Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Israel: Israel US defense ties stronger than ever


Panetta, Barak: U.S.-Israel defense ties stronger than ever

U.S. defense secretary meets with Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak in Jerusalem; senior Israeli official says Netanyahu and Barak will tell Panetta that Israel has the right to make its own decision on an attack on Iran.

By The Associated Press and Gili Cohen | Aug.01, 2012 | 11:25 AM | 1

Barak and Panetta in Jerusalem - Ariel Hermoni - August 1, 2012
Defense Minister Ehud Barak and U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Jerusalem, August 1, 2012. Photo by Defense Ministry / Ariel Hermoni
Defense Minister Ehud Barak met with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday and the two emphasized the close defense ties between Israel and the U.S. 

"The defense ties between Israel and the United States are stronger and tighter than they have ever been and the credit now has to go, most of it, to you, Leon," Barak said while greeting Panetta at the Israeli defense headquarters in Jerusalem.

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