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Israel and Italy Cement Military Ties, Massive Arms to Be Exchanged

Palestine Chronicle | September 24, 2020

The Israeli and Italian governments concluded a major arms deal, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Israeli Defense Ministry.

According to Israeli sources, the deal would allow Israel to sell “Spike anti-tank guided missiles and aircraft simulators in exchange for training helicopters to replace the Israeli Air Force’s aging fleet”.

Intense talks, which led to the agreement, began last February.

The military exchange is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars and its consequences are expected to last for at least two decades. According to the newly-signed agreement, Italian military contractor Leonardo will provide Israel with 20 years of aircraft maintenance.

“The agreement signed today is another expression of the close security and economic relations between Israel and Italy,” Israeli Defense Ministry Director-General Amir Eshel said in a statement, which was quoted in The Times of Israel.

Israel is currently the eighth leading weapons exporter in the world, and its military hardware, touted as ‘combat-proven’, is coveted by many countries.

September 25, 2020 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Militarism | , ,

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  1. “The agreement signed today is another expression of the close security and economic relations between Israel and Italy,” Israeli Defense Ministry Director-General Amir Eshel said in a statement, which was quoted in The Times of Israel”.

    Isn’t this wonderful news, and the beauty of it is, The USA is paying for it all !
    The USA Government gives Israel US$$3.800,000,000/annum, and America’s Oligarchs give AT LEAST as much again…..To Israel. AND, as America’s Oligarchs use Tax Havens and contribute virtually NO Tax to America’s fiscal revenue, the losers are America’s working TAX PAYERS…………HOORAY for ISRAEL….Huh?

    Like

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 25, 2020 | Reply


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