Jackie Northam http://wmot.org en With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter http://wmot.org/post/home-grown-technology-israel-becomes-leading-arms-exporter One byproduct of the recurring battles between Israel and its Arab neighbors is that Israel has developed a homegrown weapons industry that addresses its very specific needs.<p>Over the decades, this has included a number of cutting-edge technologies, from drones to night-vision equipment, which have been widely exported.<p>A more recent example is the Iron Dome, which was used throughout the latest conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 42863 at http://wmot.org With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel http://wmot.org/post/gaza-violence-tests-once-unshakable-allies-us-and-israel Relations between Israel and the United States are going through a turbulent time. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 42515 at http://wmot.org Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy http://wmot.org/post/hamas-conflict-could-have-lingering-impact-israels-economy Itay Maoz climbs into his dusty SUV and presses a series of buttons on his cellphone, which opens an electronic gate surrounding the Nahal Oz Kibbutz. From here, in the far south of Israel, you can see across the border into Gaza and the remains of buildings pulverized by Israeli missiles.<p>This 2,500-acre collective farm was on the front line during the war between Israel and Hamas, and it sustained millions of dollars worth of damage. Maoz points at a patch of hard earth, gouged with deep tracks, leading toward Gaza.<p>"That used to be a road," Maoz says. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:40:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 42408 at http://wmot.org Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy Negotiations In Tatters As Gaza Clashes Continue http://wmot.org/post/negotiations-tatters-gaza-clashes-continue <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Negotiations+In+Tatters+As+Gaza+Clashes+Continue&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMTk5OTQ0MDEzNDkxMDYyMDQ2MjdiMw004)"/></div><p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 42136 at http://wmot.org Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community http://wmot.org/post/fear-tunnels-not-rockets-rattles-israeli-community In the ongoing war with Hamas, Israel says it is looking for new technology to help detect and destroy tunnels used by Islamist militants.<p>Israel says 32 tunnels have been demolished so far in the conflict, but there are concerns others remain. In the town of Netiv Ha'asara, along the border with Gaza, the discovery of one tunnel is forcing residents to question whether to remain.<p>On a recent day, the sounds of summer returned to the rural town; kids splashing, burning off a lot of energy and horsing around in an outdoor neighborhood pool. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:13:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 42124 at http://wmot.org Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community