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When Rockets Fall in Israel

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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' | 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,...

Palestinian Death Toll Hits 172

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the first time it encountered an unma...

Iron Dome: Israel's Game-Changer

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza...

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.