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Mike Pence: US to Establish Embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said the country will establish an embassy in Jerusalem, Israel before 2020, years earlier than what was previously predicted, National Republic Radio reported Monday. Pence announced the decision to establish a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem during a speech before the Israeli parliament known as …

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Israel Announces Operational Readiness of F-35s

The Israeli air force has declared that its fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft is ready for combat operations. Israel’s F-35s, named Adir, obtained initial operational capability after a year of training, which began when the country received its first aircraft in December 2016, Israel’s defense forces said Wednesday. …

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USAF Opens Air Defense Facility in Israel

The U.S. Air Force has inaugurated its first permanent facility inside the Israeli Air Force’s Mashabim Air Base in Negev desert, Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, chief of Israel’s aerial defense command, said the establishment of U.S. air base will help increase defense partnership between the two countries. …

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House Approves US-Israel Cyber Collaboration Bill; Rep. John Ratcliffe Comments

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to increase cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on cybersecurity initiatives. Reps. John Ratcliffe and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act in a push to establish a cybersecurity grant program for joint research-and-development ventures between U.S. and Israeli organizations, …

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