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Defense Minister Gantz orders field hospital prepared

Defense Minister Gantz orders field hospital prepared

DM orders preparations to establish hospital in accordance with projections.Mordechai Sones, 21/09/2020 17:02
Further to DM's directive: Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

Further to DM's directive: Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchs

Project to include constructing elevator near Cave of Patriarchs and access path to enable disabled access from parking lot to site plaza.Mordechai Sones, 12/05/2020 18:05
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tours Bnei Brak; calls residents 'exemplary'

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tours Bnei Brak; calls residents 'exemplary'

Bennett visits Bnei Brak, promises assistance: 'Bnei Brak situation is complex, but we see great response from residents to obey guidelines'Mordechai Sones, 02/04/2020 13:22
Farmers facing financial collapse place calves in Bennett's yard

Farmers facing financial collapse place calves in Bennett's yard

Dozens of farmers arrive to DM's house, place calves on nearby grass, call to end PA boycott. Minister emerges and talks to farmers.Shimon Cohen, 16/01/2020 11:40
Bennett brings Kobi Eliraz back to Defense Ministry

Bennett brings Kobi Eliraz back to Defense Ministry

DM reappoints Eliraz as project manager for illegal PA construction in Judea and Samaria. MK Yogev: 'Right man, right place, right time.'Mordechai Sones, 09/01/2020 09:05
DM Bennett: 'IDF will enjoy full freedom of action'

DM Bennett: 'IDF will enjoy full freedom of action'

DM sends message: 'Terrorist who tries to harm Israeli citizens will no longer be able to sleep peacefully, neither at home nor in bed.'Mordechai Sones, 14/11/2019 10:38
Holed up in command bunker, Bennett takes position as DM

Holed up in command bunker, Bennett takes position as DM

New defense minister met with Chief of Staff, head of Shin Bet, receiving updates on operation to eliminate senior Islamic Jihad terrorist.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2019 13:52
Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Minister Galant only one to oppose appointment, which does not need Knesset approval.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2019 13:08
Who will be Israel's next Defense Minister?

Who will be Israel's next Defense Minister?

Iran, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other potential threats — who will be Israel's next defense minister to face them?i24News, 17/04/2019 17:04
'You cannot be defense minister'

'You cannot be defense minister'

After Shaked raises Jewish Home demand that Bennett be DM, fiery exchange erupts between Netanyahu, Bennett, Shaked, and Katz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2018 13:07
State to request extension for DM resignation

State to request extension for DM resignation

Request to postpone Law's entry into force for another four months because of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resignation.Mordechai Sones, 27/11/2018 20:20
Clarification call for IDF lecturer who criticized Liberman

Clarification call for IDF lecturer who criticized Liberman

Chief Education Officer summons 'secular yeshiva' founder and IDF lecturer after he wrote of DM, 'man closest to fascist characteristics.'Ido Ben Porat, 15/08/2018 18:20
'Hamas understood message; we're headed for calm'

'Hamas understood message; we're headed for calm'

Deputy Defense Minister: Preparations for focused defense of Adam and all settlements; Hamas realized it will pay unprecedented price.Shimon Cohen, 30/07/2018 16:38
'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

'It's just terrible when someone dies in your arms'

Eyewitness recounts Thursday evening's grisly terror attack in Arad that killed 19-year-old Ron Yitzhak Kukia from Tel Aviv.Tzvi Lev, 01/12/2017 10:53
Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut addresses Azaria affair and recorded conversation: 'Tried to help family, others profited at their expense'.Mordechai Sones, 24/05/2017 11:03
Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

State submits to Supreme Court supplemental response to Arab family's reciprocity demand to destroy Jewish homes as done to Arab attackers.Reut Hadar, 02/03/2017 21:42
DM plans to reinforce Gaza border towns

DM plans to reinforce Gaza border towns

Defense Minister Liberman: Government will spend almost a billion dollars towards beefing up security at communities near the Gaza border.ILTV, 02/11/2016 06:01
Understanding the Defense Minister's declarations

Understanding the Defense Minister's declarations

Watch: Former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman and former IDF officer Miri Eisen discuss recent interview by DM Liberman to Arab newspaper.ILTV, 27/10/2016 07:55
Defense Minister: Those comments? Never happened.

