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  Elul 15, 5772 , 02/09/12

Steinitz: US-Israel Relations Just Fine

Contrary to rumors in the media, relations between Israel and the United States are just fine, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday. Speaking at the Sunday cabinet meeting, Steinitz said that “the security and strategic relations between the U.S. and Israel remain as stable as they were, and in my dealings with top American officials I have not heard of any crises in our relationship.”

Over the weekend, reports in foreign media said that the U.S. was drastically scaling down its participation in a military exercise scheduled for October. Time Magazine said that the U.S. was cutting as many as two thirds of the 1,200-some soldiers that had been scheduled to participated in the exercise, called Austere Challenge 12, and was sharply limiting the amount of U.S. equipment that will be used in the exercise.

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