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Red Alerts in Southern Israel Were False Alarms

The sirens may have been triggered by an IDF military exercise being held in the area.

Home Front Command Holds Nationwide Earthquake Drill

The drill is part of the Israel Defense Forces' annual training exercises for the nation.

That Was Just a Drill

The rocket alert at around 10:00 AM this morning up north, was part of an exercise.

Hamas Holding Emergency Drill in Gaza

Gazans can expect to hear sirens, gunfire and explosions, and see armed Hamas terrorists - which makes it unclear how this will be different than any other day in Hamas-controlled Gaza.

This is Just a Drill

The IDF Bahadim opening ceremony began with a training exercise.

Herding Cats

Members of the Knesset Honor Guard took part in the nationwide civil defense exercise today.

Israel Tuning Up Forces With Weekend Counter-Terrorism Drills

IDF combat units carried out a counter-terrorism military drill this weekend, complete with "wounded" and "arrests."

This Is Just a Drill

A rocket alert test went off in Tel Aviv, around 10:20 AM on Tuesday.

IDF Ratchets Up Counter Terrorist Training As Arab Terror Rises

IDF Central Command has intensified counter terror training for officers and troops as Arab terror attacks continue to rise.

Children in Bomb Shelters

There was a nationwide missile drill today.

IDF Central Command Springs Surprise ‘Readiness’ Drill in Judea, Samaria

Israel's military Central Command decides to spring a surprise 2-day "readiness" drill in Judea and Samaria.

Bezeq Drill Accidentally Activates Shomron Emergency Responders

IDF, United Hatzalah and MDA emergency crews were dispatched to an alleged terrorist attack with seriously wounded victims, in the town of Maaleh Shomron...

More Gas Found Offshore of Israel

Additional natural gas, and possibly light oil have been found at the Yam 3 drill site, 16 kilometers off the coast of Ashdod, according...

Sirens and Erie Thoughts in Israel

I listened to what was supposed to symbolize a massive missile attack - sirens wailing all over Israel.

Nationwide Emergency Drill Begins

The first of two sirens went off in Israel at 12:30PM, as the country performs a nationwide drill. Residents are expected to go to...

Drill Finds Israel Unprepared For Major Earthquake

A five-day national earthquake preparedness drill, codenamed Turning Point 6, was conducted in Israel earlier this week – and the post-drill conclusions were not reassuring to the country’s citizens.

Inviting Tragedies?

There's a superstitious thought that when you invite tragedy, it happily walks through the door. A second, more pragmatic view, is that when you prepare for it, you are better able to cope. Israel takes the second view as today we once again take part in the Turning Point 6 nation-wide exercise preparing us not only for earthquakes, but several other disasters.

Earthquake? No, This is Just a Drill (and an Earthquake)

On Sunday, Israel will be running a countrywide drill to test its preparation in case of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of emergency...

Iran Surrogates Test Israel’s Military Resolve

JERUSALEM – As high-ranking American military commanders arrived in Israel this week in advance of the forthcoming Austere Challenge 12 drill with IDF units, Israel’s military resolve was tested by Iranian proxy militias in Gaza and Lebanon during the recent Sukkot and Simchat Torah holidays.

Iran’s ‘Great Prophet’ Military Drill: A Display of the Obsolete?

Iran's current three-day military drill, understood as a thinly-veiled and defiant response to the newest round of EU sanctions on its petroleum industry, is intended to demonstrate Iran's ability to retaliate to a US or Israeli attack. But the maneuvers may be having the opposite effect, as more experts are coming to the conclusion that Iran's incessant sabre-rattling and bellicosity seek to mask the obsolete and impotent state of its armed forces.

Crossing the Jordan River

IDF ground forces practice river crossing. The drill included soldiers from combat engineering, tanks, artillery and infantry units.

Turkey Threatens Firms Bidding for Greek Cypriot Gas

Turkey warned 15 companies that submitted bids in a Greek Cypriot tender for oil exploration in a disputed areas of the Mediterranean, to pull...

Israel, US Postpone Drill as Relations with Iran Intensify

The much-publicized joint defense drill planned between Israel and the United States has been postponed in the wake of quickly escalating tensions between the two countries and Iran.

Israel, US Postpone Joint Military Drill

"Austere Challenge" was to be largest-ever anti-missile joint military exercise between Israel and United States.

IDF Chief of Staff: We May Have to Attack Gaza

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) will be required to launch a significant offensive strike on Gaza if rocket attacks against Israeli citizens from the...

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