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U.S. Air Force Chief Completes Secret Visit to Israel
The Jewish Press ^ | August 11th, 2013 | JTA

Posted on 08/12/2013 7:26:53 AM PDT by haffast

Gen. Mark Welsh, the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has completed a secret visit to Israel, where was the guest of the Commander of the Israel Air Force, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel.


The officials discussed a number of topics including mutual security challenges in light of the regional security situation. Welsh and Eshel also discussed plans to further strengthen the cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the Israel Air Force, according to the IDF. The meeting, which reportedly was kept secret at the request of the United States, comes in advance of a scheduled visit by Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is set to arrive on Monday, as a guest of Gantz.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airforce; allen; dempsey; eshel; hagel; idf; iran; israel; lebanon; middleeast; palestinians; peace; peaceandsecurity; russia; syria; waronterror; welsh
Not much of secret. But what is it they're not telling us?

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"Kerry told the leaders that one of the lynchpins of the current peace process is the separation of Israel’s security assurances from the general negotiations, assurances he said would be guaranteed in a separate agreement with the US."

"The security track is being worked out under the auspices of retired Marine Corps general John Allen, who is currently Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s special adviser for the Middle East Peace."

"Kerry also emphasized the economic development track being pursued with the Palestinians, particularly the encouragement of private investment in the West Bank."

"The meeting was not listed on the public calendar for the White House, where it was held, or for the State Department."

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1 posted on 08/12/2013 7:26:53 AM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

That’s good to know. I hate unreported secret visits.

2 posted on 08/12/2013 7:30:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: haffast

“...completed a secret visit to Israel...”

Not anymore.

3 posted on 08/12/2013 7:37:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Me too.

Private investment:

Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Powerful US Company
Business Insider ^ | Feb. 22, 2013, 2:45 PM | Michael Kelley

“A local subsidiary of the New York-listed company Genie Energy — which is advised by former vice president Dick Cheney and whose shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch — will now have exclusive rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights.”

Hagel’s $160 Billion ‘West Bank’ US Troops Deathtrap (U.S. Troops to West Bank & Gaza)
INN ^ | 2/24/13 | Staff

4 posted on 08/12/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: haffast

Secret sellout?

5 posted on 08/12/2013 8:11:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: haffast
How much longer can Israel wait for Iran to (obtain and launch) nuclear missiles at their small state? Once Iran gets and launches nuclear weapons the state of Israel will be non existent? Obama and the gates of Heaven/Hell don't seem to delay Israel's (not to let the Holacost occur ever again) We'll have to wait and hope that Israel rises to the challege and decimates Iran and her military once and forever, SOON!
6 posted on 08/12/2013 9:48:42 AM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks haffast.

7 posted on 08/14/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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US army chief, visiting Israel, stresses ‘joint security interests’

8 posted on 08/14/2013 8:01:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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