Lapid said pushing to sell ‘Israel’s Air Force One’; defense officials object

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is pushing to nix ‘Israel’s Air Force One’ and sell the ‘Wing of Zion,’ having for years opposed the project, the Ynet news site reports.

However, the defense establishment strongly opposes selling the aircraft.

The report says Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will need to rule on the matter.

The ‘Wing of Zion,’ the Israeli version of Air Force One, is seen above Ben Gurion Airport, on its first test flight, November 3, 2019. (Yoav Weiss/Israel Aerospace Industries)

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