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Israel defence chief quits, warns of 'extremist' rise under Netanyahu

Netanyahu has offered long-time rival Avigdor Lieberman the defence portfolio, a post crucial for a country on a perennial war footing and which runs civil affairs in the occupied West Bank.

May 20, 2016, 16:46 PM IST

Israel defence minister resigns in spat with Netanyahu

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon announced his resignation on Friday, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his post to hardliner Avigdor Lieberman to expand his governing coalition.

May 20, 2016, 13:02 PM IST

Israel says Erez crossing into Gaza to reopen

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Monday announced the reopening of one of the main crossing points into the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which has been closed for at least eight years.

May 03, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

Settler arson attack `act of terrorism`: Israel minister

 Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Friday that an arson attack by Jewish settlers that killed a Palestinian toddler in the West Bank was an "act of terrorism."

Jul 31, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

Pentagon chief meets Israel PM to discuss tensions over Iran deal

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday to try to ease tensions over the Iran nuclear deal, as the Israeli leader urged lawmakers in Washington to reject the hard-won agreement.

Jul 21, 2015, 15:30 PM IST

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

 A senior Israeli defence official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

Jun 30, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Israel vows crackdown after `lynching` of wounded Syrian

 Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon pledged Tuesday to track down Druze rioters in the occupied Golan Heights responsible for the "lynching" of a wounded Syrian being transported to a hospital.

Jun 23, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

'Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis'

Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from Wednesday be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.

May 20, 2015, 12:14 PM IST

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon meets PM Modi, Rajnath

Taking forward the cooperation between the two countries, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Feb 19, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Israel says Hezbollah not interested in escalating violence

Israel said on Thursday it received a message from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah that it was backing away from further violence, a day after the worst deadly clashes in years erupted along the border.

Jan 29, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

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.

Oct 22, 2014, 01:26 AM IST

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. 

Sep 23, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2014, 13:03 PM IST

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.

Jan 15, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

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.

Aug 22, 2013, 19:02 PM IST

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.

Jun 15, 2013, 15:53 PM IST

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.

May 17, 2013, 19:00 PM IST

`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.

Mar 24, 2013, 17:58 PM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2013, 17:13 PM IST