Israel’s defense establishment is pressing the government to accept a U.S. offer of 20 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in return for a renewal of the moratorium on West Bank settlement-building. Eager to resume the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Washington is offering the F-35s, valued at $3 billion, if Israel halts the construction that Palestinians cite as a barrier to negotiations. While the U.S. State Department refused to comment on the offer, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud ...
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