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Iran's UN envoy also mistook the exaggerated statements for real and issued a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
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Defense minsiter visits IDF Northern Command HQ, warning that Israel "will not tolerate attacks on it;" IDF chief Gantz says the "north is quiet, strong, and steadfast."
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Ya'alon: Hamas unable to smuggle in industrial weapons from Iran or Libya; Israeli deterrence is in place
Fall of ISIS and Iranian regime would be big successes for West, says defense minister.
Defense minister was speaking at a conference hosted by the Institute of National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
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Defense minister says cabinet did debate the question of re-occupying Gaza, but decided such a step was not necessary.
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Defense minister says Israel should look for a diplomatic process "outside of the box" before withdrawing from West Bank, mentioning new-found strategic interests shared with moderate Arab states.
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The defense minister criticized cabinet members for their vocal opposition to what they perceived as a weak military response to Hamas’ rocket fire.
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Defense minister warns that unity government is presenting a facade that is not truly inclined to peace with Israel.
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PM approved operation before US trip; Israel files complaint to UN Security Council.
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Defense minister tells high school students in Dimona Tehran will be more bold once under the protection of nuclear weapons.
Defense Minister says Iranians have built a terror infrastructure in South America, designed to target Jews, Israelis.
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Defense minister tells Canadian counterpart Robert Nicholson that Iran is involved in every Mideast conflict; says nuke project must be stopped.
Defense minister meets Canadian counterpart as he takes effort to warn against "bad deal" on Iran's nuclear program abroad.
Koolanu no. 2 slams Ya'alon's functioning during Operatin Protective Edge, says he gained only "a tie" with a weak enemy.
Yisrael Beytenu petitions High Court to be allowed to distribute copies of Charlie Hebdo.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon speaks at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Tel Aviv.
"We continue to warn about the bad agreement that is developing with Iran," defense minister says.
Defense Minister Ya'alon criticizes Economy Minister and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett.
Following death of Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper, Ya'alon tells Spain's defense minister Israel is investigating incident, will cooperate with UNIFIL and Spanish officers.
The president said Carter "brings a unique blend of strategic perspective and technical know-how" to the job.
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The decision represents a reversal of an earlier, controversial cost-cutting move to cancel the guards.
Defense minister said that Israel is preparing for the possibility of an additional security escalation.
Defense minister was implicitly criticizing Likud and Bayit Yehudi MKs who entered the Temple Mount complex with police escort.
Defense minister was speaking at the unveiling of the IAI production center that makes the wings for F-35 fighter jets.
Major-general was minor player in Harpaz Affair, which is still hovering over IDF.
Analysis: Heated tone an effort at public diplomacy where other consequences are unavailable.
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Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.
During his visit to Washington, Ya'alon unsuccessfully sought meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State John Kerry and national security advisor Susan Rice.
Hamas runs two headquarters, defense minister says, one in Gaza and one in Istanbul.
Defense minister is scheduled to meet with his American counterpart, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, as well as other military and defense officials in Washington.
Speaking at annual Yom Kippur War memorial in Jerusalem, defense minister warns of threats from far and near; Rivlin says war's failures taught Israel that leaders must be questioned constantly.
State comptroller’s probe of cabinet’s wartime conduct, legality of IDF actions during Protective Edge, continues.
Speaking at Calcalist National Conference in Tel Aviv, the economy minister slams Ya'alon for failing to implement recommendations.
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Defense minister says "special relations" in place between Pentagon and Defense Ministry; says Middle East a tough neighborhood experiencing chronic instability.
The defense minister says that the world powers' only options now are to make no deal or a bad deal.
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Results of public opinion poll sponsored by Ch. 2, to mark 1-year anniversary of new government's swearing-in, similar to 'Post' survey from December.
Activists are inspired by defense minister's criticism of diplomatic path initiated by Kerry.
Ya'alon's purported comments that Kerry is motivated by "messianic feelings" sparks diplomatic incident with US.
Messages scrawled read "Jews wake up" and "Death to Arabs," as well as "Esh Kodesh revenge."
Defense minister lashes out against hate crimes after Jewish vandals torch car, vandalize shop in Palestinian village.
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There is growing anger among Israelis in the south over the fact that promises the security situation would improve have gone unmet.
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Several clashes between IDF and Hamas take place throughout strip; IDF kills terrorist in tunnel; Cabinet allows IDF to call up 16,000 additional reservists.
US secretary of defense speaks with his Israeli counterpart, expresses concern over rising death toll on both sides of conflict; Pentagon chief calls for humanitarian cease-fire to lead to permanent truce.
Sirens heard in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Herzliya, surrounding areas; rocket from Syria lands in Golan Heights; young sisters injured near Beersheba.
Ashdod hit with barrage of rockets in afternoon -Iron Dome intercepts 4, eight-year-old lightly injured.
What Israel has learned from its experiences with small-scale military operations in the past – be they in Lebanon in the ‘80s and ‘90s against Hezbollah, or in Gaza since 2005 against Hamas – is that time is limited.
“We are destroying arms, terrorist infrastructure, command and control systems, and institutions," defense minister says on day 2 of Operation Protective Edge; Palestinian officials say 4 killed in Gaza on Wednesday.
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Netanyahu lays out goals of continued military operation: apprehend murderers, and hit Hamas hard in West Bank and Gaza.
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