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The Second Lebanon War - fifteen years later

What did the war accomplish? Did Israel win or lose? Op-ed.

The Second Lebanon War - fifteen years later

Gantz at memorial ceremony: Prepared to strike at any moment

At a memorial ceremony for soldiers who lost their lives in the 2006 Lebanon War, Gantz warned that Israel was always ready to strike.

Gantz at memorial ceremony: Prepared to strike at any moment

Iranian commander: Israel missed chance to assassinate me

Quds Force commander says Israeli UAV missed in attempt to kill him, Hezbollah leaders during 2006 Lebanon war, threatens to destroy Israel

Iranian commander: Israel missed chance to assassinate me

Nasrallah threatens Israel: We will destroy your troops

Hezbollah leader speaks on anniversary of Second Lebanon War, claims Israel is afraid to start a war because it knows the group is stronger.

Nasrallah threatens Israel: We will destroy your troops

Watch: Israeli ship attacked during Second Lebanon War

Hezbollah releases footage of missile attack on the INS Hanit during the Second Lebanon War in July of 2006.

Watch: Israeli ship attacked during Second Lebanon War

Why Israel has not replicated the success of the 6-Day War

Ron Ben Yishai says Second Lebanon War caused more deterrence than the 6-Day War despite the latter being a clear victory.

Why Israel has not replicated the success of the 6-Day War

Ari Fuld – I'm always on call

American-Israeli murdered by terrorist Sunday explained in interview miracle in the 2006 Lebanon War, support for IDF soldiers.

Ari Fuld – I'm always on call

Nasrallah to Israel: We are stronger than you are

In speech marking 12th anniversary of Second Lebanon War, Hezbollah leader claims Israel has been deterred since 2006.

Nasrallah to Israel: We are stronger than you are

Bennett: Second Lebanon War was just - but mismanaged

Memorial for fallen of 2006 Lebanon war on Mt. Herzl. President Rivlin: We won't allow Iranian consolidation in Lebanon or Syria.

Bennett: Second Lebanon War was just - but mismanaged

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Former Supreme Court justice passes away at 91

Dr. Eliyahu Winograd also served as President of the Tel Aviv District Court and led committee examining failures of Second Lebanon War.

Former Supreme Court justice passes away at 91

My friend, Emmanuel Moreno: 11 years since the sniper's bullet

My friend, Emmanuel Moreno: 11 years since the sniper's bullet

President Rivlin

'Threat of Hezbollah growing with Iranian aid'

President Rivlin addresses memorial ceremony for fallen of 2006 Lebanon War, says Iran arming Hezbollah to kill Israeli citizens.

'Threat of Hezbollah growing with Iranian aid'

Eizenkot: Hezbollah is the IDF's top priority

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot says IDF has offensive, defensive plans and is ready to fight on a moment's notice.

Eizenkot: Hezbollah is the IDF's top priority

Nasrallah: I'm not hiding in a bunker

Hezbollah leader insists he hasn't been hiding in an underground bunker for the past decade, says his group can defeat Israel in a new war.

Nasrallah: I'm not hiding in a bunker

Nasrallah: Israel is deterred by Lebanon

Hezbollah leader claims Israel is deterred by his country and is afraid that the Galilee will be invaded.

Nasrallah: Israel is deterred by Lebanon

Lone soldier Michael Levin's legacy - ten years later

A decade after lone soldier Michael Levin fell in the Second Lebanon War, his parents visit his grave site - along with others he inspired.

Lone soldier Michael Levin's legacy - ten years later

'I would never knowingly let a Hezbollah journalist in my home'

Former soldier Tomer Weinberg calls on his accusers to "think first," following an interview he gave that found its way to Hezbollah TV.

'I would never knowingly let a Hezbollah journalist in my home'

Study finds Arabs fear Hezbollah more than Jews do

A new study finds that Israeli Arabs feared for their lives during the Second Lebanon War, on a scale greater than Israeli Jews.

Study finds Arabs fear Hezbollah more than Jews do

Cloak-and-dagger: Hezbollah 'hoodwinks' IDF

Hezbollah's news agency managed to interview MK Tzipi Livni and Israeli generals - by pretending to be the BBC.

Cloak-and-dagger: Hezbollah 'hoodwinks' IDF

Israeli UN envoy: Lebanon lying about Israeli truce 'violations'

Lebanese envoy to the UN accuses Israel of repeatedly violating truce which ended 2nd Lebanon War; Amb. Danon says opposite is true.

Israeli UN envoy: Lebanon lying about Israeli truce 'violations'

Netanyahu: We'll stop transfer of weapons from Iran to Lebanon

Speaking on 10th anniversary of Second Lebanon War, Netanyahu vows Israel will stop attempts to arm Hezbollah.

Netanyahu: We'll stop transfer of weapons from Iran to Lebanon

Edelstein: 'We must take the initiative, not just respond'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein gives speech in commemoration of Second Lebanon War. Emphasizes need to restore faith in government.

Edelstein: 'We must take the initiative, not just respond'

Few MKs show up for Knesset's Lebanon war memorial

Knesset event commemorating Second Lebanon War includes President, dignitaries, soldiers, bereaved families. Only the MKs skipped out.

Few MKs show up for Knesset's Lebanon war memorial

'How dare they show their faces at memorial ceremony?'

Father of fallen IDF hero Emmanuel Moreno criticizes Amir Peretz, Tzipi Livni, Dan Halutz for attending IDF memorial ceremony.

'How dare they show their faces at memorial ceremony?'

'You are a true Israeli hero'

Yonatan Levin, critically wounded in 2nd Lebanon war, meets President Rivlin at his residence; 'You're a symbol of Israel's just struggles'.

'You are a true Israeli hero'

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff: I regret nothing

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz: If I had the chance, I would engage the Second Lebanon War again.

Ex-IDF Chief of Staff: I regret nothing

Under Fire: Former MK recounts Lebanon war experience

Former MK and Lt Col Yoni Chetboun tells Arutz Sheva about the different perceptions of the 2006 war, need for unity among all Israelis.

Under Fire: Former MK recounts Lebanon war experience

Watch: Newly released 2nd Lebanon war footage

IDF releases footage and audio from 51st battalion of Golani brigade during battle of Bint Jbeil, in 2nd Lebanon war.

Watch: Newly released 2nd Lebanon war footage

What has Israel learned from the Second Lebanon War?

10 years after the 2006 Lebanon War, Bar Ilan University holds a conference dealing with the consequences and conclusions.

What has Israel learned from the Second Lebanon War?

Bereaved mom asks media to be more positive

Hagit Rein says politicians blame each other Second Lebanon War, but mistakes happen.

Bereaved mom asks media to be more positive

Iranian official: Saudi Arabia shared intelligence with Israel

Speaker of Iran's Parliament claims Saudi Arabia shared intelligence with Israel during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Iranian official: Saudi Arabia shared intelligence with Israel

When the 'Melody of the Souls' came down from Heaven

Religious superstar Hanan Ben-Ari reveals the moving story behind his stirring song, and its connection to Memorial Day.

When the 'Melody of the Souls' came down from Heaven

Heroic IDF soldier's widow remarries - to his teacher

Major Roi Klein's widow Sarah marries his pre-IDF academy teacher, Rabbi Yigal Levenstein. The pair 'completes the circle,' friends say.

Heroic IDF soldier's widow remarries - to his teacher

Erdan Re-Thinking Police Chief Appointment?

Amid corruption allegations and complaints from bereaved parents, Erdan meets with Maj. Gen. who skewered Hirsch in report on Lebanon war.

Erdan Re-Thinking Police Chief Appointment?

Minister Weighs Bereaved Parents' Complaints on New Top Cop

Interior Security Minister Erdan meets parents who say new police commissioner led to their sons' deaths in Second Lebanon War.

Minister Weighs Bereaved Parents' Complaints on New Top Cop

Former Police Chiefs Mobilize Against New Top Cop

Gal Hirsch 'unsuitable' choice while Gilad Erdan 'has no clue about police,' former police chiefs say in attempt to thwart appointment.

Former Police Chiefs Mobilize Against New Top Cop

Nasrallah: Israel Has 'No Strategy' to Defeat Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader boasts of his organization's "victory" over Israel in the Second Lebanon War.

Nasrallah: Israel Has 'No Strategy' to Defeat Hezbollah

'Just As They Saved Me From Death I Will Save Others'

Wounded war hero Asael Lubotzky, critically injured in Lebanon, receives his doctorate degree in medicine completing the 'circle of giving.'

'Just As They Saved Me From Death I Will Save Others'

Livni: Nine Years After Lebanon War, It's Still Quiet Up North

MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union/Labor) on Thursday praised the performance of IDF soldiers during the Second Lebanon War.

Livni: Nine Years After Lebanon War, It's Still Quiet Up North

MK Yogev: Attack Could Be Prelude to 3rd Lebanon War

MK Moti Yogev says Hezbollah's attack Wednesday was reminiscent of situation that led up to the Second Lebanon War.

