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Disabled veteran throws stun grenade at security guards

Disabled IDF veteran with history of violent acts throws explosive at guards at Defense Ministry rehabilitation facility.

Disabled veteran throws stun grenade at security guards

Defense Ministry lays out plan for victims of PTSD

Defense Ministry triples budget allocated to supporting organizations which aid soldiers who suffered trauma while fighting in battle.

Defense Ministry lays out plan for victims of PTSD

Smotrich:

Fake news from the Ministry of Defense

In the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense has been issuing publications against the Minister of Finance, claiming that he is stopping the purchase of new ammunition for the IDF.

Fake news from the Ministry of Defense

IDF closes ILS 2.8B weapons deal with Elbit

The Defense Ministry has placed an order for ILS 2.8B with Elbit Systems in an attempt to support Israeli manufacturing.

IDF closes ILS 2.8B weapons deal with Elbit

5 soldiers, Defense Ministry employee seriously wounded in Gaza

2 soldiers seriously wounded in mortar barrage in Rafah Crossing area, 3 Defense Ministry employees wounded in Gaza, 1 seriously.

5 soldiers, Defense Ministry employee seriously wounded in Gaza

Memorial beam lights up Defense Ministry building

Helipad on Defense Ministry rooftop to be lit up with Israeli flags and the word 'Yizkor,' massive memorial candle to be projected onto the structure, along with the number of Israel's fallen.

Memorial beam lights up Defense Ministry building

IDF considering civilian service for haredi students

A proposed program would see a separate academy established to train haredi students to secure towns in Judea and Samaria.

IDF considering civilian service for haredi students

Is a Palestinian-run factory building the IDF's bomb shelters?

Otniel residents were surprised to discover the bomb shelter factory outside their village. According to them the contractor, who works for the military, is a Palestinian Arab. The IDF and Defense Ministry deny those claims.

Is a Palestinian-run factory building the IDF's bomb shelters?

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Defense Min. clears land mines in northern Israel

In the Golan Heights, near Israel's northern border, Defense Ministry's authority for land mine removal clears 550 mines which were placed there in the 1980s.

Defense Min. clears land mines in northern Israel

'They haven't learned'

Gaza fence being rebuilt - by Palestinian Arabs

Hundreds of Palestinian Arab laborers from Judea and Samaria are being employed by the defense establishment to rebuild the fence destroyed by Hamas on October 7th.

Gaza fence being rebuilt - by Palestinian Arabs

Israel to buy hundreds of armored vehicles

The purchase will reinforce civilian security squads in several regions of Israel.

Israel to buy hundreds of armored vehicles

US-Israel defense chiefs conclude working meeting

Director General of the Israel Ministry of Defense, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Zamir, concludes working visit to Washington D.C.

US-Israel defense chiefs conclude working meeting

Soldier's parents refuse sign removed from grave

The parents of IDF soldier Ron Sherman refused to take back a sign they had placed on their son's grave blaming the government for his death.

Soldier's parents refuse sign removed from grave

Defense Ministry estimates:

12,500 veterans to be recognized as disabled due to war

Officials in the Rehabilitation Department are discussing the immediate need for more staff to contend with the influx of disabled veterans.

12,500 veterans to be recognized as disabled due to war

Defense Min.:

200th plane carrying military equipment lands in Israel

Over 10,000 tons of military equipment have been delivered to Israel since the start of the war.

200th plane carrying military equipment lands in Israel

Defense Min. renovates hundreds of bomb shelters in periphery

Defense Min. renovates 160 bomb shelters in Ashkelon, 190 in Nahariya; over 200 shelters in 3 other cities in advanced stage of renovations.

Defense Min. renovates hundreds of bomb shelters in periphery

Defense Ministry speeds up payments to suppliers

Since the start of the war, the Defense Ministry has been taking a number of steps to add billions of shekels to the Israeli economy.

Defense Ministry speeds up payments to suppliers

'One million citizens were abandoned'

Itai Hoffman, chairman of the civilian security coordinators' union, demands more support for civilian security personnel.

'One million citizens were abandoned'

Amendment to allow designation of individual terror operatives

The 2016 Counter-Terrorism Law will be amended to allow the Minister of Defense to designate individuals as terrorists.

