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Israel would do everything to stop Iran from going nuclear, says its defence minister
Ehud Barak said that Israel would do everything to stop Iran from going nuclear

Israel, U.S. planning largest-ever military drill
Israel and the United States are set to hold their largest-ever missile defense drill in October, local media said on Monday.

Israeli government blasts former spy chief's 'PM unfit to conduct war' comments
Israeli Government officials have rejected former chief of security agency Shin Bet, Yuval Diskin's criticism of the country's political leadership.

Former Shin Bet chief slams Netanyahu and Barak over misleading Israeli public on Iran
Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin has criticized Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak over the country's 'messianic political leadership', which is misleading the public on issues related to Iran.

Top US military chief warns Israeli attack on Iran 'would be destabilizing'
A top US military commander officer has urged Israel to hold off from launching any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, warning that such a move at this time 'would be destabilizing.'

Israel successfully test fires Arrow missile defense system
Israel's ability to defend itself in a future war has once again been demonstrated by it successfully testing the Arrow missile defense sytem.

Israel Defence Minister accuses Iran, Hezbollah of 'targeting Israelis worldwide'
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has accused Iran and Hezbollah of carrying out recent terror attacks against Israeli interests in New Delhi and Georgia, and also blamed Tehran of targeting Israelis all over the world.

Israel's military leaders warn against Iran attack over fears of war in Mid-East
Former Israeli Defence Chief Lt-Gen Amnon Lipkin-Shahak has warned against a strike on Iran, insisting that almost the entire senior hierarchy of Israel's military and security establishment is worried about a premature attack on Tehran over fears that it could lead the Middle East into a war.

'Nuclear' Iran may be wild card in 2012 US prez election
Israel's possible military action against Iran's nuclear program will have a huge impact on the 2012 White House election, an assessment has said.

Israel senses a bluff in Iran's retaliatory strike threat
Israeli intelligence estimates, backed by academic studies, have cast doubt about a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities setting off a catastrophic set of events like a regional conflagration, widespread acts of terrorism and sky-high oil prices.

Israel's decision to strike Iran still 'far off', says defence minister
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said that his country's decision to strike Iran's nuclear facilities is still "very far off".

Israeli minister says Assad has 'few weeks left to remain in control in Syria'
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said that embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is running out of time, and with demonstrations growing throughout the country he has just 'a few weeks' left before he is toppled'.

Invisible Threats Key Theme of Net Optics' CEO Address at Today's International Cybersecurity Conference; Israel's Defense Minister, Eugene Kaspersky, Also Speaking
Net Optics, the industry's leading provider of intelligent access and monitoring solutions, today announced that its CEO and President, Bob Shaw, will address leading cybersecurity experts and defense officials from around the world at the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop's Annual International Conference on Cybersecurity at Tel Aviv University in Israel

US planning to slap new sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry
The United States is reportedly is planning a new round of sanctions against Iran, which would be aimed at preventing foreign investment in the Islamic regime's petrochemical sector.

Israel refuses to inform US about plans to strike on Iran's nuke installations
Israel has reportedly refused to inform US President Barack Obama in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israel believes it would 'suffer fewer than 500 civilian fatalities' in Iranian counterattack
Israel has warned of possible military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities and believes it would suffer fewer than 500 civilian fatalities if Tehran retaliates.

Israel reportedly planning military strike to neutralize Iran's nuke facilities
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly trying to hatch plans of launching a military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Palestinian statehood critical factor in peace negotiations with Israel: President Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that achieving 'Palestinian statehood' is important for the peace negotiations with Israel.

Israel mulls ties with a changed Egypt
A deadly border incident this month that led Egypt to recall its ambassador to Israel has starkly revealed the changed political terrain in the relationship between the two countries.

At least seven killed, scores wounded in cross-border attack in Israel
Atleast seven people were killed and scores wounded in a series of militant attacks from across the Egyptian border

China, Israel pledge to improve military ties
China's People's Liberation Army's visiting chief Chen Bingde, pledged to elevate Sino- Israeli miltary ties to a new level during a meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Officials believe Israel-Egypt peace accord will continue despite Muslim Brotherhood concerns
Officials representing Israel and Egypt are of the opinion that the peace accord between their countries would not be affected by Cairo's political unrest that is continuing even after the exit of President Hosni Mubarak, despite concerns that the Muslim Brotherhood could exert influence in the process.

Israel Navy uncovers weaponry onboard cargo vessel
The Israel Navy on Tuesday confirmed that its fighters had intercepted a cargo vessel "Victoria" loaded with various weaponry.

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