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, 31/08/2016 13:49
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passes away

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passes away

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister, passed away at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. He was 80 years old.Uzi Baruch, 28/08/2016 17:34
Israel to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag

Israel to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag

The Red Flag exercise, in existence since 1975, will bring the cold-shoulder nations together for air force exercises in Nevada.Rachel Kaplan, 10/08/2016 13:22
Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good DM

Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good DM

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal is not concerned about Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister.Ben Ariel, Canada, 28/05/2016 01:26
What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

Liberman would do well to avoid the mistakes of Peretz, the last non-general to hold the post of Defense Minister.Ben Sales, 20/05/2016 01:00
MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 18/05/2016 19:37
Yadlin Blasts 'Weak' Gov't for Op. Protective Edge

Yadlin Blasts 'Weak' Gov't for Op. Protective Edge

'Wide range of options' against Hamas were never utilized during the war, Yadlin states during campaign visit.Tova Dvorin, 13/02/2015 15:02
Poll: Israelis Prefer Ya'alon as Defense Minister

Poll: Israelis Prefer Ya'alon as Defense Minister

35.7% of Israelis prefer Ya'alon over other, possibly more qualified candidates, including Bennett, Yadlin, and Galant.Tova Dvorin, 25/01/2015 17:00
Report: Yadlin May Not Remain MK

Report: Yadlin May Not Remain MK

Former head of Military Intelligence may not remain in the Knesset if Labor doesn't head the government.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 21/01/2015 02:16
Yadlin Labor's Pick for 'Next Defense Minister'

Yadlin Labor's Pick for 'Next Defense Minister'

Amos Yadlin joins Labor, bumped to #11 spot - and is expected to be appointed as Defense Minister in a Labor government.Tova Dvorin, 19/01/2015 21:14
'Noises Weren't a Tunnel, but a Horse's Hooves'

'Noises Weren't a Tunnel, but a Horse's Hooves'

Defense Minister insists no Hezbollah tunnels have been found yet, despite residents' claims of hearing digging.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 13/01/2015 14:56
Poll: Labor Top, Public Wants Rightist Government

Poll: Labor Top, Public Wants Rightist Government

28% want right-hareidi coalition vs. 19% for left; Labor gets 24 over 20 to Likud; 60% want Ya'alon as Defense Minister, just 21% Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2014 09:13
Ya'alon Calls for Order After Yitzhar

Ya'alon Calls for Order After Yitzhar

Ya'alon emphasizes the need to stop 'violent elements' in Yitzhar, stresses that minority does not represent majority in Judea-Samaria.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 08/04/2014 12:55
Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

Defense Minister presents Israeli military tech at Singapore International Air Show, including updated drone technologies.Tova Dvorin, 11/02/2014 12:01
Frustration at Call to ‘Look Into’ Terror Link

Frustration at Call to ‘Look Into’ Terror Link

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Ronski: Why is Defense Minister calling to ‘look into’ ties between concessions and terror – did he just get here?Maayana Miskin, 21/11/2013 12:00
Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister

Report: Mofaz Demanded to be Defense Minister

Mofaz reportedly joined the pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid because his demand to be Defense Minister was rejected.Elad Benari, Canada, 22/02/2013 23:14
Netanyahu: DM Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

Netanyahu: DM Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

Israeli PM Netanyahu worried that Barak is doing more harm than good, sparking conflict with the U.S.Annie Lubin, 02/10/2012 20:30
Hizbullah Winner in Syria Unrest

Hizbullah Winner in Syria Unrest

Defense minister Ehud Barak warned lawmakers Hizbullah is the big winner in Syria's unrest, adding 'it will be hard for Assad's regime to survive.Gabe Kahn., 11/07/2011 21:33
Arab Taxis Return to Zion Road

Arab Taxis Return to Zion Road

The Civil Administration has reopened Zion Road in Hevron to Arab commercial vehicles, despite strenuous objections from the Jewish community.Hana Levi Julian, 14/02/2010 14:45