תאריך: 03/11/2009, 00:00    

“A special exercise and large-scale it is real deep connections between the United States and Israel both armies and is in military cooperation between the two countries,” he said today. (c) the Prime Minister, Mr. Netanyahu, during a visit to the joint military exercise, the army and the American army, “Juniper Cobra 10”
(Vendor Juniper Cobra 10) air force base in central Israel.

Mr. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Mr. Ehud Barak and Chief of staff General Gabi Ashkenazi held a joint business day exercise “Juniper Cobra 10 and were guests of the exercise Director for Israel and United States armies.

Visiting United States Ambassador accompanied in Israel, Mr. James Cunningham (James B.
Director of photography), the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Pinchas buchris, Commander of the air force, Maj. Gen. ido nehushtan, Commander of the forces, Brigadier General Doron gavish and his American, Commander of the task force (JTF Commander) Admiral John Richardson.

The Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Chief of staff received the forces Commander reviews and identified
Describes the u.s. exercise, laying and operation of the systems operated on exercise and warning systems, locating, tracking and interception, as well as on Israeli weapons systems and u.s. participating in exercise.

Visit stated that during the exercise, not practiced firing live ammunition and that targets active protection system torgla multi-layered.
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The Prime Minister, Defense Minister and the Chief of staff also visited the former Soviet Union of the armies which included various threats on and give them a common response by both armies.

The Commander of the American task force told the Prime Minister that 1,400 troops, staying in Israel, to feel at home and are grateful to the army.

The Prime Minister, Mr. Netanyahu, said during the visit that he was very impressed by the common exercise of the IDF and the American forces, and that there is a new mission and new technological cooperation in the field. And added: “I think the u.s. military, army and intruders
A new way, and the goal is to protect the State of Israel. Ultimately the goal is to ensure
Peace in the region and perhaps beyond. This is a very productive collaboration and very impressive. “

Mr. Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, said during the visit: “this looks like a very good exercise, made a very long preparation work of the IDF with the Americans and we see scope wasn’t exercise, an exercise that deals with the real challenges we have to face them in the future, we’re ready.” The Minister expressed his appreciation and thanks to the American Government and the President of United States cooperation and joint exercise.

The Chief of staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi, during the visit: “this is a very important exercise, running against a growing threat to citizens of the State of Israel regarding missile development. Our joint capabilities and of the United States, develops, and together we can improve the response to the State of Israel. I thank the air force and our Americans.
Cooperation over the years.

At the end of the visit, the Prime Minister said that “President Obama deserves every appreciation for increased cooperation designed to address an issue that threatens the State of Israel and the entire world, threatening civilian populations by array. The fact that United States and Israel are conscripted and give the best minds and to resolve these problems is new, as new threat. I’m impressed that you started on the right foot and wish for further partnership and success. “

Translated from Hebrew

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