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'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Rabbi Avichai Ronski looks back on bloody counter-terror battles, determines, ‘It was right to hit the enemy hard.’

'Hit the Enemy Hard': Rabbi Recalls ‘Cast Lead’

Reagan: Palestinians Have No Desire For Peace

In special interview with Arutz Sheva, son of former US President Ronald Reagan discusses the importance of Israel's security.

Reagan: Palestinians Do Not Want Peace - They Want Israelplayer

Soldiers Come Under Fire near Lebanon

Gunfire on soldiers as they tour northern border. None hurt.

Soldiers Come Under Fire near Lebanon

Ex-Security Chief: We Must Grasp 'Historic Change'

At Energy, Defense and Strategy Conference Ya'akov Amidror notes energy-security connection, says world order in 'historic change'.

Ex-Security Chief: We Must Grasp 'Historic Change'player

Yaalon at Defense Ministers' Parley in Canada

Moshe Ya'alon travels to Canada for conference of defense ministers, will meet various officials including US Defense Minister Hagel.

Yaalon at Defense Ministers' Conference in Canada

Arabs Attempt to Destroy Vigil Site in Gush Etzion

Lean-to being used by grassroots group in demonstration for Jewish presence at the site destroyed; group declares vigils to continue.

Palestinian Arabs Attempt to Destroy Vigil Site in Gush Etzion

State to Stop Providing Gas Masks?

Due to changes in defense situation, Syria dismantling chemical weapons, gov't expected to stop gas mask distribution program.

State to Stop Providing Gas Masks?

Israel to Deploy Iron Dome Missile Defense

"We have decided to deploy Iron Dome and other interceptors," Netanyahu said as Israel prepares to protect its borders and citizens.

Israel to Deploy Iron Dome Missile Defense

Lieberman: Israel 'Not Inactive' on Syria

MK Avigdor Lieberman says Israel would not allow the events in Syria to harm its security - and was already 'taking action.'

Lieberman: Israel 'Not Inactive' on Syria

Defense Minister, US Military Chief Discuss Iran

Israeli radio reports General Martin Dempsey wanted to prevent Israeli preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear program.

Israeli Defense Minister, US Military Chief Discuss Iran

Defense Minister to Visit Pentagon, Meet Hagel

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon left on Wednesday for talks with US counterpart Chuck Hagel, his first visit to Washington since March.

Israel Defense Minister Yaalon to Meet with Hagel at Pentagon

Israel Launches Home Front Defense Drill

Israel launches a national civil defense drill, which the army said will this year focus on the threat of unconventional weapons.

Israel Launches Home Front Defense Drill

New Protective Suits, Advanced GPS to Arm IDF

The IDF Central Command has begun receiving new riot dispersal equipment, including protective suits for soldiers.

New Protective Suits, Advanced GPS to Arm IDF

Security Report: 16 Wounded in 1 Week

Sixteen wounded by stones, firebombs over past week.

Security Report: 16 Wounded in 1 Week

Cabinet to Vote on 2013 Austerity Budget

Knesset meeting on Monday to vote on the 2013 austerity budget proposal after smaller-than-expected $840 million cut in defense spending.

Cabinet to Vote on 2013 Austerity Budget

Iran: US-Israel Arms Deal Will Destabilize Region

Iran has denounced a deal for the US to sell advanced missiles and aircraft to Israel, saying it will only serve to destabilize the region.

Iran: US-Israel Arms Deal Only Serves to Destabilize Region

US-Israel Arms Deal Sends ‘Clear Signal’ to Iran

A multi-billion dollar arms deal with Israel is designed to send a “clear message” to Iran, says US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

US-Israel Arms Deal Sends ‘Clear Signal’ to Iran, Says Hagel

Hagel: 'Everything On Table' As US Cuts Defense

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says Pentagon must "put everything on the table" as it struggles to adjust to major spending cuts.

Hagel: 'Everything On Table' As US Cuts Defense

N. Korea Approves 'Merciless' Strikes Against US

North Korea says it has final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes against US, involving use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons.

N. Korea Approves 'Merciless' Military Strikes Against US

US Deploys Destroyer Off Tense Korean Peninsula

The United States has placed a destroyer off the South Korean coast to defend against a possible missile strike.

