U.S. Army to buy two Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems

World Feb 7, 2019

U.S. Army to buy two Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems

The U.S. Army said Wednesday it wants to purchase a pair of Iron Dome short-range air defense systems, an interceptor technology developed by Israel with U.S. support. Army spokesman Col. Patrick Seiber said the deal would meet a short-term need to protect troops from "indirect ...

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

World Jul 16, 2018

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

A cease-fire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing ...