Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon paid a visit to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in west Fort Worth on Thursday afternoon for a meeting with officials and a tour of the F-35 production line.Israel is one of several foreign nations that have committed to buying the F-35 fighter jet. Israel’s first two F-35As will be included in the next production contract negotiated with the U.S. government. Israel, which has a fleet of Lockheed-made F-16s, has said it plans to buy 19 F-35s.On Twitter, Ya’alon said in Hebrew that the “F-35 is a cornerstone in the building of the Air Force and Army. This is a significant event for us. There’s a big future for the Air Force’s F-35 unique abilities.”Earlier in the week, Ya’alon visited Washington and met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.Other foreign nations that have committed to buy the F-35 are the Netherlands, Australia, Britain, Italy, Japan and Norway.Lockheed Martin has nearly 10,000 workers involved in the program, which is working to fix technical problems that have driven up costs.