US Deploys Destroyer Off Tense Korean Peninsula

Hagel: US Prepared to Deal With North Korea Threat

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel US announced that the US is "prepared to deal with any eventuality" from North Korea.

Hagel: US 'Prepared to Deal With Any Eventuality' From N. Korea

Photo of Dead Arab Children Wins Global Award

A Swedish photographer won the World Press award for a photo of Arab children who were allegedly killed by Israel in defensive operation.

Photo of Dead Arab Children Wins International Press Award

Haifa: Airport Cleared for Security Reasons

Plane owners told to clear the airport for security reasons. Move may be connected to new anti-missile installation.

Haifa: Airport Cleared for Security Reasons

US Delivers Two Naval Vessels to Iraq

The United States has delivered two naval support ships to Iraq, which is seeking to boost its fledgling maritime capabilities.

US Delivers Two Naval Vessels to Iraq

Senate Set to Consider New Round of Iran Sanctions

The Senate is set to consider a broader round of economic sanctions on Friday against Iran's energy, port, shipping and shipbuilding sectors

US Senate Set to Consider New Round of Iran Sanctions

Iran Launches Massive 'Velayat-4' Defense Drills

Iran launched massive air defense drills across half the country on Monday.

Iran Launches Massive 'Velayat-4' Air Defense Drills

Talks Begin for New Int’l Weapons Conglomerate

The European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co. and BAE Systems say they are in advanced talks for a merger of the firms.

Talks Begin for New International Weapons Conglomerate

US Positioning Forces in Response to Violence

The U.S. military is positioning troops in as many as 18 locations in the Middle East that the Pentagon is “paying particular attention to.”

Report: US Positioning Forces in as Many as 18 Locations

US Vulnerable to Missile Attacks, Study Finds

Critical shortcomings in America’s network of early warning systems and missile interceptors could put the U.S. at risk of missile attacks.

New Federal Study Claims US Vulnerable to Missile Attacks

Security Leak Angers Netanyahu, Meeting Canceled

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dispersed a defense cabinet meeting Wednesday morning due to a leak to the media.

Netanyahu Angry over Security Leak, Cancels Meeting

Krauthammer: No Israel Supporters Will Vote Obama

Krauthammer: No one who is pro-Israel will vote for Obama unless they have “been in a coma for three-and-a-half years.”

Krauthammer: No Israel Supporters Will Vote For Obama

20 Nations Boost Defense in Mideast Waterways

In a move to bolster military strength against Iran, 20 nations will stage an anti-mining exercise in Mideast waterways.

20 Nations Boost Defense in Mideast Waterways, Says US

Elbit, VSI Awarded $32M Contract with Boeing

Elbit Systems and Rockwell Collins, VSI win a new $32 million contract with Boeing to deliver helmet mounted display technology.

Elbit, VSI Awarded $32M Contract with Boeing

PM Netanyahu: Good Defense Costs Money

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has scaled down a tax hike on gasoline, but warns the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system costs money.

PM Netanyahu: We Need Taxes to Pay for Defense

Report: No Iran Nuke This Year - But Maybe Next

Iran hasn't made a final decision to build a nuclear bomb this year, a new report says - but that doesn't mean it won't next year.

Report: No Iran Nuke This Year - But Maybe Next Year

Billion Dollar Weapons Sale to Asia

Israel Aerospace has won the $1.1 billion prize in competition for supplying weapons systems to an unidentified Asian country.

Billion Dollar Weapons Sale to Asia

U.S. Doubles Aid to Israel's Defense Systems

House and Senate Appropriations Committees approve $237 million in aid in 2012 to Israel's anti-missile systems.

U.S. Doubles Aid to Israel's Defense Systems

Israel Aids ‘Secret’ Country in Aerial Combat

An unidentified foreign country has awarded a large contract to Israel Aerospace Industries for an air combat training system.

Israel Secretly Helps Unknown Country in Aerial Combat

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Hi-Tech Robots Will Prevent Soldier Kidnappings

A Rishon Lezion academic institution is at the cutting edge of robotics technology that will prevent future IDF soldier kidnappings.

How Hi-Tech Robots Will Prevent the Next IDF Soldier Kidnapping