices to demand change from MKs...in how a truly Jewish Military Force should act.'Mordechai Sones, 4/6/2017, 8:58 PM

'Likud has become nationalist; religious have no representation'

Former DM Ya'alon: I found even national-religious public, which lacks Knesset representation, dissatisfied with Likud.Mordechai Sones, 4/5/2017, 1:17 PM

'Today, Rivlin wouldn't get into the Likud'

Former Defense Minister criticizes Likud as he prepares to form a new party.Hezki Baruch, 3/30/2017, 5:46 AM

Poll: Ya'alon does not pass electoral threshold

Radio 103 survey reveals 'Yesh Atid' largest party, Likud immediately follows, Joint Arab List and Jewish Home tie for third place.Mordechai Sones, 3/22/2017, 1:16 PM

Ya'alon: Erdogan seeking to be 'neo-Ottoman empire'

EX-Defense Minister says Erdogan's Turkey one of several radical elements seeking to expand hegemony over Middle East, including Iran.AFP, 3/15/2017, 4:13 PM

'It's a shame Yaalon decided to leave us'

Likud minister says Yaalon to blame for falling out with party, argues former Def. Minister would have been wise to accept Foreign Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2017, 12:48 PM

Ya'alon leaves Likud

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon leaves Likud to make new party.Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2017, 7:37 PM

Ya'alon: I won't prevent right-wing government

Moshe Ya'alon insists he will not join left-wing parties to prevent the establishment of a right-wing governmentYoel Domb, 3/12/2017, 5:54 PM

Moshe Ya'alon forms new political party

At a Tel Aviv event, Ya'alon says he's forming his new party because 'there's no choice.'Hezki Baruch, 3/4/2017, 7:19 PM

Op-ed: Bogie to the Comptroller's beat

What happened to Bogie? I have no answer. In recent years he has made rookie mistakes that do not at all sound like a Lieutenant General.Hagai Huberman, 3/1/2017, 3:28 PM

'Destruction of tunnels prevented mass-casualty attack'

Bennett on report verifying role in tunnel destruction: 'Strategic mass-casualty simultaneous attack from dozens of tunnels prevented.'Ido Ben-Porat, 2/28/2017, 9:45 PM

Ya'alon: The Cabinet was irresponsible, leaked information

Former Defense Minister defends conduct during Gaza conflict in light of Comptroller report. 'The discussions were a big farce.', 2/28/2017, 5:57 PM

Only Bennett demanded the destruction of terror tunnels

State Comptroller writes government failed to take tunnel threat seriously, withheld essential information from ministers.Gary Willig, 2/28/2017, 4:25 PM

'Ya'alon used Azariya to forward his political agenda'

Expert says military trial was not fair and could not have been fair, opines Defense Minister used Azariya to forward political agenda.Benny Toker, 2/22/2017, 7:58 AM

Yaalon: 'My Azariya remarks were intended to prevent flare-up'

Former DM rejects Azariya judge claim that his statements prior to investigation wrap-up were improper.Shlomo Pietrekovski, 2/21/2017, 7:47 PM

Military Court slams Yaalon for rushing to condemn Azariya

Military court criticizes army figures who jumped to judgement before end of investigation, says it caused harm.Hillel Fendel, 2/21/2017, 6:24 PM

Former Defense Minister: This is a blood libel

Former Defense Minsiter Ya'alon says he didn't decide Azariya's fate, calls accusations a 'blood libel.'Uzi Baruch, 1/7/2017, 10:12 PM

Op-ed: Killing a terrorist is moral

Azariya was the moral Jew, not the Israeli judges who convicted him of manslaughter.Moshe Feiglin, 1/5/2017, 3:52 PM

Moshe Yaalon blasts politicians who exploited Azariya incident

Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon criticized politicians who 'used Elor Azaria as a political pawn to gain a few more mandates.'Yoel Domb, 1/4/2017, 6:21 PM

