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Israel is ranked 18th among importers of arms, having spent $528 million last year. Nearly all (97.5 percent) of Israel's arms imports come from the US, with the remainder coming from Germany. PHOTO: Former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon inspecting developments at Israel Air Force Industries.
As Knesset member Orly Levy-Abekasis promotes her newly formed party, her popularity already points to a changing of the old guard in Israeli politics. Facebook/JOLNews. Orly Levy-Abekasis is pictured in an image uploaded March 7, 2018. Knesset member Orly Levy-Abekasis announced the establishment of a new ...

This recommendation is at the more serious end of the spectrum of charges expected to be levelled against Netanyahu in two criminal investigations that have been ongoing for more than a year. Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing and pledged to stay in office regardless, has been questioned several ...
Former Defense Ministry Moshe Yaalon claimed that Netanyahu attempted to facilitate the deal by urging the cancellation of a previous tender for the submarines issued by the Defense Ministry. The Prime Minister has denied those allegations. Bezeq Affair. GIF. Case 4000, also known as Bezeq affair, ...
The Finance Ministry has been resisting a defense increase, on the grounds that it would nullify the agreement reached with the previous defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, two years ago. That provided for an annual defense budget fixed for five years, giving the IDF the funding stability needed to plan ...

Israeli security officials say that their regional security concerns increasingly align with those of the Persian Gulf states. In 2016, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Israeli officials were secretly meeting with counterparts from the gulf in "closed rooms" united against a common "bad guy" - Iran.
Key speaker was Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who said: “We are going to hurt Lebanese civilians to include kids of the family. We went through a very long deep discussion … we did it then, we did it in [the] Gaza Strip, we are going to do it in any round of hostilities in the future.” Whoa, hang on – the ...

In recent years, a noticeable shift has taken place between Israel and the Sunni Arab world: the scope of common interests between them has widened, and they have found themselves successfully cooperating on a number of strategically important issues, such as security, energy, and the sharing of ...
Last May, I resigned from the Israeli government and parliament. I did so largely for reasons of domestic policy, including differences with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on issues such as respect for the rule of law and the independence of the Supreme Court. National policy toward the Palestinians ...
JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister abruptly announced his resignation on Friday, saying he had lost faith in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was “fearful for Israel's future” after his job had apparently been offered to a rival in a far-right party. The minister, Moshe Yaalon, is a senior leader in ...
At the height of the second intifada, the chief of staff at the time, Moshe Yaalon, was asked how we'd know that Israel had vanquished Palestinian suicide bombings. Yaalon answered that victory would be achieved through “cognitive etching” – Palestinian acknowledgement that the terror attacks wouldn't ...


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