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May 7, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure from Arab-American groups, the largest American manufacturer of tear gas has ended shipments of the product to Israel and will not make additional sales unless the Jerusalem government agrees not to use the riot-control agent in buildings or other closed areas where it can cause severe illness or death, a spokeswoman said Friday. Burl Alison, vice president of TransTechnology Corp. of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
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November 16, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration announced Monday that it has offered to sell Israel 20 top-of-the-line F-15E warplanes, but visiting Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said he is uncertain whether his government can afford the $1.8-billion price tag. Rabin and Defense Secretary Les Aspin discussed the proposed sale during a three-hour meeting at the Pentagon. The prime minister, who conferred with President Clinton on Friday, is scheduled to leave today for Canada to continue his North American trip.
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September 1, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a flurry of diplomatic maneuvers surrounding the confrontation with Iraq, President Bush has agreed to cancel $7.1 billion in debts Egypt owes the United States for military equipment, is considering a massive new sale of weapons to Israel and may meet within the week with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Administration officials said Friday. At the same time, U.S.
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September 15, 1993 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is considering the transfer of sophisticated new weaponry to Israel as concrete evidence of its pledge to strengthen Israel's security in the wake of its agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
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September 13, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir greeted the arrival of two American Apache helicopters at an air base here Wednesday and said the United States is "obliged" to maintain Israel's military advantage over its Arab neighbors. Welcoming the delivery of the helicopters, which cost $350 million each, Shamir said the United States and Israel are looking at ways to "maintain and assure" a qualitative Israeli advantage over its Arab neighbors.
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March 18, 1991 | Reuters
The White House is asking Congress to authorize a government agency that would underwrite sales of military products to NATO nations, Japan, Israel and Australia, a published report said today. Supporters argue that it would level the playing field with the United States' chief industrial competitors, most of which have export credit agencies that finance military sales, the New York Times reported.
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March 23, 1991 | Associated Press
The Bush Administration has informed Congress that it intends to sell Israel another $350-million Patriot missile system, the weapon that shot down Scud missiles launched by Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday.
NEWS
July 2, 1987
Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin met in Washington with Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and said his government has not yet decided whether to end development of the Lavi fighter, which the Reagan Administration has criticized as too costly. Weinberger has urged Israel to scrap the Lavi and buy U.S.-made fighters, but Rabin said "the alternatives can't meet our special needs." Weinberger made clear to Rabin that increasing the annual $1.8 billion in U.S.
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March 4, 1987 | United Press International
Israeli military leaders want to scrap the over-budget Lavi jet fighter program, saying Israel can buy American-made warplanes cheaper than it can build its own, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. The newspaper, quoting "very well-placed sources," said the Israeli Defense Forces' general staff has recommended purchasing F-16 fighters from the United States instead of building the similar Lavi, and using the money saved on the deal to fund other military projects.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
GE Whistle-Blower's Award Stands: A federal judge has awarded $11.5 million to Chester Walsh, a former employee of General Electric Co., for calling attention to an alleged bribery scheme involving an Israeli Air Force general. General Electric pleaded guilty last summer to four charges in connection with the sale of military jet engines to Israel. The Justice Department had sought unsuccessfully to reduce Walsh's award--the largest ever to a whistle-blower--to $4.5 million.
NEWS
September 27, 1992 | JIM MANN and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush announced Saturday that the United States will supply Israel with Apache and Black Hawk helicopters and other American defense equipment that can be kept permanently on Israeli territory as part of a new agreement on military cooperation between the two nations. The new military equipment is meant to demonstrate the Administration's continuing support for Israel following the President's recent decision to sell F-15 warplanes to Saudi Arabia.
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March 17, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration will send a team of inspectors to Israel to investigate U.S. intelligence reports that the Israeli government has sold Patriot missiles and other U.S.-developed weapons to China and other countries in violation of American law, the State Department said Monday. The announcement of the inquiry came after Defense Secretary Dick Cheney confronted Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens with the intelligence reports.
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May 31, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after President Bush unveiled a proposal to restrain the Middle East arms race, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney announced here Thursday that the United States will give Israel $65 million worth of U.S. fighter planes and underwrite most of a new Israeli missile program. Cheney said the United States had agreed to pay 72% of the cost to continue development of Israel's Arrow missile, a system that, like the American Patriot missile, is designed to shoot down short-range ballistic missiles.
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March 23, 1991 | Associated Press
The Bush Administration has informed Congress that it intends to sell Israel another $350-million Patriot missile system, the weapon that shot down Scud missiles launched by Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday.
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March 19, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of a guilty plea by an Israeli air force purchasing officer, details emerged Monday of a major and intricate scandal involving millions of dollars in theft, kickbacks and fraud in the procurement of airplane engines and other equipment from U.S. firms. Brig. Gen. Rami Dotan, who once headed the air force's quartermaster corps, admitted to $12 million in illicit earnings over nearly 10 years.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | Reuters
The White House is asking Congress to authorize a government agency that would underwrite sales of military products to NATO nations, Japan, Israel and Australia, a published report said today. Supporters argue that it would level the playing field with the United States' chief industrial competitors, most of which have export credit agencies that finance military sales, the New York Times reported.
NEWS
September 13, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir greeted the arrival of two American Apache helicopters at an air base here Wednesday and said the United States is "obliged" to maintain Israel's military advantage over its Arab neighbors. Welcoming the delivery of the helicopters, which cost $350 million each, Shamir said the United States and Israel are looking at ways to "maintain and assure" a qualitative Israeli advantage over its Arab neighbors.
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