Descendants of Maccabees, Greeks, Cooperate in Skies

2,000 years after the events marked by Hanukkah, Greek and Jewish air forces are partners.

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Aerial cooperation with Greece
Aerial cooperation with Greece
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2,000 years after Judah the Maccabee fought against the decrees of Greek ruler Antiochus, the descendants of the Hasmoneans and the ancient Greeks are cooperating militarily.

For Hanukkah, the IAF Website featured these pictures of Greek-Israeli cooperation in joint maneuvers of the countries' air forces.

Cooperation with Greece has tightened following the deterioration in relations between Israel and Turkey in recent years.

Photos: IAF Website