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30 Gaza-area preschools to be reinforced against rocket attacks

30 Gaza-area preschools to be reinforced against rocket attacks

List of preschools and towns to be reinforced with additional shelters is approved by Defense Ministry.

Grenade thrown at home of senior Defense Ministry officialplayer

Grenade thrown at home of senior Defense Ministry official

Police investigating after grenade is thrown at the home of a senior Defense Ministry official in Sderot.

US will sell Israel 12 new helicopters, two tankers

US will sell Israel 12 new helicopters, two tankers

Israel's Defense Min. signs an agreement with US gov't to acquire 12 Lockheed Martin CH-53K helicopters, 2 Boeing KC-46 refueling aircraft.

Israel-Gaza border barrier completedplayer

Israel-Gaza border barrier completed

After 3.5 years of construction, the Israel-Gaza border barrier is now complete

Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Project to safeguard northern residents takes off

Defense Ministry, IDF, work to add bomb shelters to 21 towns along Israel's northern border.

Israel approves residency for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

Israel approves residency status for 4,000 Palestinian Authority Arabs

With Defense Ministry's approval, thousands of PA Arabs receive Israeli residency status.

SIBAT to participate in Washington exhibition after 2-year break

SIBAT to participate in Washington exhibition after two-year break

Israeli Defense Min. to present series of defense industries in National Pavilion at AUSA Exhibition in Washington, Ministry spokesman says.

IDF medical staff to provide home-care to relieve hospitals

IDF medical staff to boost hospital services to home-care patients

Mild COVID cases to be transferred to home care, with medical teams making home visits, in order to take pressure off hospitals.

First  'SIBAT Pavilion' since COVID

First 'SIBAT Pavilion' since COVID

International Defense Cooperation Directorate to participate in Defense Exhibition Athens. “We welcome opportunity to restart activities."

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible - within 2 weeks

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible expected within 2 weeks

Provision of construction permit has been waiting for Defense Minister's signature, letter from top aide says.

The IDF's new heavy life helicopter: The Lockheed Martin CH53Kplayer

The IDF's new heavy life helicopter: The Lockheed Martin CH53K

The CH53K helicopter will be the IDF's new assault transport helicopter, replacing the Yasur.

Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs

Following government approval of IDF acquisition plan, Defense Ministry begins constructing procurement programs.

IDF Radio signs off?

IDF Radio to be removed from Ministry of Defense?

Defense Minister Gantz intends to cut the station out of the Defense Ministry.

Israel and US test 'Arrow 2' missile interception system

Israel and US test 'Arrow 2' missile interception system

Defense Ministry and Missile Defense Agency conduct a joint test of the Arrow 2 missile interception system.

The goal was accomplished - and they're coming home

'Goal is to offer technological ability to test for coronavirus within seconds'

Israeli COVID-19 research delegation to India completed its mission, is returning to Israel in the coming days.

World's heaviest aircraft lands in Israel for first timeplayer

World's heaviest aircraft lands in Israel for first time

Plane brought United States Army trucks to Israel that will be used by Iron Dome systems purchased by US military.

Farmers vs Iron Dome

Kibbutz farmers vs the Defense Ministry and the Iron Dome

Southern kibbutz sues Defense Ministry for compensation after farmers banned from working in fields.

'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

'Ofek 16' satellite successfully launched into space

“Ofek 16” is an electro-optical reconnaissance satellite with advanced capabilities.

Defense Minister orders military preparations for sovereignty

Defense Minister Benny Gantz orders military preparations for sovereignty

IDF Chief of Staff instructed to expedite military preparations for coming political steps, even appointing project manager on his behalf.

Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come backplayer

Bennett: Iran leaving Syria, but could come back if Israel let's up

Outgoing Defense Minister Naftali Bennett holds ceremony to mark turnover of ministry to Benny Gantz.

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Gantz first day: Amir Eshel named next Defense Ministry director

Eshel will replace outgoing Defense Ministry director-general Udi Adam.

