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Massive manhunt leads to arrest of Hamas commander in abduction of Jewish teens

A poster shows murdered Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Fraenkel.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported progress in the search for the Palestinian killers of three Jewish teenagers. Authorities said a Palestinian was arrested on charges of leading a Hamas-aligned cell that abducted and killed three Jewish students […]

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Israeli military falls far short of recruitment goals for ultra-Orthodox students

Haredi man at an IDF recruitment center.   /Photo by Alex Levac

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s efforts to draft Orthodox Jewish students for the military have fallen short. A government panel reported a 39 percent increase in the draft of so-called ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, recruits in 2013. But the committee […]

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Israel charges Iran, Qatar, Turkey renewing aid to Hamas: ‘Where is the world?’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been tracking renewed foreign assistance to the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip. Officials said Iran, Qatar and Turkey were arranging to renew civilian and military aid to Hamas and its Palestinian […]

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Israel prepares for new Hizbullah missiles from Iran with improved Arrow-2

Israeli Arrow-2 missile defense system

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel, amid increasing threat from the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah, has sought to enhance capabilities of its Arrow-2 ballistic missile defense system. On Sept. 9, Israel reported an interception test of the Arrow-2, designed to stop […]

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Israel resorted to U.S. ammunition stockpile after first three weeks of Gaza war

An Israeli 155mm artillery unit located next to the Israeli border with Gaza, fires toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 13 July 2014. The Israeli army warned residents in northern Gaza to leave their homes 'for their own safety.' The Israeli military said Hamas militants fired 36 rockets on 12 July 2014, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system.   /EPA/Atef Safadi

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Israel Army exhausted its main battle tank shell stockpile during the war in the Gaza Strip. By late July, the army issued an urgent request to the United States to replenish the Israeli stockpile. […]

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Israel reports ISIL wooing its Arab population

Israeli police commander Inspector General Yohanan Danino

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has acknowledged a growing threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said police and domestic security agencies have detected increasing support for ISIL. The officials said young Muslim men, particularly in […]

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Israel waged high tech wars against over 9,000 rockets in 2006, 2014

Israeli aerostat

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israeli military has provided details of operations to foil Palestinian rocket attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. A senior army commander said the military significantly enhanced its ability to track and foil Palestinian […]

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Israel: Hamas is once again building rockets, digging tunnels

Entrance to a tunnel linking Gaza and Israel.  /Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Hamas renewed rocket production and tunnel construction in the Gaza Strip. A senior official said Hamas launched a rearmament effort in wake of the 50-day war with Israel. The official […]

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Israel’s Knesset conducting two major investigations of 50-day war with Hamas

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /EPA/Daniel Bar-On

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has been bracing for an official inquiry into the latest war with Hamas. Officials said the military and government have been preparing for at least two major investigations into the indecisive 50-day war with […]

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Israel plans defense against EMP attack that would use anti-missile assets

Israeli Arrow-3 missile.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel is planning to counter an electro-magnetic pulse attack. A leading industry group asserted that Israel’s government was directing a project to protect against an EMP attack. The Israel Missile Defense Association said the […]

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