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Was a golden opportunity for a prisoner exchange missed?

Document reveals "top-secret, classified" details of meeting of senior security chiefs immediately following Operation Protective Edge.

Was a golden opportunity for a prisoner exchange missed?

Deceptive quiet: IDF prepares for conflict with Gaza

Six years after Operation Protective Edge, the IDF remains vigilant and constantly prepares for the next round of fighting with Hamas.

Deceptive quiet: IDF prepares for conflict with Gazaplayer

Senior commander on Lebanese border says Hezbollah is 'not eager to engage'

Ro'i Levy speaks with Arutz Sheva 20 years after the withdrawal of IDF forces from Lebanon.

Hezbollah 'not eager to engage' says senior commander

Goldin family to Netanyahu, Bennett: "Stop goodwill gestures to Gaza'

Parents of Hadar Goldin, (H"YD) killed during Operation Protective Edge, said the gov't had missed opportunities.

Goldin family to Netanyahu: 'Stop goodwill gestures to Gaza'

Bennett reads out embarrassing Blue and White quotes from Protective Edge in Knesset

Blue and White heads exit Knesset plenum as DM reads protocols that include unintelligible Gantz statement under pressure of Gaza operation.

Bennett reads out embarrassing B&W quotes from Protective Edgeplayer

Netanyahu: 'Benny Gantz, shame on you'

PM to Gantz: 'You were proud that you endangered Golani soldiers for Palestinians; aren't you ashamed to make politics out of security?'

Netanyahu: 'Benny Gantz, shame on you'

'We want quiet but prepare for battle'

President and PM participate in annual memorial for Protective Edge fallen. PM: We're committed to bringing back Shaul, Goldin, civilians.

'We want quiet but prepare for battle'

'Gantz did lend a certain legitimacy to the event'

Joint memorial concert organizer for Israeli and Arab Protective Edge dead: 'Gantz's presence was sort of anecdote that legitimized event'

'Gantz did lend a certain legitimacy to the event'

Why doesn’t Netanyahu implement his own war principles against terror?

Why doesn’t Netanyahu implement his own war principles against terror?

Officer requests male soldier and crosses Haaretz

Golan Formation Commander Col. Avinoam Emunah explained inconvenience serving with woman, receives male replacement.

Officer requests male soldier and crosses Haaretzplayer

'Our war is not over'

Father of soldier who suffered brain damage in Operation Protective Edge describes the long road to recovery. Every day G-d gives us a gift'

'Our war is not over'

'Protective Edge isn't over'

Bereaved families hold solidarity and support event with Shaul and Goldin families, fighting to bring sons back from Gaza.

'Protective Edge isn't over'

'Big chance of large-scale Gaza operation'

Minister Erdan rejects observation deterrence is lost, says Israel may have to launch larger operation. 'There may be no choice.'

'Big chance of large-scale Gaza operation'

'A huge hole opens up in your heart'

Lieutenant David Sarel misses his brother, Major Benaya Sarel, killed in Operation Protective Edge. 'Could have been our last conversation.'

'A huge hole opens up in your heart'player

'It is very likely that Hezbollah has dug tunnels into Israel'

Geologist and former adviser to the IDF COS speaks to Arutz Sheva about the tunnel threat, past and present.

'It is very likely that Hezbollah has dug tunnels into Israel'

'State Comptroller adopted a childish approach'

The former head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, Amos Yadlin, criticized Comptroller's report on Protective Edge campaign.

'State Comptroller adopted a childish approach'

Op-Ed: Bereavement and politics - the cynicism of media analysts

Only idiots who supported the Oslo Accords could say we had political options to deal with Hamas.

Op-Ed: Bereavement and politics - the cynicism of media analysts

Dichter: 'Don't shell IDF commanders'

Army Intel head appears before Foreign Affairs and Defense committee; MK Dichter calls not to attack IDF officers on background of report.

Dichter: 'Don't shell IDF commanders'player

'Destruction of tunnels prevented mass-casualty attack'

Bennett on report verifying role in tunnel destruction: 'Strategic mass-casualty simultaneous attack from dozens of tunnels prevented.'

'Destruction of tunnels prevented mass-casualty attack'player

'Bennett showed leadership; Netanyahu did not speak truth'

MK Lapid: 'Report states explicitly Netanyahu's Israel not ready for operation.' National Union's 'Bennett showed remarkable leadership'.

