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The Lie Behind Hamas's 'Disproportionality' Claim

New video demonstrates that the number of civilian deaths in 2014 war was very low, compared to other wars.

Video Proves Lie Behind 'Disproportionality' Claim in Gaza Warplayer

PM Meets with 'Champion' of US-Israel Relations

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praises US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey in meeting in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu Meets with a 'Grand Champion' of US-Israel Relations

Rivlin to Dempsey: I Was Born in Jerusalem, Israel

President references controversial Supreme Court ruling in meeting with top US general, who says security ties are an 'honor' for US.

Rivlin Tells Dempsey 'I Was Born in Jerusalem, Israel'

Dempsey: US-Israel Alliance Absolutely Crucial

In final visit to Israel as US Army chief, Martin Dempsey hails crucial alliance. Yaalon warns: 30 terror groups operating in Syria alone.

Dempsey: I Couldn't Imagine a World Without US-Israel Allianceplayer

Dempsey: We Can Strike Iran Despite S-300 Sale

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Washington knows all about the system Russia is selling to Iran.

Dempsey: We Can Still Strike Iran Despite S-300 Sale

Dempsey: Escalating Airstrikes on ISIS a Mistake

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns that escalating bombing raids against ISIS would be wrong.

Dempsey: Escalating Airstrikes on ISIS is a Mistake

Sources: Iran in Charge of Major Iraq Battle

The US and Iran have been cooperating in fighting ISIS forces in Iraq, sources in the country said.

Sources: Iran in Charge of Major Iraq Battle

Fears that Tikrit Operation May See Massacres

Shi'ite revenge killings topic of concern in key battle for strategic ISIS stronghold, as US notes 'most overt conduct of Iranian support.'

Fears that Tikrit Operation May See Massacres

Dempsey: Israel Tried to Limit Civilian Casualties

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Israel is not interested in creating civilian casualties in Gaza.

Dempsey: Israel Tried its Best to Limit Civilian Casualties

Dempsey: Arabs Should Join Campaign Against IS

Gen. Martin Dempsey says the success of the campaign against IS depends on getting more Arab help.

Dempsey: Arab Countries Should Join Campaign Against IS

White House Insists: No Ground Forces in Iraq

Despite comments by General Dempsey, White House spokesman insists the U.S. will not deploy ground forces against IS in Iraq.

White House Insists: No Ground Forces in Iraq

Dempsey Calls for Iraq Ground Operation

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff tells Congress he recommends escalation Obama has opposed with disastrous results on the ground.

Contradicting Obama, Dempsey Calls for Iraq Ground Operation

'Moderate' Rebels Scoff at US Threats Against ISIS

Obama Administration's threats against Islamic State in Syria a mere 'tickle' to the terrorist group, Free Syrian Army spokesman says.

Syria: 'Moderate' Rebels Scoff at US Threats Against ISIS

Dempsey Won't Rule Out Military Action in Iraq

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says direct action may be taken if ISIS threatens American interests.

Dempsey Won't Rule Out U.S. Military Action in Iraq

Dempsey: Israel Knows We'll Strike Iran if Need Be

Israel and the United States are in agreement about the Iranian threat, says chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dempsey: Israel Knows We'll Strike Iran if Need Be

Israeli and USA Army Chiefs Meet in Jerusalem

IDF Chief of Staff, US Joint Chief of Staff meet in Jerusalem, emphasize strength of relationship despite political differences.

Israeli and USA Army Chiefs Meet in Jerusalemplayer

Visit Reveals Warmth of US-Israel Military Ties

Analysis: what we can glean from the body language of the visiting general's photo-ops?

Dempsey Visit Reveals Warmth of US-Israel Military Relationshipplayer

Yaalon Tells Gen. Dempsey: 'This Week is Critical'

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff is in Israel, meets Defense Minister Yaalon and Lt. Gen. Gantz.

Yaalon Tells Gen. Dempsey: 'This Week is Critical'player

US Military Chief to Visit Israel This Weekend

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey to visit Israel as State Dept. still fumes over Ya'alon's criticism of US policy.

US Military Chief to Visit Israel This Weekend

US 'Would Back Israel in Event of Iran Strike'

General Martin Dempsey notes ongoing security pact with Israel, hails Jewish state as 'example of what could be' in the Middle East.

