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January 14, 2016 2:30 pm

US Defense Official: Israel ‘Cornerstone’ of Our Mideast Policy

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Under Secretary of Defense Robert Work . Photo: Wikipedia

Under Secretary of Defense Robert Work . Photo: Wikipedia

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon met on Thursday with US Under Secretary of Defense Robert Work, Israel’s Army Radio reported.

“The US has always stood with Israel and always will,” said Work, from Ya’alon’s Tel Aviv office at the Defense Ministry.

“Israel is a cornerstone in our policy and strategy in the Middle East,” he said, adding that the security of the Jewish state is important for the US government, the American military and for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, whose last visit to Israel occurred shortly after the announcement of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in July.

Ya’alon told Work that Israel, too, considers the US the cornerstone of its security, and expressed gratitude for the relationship between the two countries.

Work also met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his Jerusalem residence, according to Times of Israel. 

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  • sifter

    I wonder if they’ll parrot that sentiment after Iranian suitcase nukes go off in multiple capitols around the world, or an aircraft carrier is vaporized courtesy of the Mullahs.

  • Jonah

    This man is living in an alternative universe. They have an automatic praise response when being questioned about Israel. Brainwashed Obama drones. They actually believe what they are saying. News flash, new White House strategy. When questioned about Israel you press the praise button until Iran can press the nuclear button. How stupid do they think Israelis are? Israelis have eyes, and ears, and their cognitive discernment has detected that reality does not match up with what Mr. Smiley face is saying. He is an Obama appeaser.

    • Wackin Wall

      You said it Jonah! Only a year to go. Whatever can be done to forestall a victory by the Obama dolikers must be done.