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IDF publishes preliminary regulations extending reserve duty

The Ministry of Defense has published a first draft of a law that will extend the time reservists will need to remain enlisted.

IDF publishes preliminary regulations extending reserve duty

Defense Ministry accelerating purchases from Israeli suppliers

The Ministry of Defense accelerates 'Blue and White' procurement and production independence in Israel: It will purchase from the Imco Group systems for the Merkava tanks and Namer and Eitan APCs.

Defense Ministry accelerating purchases from Israeli suppliers

Mount Hebron Council Head:

'Bomb shelters are being built in an illegal Palestinian factory'

The head of the Mount Hebron Council presents the incomprehensible absurdity. In an illegal factory set up by Palestinians, bomb shelters are being manufactured for the Ministry of Defense.

'Bomb shelters are being built in an illegal Palestinian factory'

Defense Min. opposes terrorism compensation law

The Ministry of Defense submitted a reservation against a law that will enable terror victims from suing the terrorists and their senders, because it might: ‘harm the Palestinian Authority.’

Defense Min. opposes terrorism compensation law

IDF and Defense Ministry decide:

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

Since the war began, the Defense Ministry has preferred the purchase of Israeli products to ensure manufacturing independence in the vital fields and to direct funds to the defense manufacturing industries and the Israeli economy.

Tens of thousands of Israeli guns to be purchased

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

US and Germany finalize sale of Arrow 3 missile defense system

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Eyal Zamir signed the agreement for Germany's acquisition valued at approximately $3.6 billion.

US and Germany finalize sale of Arrow 3 missile defense system

MoD working to clear mines in northern Israel

Israel's Ministry of Defense has begun work to clear minefields in two parts of the Golan Heights.

MoD working to clear mines in northern Israel

Mississippi:

Israeli Navy raises flag over new landing craft

The INS Nahshon, the first of two such crafts, will serve as a logistical axis for transporting equipment and soldiers.

Israeli Navy raises flag over new landing craft

Man who self immollated for being denied wounded vet status dies

Defense Ministry says Bar Kalaf suffered from a mental illness unrelated to PTSD or military service.

Man who self immollated for being denied wounded vet status dies

Israel launches 'Ofek 13' satellite into space

Upon entering orbit, the satellite will undergo a series of tests to ensure its propriety and performance levels.

Israel launches 'Ofek 13' satellite into space

First ever Israeli defense exhibition in Dubai

The Israel Ministry of Defense to inaugurate the first ever national pavilion in a defense exhibition in Dubai.

First ever Israeli defense exhibition in Dubai

Defense official: The 6 groups operate as terror network

Senior defense official clarified that "Officials in the US administration were updated ahead of time."

Defense official: The 6 groups operate as terror network

New agreement between Ministry of Defense, Israel Shipyards

MoD will purchase a large floating dock from Israel Shipyards for the maintenance of the Israel Navy’s submarines and Sa’ar 6 corvettes.

New agreement between Ministry of Defense, Israel Shipyards

Defense Ministry launches innovation program for civilians

INNOFENSE is an innovation program for civilian, tech start-ups in the defense industry.

Defense Ministry launches innovation program for civilians

UK soldiers sue after falling 15,800 feet in military aircraft

Saved in the nick of time by a resourceful co-pilot, ten soldiers are suing the UK Ministry of Defense for their near-death experience.

UK soldiers sue after falling 15,800 feet in military aircraft

Defense Ministry: Breakdown of the F-35 deal

In anticipation of Israel's new, advanced F-35 "Adir" fighter jets, the Defense Ministry published a report of what went into the deal.

Defense Ministry: Breakdown of the F-35 deal

40 years after the Entebbe raid: Secret plans revealed

New declassified recordings cast light on plans for rescuing Entebbe hostages

40 years after the Entebbe raid: Secret plans revealed

New app: Embracing Israel's fallen heros all year round

Father of soldier who died during Operation Protective Edge launches new and unique app together with the Ministry of Defense.

New app: Embracing Israel's fallen heros all year round

Six weeks of terror, 19 new disabled veterans

19 soldiers and border police accepted into Ministry of Defense rehabilitative programs since October 1; 594 since last year.

Six weeks of terror, 19 new disabled veterans

Suspected Suicide Bomber In Samaria Was Unarmed

The Jalama crossing, north of Jenin, was shut down after man stopped with what appeared to be explosives; police reveal he was unarmed.

Suspected Suicide Bomber In Samaria Was Unarmed

Tel Aviv Woman Caught Smuggling Arab Illegals in Trunk

Woman with three daughters apprehended crossing checkpoint from Samaria with Arab men in car trunk.

Tel Aviv Woman Caught Smuggling Arab Illegals in Trunk

Plates Arrive at IDF Base Wrapped in Bible Pages

Central Command base soldiers shocked to discover plates wrapped in pages ripped from Bible; Defense Ministry launches investigation.

Plates Arrive at IDF Base Wrapped in Bible Pages

Second Arrow 3 Missile Test Successful

System to counter longer-range, higher-altitude missiles undergoes successful flight test.

Second Arrow 3 Missile Test Successful

Finance to Defense: Buy Israeli Boots or No Budget

Finance Committee meeting determines no budget transfers to Ministry of Defense until pledge to buy Israeli boots, demands deal by weekend.

Finance to Defense: Buy Israeli Boots or No Budget

First ‘Intifada’ Victim: Is Our Blood Less Red?

Victims of terrorism are hurt by decision to remember just soldiers at new memorial. Supreme Court will not intervene.

First ‘Intifada’ Victim: Is Our Blood Less Red?

IDF Chief of Staff Concludes Official Visit to Canada

During visit, Lt. Gen. Gantz discussed global security issues with his Canadian counterparts.

IDF Chief of Staff Concludes Official Visit to Canada

Israel Releases Arrow 3 Photos

Israel's Ministry of Defense released photos of a recent Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system test amid rising tensions with Iran.

Israel Releases Arrow 3 Photos

Defense Ministry to MKs: Pay for Your Own Helicopter

Ministry snubs Knesset members, refuses to provide helicopter, in possible tit-for-tat over funding.

Defense Ministry to MKs: Pay for Your Own Helicopter