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Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

Following government approval of IDF acquisition plan, Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 16:44
IDF Radio to be removed from Ministry of Defense?

IDF Radio to be removed from Ministry of Defense?

Defense Minister Gantz intends to cut the station out of the Defense Ministry.Shlomo Witty, 21/01/2021 19:00
Israel and US test 'Arrow 2' missile interception system

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.Ido Ben Porat, 12/08/2020 23:55
'Goal is to offer technological ability to test for coronavirus within seconds'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2020 14:05
World's heaviest aircraft lands in Israel for first time

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.Yissachar Ruas, 03/08/2020 20:16
Kibbutz farmers vs the Defense Ministry and the Iron Dome

Kibbutz farmers vs the Defense Ministry and the Iron Dome

Southern kibbutz sues Defense Ministry for compensation after farmers banned from working in fields.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/07/2020 13:00
'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

“Ofek 16” is an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced capabilities.Ben Ariel, 06/07/2020 05:08
Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders military preparations for sovereignty

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.Mordechai Sones, 01/06/2020 18:33
Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come back if Israel let's up

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.Gary Willig, 18/05/2020 18:37
Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Eshel will replace outgoing Defense Ministry director-general Udi Adam.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 17:39
Defense Ministry COVID-19 procurement operation concludes

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.Mordechai Sones, 30/04/2020 13:57
23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

Since last Memorial Day, 42 people have been added to the list of fallen soldiers.Ido Ben Porat, 24/04/2020 06:00
Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2020 23:01
Israeli Defense Ministry manufactures 63 more ventilators

Israeli Defense Ministry manufactures 63 more ventilators

"The State of Israel is developing independent capabilities in its fight against COVID-19", DM Bennett says.Arutz Sheva, 05/04/2020 11:14
Radar system with electro-optical sensors will be used to monitor patients’ vital signs

Radar system with electro-optical sensors will be used to monitor patients’ vital signs

Team led by Defense Ministry develops system to allow doctors to monitor patients’ vital signs from a safe distance, minimizing contact.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/03/2020 13:28
Defense Ministry to rent 20 more hotels for coronavirus patients

Defense Ministry to rent 20 more hotels for coronavirus patients

Defense Ministry puts out call for hotels to submit proposals, offer solutions for housing thousands of Israelis returning from abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2020 10:19
DM Bennett: 'Together we will overcome the coronavirus crisis'

DM Bennett: 'Together we will overcome the coronavirus crisis'

Defense Ministry establishes multidisciplinary emergency response team to address coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2020 10:37
Defense Ministry purchases 50m worth of supplies for possible coronavirus outbreak

Defense Ministry purchases 50m worth of supplies for possible coronavirus outbreak

Defense Min. launches expedited procurement of medical equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2020 14:41
Report: During Liberman's time in Defense Ministry, haredim were given easy exemptions

Report: During Liberman's time in Defense Ministry, haredim were given easy exemptions

False medical exemptions were given to haredim, & sons of prominent haredim received easy exemptions, when Liberman was DM, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2020 08:16
Death of Palestinian Arab in rock attack recognized as hostile act

Death of Palestinian Arab in rock attack recognized as hostile act

Death of Aisha Rabi, who was killed when her vehicle was hit by rocks allegedly thrown by Jews, recognized as act of hostility.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2020 01:01
Israel unveils breakthrough in laser technology

Israel unveils breakthrough in laser technology

Defense Ministry reveals new technologies for interception of rockets, mortars, UAVs, and other long-range attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2020 18:12
Ministry of Defense 2010-2019 in photos

Ministry of Defense 2010-2019 in photos

Defense Ministry recounts technical achievements of each year of the past decade., 30/12/2019 21:33
Defense Minister: Changing process for building approval 'a step in the right direction'

Defense Minister: Changing process for building approval 'a step in the right direction'

Defense Minister aims to shorten process for approval of construction in Judea, Samaria. 'Procedural sovereignty only.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2019 12:03
Bennett appoints Defense Ministry adviser on settlement affairs

Bennett appoints Defense Ministry adviser on settlement affairs

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett's first appointment is Moshe Frucht, as legal adviser for settlement affairs in the Defense Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2019 23:34
Dichter appointed Deputy Defense Minister

Dichter appointed Deputy Defense Minister

Former Shin Bet chief to serve as deputy to Netanyahu. "I thank the Prime Minister for his trust".Hezki Baruch, 24/10/2019 04:04
An end to land discrimination against Jews in Judea and Samaria?

