Israel, in cooperation with the US missile defense agency, successfully conducted a series of tests of the Arrow 3 missile defense system in Alaska. The tests, conducted for the first time outside of Israel, included interception of a target missile at a high altitude outside the atmosphere.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting, said that today, "Israel has the ability to act against ballistic missiles that could be launched against us from Iran or anywhere else."

KAN's Mark Weiss asked Uzi Rubin, founder of the Arrow defense program and currently  a senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, about the significance of the successful interception.