Ashkenazi: Preserving US ties a security necessity

Preserving strong ties with the United States is a necessity for Israel's security, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said at the Calcalist conference on Tuesday.
"We must preserve ties with the United States. I believe this is a security necessity," he said.
In the past three years, he noted, US taxpayers have contributed more to the Israeli defense budget than Israeli taxpayers.