Defense Ministry COVID-19 procurement operation concludes

Defense Ministry COVID-19 procurement operation concludes

Israel Defense Ministry Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP) concludes month-and-a-half since launch of procurement operation.

23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

23,816 IDF casualties from 1860 and until today

Since last Memorial Day, 42 people have been added to the list of fallen soldiers.

Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

Smotrich: Returning travelers to be isolated in 'coronavirus hotels'

At urgent meeting, ministers decide to allow 'rescue' flights into Israel, but place all arrivals in 'coronavirus hotels' for 14 days.

Israeli Defense Ministry manufactures 63 more ventilatorsplayer

Israeli Defense Ministry manufactures 63 more ventilators

"The State of Israel is developing independent capabilities in its fight against COVID-19", DM Bennett says.

Radar system to be used to monitor patients’ vital signs

Radar system with electro-optical sensors will be used to monitor patients’ vital signs

Team led by Defense Ministry develops system to allow doctors to monitor patients’ vital signs from a safe distance, minimizing contact.

Defense Ministry to rent 20 more hotels for coronavirus patients

Defense Ministry to rent 20 more hotels for coronavirus patients

Defense Ministry puts out call for hotels to submit proposals, offer solutions for housing thousands of Israelis returning from abroad.

'Together we will overcome the crisis'

DM Bennett: 'Together we will overcome the coronavirus crisis'

Defense Ministry establishes multidisciplinary emergency response team to address coronavirus pandemic.

Defense Ministry purchases 50m worth of supplies for coronavirus

Defense Ministry purchases 50m worth of supplies for possible coronavirus outbreak

Defense Min. launches expedited procurement of medical equipment.

Report: Liberman gave haredim exemptions from army

Report: During Liberman's time in Defense Ministry, haredim were given easy exemptions

False medical exemptions were given to haredim, & sons of prominent haredim received easy exemptions, when Liberman was DM, report says.

Death of Palestinian Arab recognized as hostile act

Death of Palestinian Arab in rock attack recognized as hostile act

Death of Aisha Rabi, who was killed when her vehicle was hit by rocks allegedly thrown by Jews, recognized as act of hostility.

Israel unveils breakthrough in laser technology

Israel unveils breakthrough in laser technology

Defense Ministry reveals new technologies for interception of rockets, mortars, UAVs, and other long-range attacks.

A decade of defenseplayer

Ministry of Defense 2010-2019 in photos

Defense Ministry recounts technical achievements of each year of the past decade.

DM Bennett: Applying sovereignty, on the ground

Defense Minister: Changing process for building approval 'a step in the right direction'

Defense Minister aims to shorten process for approval of construction in Judea, Samaria. 'Procedural sovereignty only.'

Bennett appoints Defense Ministry adviser on settlement affairs

Bennett appoints Defense Ministry adviser on settlement affairs

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett's first appointment is Moshe Frucht, as legal adviser for settlement affairs in the Defense Ministry.

Dichter appointed Deputy Defense Minister

Dichter appointed Deputy Defense Minister

Former Shin Bet chief to serve as deputy to Netanyahu. "I thank the Prime Minister for his trust".

An end to land discrimination against Jews in Judea and Samaria?

An end to land discrimination against Jews in Judea and Samaria?

Defense Ministry submits opinion to undo Jordanian law forbidding purchase of land in Judea and Samaria by Jews as private individuals.

'Many countries' interested in Israeli anti-drone systems

'Many countries' interested in Israeli anti-drone systems

Defense Ministry completes preparations for opening of Israel National Pavilion at London's renowned International Exhibition.

Defense Ministry refuses compensation for Dafna Meir's family

Defense Ministry refuses compensation for Dafna Meir's family

Defense Ministry says funds seized from family of murderer of Dafna Meir cannot be used to pay compensation imposed by court.

Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Judea and Samaria defense budget still held up

Dozens of security projects on hold as dispute between Defense, Finance Ministries preventing release of NIS 45 million in defense spending.