Defense


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Europe
A Russian Iskander-M missile launcher parades through Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, on May 7, 2022.

Germany considers buying missile defense system from Israel or US

'The Israelis and the Americans possess such systems. Which one do we prefer?'

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Defense
Israel Defense Forces soldiers during urban warfare training.

Behind the scenes look at IDF urban warfare training

'Little Gaza' prepares Israeli soldiers for different scenarios during West Bank operations

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Defense
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, (L), gets an update on Rafael's under-development Magen Or laser defense system, Haifa, June 1, 2022.

Report: Israel aims to transfer laser tech to Saudis

Government will seek US permission to sell Iron Beam to Saudi Arabia, UAE during Biden's visit next month

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Defense
An Israeli soldier during a night military operation in the West Bank on June 28, 2022.

Palestinian gunman killed after firing at Israeli troops in Jenin

Israeli forces arrested 13 wanted persons throughout the West Bank on Tuesday night

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Defense
The border fence between Israel and Lebanon as seen from Misgav Am in northern Israel, on August 27, 2019.

Israel to reinforce northern homes amid Hezbollah threat

Some 30 percent of Israeli citizens did not have access to functioning bomb shelters near their homes in 2020

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Levant & Turkey
A general view shows the tank (L) that fell while being transported, causing a toxic gas leak in Jordan's Aqaba port on June 27, 2022.

Israel offers Jordan aid following toxic gas blast at Port of Aqaba

'As we’ve told our friends in Jordan, the Israeli defense establishment is ready to assist with any effort'

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Defense
Des soldats de Tsahal lors de raids nocturnes en Cisjordanie, le 27 juin 2022

Two Palestinians killed during anti-terrorist operation in West Bank

17 Palestinians suspected of terrorist activities were arrested overnight

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US / Canada
US President Joe Biden (R) speaks next to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during the G7 leaders' summit in Elmau Castle, Germany, on June 26, 2022.

US to announce purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine this week - reports

Kyiv will receive advanced medium to long range surface-to-air-missile defense system

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Defense
View of the border between Israel and Lebanon, on October 15, 2021.

Report: Hezbollah erects 15 new observation posts along Israel border

IDF accuses the terrorist group of hiding behind an environmentalist NGO

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Defense
Israeli President Isaac Herzog at  a conference at the President's House on June 21, 2022 in Jerusalem.

Israel's Herzog says country works '24/7' to protect its citizens

'Iran sends its long arms of terror into Israel, our borders and to other countries,' says Herzog

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Defense
Le chef d'état-major israélien Aviv Kochavi après une réunion avec le ministre israélien de la Défense Benny Gantz au quartier général du commandement central de Tsahal à Jérusalem, le 30 mars 2022

Israel’s DM pushes to appoint new army chief before elections

Gantz has three top generals shortlisted for the position

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Defense
Construction of a new security barrier in the northern West Bank, June 21, 2022.

Israel begins building 28-mile long West Bank security barrier

Nearly 30-foot-tall barrier replacing security fence that was built 20 years ago

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Defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on June 14, 2022.

Israel says it's building regional air defense alliance under US

Gantz said cooperation between Israel and US-aligned Arab states is already underway

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Iran & Eastern States
Members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps taking part in military exercises in an undisclosed location in Iran, on December 22, 2021.

Iran blames ‘industrial sabotage’ for death of defense engineer in Parchin

Engineer Ehsan Ghadbeigi was found dead in May 2022

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Society
Disabled veteran IDF soldiers and their assistants protest outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, on March 29, 2016.

Army veteran makes first public appearance since setting himself on fire as a protest

'I am living proof that innovation saves lives'

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Defense
Israeli soldiers dug behind concrete shields in the southern Israeli community of Netiv Asara, May 12, 2021.

Gunfire from Gaza hits Israeli home, no casualties

Incident comes hours after Israel conducted retaliatory strikes against targets in Gaza

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US / Canada
Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo in his office at the Treasury Department in Washington, the United States, on April 12, 2022.

More cyber threats in wake of Russia's invasion, US warns

Moscow denies Western allegations of its involvement in recent cyber attacks

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Israel
Palestinians walk past a mural for Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on May 16, 2022.

IDF probe into Abu Akleh death 'rules out deliberate assassination'

Israel slams Palestinians for refusal to share access to bullet

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Society
Israeli soldiers seen mourning at the funeral of Max Steinberg, a Golani brigade sharpshooter enlisted in the IDF in December 2012. Steinberg, originally from Los Angeles, California, was a lone soldier killed in action when the Golani Brigade operated in the Gaza Strip.  Mt Herzl, in Jerusalem, on July 23, 2014.

The Israeli charity tending to the souls of the nation's soldiers

'It took me more than 10 years to admit that I suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder'

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Ukraine - Russia War
An US soldier works at a Multiple Launch Rocket System during the demonstration of the reload procedures at the military training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on March 4, 2020.

White House announces $1b weapons aid package for Ukraine

Aid package to include anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, rounds for howitzers

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Defense
Israeli soldiers work on tanks in Israel's Golan Heights near the border with Syria, not far from Lebanon border, on July 28, 2020.

Israel presents new robotic combat vehicle raising questions about AI security

The MRCV vehicle operates autonomously and can release a drone

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Palestinian Territories
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers patrol at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the West Bank, on May 11, 2021.

Israeli forces arrest 12 Palestinians in night raid across West Bank

Security officers were met with gunfire and stones in Nablus

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Defense
Israeli infantry soldiers gather next to tanks and an armoured personnel carrier near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, on August 16, 2020.

Israeli army to hold military drills near Gaza border this week

The army said explosions could be heard in communities in the area

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Defense
Le chef d'état-major israélien Aviv Kochavi après une réunion avec le ministre israélien de la Défense Benny Gantz au quartier général du commandement central de Tsahal à Jérusalem, le 30 mars 2022

Israeli army chief warns of overwhelming force in next war with Hezbollah

'We will deal very big strikes in the war, but we will warn the residents and allow them to leave the areas'