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Israel's Military Say Troops Opened Fire At Infiltrators From Lebanon

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese soldier was wounded on Sunday after Israeli soldiers opened fire near the border between the two countries, Lebanon's milit...

Israel Ramps Up Gaza Ground Invasion Even Further

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

* Palestinians say 345 killed in fighting; 7 Israelis dead * Israel says half of Hamas's rockets used or destroyed * U.N...

Israel Invades Gaza Because It Can

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

There will be no peace, for now, as Gaza is turned into an abattoir, to collectively punish Gazans for supporting Hamas. Israel, as any nation, has a right to defend itself, but it confuses offense with defense. It is on the offensive in Gaza.

Hares Boys Anniversary Still Worries Global Activists

Elischia Fludd | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

March 15 was the one-year anniversary of the arrest and detention of five Palestinian boys from Hares accused of attempted murder by way of stone throwing. The Hares Boys are a symbol of oppressed youth under occupation rule.

Israel Passes Law To Draft Ultra-Orthodox Into Military

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers passed a contentious law on Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, the culmination of a ...

IsraelI Army To End Use Of Hugely Controversial Weapon

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's army says it will soon halt its use of white phosphorous shells after years of international criticism for using the incendiary ...

Hagel: U.S. Committed To Israel's Military Superiority

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and impr...

Israel: Drones To Replace Aircraft Eventually

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield...

Israeli Women Soldiers Have 'Right Stuff' For Border Watch

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

By Dan Williams ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN BORDER, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Breaking cover from a lookout point disguised as a dune, four soldiers sto...

The New Goliath

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


U.S. Top General In Israel To Oversee Military Drills

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The American military chief is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill between the two countries. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair...

Israel Deploys Missile Defense Following Drone Mystery

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel has deployed a missile defense battery in a main city near the Lebanese border, the military said Tuesday, two days after war...

Israeli Jets Fly Over South Lebanon After Drone Incident

AP | ZEINA KARAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Israeli warplanes swooped low over Lebanese villages Sunday in a menacing show of force apparently aimed at the Hezbollah guerrilla group af...

Israel Flaunts Its Only Co-Ed Combat Unit

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- A deadly shootout last week along Israel's border with Egypt has shined a spotlight on Israel's only mixed female and male combat unit, g...

Israel Upgrades Arrow Missile Defense

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has upgraded its top-tier Arrow II missile defense, a Defense Ministry official confirmed Sunday, as the country girds for possibl...

Draft Exemption For Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Expire

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 1 (Reuters) - An Israeli law that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students from military service expired on Wednesday under a ...

Thousands Of Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest In Jerusalem

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested Monday in Jerusalem against attempts to draft members of the cloistered community into the Isr...

Army: Rocket Hit Southern Israel Overnight

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Two rockets crashed into open desert areas in southern Israel, the military said Saturday, causing no damage or injuries. It was no...

Israel Military Weekly In Hot Water After Publishing Report On Soldiers As Drag Queens

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Gay Voices

JERUSALEM -- An article about off-duty soldiers in Israel doubling as drag queens has gotten the Israeli military's magazine into trouble. The milita...

Step In The Right Direction: Israel To Clear Land Mines

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense ministry says it will soon begin clearing thousands of mines in southern Israel. In a statement Sunday, defense officia...

Israel Prepares To Take In Syrian Refugees

AP | By DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's military chief says the country is readying to take in Syrian refugees should Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime fall. Lt. ...

Israel And U.S. To Stage Major Defense Drill

AP | By IAN DEITCH | Posted 03.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military is gearing up together with U.S. forces for a major missile defense exercise, the Israeli military announced Thursda...

12 Jewish Extremists Banned From West Bank

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said Thursday it has banned 12 Jewish extremists from entering the West Bank for three to nine months because they a...

Three Myths of Israel's Insecurity and Why They Must Be Debunked

Ira Chernus | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

U.S. opinion-shapers have created an indelible image of Israel as a deeply insecure nation. That image is a major, if often overlooked, factor that has shaped Washington's policies in the Middle East.

Israel Warns Of Military Retaliation If Palestinian Rockets Continue

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister is warning Gaza militants of a military retaliation if they resume firing rockets at southern Israeli communities...