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Israel Deploys Missile Defense Near Jerusalem

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the outskirts of Jerusalem. Associated Press video foot...

Israel Deploys 'Iron Dome' In Preparation For Syria Strike

AP | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the Tel Aviv area. With the U.S. threatening to...

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Launched At Israel Town

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Tuesday shot down a rocket launched from neighboring Egypt toward a popular Red Sea resort, and an al-Qaida-...

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.

New Israeli Defense System Could Shoot Down Iranian Missiles

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sen...

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 | 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...

A Closer Look At Israel's Iron Dome System

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- In four days of fighting against Gaza-based militants, Israel has used a missile-defense system called "Iron Dome" to intercept rockets f...

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...

Southern Israel: Rockets, Miracles and the Iron Dome

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

Southern Israel has been dealing with a rain of rockets recently, as days and nights have been punctuated by a growing number of sirens and rocket explosions.

The U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act

Renee Parsons | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

The day before Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney began his recent 36-hour swing through Israel, President Obama was signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act in the Oval Office with representatives of AIPAC in attendance.

President Obama Is a Friend of Israel

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

If past is prologue, Americans -- both Jews and non-Jews -- devoted to and concerned about Israel can vote to reelect President Obama in November with an absolutely clear conscience.

Some Lessons From the Latest Gaza Confrontation

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

The latest confrontation between Israel and Iranian-backed terrorists in the Gaza Strip seems to be coming to an end. So what are some of the lessons from this episode?

Gaza Rocket Attacks Shake Israel's Metropolitan Areas

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

On the same day that the Sheetrit family's home was struck by rocket shrapnel, an Ashkelon man, Moshe Ami, a father of four, was killed in a rocket attack on his way home.

A Letter to Progressive U.S. Jews: These Are Your People

Bradley Burston | Posted 06.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

There is much more that our people, progressive American Jews, can and should do to demonstrate humanist concern on this side of the border.

Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus, Israel Retaliates

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck a school bus in southern Israel Thursday, wounding two people, one of them critical...

Israel Rocket Defense Shield Deployed For First Time Against Gaza Rockets

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel deployed its newly developed "Iron Dome" rocket defense system for the first time Friday to defend its southern communities f...

Israel: Missile Defense System Ready To Go... See Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JERUSALEM -- A system that can shoot down incoming rockets has passed its last tests and will be ready for deployment in a few months, Israel's D...

US Says Israel Rocket Shield Will Work

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A U.S.-backed rocket shield is on track to protect Israeli towns against rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, a senior State Departm...

Obama Asks Congress To Approve $205 Million In Aid For Israel Rocket Defense

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve $205 million to help Israel speed up deployment of a new short-range rocket defen...

Israel's Anti-Rocket System Test Successful

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel has successfully tested a high-tech system designed to protect civilians from rocket attacks by militant groups in Gaza and s...