The Pentagon has approved a deal to supply 6,900 precision bomb kits to replenish Israel’s weapons stockpiles, diminished by the recent war against Hamas in Gaza. The contract is valued at $647 million.
“The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
In 1999, New York-based artist David Ellis invited a group of artists from New York and Tokyo to paint murals on aging tobacco barns, farming equipment and tractor trailers in his hometown of Cameron, North Carolina, a tiny farming community. Dubbed “the Barnstormers” by the locals, the group of artists made the trip, and in the process of painting formed an unlikely and lasting friendship with the people of Cameron.