'Bennett showed leadership; Netanyahu did not speak truth'

Goldin family criticizes 'ruckus' over Comptroller's report

The parents of fallen IDF soldier Hadar Goldin criticize 'political ruckus' greeting publication of Protective Edge campaign report.

Goldin family criticizes 'ruckus' over Comptroller's report

'The IDF is dear to all of us, we don't need mudslinging'

Dr. Haim Shine, legal philosophy expert, says publication of State Comptroller's report on Protective Edge causes more harm than good.

'The IDF is dear to all of us, we don't need mudslinging'

'Comptroller overstepped authority in Protective Edge report'

Jewish Home MK says terror tunnels were known prior to 2014 Gaza op, adds Bennett urged action against them.

'Comptroller overstepped authority in Protective Edge report'

PM: Tunnel threat was presented in its full magnitude

Netanyahu rejects allegations he concealed tunnel threat; presents counter-quotes from cabinet protocols.

PM: Tunnel threat was presented in its full magnitude

Protective Edge cabinet meeting transcripts partially revealed

'Response to murder of 3 youths has been weak, disgraceful' said Bennett ahead of 2014 Gaza war, slamming Yaalon over restrained response.

Protective Edge cabinet meeting transcripts partially revealed

Will Protective Edge report be publicized?

Sub-committee of Knesset's Auditing Committee to discuss whether to publish parts of the Comptroller's report referring to Security Cabinet.

Will Protective Edge report be publicized?

Protective Edge victim Hagai Ben Ari laid to rest

Major Hagai Ben Ari (32) mortally wounded during Protective Edge campaign in 2014, who died Tuesday, laid to rest in the Golan Heights

Protective Edge victim Hagai Ben Ari laid to rest

Watch: IDF Southern Command simulates terrorist infiltration

The IDF Southern Command in coordination with police and emergency bodies conducted a simulation of various terrorist infiltrations.

Watch: IDF Southern Command simulates terrorist infiltrationplayer

Former 'hilltop youth' opens mechina

Former 'hilltop youth' founds mechina to honor comrade who fell in Operation Protective Edge.

Former 'hilltop youth' opens mechina

Netanyahu asks State Comptroller for hearing.

Prime Minister Netanyahu requested a second hearing before the State Comptroller publishes his reports on the Gaza tunnels.

Netanyahu requests hearing before Comptroller's report

MK Lavie: State responsible for wounded soldier

MK Lavie calls on Defense Ministry to cut red tape and build ramp so that wounded soldier can finally go home.

MK Lavie: State should take responsibility for wounded soldier

Hamas terrorist charged with undermining security

20-year-old Hamas member indicted for participating in training and military activities, involvement in operation Protective Edge.

Hamas terrorist charged with undermining public security

Wounded soldier's family criticizes Liberman

After meeting with Defense Minister Liberman, Yehuda Hayisraeli's family said that "We came with great hopes but our hopes were dashed".

Wounded soldier's family criticizes Liberman's 'insensitivity'

Did Turkey help terrorists fire rockets at Israel?

Wikileaks website reveals emails in which sources close to Turkish president instruct on how to best conceal rockets from Israeli jets.

Did Turkey help Gaza terrorists fire rockets at Israel?

French company sued for selling to Israel

Family sues Exxelia Technologies for selling drone missile component to Israel. Plaintiffs say Israel killed three children with it in 2014.

Palestinian family sues French company for selling to Israel

Bereaved parents welcome baby before Memorial Day

Fallen soldier's mother gives birth hours before start of Memorial Day. She describes the combination of joy and loss.

Bereaved parents welcome new baby shortly before Memorial Day

Protective Edge casualty released from hospital

IDF soldier critically injured in Operation Protective Edge leaves hospital after year and a half of recovery.

Soldier wounded in Protective Edge released from hospital

Ban Ki-moon accused of war crimes

A writer in Haaretz, of all places, says UN chief is to blame for Hamas's firing rockets from inside UN facilities.

Ban Ki-moon accused of war crimes

Hamas Demands UN Secretary-General Resign

Hamas spokesperson says he should resign for accepting 'false' Israeli narrative about kidnapped IDF soldier Hadar Goldin.

Hamas Demands UN Secretary-General Resign for Believing Israel

The JCPA Report: Refuting the UN Report on the 2014 Gaza War

The JCPA Report: Refuting the UN Report on the 2014 Gaza Warplayer