Yesterday we told you about this week's joint military drill between the United States and Israel - Juniper Cobra 16. Today, The Algemeiner reports that Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon spoke at the exercises, citing the close bond between the U.S. and the Jewish state:
“The relations between the United States and Israel are an example of stability in the region, and we’re trying to introduce and include other states in this ensemble,” said Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Monday.
Speaking on board the USS Carney, which anchored in Haifa for a joint US-Israeli military exercise this week, Ya’alon said Greece and Cyprus “were close, and to the east of us there are quite a few Arab countries that are dealing with the same challenges that we’re dealing with today.”
Ya’alon also mentioned, according to the Hebrew news site Walla, that Israel and the US were on the brink of reaching a comprehensive deal on US military aid...