In testimony to parliament’s highly effective Overseas Affairs and Protection Committee, Gantz gave few particulars concerning the “Center East Air Protection Alliance,” together with what different nations are a part of it. He referred to as it the “first component” of a shared imaginative and prescient “within the face of Iran’s makes an attempt to assault the area’s nations utilizing rockets, cruise missiles and UAVs” — unmanned aerial automobiles, or drones.
“This program is already operative and has already enabled the profitable interception of Iranian makes an attempt to assault Israel and different nations,” he mentioned. Biden’s go to, which incorporates stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia in mid-July, “will assist this course of,” he added.
Israel considers Iran to be its best enemy. Two years in the past, it established full diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two Gulf Arab nations that additionally really feel threatened by Iran.
It is also believed to have behind-the-scenes ties with Saudi Arabia, ties that Israel hopes the Biden go to may strengthen.