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An Iron Dome air-defense battery set near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 14, 2014. Photo by David Buimovitch/Flash90.

One decade since its appearance, Iron Dome has intercepted over 2,500 enemy rockets …...

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Ten years have passed since the Iron Dome air-defense system, produced by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, made its first revolutionary interception of a Gazan rocket in Israeli skies in 2011. Since then the system...
Tanker jet manufactured by Boeing, which the Israeli military will be acquiring. Credit: Boeing.

IDF approves procurement of two KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets

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Israel formally approved plans over the weekend to procure two KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets, the government announced on Monday. The Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) signed by Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. (res.), Mishel Ben-Baruch...
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi (left) and IAF commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin (right) promote 105-year old IAF founding member Alex Ziloni to the rank of colonel, Feb. 19, 2021. Source: IDF Twitter.

105-year-old IAF founding member promoted to colonel

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Israel’s top military brass was on hand Friday for the promotion of Alex Ziloni, 105, to the rank of colonel in honor of his “many decades of dedication to the State of Israel,” the...
Palestinian children cheer during an event organized by UNICEF to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in eastern Jerusalem. 2009. Credit: Mohamar Awad/Flash90.

NGO Monitor: EU funding campaign to trigger UN sanctions against IDF

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Palestinian and international NGOs, funded by European governments and working in tandem with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have launched a campaign seeking to trigger U.N. sanctions against the Jewish state,...
IDF forces demolish the living quarters of Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Cabha on Feb. 10, 2021. Credit: IDF.

IDF demolishes home of terrorist who murdered Esther Horgen

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Two floors of a home in the Palestinian village of Tura Al-Gharbiya that served as living quarters for Muhammad Cabha, who confessed to the murder of 52-year-old Israeli mother of six Esther Horgen near Tal Menashe in...
Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, chief of IDF Military Intelligence, at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies, in Tel Aviv, on Jan. 28, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

New Israeli intelligence-gathering methods see ‘dramatic improvement’ in results

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New methods employed by the Israel Defense Forces’ intelligence-gathering units have led to greater success rates, Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, the commander of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate (MID), revealed recently. In a new periodical...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

IDF: Iran can enrich enough uranium for a bomb within four months

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Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within two years and Hezbollah will not seek an all-out war, according to the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate’s annual threat-assessment report, which was made public on Tuesday. The report,...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits the Israel-Lebanon border, on Nov. 17, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel’s defense minister: Lebanese government must assume responsibility for Hezbollah

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Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Monday that “Israel will not hesitate to act” to defend itself against Iran or its proxies near Israel’s northern border. Gantz made the remarks during a memorial ceremony...
Gab Ashkenazi on Feb. 19, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

In latest call, Ashkenazi and Blinken discuss ‘outrageous’ ICC ruling

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Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Monday, where he thanked Blinken for American support in the wake of the International Criminal Court’s decision to open a...
An airstrike in Syria on June 24, 2020. Source: Twitter/Majd Fahd.

Syria demands UNSC take ‘immediate’ action following alleged Israeli strike

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The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Thursday demanded that the United Nations Security Council take “firm and immediate” action in the wake of missile strikes on Syrian targets allegedly carried out by Israel on Wednesday...