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At least 30 communities in Judea and Samaria may be connected to electricity

Legal opinion of defense, justice ministries will recommend DM approve connection of over 30 Judea, Samaria communities via general order.

At least 30 communities may be connected to electricity

Defense Minister Gantz meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

Gantz and King Abdullah II meet and discuss the importance of maintaining ties between Jordan and Israel for security in the region.

Defense Minister Gantz meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

Blow to Hamas: IDF confiscates NIS 2.6 million in cryptocurrency

Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a massive operation, seizing virtual wallets of companies in Gaza that are funding terrorist activity.

Blow to Hamas: IDF confiscates NIS 2.6 million in cryptocurrency

Gantz: I will not allow a culture of lying

Israel's Defense Minister says that "I will not allow lying to become part of this coalition's culture."

Gantz: I will not allow a culture of lying

Gantz and US officials discuss helping PA

The Defense Minister says that the meeting focused on various aspects of Israel's relationship with the Palestinian Authority.

Gantz and US officials discuss helping PA

Update: US defense minister's plans while in Israel

United States Defence Minister Austin will be given tours of Israel's memorials and join Benny Gantz for a statement to the public.

Update: US defense minister's plans while in Israel

Benny Gantz: Lebanon will pay heavy cost if front opens in north

Defense Minister addresses northern front in speech at memorial service for helicopter disaster victims.

Benny Gantz: Lebanon will pay heavy cost if front opens in north

Defense Minister Gantz orders field hospital prepared

DM orders preparations to establish hospital in accordance with projections.

Defense Minister Gantz orders field hospital prepared

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.

Expropriation order signed to renovate Cave of Patriarchsplayer

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'

Defense Minister calls Bnei Brak residents 'exemplary'player

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.

Farmers bring calves to DM Bennett's yard

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.'

Bennett brings Kobi Eliraz back to Defense Ministry

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.'

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

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.

Holed up in command bunker, Bennett takes position as DM

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as defense minister

Minister Galant only one to oppose appointment, which does not need Knesset approval.

Cabinet approves appointment of Bennett as 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?

Who will be Israel's next Defense Minister?player

'You cannot be defense minister'

After Shaked raises Jewish Home demand that Bennett be DM, fiery exchange erupts between Netanyahu, Bennett, Shaked, and Katz.

'You cannot be defense minister'

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.

State to request extension for DM resignation

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.'

Clarification call for IDF lecturer who criticized Liberman

'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.

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

'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.

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

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'.

Brig. Gen. Guy Hazut returns fire

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.

Demolition - only for Arabs who carried out attacks

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.

Defense Minister plans to reinforce Gaza border townsplayer

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.

Understanding the Defense Minister's declarationsplayer

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.

Defense Minister: 'Those comments? Never happened.'

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passes away

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister, passed away at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. He was 80 years old.

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former Defense Minister, passes away

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.

Air Force to join US, UAE, Pakistan in Red Flag trainingplayer

Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good DM

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK Sharon Gal is not concerned about Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister.

Former MK 'confident' Liberman will be a good Defense Minister

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.

What Avigdor Liberman could learn from Amir Peretz

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

MK Moti Yogev 'uncomfortable' with prospect of Avigdor Liberman replacing Moshe Ya'alon as Defense Minister.

MK defends 'professional, responsible' Ya'alon

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.

Yadlin Blasts 'Weak' Government for Op. Protective Edge

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.

Poll: Israelis Prefer Ya'alon as Defense Minister

Report: Yadlin May Not Remain MK

Former head of Military Intelligence may not remain in the Knesset if Labor doesn't head the government.

Report: Yadlin May Not Remain MK if He's Not 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.

Former MI Chief Labor's Pick for 'Next Defense Minister'

'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.

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

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.

Poll Puts Labor Top, But Public Wants Rightist Government

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.

Defense Minister Calls for Order After Yitzhar Rioting

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

Defense Minister presents Israeli military tech at Singapore International Air Show, including updated drone technologies.

Ya'alon: 'Israel is a Military Superpower'

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?

Frustration as Yaalon Unsure of Link Between Concessions, Terror