Sunday, January 15, 2012

Breaking report: US/Israel military drill cancelled, after US tells Israel to back off

Huge news. Israel Hayom (Sheldon Aldeson's Israeli newspaper) has just reported that the military drill with Israel entailing the deployment of thousands of American troops this spring has suddenly been canceled. Israel Hayom based its report on an Israeli Radio report this afternoon: Set for May, "Austere Challenge 12" was supposed to be the largest drill ever held between the two countries • U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to arrive in Israel later this week to receive assurances from Israel that it won't strike Iran. Read more


  1. No one had any reaction to this?! 

    Our republican contenders surely have/will, pointing out how Obama once again turned his back on Israel.

    It appears to be a positive step, but we of course are probably not getting the entire story.

  2. An update on the story in Haaretz mentions "technical and logistical issues". Not very convincing.