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The U.S. military is deploying anti-missile defense systems all across Israel at present in preparation for next week’s joint Juniper Cobra military exercise, Channel 10 reported on Thursday.

The drill simulates a massive simultaneous rocket and missile attack against the Jewish State on two fronts, both north and south.

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Juniper Cobra is a five-day combined military exercise between Israel and the United States EUCOM intended to strengthen military cooperation against regional threats and to promote long-term security. In the past several years it has also been used to train for scenarios involving a ballistic missile attack from Iran.

The last Juniper Cobra exercise was conducted in February 2016.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.