MK Yogev: Attack Could Be Prelude to 3rd Lebanon War

UNGA Demands Israel Pay for Oil Spill in Lebanon During 2006 War

Non-binding resolution claims Israel caused massive oil spill from airstrike during 2006 war; Israel rejects biased resolution.

UNGA Demands Israel Pay for Oil Spill in Lebanon During 2006 War

Bennett: IDF 'Did Not Succeed' in Second Lebanon War

Naftali Bennett told students what motivated him to dedicate his life to public service.

Bennett: IDF 'Did Not Succeed' in Second Lebanon War

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Its Commander

Major General Amir Eshel says by years' end, the Air Force will soon be four times as effective as it was 2 years ago.

Air Force 'Second Only to USAF,' Says Its Commander

Michael Levin - Fallen Soldier of Israel

As Israel's Memorial Day begins, Arutz Sheva shares the story of one American Jew who returned to the front to give his life for his people.

Michael Levin - Fallen Soldier of Israel

'IDF More Advanced And Accurate Than Ever'

Army source reveals airstrike preparation time since 2006 dropped from half hour to two minutes, ground maneuvers key despite budget cuts.

'IDF More Advanced And Accurate Than Ever'

IDF Simulation: How Hezbollah will be Defeated

Video produced by IDF gives a glimpse of its tactics in urban counter-guerrilla warfare.

IDF Simulation: How Hezbollah will be Defeated

Fallen Soldier’s Diary to Accompany Auschwitz Delegation

Mother of slain soldier found diary after his death; 'Hitler didn’t care if a Jew was left- or right-wing. Terrorists don’t care either'.

Fallen Soldier’s Diary to Accompany Auschwitz Delegation

A Candid Talk with an Israeli in the North Under Rocket Fire

A resident of Kiryat Shmona described Sunday's rocket attack from Lebanon and the atmosphere in the city.

A Candid Talk with an Israeli in the North Under Rocket Fire

Nasrallah: Syria Gave Us Many Rockets During War

Hezbollah chief says Syria's Assad provided him with anti-tank missiles during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Nasrallah: Syria Gave Us Many Rockets During War

Bennett: Releasing Terrorists is Contrary to All Values

Economy Minister attends a memorial service marking seven years since the death of IDF hero Lt. Col. Emanuel Moreno.

Bennett: Releasing Terrorists is Contrary to All Values

MK Regev: IDF had No Chief in Lebanon War

Chief of Staff Dan Halutz "was in the hospital" in the first days of the war, MK charges.

MK Regev: IDF had No Chief in Lebanon War

'Emanuel was no Brad Pitt'

Economics Minister Naftali Bennett remembers his best friend, Lt. Col. Emanuel Moreno Hy"d.

'Emanuel was no Brad Pitt'

Halutz: Israel Could Get Nasrallah if it Wanted to

Former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz isn't surprised at reports that Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah is ill.

Halutz: Israel Could Get Nasrallah if it Wanted to

Court: Israeli Terror Victims Can Sue Arab Bank in NY

A landmark ruling in a New York court allows Israeli terror victims of Hizbullah attacks to sue the NY branch of a Lebanese bank.

Court: Israeli Terror Victims Can Sue Arab Bank in NY

Arabic TV Channel Shows Kidnapping of IDF Soldiers

The pan-Arab network Al Mayadeen broadcasts footage showing the 2006 kidnapping of IDF soldiers Regev and Goldwasser.

Arabic TV Channel Shows Kidnapping of IDF Soldiers

Nasrallah Hails Hizbullah 'Victory' in 2006 War

Nasrallah praises Hizbullah's victory during the 2006 Second Lebanon War. No mention of attack in Bulgaria.

Nasrallah Hails Hizbullah 'Victory' in 2006 War

Olmert: I'm Not Returning to Politics

Former prime minister blames IDF commanders for outbreak of Second Lebanon War.

Olmert: I'm Not Returning to Politics

30 Year Anniversary of Operation Peace for Galilee

This week the IDF marked the 30-year anniversary of Operation Peace for Galilee, also known as the First Lebanon War, launched on June 6.

30 Year Anniversary of Operation Peace for Galilee

IAF Honors Helicopter Crew for 2006 Bravery

The crew of a CH-53 Yasur extricated Sayeret Matkal commandos from Baalbek, Lebanon at considerable risk to their lives.

IAF Honors Helicopter Crew for 2006 Bravery