leasing an island would have been just what the IDF needs in a missile age - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 12.09.12 | 10:49 (IDT)

    Obviously there is the issue of navy training but also we could have built an airbase there where we could have kept aircraft to be returned at a moments notice. in a world of missiles Israel could quickly find itself overwhelmed and unable to defend itself if runways for its fighters were destroyed. We should know from the Egyptian example of 1967 that you lose your air cover your a sitting duck. If we had an airbase abroad some of the older planes could be based abroad so if we did find ourselves in that sort of situation we would still have planes to recall to defend the country. It would also be a good place to store supplies & fuel for submarines. Leasing a Greek isle might not be a weapon system but it would be an investment

    from the article: Defense officials: Barak mulled buying Greek isle for Israeli navy training
    First published 09:32 12.09.12 | Last updated 09:32 12.09.12
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