Operation Protective Edge

Did Sara Netanyahu actually insult the bereaved Goldin family?

“I cannot believe that the Netanyahu family would behave like that,” said Haaretz correspondent Benny ZifferJonathan Benedek, 8/6/2018, 1:50 PM

Widow of IDF commander marries another military hero

"At a time when there is no light, life can surprise us for the good," the widow said.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2018, 9:50 AM

Protective Edge 2? 'A real possibility'

Justice Minister Shaked: Incendiary kite launchers are terrorists, should be treated the same as those who launch rockets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2018, 12:02 PM

Danon to UN: Want compensation? Ask Hamas

Israeli Ambassador responds to UN request for compensation from Israel for damage to UN schools in Gaza.Elad Benari, 3/23/2018, 3:08 AM

Comptroller: Israel followed international law in Gaza

State Comptroller finds Cabinet, IDF, were properly concerned with avoiding civilian casualties in Gaza conflict, but criticizes IDF.Gary Willig, 3/14/2018, 5:07 PM

The Hague to investigate Judea, Samaria construction, Gaza war

MKs warned that International Criminal Court planning to investigate Israel over 2014 Gaza conflict, construction in J'lem, Judea, Samaria.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2018, 11:03 PM

'This is an opportunity to bring my brother home'

Twin of slain soldier whose body is being held by Hamas calls to pressure terror organization until it returns his brother's body.Tzvi Lev, 11/2/2017, 8:03 PM

The request of the missing soldier's mother

Mother of Oron Shaul, held by Hamas for 3 years, asks PM to allow her to see information on why son declared dead by military.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2017, 10:49 PM

MK blasts soldiers making blessing 'at taxpayers' expense'

Zionist Union MK cries 'religionization,' citing Golani battalion's visit to Western Wall after Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 11:40 AM

'He said that if anything happened to him, I should continue on'

Severely injured soldier's wife explains why she divorced him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 11:33 AM

'Keep fighting as long as there are prisoners'

Former general says Israel must not accept ceasefires while terrorists still hold any Israelis captive.Shimon Cohen, 9/3/2017, 6:45 PM

Officer critically injured in 'Protective Edge' promoted

Shai Siman-Tov, who was critically injured after a tunnel collapse, is recognized for his long journey back to the IDF.Tzvi Lev, 8/31/2017, 2:33 PM

Terror group promises to continue fight for 'liberation'

Military-terrorist wing of DFLP says it will continue fighting for the "liberation of Palestine".Dalit Halevi, 8/28/2017, 6:07 AM

The so-called right-wing government

Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir was last Rightist PM. All claims Netanyahu represents right wing do not withstand the facts.Menachem Rahat, 8/10/2017, 12:32 PM

'Our life is a living hell'

Oron Shaul's family responds to rumors of Hamas negotiations, says they 'don't know if the information is accurate.'Orly Harari, 7/8/2017, 10:16 PM

'We cannot play into the hands of Hamas'

Hamas says Israel is negotiating for release of soldiers, Goldin family says no official news, pushes gov't to turn the tables on Hamas.Uzi Baruch, 7/8/2017, 9:22 PM

Dutch man sues former IDF Chief of Staff

Dutch citizen sues Benny Gantz and IAF commander over the death of his relatives during Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2017, 11:18 PM

Lapid: Next time, we need to hit Hamas hard and fast

Slamming Israeli government, Lapid says, 'In between wars with Gaza, we need to create a different reality - and that's not happening.'Hezki Baruch, 6/12/2017, 3:11 PM

'You need no approval from any of us"

Former Education Minister Piron sends letter to Rivki Hayisraeli, wife of severely injured soldier who chose to start down a new road.Yoel Domb, 5/31/2017, 10:15 PM

Wife of severely-injured soldier is starting down a 'new road'

Wife of the worst-injured soldier from Operation Protective Edge announces her decision to 'start down a new road.'Chana Roberts, 5/29/2017, 1:19 PM

'Netanyahu broke my heart'

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar Goldin, relates to heated Knesset discussion on Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2017, 4:16 AM

'I expect the Prime Minister to provide answers'

Father of soldier who was killed in Gaza disappointed by Prime Minister's behavior during Knesset committee discussion.Hezki Baruch, 4/20/2017, 1:07 AM

Obama to Netanyahu, 2014: Don't go into Gaza

Israeli PM reveals former President Obama told him explicitly not to send ground forces into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.Hezki Baruch, 4/19/2017, 2:50 PM

Family of Oron Shaul sues IDF for proof of son's death

Family of soldier believed killed in 2014 Gaza conflict whose body has been held by Hamas demands release of evidence of his death.JTA, 3/27/2017, 9:42 PM

'The tunnel threat is serious - but not existential'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks about State Comptroller's report, says Israel has hit 'hundreds of targets' since 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2017, 12:09 PM

'Cabinet members had plethora of information'

Mossad chief responds to Comptroller's report at hearing, decries 'obsession with discussing alternatives.'Mordechai Sones, 3/19/2017, 3:41 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

Opinion: Trouble with tunnels

The real problem, unaddressed by this week's Comptroller’s report, is that Israel’s leaders have abandoned pursuit of military imperatives.Dr. Martin Sherman, 3/3/2017, 3:34 PM

'US supported Israel's opponent during Protective Edge'