An end to land discrimination against Jews in Judea and Samaria?

Defense Ministry submits opinion to undo Jordanian law forbidding purchase of land in Judea and Samaria by Jews as private individuals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2019 10:48
'Many countries' interested in Israeli anti-drone systems

'Many countries' interested in Israeli anti-drone systems

Defense Ministry completes preparations for opening of Israel National Pavilion at London's renowned International Exhibition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/09/2019 13:47
Defense Ministry refuses compensation for Dafna Meir's family

Defense Ministry refuses compensation for Dafna Meir's family

Defense Ministry says funds seized from family of murderer of Dafna Meir cannot be used to pay compensation imposed by court.Gary Willig, 31/07/2019 20:08
Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Dozens of security projects on hold as dispute between Defense, Finance Ministries preventing release of NIS 45 million in defense spending.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/07/2019 08:48
Defense portfolio to return to Liberman

Defense portfolio to return to Liberman

Liberman set to return to defense ministry, and has already met, with PM's approval, with chief of staff and Shin Bet head.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2019 09:52
Israel recognizes PA resident as victim of terror

Israel recognizes PA resident as victim of terror

Defense Ministry recognizes PA resident killed by Hamas rocket in Ashkelon as terror victim, to provide compensation to family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2019 18:43
23,741 have fallen in Israel's wars

23,741 have fallen in Israel's wars

56 soldiers added to list of fallen soldiers in past year. 3,146 civilians killed in hostilities since the establishment of the state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2019 06:00
Agreement signed between Assuta Hospital, Defense Ministry, IDF

Agreement signed between Assuta Hospital, Defense Ministry, IDF

First agreement signed with Assuta Hospital in Ashdod for treating soldiers and those eligible for rehabilitation.Mordechai Sones, 03/02/2019 17:08
Bereaved family: Joy mixed with sadness

Bereaved family: Joy mixed with sadness

Son of murdered man wonders why it took 3 years for Defense Ministry to admit murder was a terror attack.Hezki Baruch, 30/01/2019 16:59
Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister?

Naftali Bennett as Defense Minister?

New Right eyeing Defense Ministry, Justice Ministry in next coalition. 'Next Defense Minister will be either Bennett - or Benny Gantz.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/01/2019 12:34
IDF buys 10 tons of dried fruit for Tu B'Shvat

IDF buys 10 tons of dried fruit for Tu B'Shvat

In honor of Tu B'Shvat, the Defense Ministry supplies soldiers with 10 tons of fruits for Tu B'Shvat holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2019 08:34
Knesset approves Netanyahu's appointment as Defense Minister

Knesset approves Netanyahu's appointment as Defense Minister

Permanent appointment of Prime Minister as Defense Minister approved by a majority of three votes. Opposition criticizes.Hezki Baruch, 17/12/2018 23:32
Coming soon: 'Khan al-Ahmar 2'

Coming soon: 'Khan al-Ahmar 2'

Even as Liberman criticized policy on Khan al Ahmar, Defense Ministry began negotiations on legalization of another illegal outpost nearby.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2018 14:27
Netanyahu: I will serve as Defense Minister

Netanyahu: I will serve as Defense Minister

Prime Minister announces plans to keep Defense Ministry portfolio following departure of Avigdor Liberman, despite Jewish Home ultimatum.David Rosenberg, 18/11/2018 20:33
The Jewish Home's threat

The Jewish Home's threat

Jewish Home faction will not vote with coalition until Eli Ben Dahan reinstated as deputy defense minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2018 18:50
Bennett: I'll make Israel win again

