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Latest Iron Dome Items
Budget cuts won't impact U.S. funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense system, as the Pentagon has vowed $220 million for fiscal year 2014.
With President Obama standing at his side, Israeli President Peres played down any differences between the two countries on the U.S. approach to preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, saying he trusts his policy, as well as his vision for the Middle East.
Our friends and foes alike have spent the past several weeks emphasizing the need for missile defense. First, Israel's Iron Dome system showed how well missile defense can work. Then, North Korea demonstrated why the U.S. needs to get serious about its own missile defense program.
Israeli officials are hailing their military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip as a strategic success in neutralizing one of three potential threats should Israel need to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in coming months.
Israel has intercepted hundreds of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip over the past seven days thanks to a U.S.-funded defense system that intercepts short-range missiles and knocks them out of the sky.
Diplomats scrambled Monday to cobble together a cease-fire in the 6-day-old conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, as both sides continued to pound each other with deadly airstrikes and rockets.
Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 100, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.
Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.
Israel halted its airstrikes against Gaza Strip militants early Tuesday, and rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ebbed as a cease-fire ending four days of clashes appeared to be taking effect.