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The long military relationship between Isreal and the has expanded decades

By Chris Peeks December 16, 2023

The relationship between the United States and Israel has been strengthened over the past seven decades through significant military aid from the U.S.Over the past 70 years, the United States has provided Israel with over 70,000 weapons, cementing the enduring military alliance between the two countries.This robust assistance encompasses a diverse array of armaments ranging from aircraft and ground vehicles to missiles and bombs.

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As the largest recipient of US foreign military assistance, Israel has mainly obtained aid in the form of weapons grants.This comprehensive support has woven a deep thread of collaboration between the two nations, significantly bolstering Israel’s defense capabilities.

The present scenario underscores the intricate utilization of these US-supplied armaments in Israel’s ongoing operations , particularly in Gaza.

Yousif said he believes it is reasonable to assume that a wide range of U.S.-made weapons are being used by Israel in its current military operations in Gaza, though the details of the 2023 weapons deal remain confidential. Reports confirm Israel has received at least sixteen types of U.S. missiles and aircraft.However, amidst this partnership, calls for enhanced transparency have emerged from certain quarters.Advocating for transparency from the Biden administration on arms transfers to Israel, Representative Cori Bush and other progressive voices seek equitable disclosure similar to that in other international agreements . In contrast, the Pentagon's position on placing limitations on the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) use of US-supplied weapons has stayed consistent.The United States is not restricting how Israel uses the military aid we provide, Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters at a press briefing last October. She said it is up to the Israel Defense Forces to determine how to use the weapons and conduct operations.

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By Chris Peeks

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Alabama Political Contributor

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