“The US Congress, which oversees weapons sales abroad, appears to grasp Israel’s predicament. But Israel does not have a veto”

NEWSWEEK
How To Maintain Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge
by Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer
November 4, 2020

The Arab-Israel conflict appears to be waning. Three Arab countries—the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan—recently announced normalization agreements with Israel. More (Oman, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Kuwait and other African or Asian states) may soon follow. This suggests that Israel, an embattled country since its founding in 1948, is safer. But the reality is more complicated. One key to Israel’s survival can be summed up in the acronym “QME,” or “Qualitative Military Edge.” The concept is enshrined in American law: Israel must have qualitatively better weapons than its neighbors. READ MORE

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