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Controversial Hagel Plans Israel Visit to Boost Defense Ties
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 3/21/2013, 2:46 AM | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 03/21/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by haffast

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to visit the Jewish state in April to boost cooperation between the two countries, Israel's defense ministry said on Wednesday.

"Minister (Moshe) Yaalon congratulated Defense Secretary Hagel on his appointment and on his intention to visit Israel next month," in a telephone conversation, the ministry said in a statement, as reported by the AFP news agency.

The statement quoted Hagel as saying that he "felt high about the security and strategic relations between the two countries" and wanted "strengthening of cooperation between the two defense systems."

Yaalon also expressed a desire to further improve relations between the two countries.

"I look forward to strengthening (security) relations between Israel and the United States in light of the common challenges that we face and to strengthen our personal relationship," he was quoted as telling his American counterpart.


Former Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak met with Hagel at the beginning of March in a meeting that was described as “warm.”

"Secretary Hagel expressed his strong commitment to Israel's security, including maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge and continued US support for missile and rocket defense systems in spite of fiscal constraints," Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement following the meeting.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barak; defense; hagelisraelvisit; israel; middleeast; secdefhagel
O'Droner, Kerry, and then Hagel. That should schmooze 'em.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by haffast
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2 posted on 03/21/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at
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To: haffast

Well, his bosses trip there today was a disaster.

3 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:16 PM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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Is this a sick anti-semitic joke or something OBayMe cooked up in his Twilight Zone of Liberal Insanity?

4 posted on 03/21/2013 4:20:13 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Both, IMHO..

5 posted on 03/21/2013 4:33:00 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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