Ya'alon criticizes Netanyahu's response to UN resolution

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu's diplomatic initiatives in the wake of UN resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 6:00 PM

Ya'alon: Pressure Hamas to release soldiers' bodies

Former Defense Minister says the only way to force Hamas to release the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul is to pressure the group.Uzi Baruch, 12/19/2016, 6:46 AM

'The state must take responsibility after moving the community'

Residents of the Binyamin community of Mitzpe Kramim wrote a letter to the PM demanding that the State regulate their community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2016, 7:41 PM

'Ya'alon may have not been aware of submarine deal'

Acting National Security Council chief says former Defense Minister may have now known about parts of deal with Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 4:05 AM

Ya'alon calls for probe of submarine saga

Former Defense Minister confirms he opposed a deal to purchase submarines from Germany.Uzi Baruch, 11/18/2016, 4:17 AM

Ya'alon: I don't believe aid agreement will meet our needs

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon claims he negotiated a better defense aid deal with the U.S. while he was still in office.Elad Benari, 9/16/2016, 4:15 AM

Ex-Defense Minister Yaalon to establish new party?

Moshe Ya'alon, former Defense Minister, has sent out a letter to potential supporters asking for help in establishing new organization.Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2016, 9:03 PM

Haaretz columnist: I'm guilty

Ari Shavit of Haaretz writes that he was the 'nationalist' who first demanded that the Palestinian Arabs recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2016, 12:45 PM

INTO THE FRAY: To B. Yaalon; cc: Dore Gold; Re: Security imperatives

What are the political ramifications of the security prescription authored by the former Defense Minister and the current Director-General of the Foreign Ministry? Dr. Martin Sherman, 8/19/2016, 6:18 PM

Air Force to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag training

The Red Flag exercise, in existence since 1975, will bring the cold-shoulder nations together for air force exercises in Nevada.Rachel Kaplan, 8/10/2016, 1:22 PM

Yaalon: Palestinians believe all of Israel is a 'settlement'

Former Defense Minister warns Israeli retreat from Judea and Samaria could lead to massive regional destabilization.David Rosenberg, 7/27/2016, 9:13 PM

'Yaalon is bitter, so he's lashing out'

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan responds to ex-Minister Moshe Yaalon's comments denigrating Religious-Zionist leadership.Shai Landesman, 7/21/2016, 2:04 PM

Yaalon: Religious sector encouraging 'extremism'

Former defense minister lashes out at religious-Zionist sector in response to controversial remarks about homosexual by Rabbi Levinstein.Uzi Baruch, 7/20/2016, 3:43 PM

'Bogie party' beginning to take shape

Reports say former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is starting his own party and has already reached out to several figures.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/9/2016, 1:52 AM

Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon joins US think tank

Former Israeli Defense Minister finds new job at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.JTA, 7/8/2016, 6:27 AM

'Shabak and Mossad chiefs turning leftist'

Coalition chairman suggests leaders of security establishment being driven towards the left. Ex-Defense Minister Yaalon blasts 'incitement'.Uzi Baruch, 6/25/2016, 9:36 PM

Bennett blasts 'self-flagellating, cynical' ex-defense ministers

Jewish Home leader criticizes former defense ministers for attacking gov't at Herzliya conference, challenges them to put up or shut up.Ari Soffer, 6/19/2016, 12:04 PM

Livni: 'Government is doing what YESHA Council wants'

Tzipi Livni calls on Israeli leaders to listen to complaints, particularly from Ya'alon, Barak.Hezki Baruch, 6/18/2016, 9:04 PM

Likud: 'They don't have minimal respect for the Prime Minister'

Coalition head attacks Ya'alon, Barak for criticizing Netanyahu now, but keeping silent while in government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2016, 11:05 AM

Likud blasts 'frustrated' Barak and Ya'alon

Likud party issues statement criticizing former Defense Ministers following their remarks against Netanyahu at the Herzliya Conference.Elad Benari, 6/17/2016, 2:14 AM