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Israel's Iconic Iron Dome: General Danny Gold, Father

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.

2039: In 2027, Israel's IDF Destroys Iran's Nuclear Capability

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

John Nicholson | Posted 06.18.2016 | Travel
John Nicholson

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.

Gaza Now! 8.15.2014

Orna Guralnik PsyD | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Orna Guralnik PsyD

The Arab-Israeli conflict has been there my whole life, but this latest war has been more destabilizing than any other, disrupting any effort to manufacture the illusion of individuality, the illusion that we are not only subjects of history and nationhood.

Sam Levine

New York Politicians Scramble For Shelter During Rocket Attack In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) quickly found shelter after Hamas rockets were fired at a town near Gaza that the...

Why I Support President Obama

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

My view may not have been so different from that of Maureen Dowd, who once wrote that President Obama had to look deep into his soul to determine who he was. In her view, he emerged with the realization that he was Barry, president of the Harvard Law Review.

Congress Approves $225 Million For Israeli 'Iron Dome' System

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system on Friday...

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the...

'Large Amounts' Of Iron Dome Tech Stolen By Hackers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

Sometime between October 2011 and August 2012, a digital attack permitted access to sensitive technical data regarding Israel's "Iron Dome" defense sy...

I Guess I'm Not OK

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

Last night I lost it. It's been a long time since I felt helpless, panicked, visceral fear. The war, in an instant of a second, became personal and tangible and even more horrifying and terrifying.

Israel's Iron Dome

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The Iron Dome is built around three basic elements: radar, a missile firing unit and a battle management/weapon control system. After initially detecting a rocket launch, the Iron Dome monitors the rocket's path, analyzes the threat and calculates the point of impact.

When Rockets Fall in Israel

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

Hamas is fighting an enemy that does not exist. They have destroyed the opportunity of a generation of Gazans to grow up without war. They have crushed their own people's progress, their education, their achievements and their chance for dignified road to statehood.

A Tale of Two Pictures: Before and After an Iron Dome Alert

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

Words just don't cut it when describing what it's like to be caught outdoors when an incoming missile alert siren sounds.

Gaza: The Consequences of Voting While Muslim

John Feffer | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments.

What It's Like to Live in Israel Right Now

Rachel Baruch | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Rachel Baruch

I'm at the beach when the first siren goes off. My instinct is to ignore it -- I'm in Tel Aviv, which Hamas' rockets cannot reach, as I've spent the week reassuring my friends and family.

Laura Goldman

Israeli Ambassador: We Are Not Imposing 'Collective Punishment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Goldman | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Israel's ongoing bombing of Gaza is not "collective punishment" of Palestinians, the Israeli ambassador to the United States told The Huffington Post,...

Assessing President Obama's Trip

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Now that President Obama is on his way back from his trip to the Middle East, its potential impact can be assessed. All in all it was a success, despite some pitfalls.

What the North Korean Missile Interceptors Are Really All About

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The announcement last week by Defense Secretary Hagel that the U.S. will, over the coming months, deploy additional anti-ballistic missile interceptors in Alaska and on America's west coast is not really what it is being portrayed as.

How Israel's Iron Dome Is Also Saving Palestinian Lives

Dan Rather | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Dan Rather

In 2008, Israel responded with a brutal aerial bombardment and ground invasion that left more than 1,000 Palestinians dead. November's conflict left about 150 Palestinians dead. How do you explain the stark difference in the death toll?

Defense Needs Big Cuts, but Missile Defense Isn't the Place

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While the Pentagon budget is long overdue for much-needed spending cuts, policy-makers looking for places to trim would be short-sighted if they don't recognize the need for an effective missile defense.

Lessons of the Gaza War

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.22.2013 | World
Steven L. Spiegel

Now that the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has begun to take effect (at least for now), it's time to begin to assess the outcome of the war, and where we go from here.

Iron Dome Shootdowns Cost Israel $25-$30 Million

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Israel's Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fight...

Lucia Graves

John McCain: Bill Clinton Should Negotiate Peace In Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain suggested on Sunday that the White House should send former President Bill Clinton to spearhead peace talks between Israelis and Pale...

WATCH: Israeli Anti-Missile Defense Intercepts Rockets Mid-Air

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, amateur footage of rocket attacks has begun to surface on the Internet. This video allegedly s...