Dayan's Nephew Leading Candidate to Replace Vilnai

Former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's nephew, Uzi Dayan, may be Israel's next Home Front Defense Minister.Elad Benari, 8/14/2012, 1:10 AM

No One Wants to be Home Front Minister

War is looming and the post of Minister of Home Front Defense is free. There are no takers.Gil Ronen, 8/13/2012, 10:32 AM

Home Front Command to Test SMS Warning System

The Home Front Command is testing Israel's nationwide text message alert system this week.Chana Ya'ar, 8/12/2012, 10:51 AM

New Home Front Campaign Focuses on Earthquakes

Home Front Command launches new campaign aimed at informing Israelis about earthquake preparedness.Elad Benari, 7/2/2012, 6:56 AM

Gaza Belt: No Open-Air Gatherings Allowed

Home Front Command issues instructions for people living within 15 km. of terror haven.Gil Ronen, 6/20/2012, 10:25 PM

Government Begins Fortifying Gaza Belt Schools

The government has begun construction to fortify all schools located in the area located seven to 15 kilometers from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2012, 12:14 PM

US Homeland Security Chief in Israel

US Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano signed the Global Entry "trusted traveler program" with Israeli officials Sunday in Jerusalem. Chana Ya'ar, 5/21/2012, 11:28 PM

IDF Creates 4th Home Front Search and Rescue Battalion

Force will respond to non-conventional attacks, large-scale rescue events and other extreme situations.Gil Ronen, 3/27/2012, 4:58 PM

Rocket Protection System to be Deployed in Tel Aviv Area

The IDF plans to deploy a battery of the Iron Dome missile defense system in the Dan area in the coming days.David Lev, 2/19/2012, 8:44 PM

Comptroller: Israel's Homefront Not Prepared for War

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss issued a report saying Israel's security officials did not learn from the 2006 Lebanon WarGavriel Queenan, 12/20/2011, 8:21 PM

Home Front Command Drill Panics Unwary Students

A Home Front Command drill testing air raid sirens in the north on Thursday panicked students who were unaware the test was taking place.Chana Ya'ar, 12/8/2011, 11:45 AM

Home Front Command Prepares for Emergency in Gush Dan

Home Front Command holds drill in the Gush Dan area. "It's not related to the reports on Iran."Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/4/2011, 5:17 AM

Home Front Command Drill Launched in Central Region

Residents in the central region who hear explosions and air raid sirens Thursday should know they come from a military drill, not an attack.Chana Ya'ar, 11/3/2011, 10:28 AM

Rocket Attack Simulation Drill Set for Holon

A rocket attack simulation drill has been scheduled for the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon, to be held Thursday.Chana Ya'ar, 11/2/2011, 1:52 PM

Israel's First Rocket-Proof Children's Hospital

Israel's first rocket-proof hospital for children -- and the first children's hospital in the periphery -- will be ready in three years.Chana Ya'ar, 10/27/2011, 3:47 PM

IDF Holds Military Exercises in the Eastern Negev

The IDF is holding “extensive” military exercises Monday night and Tuesday throughout the day in the eastern Negev.Chana Ya'ar, 9/5/2011, 10:04 PM

Top General Expects 'Islamic Winter'

IDF Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg says the 'Arab Spring' may bring an 'Islamic Winter' - and War.Gabe Kahn., 9/5/2011, 9:41 PM

Islamic Jihad Enraged Over Death of Commander, Vows Revenge

The Islamic Jihad terrorist group is enraged over the death of a key Gaza commander in an IDF air strike, and vows revenge.Chana Ya'ar, 8/24/2011, 11:20 AM

Turning Point 5 National Defense Drill This Week

Israel continues to prepare for the possibility of war with “Turning Point 5”, this week's nationwide Home Front defense drill. Chana Ya'ar, 6/19/2011, 3:29 PM

Chief of Staff: We’ll Try to Make Next War Short

Brig.-Gen. Eyal Eizenberg promoted to Major General and put in charge of Home Front. Gil Ronen, 6/9/2011, 7:16 PM

Syria to Target Gas Rigs in Next War, Warns Vilnai

Hundreds of heavy warheads will hit central Israel in the next war, says Homefront Minister.Gil Ronen, 6/2/2011, 7:56 PM

IDF on South's Pummeling: Pretend It's Not Happening

Missiles slam into major cities, but a Home Front commander says "we are not in a time of war."Gil Ronen, 3/23/2011, 4:26 PM

Home Front Command: Siren Malfunctions Being Investigated

Home Front Command's Yair Golan has ordered an investigation following Wednesday's malfunction of air raid sirens in northern Israel. Gabe Kahn., 3/3/2011, 2:16 AM

IDF: We Can Identify and Intercept Unconventional Weapons

No unconventional weapons in Hizbullah hands at present, top officer says, but IDF campaign says 'be prepared just in case'. Protected spaces best.Gil Ronen, 10/3/2010, 7:39 PM

'We Need a Home Front Law'

Israel must pass a law to coordinate response to national emergencies, says National Emergency Authority official.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2010, 2:42 PM

Forty Percent Still Don't Have Gas Masks, Lack of Funds Blamed

GOC Home Front Command Yair Golan discusses lessons learned, plans gas mask distribution, text message warnings. Maayana Miskin, 5/30/2010, 9:34 PM

MKs to Take Shelter in Drill; Hizbullah Trains for Kidnappings

Knesset Members will run to bomb shelters during massive civil defense drill (live footage below), Hizbullah drills kidnapping IDF soldiers. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/25/2010, 8:26 AM

Hizbullah Charges Massive Israeli Defense Drill a Plan for War

Israel’s annual self-defense drill is a camouflage for war plans, and an obstacle to peace with the PA, Hizbullah and Lebanon charge. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2010, 9:17 AM

IDF Prepares Public for Nationwide Home Front Exercise

IDF Home Front Command has launched a media campaign in preparation for its "Turning Point 4" national Home Front exercise. Hillel Fendel, 5/16/2010, 4:21 PM

Deputy Defense Minister: Tel Aviv Will Be Enemy's Main Target

Deputy Defense Minister Vilnai reviewed Tel Aviv's emergency plans and stated that the city will be a main target for missile attacks., 4/7/2010, 6:00 PM

All Israelis Accounted for in Haiti

The last Israeli believed missing has been accounted for in Haiti: Abie Nathan’s daughter has finally been able to reach her family.Hana Levi Julian, 1/15/2010, 12:50 PM

Gov't Exercise Tests Emergency Evacuation to Judea and Samaria

A Home Front Command drill tested readiness for an attack, with the possibility of absorbing central Israel refugees into Judea and Samaria. Malkah Fleisher, 1/1/2010, 9:49 PM

Israel-Jordan Joint Earthquake Drill Held Despite Friction

A joint Israel-Jordan earthquake drill was held Monday despite continued friction over Arab riots on the Temple Mount and the status of Jerusalem.Hana Levi Julian, 11/10/2009, 1:55 PM