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WATCH: Newly Purchased F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets Touch Down in Israel After Fog Delay

The Times of Israel reports: Two of Israel’s newly purchased F-35 stealth fighter jets touched down at a Negev air force base Monday night, after bad weather delayed the arrival of the planes, touted as the most advanced fighting machines in the world.

The state-of-the-art American-made jets are seen as a significant upgrade in Israeli air power and a sharpening of its military edge in a volatile Mideast.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman were on hand, along with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and top defense officials, to greet the F-35s on the tarmac of the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel.

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