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During Obama-Netanyahu White House meeting, U.S. and Israel were sealing different deal
World Tribune ^ | 3/26/2010 | World Tribune

Posted on 03/30/2010 11:19:18 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Obama administration defense officials were said to have approved the sale U.S. military aircraft to Israel at the same time political tensions between President Barack Obama and Israel's conservative leader neared the boiling point at a White House meeting.

Israeli sources said Obama has agreed to sell the Jewish state three C-130J air transports, manufactured by Lockheed Martin. They said the U.S. Defense Department and Israel's Defense Ministry have reached agreement on the air transport deal, set at $250 million.

"As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington this week absorbing the full wrath of the Obama administration, the Pentagon and Israel's defense establishment were in the process of sealing a large arms deal," Israeli defense correspondent Amos Harel wrote in the Haaretz daily.

The sources confirmed the Israeli reports, also published on the Ynet news Web site on March 25. The United States has not confirmed the reports and the Defense Department did not issue any announcements. Haaretz had reported that the deal would be announced imminently.

-to-military relationship with Israel is as strong as it's ever been," Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on March 25.

Under the reported deal, Israel would receive three C-130J air transports over the next three years. The sources said the contract contained an option for another six platforms.

In 2007, Congress approved a request by the administration of then-President George Bush for the sale of nine C-130J aircraft to Israel. The sale was valued by the Pentagon at $1.9 billion and included missile warning systems, counter-measures and fuel tanks.

The Obama administration has not approved a major military sale to Israel. Over the last year, Israel has submitted a range of requests for U.S. aircraft, missiles, refueling systems and helicopter upgrades.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armssales; c130j; defensedepartment; idf; israel; netanyahu; obama

1 posted on 03/30/2010 11:19:18 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove; All

if u want to see an encouraging site, go to Netanyahu’s facebook page.

Thousands of Americans are posting support for him on his wall.

3 posted on 03/31/2010 1:23:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I did not know that. I will sign up tonight. Thanks for the heads up

4 posted on 03/31/2010 1:24:46 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove
"And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent."

Now wait a minute obambi, its was only supposed to be two wings... stick to the script!
5 posted on 03/31/2010 2:34:20 AM PDT by j_guru
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To: F15Eagle

oh... my bad... looks like it was Bush’s fault... Obambi is the one she (Israel) would be hiding from.

6 posted on 03/31/2010 2:40:52 AM PDT by j_guru
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7 posted on 03/31/2010 4:46:52 AM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: sonofstrangelove
U.S. and Israel were sealing different deal

Different from what????

8 posted on 03/31/2010 4:50:14 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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