Possible F-35 Jet Sale to U.A.E. Puts Israel in Bind

TEL AVIV—Talks between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates on a potential sale of advanced F-35 jets are raising thorny questions for Israel’s security in the Middle East.

The U.A.E. has long sought the jet fighters, and the deal last week to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel was forged with an understanding that the Emiratis could have access to more advanced American military hardware, according to U.S. officials. Up until recently, Washington had rebuffed the requests for advanced jet fighters because of the…

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