Iron Dome

Smoke rises in the skyline from Israeli strikes in eastern Gaza City, early Wednesday, July 30, 2014, amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel’s missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state’s cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed […]

08/02/2014

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel’s back

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel’s missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break. The […]

08/01/2014

Screenshot of the Ben Gurion Airport homepage on July 22, 2014.

Air France, Lufthansa suspend flights to Tel Aviv

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France’s largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they’re suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence. Lufthansa said Tuesday evening that it was suspending […]

07/22/2014

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ changes the face of battle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting down dozens of incoming rockets and being credited […]

07/10/2014

In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo, a rocket is launched from an Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israel army shoots down rocket near Egypt border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a rocket launched toward a Red Sea resort town near the border with Egypt on Tuesday, the army said. It was the first time Israel’s Iron Dome […]

08/13/2013

Eyes on Israel's missile defense system | VIDEO

CNN’s Barbara Starr reports on why the violence in Israel and Gaza may have Iran paying close attention.

11/20/2012

'Safe room' helps Israeli family escape rocket | VIDEO

An Israeli family rushed to their “safe room” after sirens alerted them of incoming rockets. CNN’s Wolf Blizter filed this report.

11/20/2012

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