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IDF Strengthens Aerial Defenses in Northern Israel

“Hezbollah and Iran are trying to entrench themselves in the area ... [But we] sent a clear message to our enemies; we’re determined to defend our sovereignty and respond with force and wisdom to any threat.”

Ben Gurion International Airport Closed Briefly Due to Military Situation in North

Ben Gurion International Airport is considered a prime military target.

IDF Destroys Hamas Terror Tunnel Reaching into Israel

"We have not encountered a tunnel like this one before," said IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manlis.

Israel Air Force Attacks Terror Targets in Gaza

The air strikes were focused on "terrorist infrastructure in the southern border town of Rafiah," which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border.

IDF Retaliates Against Hamas in Gaza, Warns ‘Iran is Playing with Gazans’ Lives’

"The severe shooting on Friday proved once again that Iran ... is playing with the lives of Gaza residents and is likely to lead the Gaza Strip to escalation after years of security calm."

Future Quiet in Gaza Depends on Gaza, Netanyahu Tells Graduating IAF Pilots

"We are an island in a very stormy sea," Netanyahu told the new IAF fighter pilots.

IDF Retaliates with Fury for Rocket Attacks on Southern Israel [Video]

Explosions from Gaza rattled the windows as far away as Ashdod. Listen to the embedded video.

Late-night Red Alert Siren Again Awakens Southern Israel

A barrage of alarms blared through the middle of the night, waking families up out of a sound sleep in southern Israel.

Israel Strikes Syrian Military Site Near Damascus

Syrian regime forces claimed to have intercepted three of the six missiles fired at the positions, according to Syrian state television.

Watch 8 Nations Fly in Blue Flag 2017, Israel’s Largest-Ever Aerial Exercise

The main focus of this year's Blue Flag aerial exercise has been on reconnaissance, air strikes and SEAD operations.

Israel Hosts 7 Nations in ‘Blue Flag 2017’ Biggest-Ever Joint Air Drill

Close to 100 aircraft and hundreds of fighter pilots and support crews are based at Ovdah Air Base for the Blue Flag exercise.

Syrian Military Fires Missile After IAF Air Strike on Arms Factory

Syrian weapons are shared with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrilla group that is dedicated to Israel's annihilation.

Israel Bombed Sinai Targets in Retaliation for Rocket Attack

Israeli aircraft appeared only after Egyptian Air Force pilots completed their own missions in northern Sinai against Islamic State terrorist forces near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid.

Netanyahu Warns Russian Defense Minister of Iran’s Influence following Airstrike in Syria

Netanyahu also said that Iran would have an arsenal of nuclear weapons within 8-10 years if the nuclear deal is not changed.

Permanent US Military Base to Open in Southern Israel

The new U.S. air base will “improve our defense, in discovery and interception, and in preparedness," said IAF Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch.

Israeli Jets Break Sound Barrier Over Lebanon

The drill is focused on preparing Israeli soldiers to do battle with Hezbollah in any future conflict.

IDF Begins Largest Military Drill in 19 Years

One of the simulations involves an initial attack by the guerrilla group via an “invasion” by dozens of IDF fighters infiltrating border towns.

Israel to Purchase 17 More F-35 ‘Adir’ Stealth Fighter Jets

"This purchase is yet more evidence of the depth of our security relationship with our great friend, the United States," said Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Israel to Receive More F-35 Stealth Fighters

Israel expects to take delivery of another two F-35 jets sometime in October.

IAF Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin Assumes Command

"The Israeli Air Force gives the IDF unprecedented strength. Our enemies cannot imagine its quality and scope."

Amikam Norkin Appointed Israel Air Force Commander

The IDF Chief of Staff said Norkin was a natural choice for the position after “years of excellence.”

Watch Israeli Air Strikes Target Hamas in Gaza

Arab sources said Israeli fighter pilots carried out six air strikes in northern Gaza.

Israeli Air Force Purchasing Rafael 5th Gen. Spike Missiles for Apache Choppers

The missile is equipped with an electro-optical seeker that tracks a target using artificial intelligence features.

Arrow-3 and Unnamed Project Receive Israel’s Defense Establishment’s Most Prestigious Award

President Reuven Rivlin told the winners: 'The Israeli public does not know how much it owes you.'

IAF Retaliates for Rocket Shot from Gaza

According to Arab media the raid in the central Gaza Strip shelled an empty field east of Wadi Gaza, with no casualties reported.

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