US Military Chief: We Would Back Israel in Event of Iran Strike

Dempsey: Syria War Would Cost One Billion a Month

An attack against Syria's chemical weapons would be complicated – not to mention very expensive, says US military chief Martin Dempsey.

Dempsey: Syria Mission Would Cost One Billion Dollars a Month

Netanyahu: Iranian Threat Dwarfs All the Others

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday evening with the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.

Netanyahu to Dempsey: Iranian Threat Dwarfs All the Othersplayer

Dempsey Meeting Netanyahu

Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs is in Israel, will deal with the Syrian civil war and Sinai terrorism.

Dempsey Meeting Netanyahu

Dempsey in Israel to Talk About Syria and Iran

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrives in Israel to discuss issues such as Syria and a possible Israeli strike in Iran.

Dempsey in Israel to Talk About Syria and Iran

Dempsey: No-Fly Zone Would Cost Billions

Imposing a no-fly zone over Syria would cost $1 billion a month and put U.S. aircraft at risk of being shot down, assesses General Dempsey.

Dempsey: No-Fly Zone Over Syria Would Cost Billions

Blair, US Disagree as Assad Gains on Rebels

Quartet envoy Tony Blair, US officials disagree on how to deal with Syria as Pres. Assad gains on increasingly fragmented opposition forces.

 Quartet, US Disagree as Syria's Assad Gains on Rebel Forces

Dempsey: Selling Missiles to Syria Emboldens Assad

Russia's shipment of anti-ship missiles to Syria will "embolden" the regime, General Martin Dempsey says.

Dempsey: Selling Missiles to Syria Emboldens Assad

Panetta Admits Supporting Arming Syrian Rebels

Obama's two top defense officials tell Senate they supported a plan to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels.

Panetta, Dempsey Admit Supporting Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels

Gantz Given Legion of Merit by Dempsey

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz awarded the Legion of Merit medal during a visit to the United States.

Gantz Given Legion of Merit by Dempsey

Pentagon: Libya Rumor 'Absolutely False'

US military officials denied claims that head of US Africa Command Gen. Carter Ham may have been fired due to response over Benghazi attack.

Pentagon: Libya Rumor 'Absolutely False'

Peres: US Friendship With Israel Deters War

President Shimon Peres conducted a working meeting with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on Monday

Peres: US Friendship With Israel Deters Warplayer

Dempsey Arrives in Israel, Meets Barak

Gen. Martin Dempsey arrives in Israel to observe Austere Challenge 12, the largest-ever military exercise between the two countries.

Dempsey Arrives in Israel, Meets Barak

WSJ Editorial Justifies Israel's Mistrust of Obama

Largest U.S. paper says Obama's "animus and incompetence" are pushing Israel to strike Iran.

WSJ in Scathing Editorial Justifies Israel's Mistrust of Obamaplayer

Bibi: ‘World Failing to Draw Red Lines on Iran’

The world is failing to draw a "clear red line" for Iran over its nuclear programs, Netanyahu told the weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday.

‘World Failing to Draw Red Lines on Iran,’ Says Netanyahu

Missile Hits US Military Chief’s Plane

Terrorists attacked the parked plane of US Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey, who was not in the aircraft at the time.

Missile Hits US Military Chief’s Plane; Dempsey not On Board

Israel, U.S. View Iranian Threat Differently

Dempsey says Israel and the U.S. have a different interpretation of the same intelligence reports regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel, U.S. View Iranian Threat Differently, Says Top U.S. Gen.

Dempsey, Panetta Play Down Israeli Strike in Iran

General Dempsey says an Israeli strike won't destroy Iran's nukes, as Panetta says he believes Israel hasn't yet decided to attack.

Dempsey, Panetta Play Down Israeli Strike in Iran

Report: US Preparing Iran Strike Plan

America is preparing a plan to strike Iranian nuclear targets if sanctions fail to persuade Tehran to halt its atomic development.

Report: US Preparing Iran Strike Plan

Top US General Grilled on Iran Strike

For the second time in two weeks Sen. Lindsey Graham took aim at the Pentagon's top man over deteriorating relations with Israel.

Top US General Grilled on Iran Strike

Senators Back Netanyahu in Pentagon Row

US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were quick back Israel in a growing rift with the Obama administration over Iran

Senators Back Netanyahu in Pentagon Row