Amendment to allow designation of individual terror operatives

1,000 tons of armaments arrive to bolster IDF capabilities

The Israeli defense establishment welcomed the arrival of the 45th cargo plane since the Hamas invasion to Israel this morning.

1,000 tons of armaments arrive to bolster IDF capabilities

Defense Min.: Kiryat Shmona residents evacuated to guesthouses

Defense Ministry announces decision to evacuate residents of northern town hit by missile to state-subsidized guesthouses.

Defense Min.: Kiryat Shmona residents evacuated to guesthouses

Defense Ministry supports newly bereaved families

Israel's Defense Ministry states it s taking proactive steps to assist bereaved families of fallen soldiers, police, and Shit Bet personnel.

Defense Ministry supports newly bereaved families

Israel and USA hold joint missile defense drill

A series of simulations was held to enhance operational competence with all layers of Israel's missile systems.

Israel and USA hold joint missile defense drill

On IDF bases:

New initiative turns organic waste into renewable energy

Israel Ministry of Defense and IDF Lead First-Ever Initiative with HomeBiogas to Transform Organic Waste into Renewable Energy on IDF Bases.

New initiative turns organic waste into renewable energy

US delegation visits Israel to discuss Iran, Hezbollah

Senior United States defense delegation hosted by Israel Ministry of Defense convenes in Israel.

US delegation visits Israel to discuss Iran, Hezbollah

Defense Min. awards prize to four outstanding security projects

Ministry of Defense spokesperson reveals: 2023 Israel Defense Prize awarded to four outstanding projects.

Defense Min. awards prize to four outstanding security projects

8 wheels, 750 horsepower:

First Eitan APCs delivered to IDF Nahal Infantry Brigade

The eight-wheel APC can carry 12 soldiers, can drive at around 90 KPH, and has high all-terrain maneuvering capabilities.

First Eitan APCs delivered to IDF Nahal Infantry Brigade

Crisis over:

Smotrich and Gallant agree on Defense Ministry power-sharing

Netanyahu, Gallant, and Smotrich signed a document of understanding on the division of power over the Civil Administration.

Smotrich and Gallant agree on Defense Ministry power-sharing

IDF inks $95 million deal for advanced electro-optical sensors

Defense Ministry signs deal with Elbit for long-range deployable observation systems, thermal weapon sights, and night vision equipment.

IDF inks $95 million deal for advanced electro-optical sensors

Benny Gantz: New government will have 3 Defense Ministers

Govt poised to pass law dividing authority within Defense Ministry.

Benny Gantz: New government will have 3 Defense Ministers

German, Israeli defense officials hold bilateral meeting

Director General of Israeli Defense Ministry meets with his German counterpart for annual bilateral strategic meeting.

German, Israeli defense officials hold bilateral meeting

Gantz:

'I approved 10,000 housing units in Judea and Samaria'

Gantz is satisfied with his two years as Defense Minister and promises again that he will not sit with Netanyahu.

'I approved 10,000 housing units in Judea and Samaria'

Smotrich, don't blink!

There is a triple bonus for Israel if Smotrich is Defense Minister. Op-ed.

Smotrich, don't blink!

Poll:

Public thinks Deri, Smotrich not suitable for Finance, Defense

Israeli public not thrilled with Shas chairman as Finance Minister and Religious Zionism chairman as Defense Minister.

Public thinks Deri, Smotrich not suitable for Finance, Defense

Religious Zionism:

'Bezalel Smotrich will be the next Defense Minister'

Party also wants Education, Religious Affairs portfolios

'Bezalel Smotrich will be the next Defense Minister'

Smotrich willing to give up Finance Ministry

Religious Zionist Party chairman told Shas chairman he would give up the Finance Ministry for him and demand the Defense Ministry.

Smotrich willing to give up Finance Ministry

Ahead of Lebanon border deal, Defense Ministry chief heads to US

Director of Defense Ministry to visit Washington for high-level meetings with US officials ahead of maritime border deal with Lebanon.

Ahead of Lebanon border deal, Defense Ministry chief heads to US

Defense Min. to Gaza terror groups: 'Your time is up'

Defense Min. Gantz warns Hamas, Islamic Jihad: 'Those who hold the Gazan people hostage will have to take responsibility for the suffering.'

Defense Min. to Gaza terror groups: 'Your time is up'

Israeli delegation meets in Rome with top Italian officials

Israeli security delegation holds strategic meeting in Rome with senior Italian officers and officials.

