Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Tuesday he shared with his US counterpart his country`s concerns about the direction of talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme.

Israel to react `forcefully` to threats after Syria jet downed

Israel will respond "forcefully" to attempts to threaten its security, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon warned on Tuesday, after it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights. 

Israel allows settlers back into contested West Bank home

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Sunday approved the return of Jewish settlers to a contested house in the West Bank city of Hebron, his office said.

Israel`s Yaalon says he did not mean to offend US

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has told Washington he did not mean to cause offence in a speech that was critical of US policies, and Israeli officials said they hoped the matter was behind them.

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon apologises to Kerry over diatribe

Israel`s Minister of Defence Moshe Yaalon apologised to US Secretary of State John Kerry after he accused the American of having an "obsession" with Middle East peace, sparking a furious diplomatic row between the two allies.

Israel says world paying "lip service" to alleged Syria gas attacks

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon today said that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons, backing opposition claims of multiple deadly strikes around Damascus.

Israel urges tougher Iran sanctions whoever wins vote

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has called for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme regardless of who is elected as its new president, public radio reported on Saturday.

CIA chief makes unannounced Israel visit

An Israeli defence official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel.

`Israel will silence source of fire from Syria`

Hours after Israeli Defence Minister vowed to "immediately silence" any fire from Syria, country said it has destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where it came under fire twice.

Moshe Yaalon appointed defense minister of Israel

Israel’s former military chief Moshe Yaalon was appointed defense minister by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday.