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Turkey takes pragmatic steps towards repairing damaged relations with Israel
Reported discussions between the two countries are in the works five months after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blamed Israel for its response to violent protests along the Gaza border, labeling the country as a “terrorist state” that commits “genocide.”
Turkey likely to get F-35 jets, despite inflammatory rhetoric and Islamist pull
Ultimately, the United States will decide. Multiple bills are being debated in Congress designed to challenge and block the sale.
Could Sunday’s election in Turkey be its last?
Ariel Ben Solomon
A presidential and parliamentary election is set to be held on the same day for the first time in Turkey’s history, and it is likely that Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will further consolidate their vise-like grip on the country.
Despite Senate opposition, Turkey still to receive F-35s
A bipartisan amendment to the $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed on Monday by the Senate in an 85-10 vote, prohibits the transfer of the F-35s to Turkey amid a deterioration in U.S.-Turkish relations.
Amid F-35 expectations, the F-16 remains the backbone of Israel’s air power
Although the F-35 remains vital in its importance, the IAF still needs to have hundreds of combat aircraft at its disposal, including older F-16 and F-15 jets.
Why is Washington seeking to block the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is being held accountable for “undemocratic” actions and cold reactions to once-warm allies.
The growth and operational capabilities of the IDF
Kenneth S. Brower
Today, Israel stands out as the dominant military power in the Middle East. It has been able to accomplish this while reducing the burden of defense expenditure on its gross national product from a peak of 24 percent in the post-1973 war years to about 6 percent today.
Half of Syria’s air defenses destroyed by IAF in recent months
“The risks are all around us—whether it is instability in Syria or in Lebanon, where Hezbollah is a forward [Iranian] division, or Hamas, which gets its support from Iran. Iran is all over, offensively trying to operate against Israel, and we have to weigh and asses the risks constantly as we operate against this aggression,” a senior IDF source said.
Israel is world’s first country to attack with F-35s
Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin told foreign air-force commanders that Israel was the first country in the world to carry out military attacks with the F-35 stealth fighter jet.
Arab media claims Israeli jets secretly flew into Iran
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
A Kuwaiti paper cites an “informed source” as saying Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets crossed Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian airspace undetected.
Reports that U.S. may sell F-35 jets to the Emirates raise concern in Israel
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Researcher warns of erosion of Israeli air superiority • Netanyahu assures “Israel’s qualitative advantage will continue” • Sale may offset power balance between Iran, U.S. allies in Persian Gulf, but at cost to Israeli exclusivity over advanced F-35 system.
Israel’s F-35 jet, now combat capable, is ‘not just a plane’