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Published on: January 8, 2012 09:16 PM
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Israel - The IDF is soon to purchase 2,500 Hummer vehicles, trucks and other equipment from the United States military, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.

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Top IDF officials have recently travelled to the US and reached a preliminary agreement on the deal, which includes gear used during US engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Defense establishment sources noted Saturday that the purchase is worthwhile for Israel, as the payment for the gear would be taken out of the military aid provided by the US to the Jewish state.

If the deal goes through, the reportedly low-mileage Hummers and trucks will arrive in Israel and undergo testing before being stored away in the IDF’s emergency warehouses.


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 Jan 08, 2012 at 09:29 PM yaakov doe Says:

I assume the US benefits by saving the cost of shipping all of this surplus equiptment back to the US from Iraq.

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 Jan 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM DRE53 Says:

"If the deal goes through, the reportedly low-mileage Hummers and trucks will arrive in Israel"
Does this imply that these are used vehicles?

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 Jan 08, 2012 at 10:35 PM Oyvey Says:

Bad deal! The Israelis are being suckered!
Hummer is no longer being manufactured so pretty quickly the parts for maintenance will become scarce.

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 Jan 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM Sol Says:

Why should we have to buy these things from the USA?
Where are all geniuses and brilliant people (Yiddishe Kep)?
Nobody in Israel wants to work, that's why there is Aniyus.

I get the feeling, that many protesters are protesting, because they are really angry at themselves, sitting around all day, and not using there God given potential.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 12:17 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Sol Says:

Why should we have to buy these things from the USA?
Where are all geniuses and brilliant people (Yiddishe Kep)?
Nobody in Israel wants to work, that's why there is Aniyus.

I get the feeling, that many protesters are protesting, because they are really angry at themselves, sitting around all day, and not using there God given potential.

Israel does not have the population to support the manufacture of large vehicles so its not a question of work ethic or innovation. EY provides enormous innovation in advanced technology and medicine which the U.S. and other industrialized nations use. In any event, what does purchasing using armored vehicles which are still state of the art have to do with gilui ariuys?? Hummer vehicles and parts are still produced for military applications. Its the commercial version that is no longer produced

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 12:50 AM Muttle Says:

The correct name is HUMVEE not hummer. The hummer is a "want to be " cool looking jeep that can't really go off road. The HUMVEE is the real military vehicle that is unstoppable.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 03:15 AM ALLAN Says:

Reply to #3  
Oyvey Says:

Bad deal! The Israelis are being suckered!
Hummer is no longer being manufactured so pretty quickly the parts for maintenance will become scarce.

I believe that the it's only the civilian version of the Hummer that has stopped production , the military one continues.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 04:47 AM Anonymous Says:

The UK has stopped using Humvees because they are unstable and tend to flip over. Trust the Israelis suckers to buy this grabage.With friends like the US who needs enemies?

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 07:22 AM kingizzy Says:

Reply to #4  
Sol Says:

Why should we have to buy these things from the USA?
Where are all geniuses and brilliant people (Yiddishe Kep)?
Nobody in Israel wants to work, that's why there is Aniyus.

I get the feeling, that many protesters are protesting, because they are really angry at themselves, sitting around all day, and not using there God given potential.

I agree with you....but what does this have to do with hummers??;

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 08:16 AM kingizzy Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

The UK has stopped using Humvees because they are unstable and tend to flip over. Trust the Israelis suckers to buy this grabage.With friends like the US who needs enemies?

You are a kufoy tov. America does great chesed towards Israel.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 11:57 AM Bezalel Says:

Can I buy a military-surplus Hummer? I need something to navigate the brutal potholes of New York City.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 01:14 PM Darth_Zeidah Says:

Reply to #4  
Sol Says:

Why should we have to buy these things from the USA?
Where are all geniuses and brilliant people (Yiddishe Kep)?
Nobody in Israel wants to work, that's why there is Aniyus.

I get the feeling, that many protesters are protesting, because they are really angry at themselves, sitting around all day, and not using there God given potential.

"Nobody in Israel wants to work, that's why there is Aniyus."

No, that's not quite true. The ones who don't want to work are the charedi kollelnikim , who prefer to sit, smoke, drink instant coffee - and get their stipends from the Israeli government.

The rest of the population, including the Arab minorities, all want to work and to EARN as much money as they can to support their families, pay for both their needs and their luxuries, and to enjoy a decent quality of life.

The key word there - in case you missed it - was E A R N .

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 02:09 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

An overlooked condition is that, as the recipient of large amounts of U.S. aid money, particularly for defense, Israel spends those dollars on U.S. defense goods, like F-16s, M109A6 self-propelled guns and trucks and Humvees.

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 Jan 09, 2012 at 08:33 PM tana-upalig Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Israel does not have the population to support the manufacture of large vehicles so its not a question of work ethic or innovation. EY provides enormous innovation in advanced technology and medicine which the U.S. and other industrialized nations use. In any event, what does purchasing using armored vehicles which are still state of the art have to do with gilui ariuys?? Hummer vehicles and parts are still produced for military applications. Its the commercial version that is no longer produced

"In any event, what does purchasing using armored vehicles which are still state of the art have to do with gilui ariuys??"

Number four said "ANIYUS" - unwealthy, not arayus. but I don't blame you, when you think about something a whole day, you tend to mistake things for it.

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