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  4/23/2013, Iyar 13, 5773

Report: Israel Could Get Initial US Arms Shipment Soon

Israel may soon get some of the jet fighters, missiles and troop transports called for in the deal with which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel of the United States arrived, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Ma'ariv. The aid is part of a package to a number of Middle Eastern countries against the Iranian nuclear threat.

The weapons will not be at the expense of Israel's yearly supply of military aid from the U.S. but at the expense of future American aid, according to an agreement between Hagel and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon in their private meeting on Monday.