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Historical Israel-Arab wars Discuss the strategies and the situation of the historical Israeli-Arab wars from 1948-1982 and it's implications on Israel.

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Old 10-10-2017, 02:29 AM
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Default Why did it take the French arm embargo to get Israel to build own jet fighters

Israel had it own combat plane trainer in services in 1960. However Israel did not even try to build own Jet fighter until after the French arm embargo. Nor did Israel make heavy armed verse of that plane they used for training their air force pilots my question is why?Why was Israel at least not trying to design it own jet fighter?
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:47 AM
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As I understand, until Suez crisis, Israel did not expect USA to be the opportunistic ally they are, I have no idea where I read this but both the French and Israeli nuclear programs also went online in a remarkably short time after that war when America threatened both Fr and Israel with sanctions for failing to secure the interests of Britain, a staunch Atlantic power at time of the Suez War.

Further, Israel did not have unlimited monetary resources.

That is just my 0.2 NIS.
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