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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 Israelplayer

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 paviliion at Florida special operations forces 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 Palestinian Authority

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 the future's 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 create increased 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 player

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 officialplayer

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 completedplayer

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 status 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 two-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

IDF medical staff to boost hospital services to home-care patients

Mild COVID cases to be transferred to home care, with medical teams making home visits, in order to take pressure off hospitals.

IDF medical staff to provide home-care to relieve hospitals

First 'SIBAT Pavilion' since COVID

International Defense Cooperation Directorate to participate in Defense Exhibition Athens. “We welcome opportunity to restart activities."

First  'SIBAT Pavilion' since COVID

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible expected within 2 weeks

Provision of construction permit has been waiting for Defense Minister's signature, letter from top aide says.

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible - within 2 weeks

The IDF's new heavy life helicopter: The Lockheed Martin CH53K

The CH53K helicopter will be the IDF's new assault transport helicopter, replacing the Yasur.

The IDF's new heavy life helicopter: The Lockheed Martin CH53Kplayer

Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

Following government approval of IDF acquisition plan, Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs.

Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

IDF Radio to be removed from Ministry of Defense?

Defense Minister Gantz intends to cut the station out of the Defense Ministry.

IDF Radio signs off?

Israel and US test 'Arrow 2' missile interception system

Defense Ministry and Missile Defense Agency conduct a joint test of the Arrow 2 missile interception system.

Israel and US test 'Arrow 2' missile interception system

'Goal is to offer technological ability to test for coronavirus within seconds'

Israeli COVID-19 research delegation to India completed its mission, is returning to Israel in the coming days.

The goal was accomplished - and they're coming home

World's heaviest aircraft lands in Israel for first time

Plane brought United States Army trucks to Israel that will be used by Iron Dome systems purchased by US military.

World's heaviest aircraft lands in Israel for first timeplayer

Kibbutz farmers vs the Defense Ministry and the Iron Dome

Southern kibbutz sues Defense Ministry for compensation after farmers banned from working in fields.

Farmers vs Iron Dome

'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

“Ofek 16” is an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced capabilities.

'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders military preparations for sovereignty

IDF Chief of Staff instructed to expedite military preparations for coming political steps, even appointing project manager on his behalf.

Defense Minister orders military preparations for sovereignty

Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come back if Israel let's up

Outgoing Defense Minister Naftali Bennett holds ceremony to mark turnover of ministry to Benny Gantz.

Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come backplayer

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Eshel will replace outgoing Defense Ministry director-general Udi Adam.

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Defense Ministry COVID-19 procurement operation concludes

Israel Defense Ministry Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP) concludes month-and-a-half since launch of procurement operation.

Defense Ministry COVID-19 procurement operation concludes

23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

Since last Memorial Day, 42 people have been added to the list of fallen soldiers.

23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

At urgent meeting, ministers decide to allow 'rescue' flights into Israel, but place all arrivals in 'coronavirus hotels' for 14 days.

Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'