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New York trip reignites Israeli Air Force One debate

The issue pops up almost every time the Israeli prime minister plans a long flight. After getting quotations from an airline someone in the prime minister’s office understands the problem and again initiates another evaluation of the question, “Is it right to purchase an Air Force One-type aircraft that will fly the leader to visits […]

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High-altitude double (bed) mistake

Take the inability of the Israeli government to take some decisions, add the lack of sensitivity of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and the harsh new steps taken only last week to fill the hole in the country’s budget – and you get a scandal that rocked the countryThis is exactly what happened when Netanyahu […]

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Major barrier remains for Israeli defence exports to China

Every time a senior Israeli figure visits China, the question is in the air. It is not discussed openly, but is in the background. This time, the occasion is the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to China.  In front of the cameras Netanyahu talked about a huge potential Chinese market for Israeli companies, […]

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A need not to take ‘far-reaching steps’

Politics have a special logic – or rather illogic. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has decided not to sign an aviation agreement with Europe. The ceremony was scheduled for next week.The reason behind the decision? – the short time before the general elections in Israel. The official statement says that the decision stems from […]

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Operation “Pillar of Defence” a milestone in UAS combat participation

In the history of combat involving massive use of unmanned air systems (UAS), Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defence in Gaza last week is without doubt a milestone, not only for Israel but for any other UAS user.Details of the extensive use of UAVs over Gaza are classified, but Israeli sources told Flight International that in […]

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