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Israel says Middle East air defense partnership already in action

Israel's defense minister said he hopes US President Joe Biden's trip to the region will further the joint defense cooperation.

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz confirmed on Monday that US-sponsored air defense cooperation between Israel and Arab states has already begun.

Gantz told Knesset lawmakers today that the partnership, which he dubbed “Middle East Air Defense,” is “already operative and has already enabled the successful interception of Iranian attempts to attack Israel and other countries” in the region.

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