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Defense Ministry: Upgrades for Iron Dome's operational capabilities a success

New upgrades are designed to expand and improve performance capabilities of the life-saving technology.


NGO: Gazans had no place to hide during IDF bombings

Report calls on government to open inquiry into Israeli human rights violations during this past summer's operation.

Yosef Shapira

Shapira brings in outside experts to help judge IDF compliance with int’l law

Prof. Michael Newton, Prof. Moshe Halbertal and Prof. Miguel Deutsc, recruited for evaluation.


Elkin: Parliamentary oversight necessary in war time

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman says senior IDF officers must report to ministers more often.


IDF denies any direct attack on Al Jazeera or other press offices in Gaza

Minister Erdan: Blacklist Al Jazeera from TV; Al Jazeera reporters in Gaza claim they were evacuating and under attack from the IDF.

Tel Aviv bus hit by explosion.

Tel Aviv bus bomber sentenced to 25 years in prison

Muhammad Abed al-Jaffer Nasser Mafarja sentenced after signing plea deal in December.

By Yonah Jeremy Bob , JPOST.COM STAFF
Hamas rally in Gaza marking a year to Operation Pillar of Defense, November 14, 2013.

Security sources see decline in Hamas’s ability to maintain truce

Increase of attacks on Israel from Gaza lead security sources to question Hamas's motivation, ability to enforce cease-fire.

Tel Aviv bus hit by explosion.

Tel Aviv bus bomber convicted in plea bargain

Life sentence off the table for 19-year-old Muhammad Abed al-Jaffer Nasser Mafarja.

Tel Aviv bus hit by explosion.

Alleged Tel Aviv bus bomber to agree to plea bargain

Taibe resident accused of 2012 attack expected to admit to most charges; prosecution to drop charge of coordinating bombing with Hamas.

The girls. (L-R) Dana Nehab, Aya Gishuri and Omer Pastel.

The three commanders

One year after Operation Pillar of Defense, the girls who ran a communications headquarters at the time talk about their experiences.

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