The Israeli army has formed a specialized intelligence unit that includes soldiers diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder involving impaired social interaction and communication problems.
JERUSALEM—The former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization revealed that Iran concealed information from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) because it believed intelligence agencies were using the reports to sabotage its nuclear program.
JERUSALEM—A tunnel from the Gaza Strip extending half a mile into Israel has recently been uncovered, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
JERUSALEM—Israel’s political leadership has ordered the Israel Defense Forces to continue preparations for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities despite the interim agreement arrived at last November between Teheran and Western nations, Ha’aretz reported today.
JERUSALEM —An effective civil defense system has cut casualties in Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip by 86 percent, according to a study led by professor Edward Kaplan of Yale University’s School of Management.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of powerful Israeli retaliation following the firing of 60 rockets into Israel by Palestinian Islamic Jihad Wednesday.
JERUSALEM—The interception last week by the Israeli navy of a ship in the Red Sea carrying rockets apparently destined for Gaza was part of an ongoing battle to block Iranian arms shipments that is usually waged out of the public eye, security officials in Tel Aviv said over the weekend.
JERUSALEM—Concern in Jerusalem over possible spillover of the Syrian civil war across Israel’s northern border is being supplanted by concern over the return of local Arabs who have fought in the ranks of al Qaeda affiliated militias in Syria and been radicalized.
JERUSALEM—Israel has unveiled a laser defense system that it says will be able to shoot down rockets and artillery shells with a high-energy beam.
JERUSALEM—As Israel steps up humanitarian assistance across its border in southern Syria, a leading Israeli analyst has raised the prospect that Israel and Jordan, which also borders the area, may consider active involvement in order to prevent al Qaeda from establishing bases in the area adjacent to their borders.