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February 26, 1991
Israel's two chief rabbis blessed U.S. troops who came to Israel to operate U.S. Patriot antimissile batteries, and the American commander joined the rabbis in an orange-juice toast "to life." It was the FIRST CEREMONY OF ITS KIND for the soldiers, whose presence and work helped to ease fears in the Jewish state, which has come under consistent bombardment during the war from Iraqi Scud missiles. The latest Scud attack came just hours before the ceremony at the chief rabbis' headquarters.
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April 20, 2001 | Associated Press
The Bush administration, skeptical about long-term peacekeeping operations, may pull U.S. troops from a multinational force along the quiet border between Israel and Egypt. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld has raised the idea with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose nations signed a peace treaty in 1979. Neither leader is keen on the idea, and a final decision has not been made, the Pentagon and State Department said Thursday.
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April 20, 2001 | Associated Press
The Bush administration, skeptical about long-term peacekeeping operations, may pull U.S. troops from a multinational force along the quiet border between Israel and Egypt. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld has raised the idea with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose nations signed a peace treaty in 1979. Neither leader is keen on the idea, and a final decision has not been made, the Pentagon and State Department said Thursday.
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April 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
With flags, hugs and folk music, Israel said thanks and goodby Tuesday to the U.S. Patriot missile crews who defended its cities against Iraqi missiles. "I hope we will never be in need of your help again, but if we do, I am sure we will be able to count on you--the Scudbusters," Israel's air force commander, Maj. Gen. Avihu Bin Nun, told the soldiers, based in a field on the southern outskirts of Tel Aviv.
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April 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
With flags, hugs and folk music, Israel said thanks and goodby Tuesday to the U.S. Patriot missile crews who defended its cities against Iraqi missiles. "I hope we will never be in need of your help again, but if we do, I am sure we will be able to count on you--the Scudbusters," Israel's air force commander, Maj. Gen. Avihu Bin Nun, told the soldiers, based in a field on the southern outskirts of Tel Aviv.
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January 28, 1991
First ballistic missile attack on Israel: Palestinian guerrillas in Lebanon frequently fire Katyusha rockets at northern Israel, but the Iraqi Scud attack on Jan. 18 was the first full-fledged missile assault. Women in large numbers in combat support roles: Of more than 475,000 American military personnel serving in the Persian Gulf, 27,000 -- or 6% -- are women. Women soldiers make up 11.4% of American army personnel in Operation Desert Storm. Only 1.5% of U.S.
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February 2, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Treated to giant bottles of whiskey and vodka, fawned on by stylish Israeli women and toasted by the men, the American soldiers who operate the Patriot missile batteries here had clearly stumbled into heaven in a little Tel Aviv bar. "This is great," one said. "I've been in the Army a long time, and this is the first time I've ever been thanked for doing my job."
NEWS
February 26, 1991
Israel's two chief rabbis blessed U.S. troops who came to Israel to operate U.S. Patriot antimissile batteries, and the American commander joined the rabbis in an orange-juice toast "to life." It was the FIRST CEREMONY OF ITS KIND for the soldiers, whose presence and work helped to ease fears in the Jewish state, which has come under consistent bombardment during the war from Iraqi Scud missiles. The latest Scud attack came just hours before the ceremony at the chief rabbis' headquarters.
NEWS
February 2, 1991 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Treated to giant bottles of whiskey and vodka, fawned on by stylish Israeli women and toasted by the men, the American soldiers who operate the Patriot missile batteries here had clearly stumbled into heaven in a little Tel Aviv bar. "This is great," one said. "I've been in the Army a long time, and this is the first time I've ever been thanked for doing my job."
NEWS
January 28, 1991
First ballistic missile attack on Israel: Palestinian guerrillas in Lebanon frequently fire Katyusha rockets at northern Israel, but the Iraqi Scud attack on Jan. 18 was the first full-fledged missile assault. Women in large numbers in combat support roles: Of more than 475,000 American military personnel serving in the Persian Gulf, 27,000 -- or 6% -- are women. Women soldiers make up 11.4% of American army personnel in Operation Desert Storm. Only 1.5% of U.S.
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