Netanyahu canceled Albania visit due to possible plot to target him – reports

PM, Trump praise Tirana for expelling Iranian diplomats, reportedly over plan to attack Israeli national soccer team; Tehran fumes

Israeli Defense Contractor IAI Builds Laser Cannon

Israel planned to use a laser technology to defend against long and short-range threats, but a development project was stopped in its tracks over a decade ago, and the Iron Dome was developed instead

Arab world prefers stability in Israel

Prof. Eyal Zisser is a lecturer in the Middle East History Department at Tel Aviv University.

Bennett drops ultimatum despite cold shoulder from PM, keeping coalition afloat

In about-face, Jewish Home leader heaps criticism on Netanyahu’s defense policies but says he will nevertheless ‘stand by his side’

Let me get on with my job: How Netanyahu dwarfed his political rivals within

Liberman was savoring the anticipated revival of his fortunes; Bennett was sure he was onto a win-win. The prime minister had other ideas

Bennett, Shaked stay in the government despite threats to resign

Despite threats to quit if Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn’t give him the defense portfolio, the Bayit Yehudi leader decides to remain in the coalition; ‘There’s no apocalypse on the way. If the prime minister is serious in his words, I tell him: we remove all of our political demands and will aid you so Israel returns to winning,’ Bennett says.

Ministers confirm Amir Yaron as next Bank of Israel governor

Israeli-American economist thanks cabinet for ‘tremendous honor,’ hails predecessor Karnit Flug for ‘handing me a wonderfully managed institution’

Naming himself defense chief, Netanyahu says ‘no room for politics’ in security

PM says he’s making ‘every effort to prevent unnecessary elections,’ amid an ongoing ‘military campaign,’ implores coalition leaders to back him

Beit Shemesh’s first female mayor wants her city to be a ray of light for Israel

Entering office on Tuesday, Aliza Bloch says the Jerusalem suburb can transform from a hotbed of religious friction into a shining example of coexistence

Netanyahu to announce he’ll remain defense minister, appoint deputy IDF head

Likud sources say PM met with outgoing and incoming chiefs of staff and head of Shin Bet to discuss appointment