Ahead of F-35 sale to UAE, Pentagon pledges to keep Israel strong

Washington (AFP) – The United States recommitted itself to maintaining Israel’s military dominance in the Middle East Thursday during a visit to the Pentagon by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, the two sides said.With Washington gearing up to sell advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates — Israel is the only country in the Middle East to have the aircraft — Gantz received assurances from US Defense Secretary Mark Esper that Israel’s “qualitative military edge” would not suffer.”I want to state, again, how committed we are to Israel’s qualitative military edge when it comes…

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