Jerusalem Post managing editor says Protective Edge 'unparalleled' political success as Israel resisted hostile Obama Administration.Gary Willig, 2/28/2017, 10:27 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

IDF soldiers back former Chief of Staff

IDF soldiers sign petition supporting former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, say IDF needs to stay out of all politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 8:20 AM

'There are 15 terror tunnels under Gaza border'

Officials say Hamas currently has 15 tunnels for use in attacks against Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 10:41 PM

Construction Minister: Defense officials are covering up

Kulanu minister blames Operation Protective Edge failure on Defense Minister, Chief of Staff, says soldiers fought 'bravely.'Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 2/26/2017, 10:05 AM

'We could have reconquered Gaza'

Former Chief of Staff: 'No one has any interest in reconquering Gaza,' State Comptroller's report 'totally inaccurate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 7:45 AM

'Hamas has restored its operational capabilities to 2014 levels'

Senior security official warns Hamas as strong as before Operation Protective Edge. Hamas claims to have won last Gaza war.Gary Willig, 1/31/2017, 8:49 PM

Goldin Family: Publish the full Comptroller's report

Family of Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held by Hamas for over 2 years, demands PM allow publishing of full report on state's failures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 7:05 PM

'We are all a part of the IDF'

President Rivlin visits with family of Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who succumbed this week to injuries suffered in Gaza operation in 2014.Hezki Baruch, 1/6/2017, 2:08 PM

Soldier critically wounded in Gaza passes away

Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who was critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, passes away two and a half years later.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2017, 12:33 AM

Memorial for Hadar Goldin dedicated

“Bringing back the body of an IDF soldier is not just a family concern. It’s a concern for the nation.”Yoni Kempinski, 12/25/2016, 5:59 PM

Hamas official: We'll give rockets to anyone who fights Israel

Al-Aqsa TV shows Hamas official saying terror group will supply weapons to anyone willing to fight Israel.Chana Roberts, 12/12/2016, 3:03 PM

'Government was not negligent on tunnel threat'

Prime Minister met with State Comptroller to present proof that government was taking terror tunnel threat seriously before 2014 Gaza war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 10:09 PM

Gaza mobile game incites against IDF

Minister of Public Security calls on Apple and Google to remove mobile game which demonizes IDF.Gary Willig, 10/31/2016, 4:18 PM

PA disappointed by ICC visit

PA official blasts ICC for procrastinating in probing alleged Israeli "war crimes" in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 10/10/2016, 6:44 AM

Report: Israel to allow ICC visit

Israeli official tells AFP the Jewish state will host a working group of the ICC as it probes alleged war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/2/2016, 11:46 PM

Defense Minister: Those comments? Never happened.

Liberman calls out a Channel 10 journalist over their claims that he point-blank refused to deal with Hamas for fallen soldier bodies.Rachel Kaplan, 8/31/2016, 1:49 PM

'I will not deal with Hamas for dead bodies'

In private conversations leaked by Channel 10, the Defense Minister purportedly said he would not bring back Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.Rachel Kaplan, 8/29/2016, 9:39 PM

PA asks ICC to speed up inquiry of 'war crimes'

After IDF closes cases of killings of Gazans during 2014 war, PA asks ICC to speed up its inquiry of alleged Israeli war crimes.Elad Benari, 8/26/2016, 4:14 AM

President Rivlin visits the Gaza border

President Rivlin reviewed military operations in the Southern Command, and thanked the soldiers for their 'sophistication and power.'Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2016, 8:07 PM

Ministers MIA at memorial for murdered soldier

The fallen soldier's family will mark two years since Hadar Goldin's death, in Kfar Saba on Tuesday.Rachel Kaplan, 8/8/2016, 10:24 AM

Will Netanyahu remove Hazan from committee?

Reports say PM is planning to remove MK Hazan from Knesset's State Control Committee due to his support of an inquiry into 2014 Gaza war.Elad Benari, 8/3/2016, 3:14 AM

Minister warns Netanyahu will throw Bennett out

In an off-the-record interview with Arutz Sheva, a Cabinet minister warned that Education Minister Bennett's jibes come with a high price.Uzi Baruch, 7/31/2016, 2:08 PM

Netanyahu and Lapid spar over Gaza tunnels

Yesh Atid chairman claims the Cabinet didn't discuss Hamas tunnels before Protective Edge. Netanyahu: Lapid should've done his homework.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2016, 6:16 AM

'Terror tunnels were discussed in 9 meetings'

Prime Minister's Office rejects allegations that the terror tunnels were not discussed with the Cabinet before Operation Protective Edge.Nitsan Keidar, 7/26/2016, 11:36 PM

Bennett: Netanyahu hid terror tunnels from us

Education Minister Naftali Bennett harshly accuses PM Netanyahu, in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge and the recent terror wave.Rachel Kaplan and Uzi Baruch, 7/26/2016, 10:42 AM

'No one in the country would want Netanyahu out'

Father of Oz Mendelovitch, who was killed in operation Protective Edge, opposes calls from bereaved parents for renewed investigation.Shai Landesman, 7/25/2016, 7:55 PM

Saving our soldiers - psychologically

Researchers from Tel Aviv University team up with the IDF and US Army to develop a computer game to prevent PTSD.Rachel Kaplan, 7/6/2016, 3:41 PM