The Israeli Air Force said on Thursday that the Iron Dome has had a 90 percent success rate during Operation Protective Edge, Israel Hayom reports.
Iranian military leaders announced on Wednesday that Tehran is readying new mid-range and long-range missile defense systems reminiscent of Israel’s Iron Dome system, which destroys rockets in mid-air before they strike the ground.
Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes showed off her impressive foreign policy knowledge this week, telling the Lexington Herald Leader that Israel’s Iron Dome system “has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.”
It was not immediately clear whether Grimes had any idea what she was talking about, but a Free Beacon graphical analytics team has sought to recreate her thought process.
Jerusalem—Hours after Hamas sent volleys of rockets at Tel Aviv, the Israeli Defense Forces today advised Palestinian residents of a neighborhood in northern Gaza to evacuate because the Israeli Air Force intended to carry out a massive attack in the area.
House lawmakers are petitioning their colleagues on a key appropriations committee to significantly increase funding for several joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs that they say are key to the Jewish state’s defense.
Top lawmakers continued to lash out at the Obama administration on Thursday for proposing to cut joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs by nearly $200 million compared to last year’s levels.
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.
Israel continues to prepare for a possible U.S. strike on Syria, deploying an Iron Dome missile-defense battery in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom reports.
Israel is deploying all of its missile defenses as a precaution against possible Syrian retaliatory attacks should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria, Israeli Army Radio said on Wednesday.