Israeli delegation meets in Rome with top Italian officials

Here's where Biden will visit during his trip to Israel

Defense Ministry presents missile defense systems at Palmachim Air Force Base, where US Pres. Biden is expected to visit next week.

Here's where Biden will visit during his trip to Israel

In first, Israel participates in AFRICOM military exercise

For the first time, Israel participates in the largest annual exercise held by Morocco and the US in Africa.

In first, Israel participates in AFRICOM military exercise

Israel, Cyprus, sign defense exports agreements

'Agreements reflect close relations with Cyprus, indicate joint goal to protect soldiers’ lives,' Defense Min. official says.

Israel, Cyprus, sign defense exports agreements

IDF begins construction of security barrier in northern Samaria

Defense Min., IDF, begin the construction of a 45 kilometer-long security barrier in the northern Samaria area yesterday.

IDF begins construction of security barrier in northern Samaria

Defense Ministry:

Disabled vets to be exempted from standing in line

Defense Min. sending new disability cards to thousands of disabled IDF veterans who will now be eligible for new benefits.

Disabled vets to be exempted from standing in line

First wheeled APC to be delivered to IDF's 'Nahal' Brigade

With development complete, the first 'Eitan' wheeled APC will soon be delivered to the IDF’s 'Nahal' Brigade for operational use.

First wheeled APC to be delivered to IDF's 'Nahal' Brigade

Defense Min. inaugurates pavilion at Florida defense conference

The Israeli pavilion showcases some of Israel's leading defense industries and cutting-edge products and systems.

Defense Min. inaugurates pavilion at Florida defense conference

Israel delivers helmets, protective vests, to Ukraine

Israel's Defense Min. delivers planeload of defensive gear for emergency, civilian, organizations in Ukraine.

Israel delivers helmets, protective vests, to Ukraine

Terrorists' salaries aren't deducted from money given to PA

Opposition initiates Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting to discuss violation of Israel's 'Pay to Slay' law.

Terrorists' salaries aren't deducted from money given to PA

Israeli delegation deepens defense ties with USA

A delegation of Israeli officials to Washington hopes to bring Israel's cooperation with the USA to even greater heights.

Israeli delegation deepens defense ties with USA

New innovative program addresses the needs of future warfare

Defense Ministry and Elbit Systems unveil the 'Edge of Tomorrow' program: the combat soldiers of the future.

New innovative program addresses the needs of future warfare

'Security challenges increase demand for Israeli technologies'

Israeli Defense Ministry inaugurates national pavilion in Chile’s defense exhibition, FIDAE 2022.

'Security challenges increase demand for Israeli technologies'

Defense Ministry sends four F-16s to the US

Israel completes shipment of 12 fighter planes, to be used by US Air Force for training purposes.

Defense Ministry sends four F-16s to the US

Israel, Germany, sign submarine deal

Israel, Germany, and Thyssenkrupp sign agreement for development and production of three advanced submarines for Israeli Navy.

Israel, Germany, sign submarine deal

30 Gaza-area preschools to be reinforced against rocket attacks

List of preschools and towns to be reinforced with additional shelters is approved by Defense Ministry.

30 Gaza-area preschools to be reinforced against rocket attacks

Grenade thrown at home of senior Defense Ministry official

Police investigating after grenade is thrown at the home of a senior Defense Ministry official in Sderot.

Grenade thrown at home of senior Defense Ministry official

'Significant milestones'

US will sell Israel 12 new helicopters, two tankers

Israel's Defense Min. signs an agreement with US gov't to acquire 12 Lockheed Martin CH-53K helicopters, 2 Boeing KC-46 refueling aircraft.

US will sell Israel 12 new helicopters, two tankers

Israel-Gaza border barrier completed

After 3.5 years of construction, the Israel-Gaza border barrier is now complete

Israel-Gaza border barrier completed

Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Defense Ministry, IDF, work to add bomb shelters to 21 towns along Israel's northern border.

Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Israel approves residency for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

With Defense Ministry's approval, thousands of PA Arabs receive Israeli residency status.

Israel approves residency for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

SIBAT to participate in Washington exhibition after 2-year break

Israeli Defense Min. to present series of defense industries in National Pavilion at AUSA Exhibition in Washington, Ministry spokesman says.

SIBAT to participate in Washington exhibition after 2-year break