Nov. 10, 2017
Blue Flag 2017: Israel’s Fighter-Jet Diplomacy – Anshel Pfeffer (Ha’aretz)
At the current “Blue Flag” multinational air defense exercise in Israel, a Eurofighter jet carrying the cross of the German Luftwaffe lined up beside an F-15 with the Israeli Air-Force’s blue Star of David. French Mirage 2000D fighter jets were there too, along with an Indian C-130J transport aircraft.
Blue Flag is not only a military exercise; it is a demonstration by Israel that more countries than ever are willing to engage with it publicly as strategic allies.