Bennett: I'll make Israel win again

As coalition crumbles, Jewish Home head says he wants to defense minister to stop deterrence from continuing to erode.Tzvi Lev, 15/11/2018 17:38
Jewish Home ultimatum: Bennett as Defense Minister - or we bolt

Jewish Home ultimatum: Bennett as Defense Minister - or we bolt

Party officials tell Arutz Sheva Jewish Home will remain in coalition only if Bennett tapped to replace Liberman as Defense Minister.Hezki Baruch, 14/11/2018 13:52
Bereaved parents: Recognize us as a bereaved family

Bereaved parents: Recognize us as a bereaved family

Parents of Yinon Levanon, killed after an Arab smuggling illegal aliens collided with his car, demand to be recognized as terror victims.Eliran Aharon, 02/11/2018 05:15
Army Radio to broadcast from Jerusalem in two weeks

Army Radio to broadcast from Jerusalem in two weeks

Military station will begin broadcasting news from Jerusalem as DM lays cornerstone for IDF Radio in nation's capital.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2018 10:57
DM: Defense budget is an investment, not an expense

DM: Defense budget is an investment, not an expense

Defense Minister Liberman slams criticism of IDF budget, says every penny spent is an investment in Israel's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2018 12:49
Watch: Launch of first Israeli satellite

Watch: Launch of first Israeli satellite

For the first time, Israel's Defense Ministry publishes video of Israel's first-ever satellite launch, plus photos it took over Syria.Kobi Finkler, 17/09/2018 14:57
Watch: Israel spoofs Sacha Baron Cohen's Israeli persona

Watch: Israel spoofs Sacha Baron Cohen's Israeli persona

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman spoofs British Jewish comedian's parody of Israeli counter-terror expert with his real-life inspiration.David Rosenberg, 04/09/2018 14:14
Defense Ministry will allow yeshiva students to fly to Uman

Defense Ministry will allow yeshiva students to fly to Uman

Following pressure from haredi parties, Defense Minisrry waives ban on overseas flights for haredim avoiding IDF service.Tzvi Lev, 16/08/2018 22:19
Gaza sea barrier unveiled

Gaza sea barrier unveiled

Defense Ministry publicizes first photos of new sea barrier, promises to protect Israel 'when we need strength and when we need wisdom.'Ido Ben Porat, 05/08/2018 17:02
"I should be the next Defense Minister"

"I should be the next Defense Minister"

Jewish Home Chairman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, has his own, original plan for dealing with Hamas.Nitsan Keidar, "Besheva", 20/07/2018 16:39
'Liberman is a weak, confused Defense Minister'

'Liberman is a weak, confused Defense Minister'

Jewish Home blasts Defense Minister amid tussle between party chief Bennett and defense officials. 'Liberman needs to deal with terrorism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2018 11:52
Defense Ministry to hold emergency meeting

Defense Ministry to hold emergency meeting

Defense Ministry schedules emergency meeting for Wednesday after series of earthquakes hits Israel's north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/07/2018 14:12
New bureau in charge of withholding terror salaries

New bureau in charge of withholding terror salaries

National Counter-Financial Terror Bureau will implement Withholding Law, coordinate economic campaign against terror orgs in Israel, abroad.Mordechai Sones, 03/07/2018 20:18
720,000 eggs per week

720,000 eggs per week

Brothers living in northern Israel win Defense Ministry tender to supply IDF with fresh eggs.Kobi Finkler, 20/06/2018 16:25
Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi council determines whether Defense Ministry's proposed draft law is acceptable compromise or requires haredim to leave coalition.Michal Levi, 13/06/2018 12:07
'28 planes, 60 missiles, 23 killed'

'28 planes, 60 missiles, 23 killed'

According to Russian defense ministry, Israel attacked with 28 fighter jets, shot about 60 missiles. Syrian monitor says at least 23 killed.AFP, 10/05/2018 13:17
How much do terrorists who murder Jews get paid?

How much do terrorists who murder Jews get paid?

Terrorists responsible for the murder of two Israeli families and two rabbis get more than 10 million shekels each, Defense Min. reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2018 16:25