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IDF destroys major Hamas assets, as rocket barrage challenges air defenses
The Israeli Air Force struck 160 Hamas assets and Islamic Jihad targets, including “four unique strategic assets,” says IDF • Hamas TV station, intelligence and internal security headquarters leveled • IDF: Air defenses cannot offer hermetic protection.
Failure to bolster deterrence may take heavy toll
Israel has no strategic solution to the Gaza situation, and is busy putting out tactical fires. The desire to avoid another war is legitimate, but it is also dangerous considering the prolonged erosion in Israeli deterrence.
Hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel amid renewed tensions
The Israel Defense Forces said it has also launched strikes against terror targets in Gaza.
Israelis mourn loss of special-forces soldier killed in Gaza operation gone awry
“I bow my head in sadness at the loss of Lt. Col. M., a glorious fighter who fell during an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “The day will come when we can tell of all his valor. The citizens of Israel owe him an enormous debt.”
Israel hits Hamas targets after rocket launched on Israel
Among the eight sites in Gaza struck by the Israeli Air Force were a training camp, weapons’ storage facility and military compound belonging to Hamas.
Report: Israel, Saudi Arabia poised to ink Iron Dome sale
Washington is playing a key role in mediating the sale of advanced rocket defense system to Riyadh, Gulf-based media reports • Deal expected to be finalized by December • Saudi source says deal could open door to future military agreements between nations.
Trump approves largest-ever aid package to Israel, sets up showdown with Turkey over F-35s
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a bipartisan measure honoring a decade-long memorandum of understanding between America and Israel, giving $3.8 billion annually to the Jewish state, while also temporarily blocking the U.S. delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
Israel’s newest air-defense system makes its debut
David’s Sling is designed to shoot down an array of threats: heavy rockets, cruise missiles, drones, short-range ballistic missiles and evasive airborne threats that maneuver as they fly.
Iron Dome serves Israel well, attested to by downed projectiles and grateful residents
Crews sprang into action, intercepting mortar shells headed to Israel’s southern areas to save lives, many of them putting their training into practice for the first time in their military service.
Romania buys rights from Israel to produce Iron Dome
In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce their own air-defense systems.
Israel sells sea-borne version of Iron Dome defense system to Romanian contractor
The deal signed on May 16 is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Iron Dome missile defense voted top Israeli invention
The winner of Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry contest, which ranked the greatest Israeli inventions of all time, was the Iron Dome missile-defense system, followed by Waze international navigation, drip irrigation and Disk On Key data storage.
Hamas drill sets off massive Iron Dome barrage; false alarms, border secure
The launch set off a wave of missile-warning sirens in communities in southern Israel, and tanks fired at two Hamas positions in Gaza.
To prep for possible Mideast war, U.S. and Israel join in sweeping missile-defense training
The Juniper Cobra 18 exercise, held since 2001, practices the rapid deployment of American air-defense units and equipment to Israel from Europe in the event of armed conflict.