An Israeli who is opposed to Sharon’s existence much less his policy took these pictures near Peta Tikva in the eastern suburbs of Tel Aviv and a few mile northeast of Ben Gurion Airport. You can see this place on Google Earth in an earlier stage of construction.
The Israeli is unhappy. He says this is an "American Base." He thinks that this "base" is connected to Bush/Sharon policy toward Syria. He is unhappy because he sees this as a diminution of Israel’s "sovereignty." He clearly does not understand the Bushian view of such matters as "sovereignty."
When I first looked at these pictures my reaction was that this was a "surge" facility for storage of materiel and command and control of forces that might go there in a contingency situation.
The more I think about it the more I think that is true, but that the implications of its existence in that place should be examined.
I received the following from a trusted friend in Israel –
"This is a base for the IDF, built by the US, in accordance with the Wye River Agreement. It should replace the Yamach [Emergency Storage Unit] of 720 Division, which used to be in Anatot."