Israel—Government Drops Opposition To Sale Of F-35s To U.A.E.

Jerusalem Post | 10/26/2020

The Israeli government says that it will not oppose the sale of F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates, reports the Jerusalem Post. On Oct. 23, the offices of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz released a joint statement indicating that Israel would not oppose such a sale. The move comes after Gantz visited Washington last week and signed an agreement with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge in the...

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