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.

IAF Chief Browne in Israel to deepen defence ties

Chief of Air Staff NAK Browne was India`s first defence attache to Israel and is credited with setting up the defence wing at the Indian mission in 1997.

Panetta discusses Iron Dome with Israel

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has met his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak and discussed the situation in the region emerging after the last week’s ceasefire with the Hamas.

Diplomacy still the preferred option with Iran: Panetta

The US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said the "diplomacy" is still the preferred option for the Obama administration.

US presents Barak with Medal for Distinguished Public Service

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has presented the Department of Defence Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award given to a foreign leader, to his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak quits politics

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak announced his resignation on Monday, saying he was hanging his boots to spend more time with family.

Israel almost hit Iranian nuclear sites in 2010

An Israeli news programme claims that Israel`s premier told his military to prepare for a strike on Iranian nuclear sites in 2010, but it was not ready.

Israel`s Barak sees no threat of chemical attack

Last week, Syria threatened to unleash chemical and biological weapons if it faces a foreign attack.

Israel hints at pre-emptive action against Iran

Israel`s Defence Minister Ehud Barak has hinted that the Jewish state may take pre-emptive action against Iran to foil its nuclear ambitions in case sanctions against the Islamic Republic fail to deter it.

Israel on alert for Syrian weapons

Israel is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian Army arsenal, Defence Minister Ehud Barak said.

Israel may resolve Middle East crisis unilaterally

In 2005, Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip, evacuating 8,500 settlers and thousands of soldiers from the occupied territory.

Nuclear Iran must be stopped: Israeli minister

Israel’s Defence Minister says the world must prepare to “swiftly and firmly” stop Tehran setting off a regional nuclear arms race.

Assad ouster `positive`: Israeli minister

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says the exit of Syrian President Bashar Assad would weaken Iranian influence in the region.

Barak says Israel never ruled out attacking Iran

Israeli said his country has never promised the United States it would hold off from attacking Iran while nuclear talks were taking place.

Israel, US disagree on Iran timetable: Barak

Ehud Barak reiterated concerns that Iran is trying to make its suspected nuclear weapons program immune from attack.

Israel says Iran`s nuke program soon strike-proof

Israel views the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran with greater urgency than the rest of the world, Israel`s Defence Minister said.

Israel defence minister leaves for US visit

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak is scheduled to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Iran embellishing nuclear gains: Israel’s Barak

Israel`s Defence Minister Ehud Barak said that the Iranians are presenting a situation as better than what it really is.

Israel says Iran `drifting` toward nuke goal line

Israeli Defense Minister said the world must quickly stop Iran from reaching the
point where even a "surgical" military strike could not block
it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Israel`s military chief sorry for women`s `joke`

Lt Gen. Benny Gantz was caught on tape making light of the affair with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.