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Israel to regain air dominance as touchdown of F-35 jets nears

AJN.-It’s two weeks to the touchdown of the world’s most advanced fighter jet in Israel.

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Due to touch down at the Nevatim air force base near Beersheba in two weeks, the F-35, known in Israel as the Adir, meaning “awesome” or “mighty,” is a fifth-generation stealth fighter jet equipped with the latest technology expected to give Israel total air dominance in the Middle East for at least the next 40 years.

Israeli Air Force officers said the F-35 would allow Israel to attack places that it has not been capable of attacking in the past.

“The future is here,” one senior IAF officer told reporters. «The F-35 will allow the Air Force to carry out missions that its current aircraft are unable to do today. In the quantity and quality, depth into enemy territory, in threat-filled areas, in the amount of missions, with less manpower in comparison to today. This is groundbreaking because it improves the efficiency of our current forces and allows us to carry out more missions simultaneously. In today’s era of multiple fronts, it is a significant addition.”

According to senior Israeli officers as well as senior US officials, the jet defined by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman as “the most advanced in the world and the best for safeguarding Israel’s aerial superiority,” is the ultimate stealth fighter jet, able to evade enemy radar, including the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system deployed in Syria and near Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility. With close air-support capabilities and a massive array of sensors, F-35 pilots have an unparalleled access to information while in the air.

The Adir will be flown from the US to Israel by American pilots and the following day, two of the six Israeli pilots who trained in the US will take command of the new jet, which according to the Adir squadron commander, “is a quantum leap in relation to the combat aircraft we have today.”

“We have bought the F-35 in order to protect the state of Israel and to open new fields in the country’s security. I am certain that we’ll know how to use it in any place we need, and it doesn’t matter where it will be,” the squadron commander said. «We all understand that we bought this plane in order to attack in places that we are not always able to attack in, and this plane knows how to do it perfectly. That is our objective in receiving this plane.”

The five Israeli combat pilots chosen for the future squadron were “hand-picked” by the commander of the squadron and underwent special training at the Luke airbase in Arizona where they trained alongside pilots from several countries who will also acquire the F-35.

“I returned two weeks ago from four months of training on the Adir plane in The United States,” said the squadron commander, adding that “together with a team of more pilots and officers for the simulator, we went through very advanced and very comprehensive training to know how to fly the Adir.”

Israel is the first country to receive the F-35 outside the United States and once the jets land in Israel, they will not leave the country except for combat missions. According to senior IAF officers, all maintenance of the jet will be done in Israel. Other countries which purchased the aircraft will have their F-35s undergo maintenance at regional centers, often outside their own borders.

The jet, called a “superpower of information” by the squadron commander, was designed to Israel’s own specifications and will be embedded with Israeli-made electronic warfare pods as well as Israeli weaponry, all set to be installed once the plane is in Israel.

Built in the United States by Lockheed Martin, the Israeli F-35s have components built by Israeli companies, including Israel Aerospace Industries who produced the outer wings, Elbit System-Cyclone that built the center fuselage composite components and Elbit Systems Ltd which manufactured the helmets worn by the pilots.

The pilot’s helmet, a joint venture between Israel’s Elbit Systems and Rockwell Collins, provides “critical flight information to the pilot throughout the entire mission,” according to a statement by Elbit, which added that the helmet “delivers video imagery in day or night conditions, combined with precision symbology, to give the pilot unprecedented situational awareness and tactical capability.”

On Sunday, the security cabinet decided unanimously to purchase an additional 17 F-35s, bringing the number of the advanced jets in the Israeli Air Force to 50.

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Jewish communities congratulates the President elect of Argentina Alberto Fernandez

AJN Agency.- The principal jewish communities congratulated Fernandez after his victory in the national elections as he got elected President.

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AJN Agency.- The Delegation of Argentinian Israelis Asociations (DAIA) congratulates the President elect Alberto Fernández for the winning in the national elections of the last sunday.

DAIA’s President wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights.

“We congratulate the President elect, Dr. Alberto Fernández. Is our wish to work together in the fight against antisemitism, every time of discrimination and xenophobie in defense of human rights”, said Jorge Knoblovits in representation of the jewish community of Argentina.

Knoblovits talk with the AJN News Agency and insist on his greets to Fernández and said he hope to: «have success in his work for Argentina».

The President of AMIA (Mutual Association Israeli Argentina), Ariel Eichbaum, felicitate this tuesday the elected President Alberto Fernández for the success in the national elections while he transmited his with of «every sector» accompany the transition process.

Talking with AJN News Agency, Eichbaum transmited the predisposition of AMIA for ‘cooperating’ with programs that facilitate a «bigest social inclusion».

“From AMIA we want to congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández for the results in the election of the last sunday, in which argentian society could, in peace, expres their will and compromise with democracy and respect for the institutions”, said Eichbaum.

The Israeli Embassy in Argentina congratulate the President elect Alberto Fernández por the winning in the national elections that took place on sunday.

The Embassy published on Twitter: “We congratulate the President elect @alferdez and all the argentinian people for this new celebration of democracy”.

Also the Embassy added: “We will keep working together honoring the friendship between the people of Israel and Argentina”.

The ambassador Galit Ronen also greets the candidate of «Frente de Todos», Alberto Fernández, who win the elections in the first round with over the 48 per cent of the vots, beating the still President Mauricio Macri, who seeked reelection.

“It’s always important to celebrate the democracy. ¡Congratulation to @alferdez and all the Argentinian people!”, said Ronen on Twitter.

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Argentinian President Macri visited the historical synagogue of Basavilbaso

AJN Agency.- Only a few days away of Rosh Hashana and with Iom Kipur coming soon, Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina participate of the meeting at the synagogue Tefila L’Moisés at Basavilbaso, Province of Entre Ríos.

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AJN Agency.- The argentinian President, Mauricio Macri, assisted to the Synagogue Tefila L’ Moisés de Basavilbaso, one of the olders of Argentina, making himself the first argentinian president in visit that synagogue.

Macri send his best wishes for the jewish new year celebration and added: «I want to thank you for reciving me here, in your home. For us it has been very important this years working with the community».

Claudio Avruj, secretary of Human Rights of Argentina discribed that the visit of Macri «Represents with out dudes a huge tribute to the jewish inmigration in the historic colonies of Entre Ríos and a deep recognition to the permanent support to the development of the local communities».

At meeting were present the Rabbi Sergio Bergman, secretary of goverment in Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Minister of Interior, Public Works and Housing of Argentina, Rogelio Frigerio, among others.

In a letter written by Avruj, he assured his pride for the president and remarked the pluralism and respect of Macri.

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