Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is in Washington meeting with his American counterpart to discuss the US package being offered in wake of the Iran nuclear deal and, in particular, how to ensure Israel maintains its qualitative edge amid growing security threats.

A Syrian fighter jet entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday and was shot down by the IAF. The incident appears to be another spillover from the Syrian civil war.

The IDF honored its fallen Druze soldiers in a special event, emphasizing the unique bond between Israel's Jewish and Druze citizens.

Israel has emerged the winner of the 50-day war against Hamas, which ended Tuesday with the signing of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, Prime Minister Netanyahu says.

In a meeting with the families of three abducted teens, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the assumption is that the boys are alive.