Ya’alon: We Share a Deep Relationship with the U.S.


de-blasio-yaalonDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who is visiting the United States, met with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and remarked today that Israel and the United States share a vital relationship that Israel appreciates.

“We greatly appreciate your personal support for Israel; in your statements and in your attitude you give us moral and ethical support which are very important,” he told de Blasio. “The performance of Iron Dome, which was developed with the important assistance of the United States, was simply amazing during Operation Protective Edge. It was very impressive. We plan to improve the system and to reinforce it, so it can cover more territory in Israel, and also to develop additional layers of active defense, with the support of the United States…

“Israel has a deep relationship with the United States, we really appreciate this connection. Differences of opinion must not overshadow the deeper relationship between the United States and Israel. We greatly appreciate the deep connection between the two defense establishments. We have shared values ​​and common interests,” Yaalon said.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}