Trump approves largest-ever aid package to Israel, sets up showdown with Turkey over F-35s

BY Jackson Richman, JNS— U.S. President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday, which includes $550 million in assistance to Israel and temporarily halts the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey. This comes amid tensions between the United States and Ankara, which is currently holding an American pastor hostage, among…

U.S. and IDF Troops, In Major Joint Drill, Simulating Battle on 3 Fronts

By Anna Ahronheim, JPost— Juniper Cobra, the largest joint US-Israeli air-defense exercise, is under way, with thousands of troops deployed across the country simulating scenarios where Israel faces missile barrages simultaneously on various fronts. In the two years since the last Juniper Cobra exercise, Israel’s enemies have changed. And while 2017 was a relatively quiet…