Shimon Peres, Director of the Ministry of Defense, and the French Ministers of Defense and Air Power sign the first purchase agreement between the two countries, for the sale of six Mystere-2 fighters and one Noratlas Nord-2501 transport. This is part of a larger purchase plan, which includes 30 Mysteres. Israel was not interested in the Nord, but it was thrown into the deal at France’s insistence.


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