US: “Largest Ever” Aid to Israel

May 11, 2016 12:00 AM

The White House said it is prepared to commit to the “largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history” in its defense assistance talks with Israel.

A White House official made the statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in response to a letter by 83 US senators to President Barack Obama urging him to substantially increase defense assistance to Israel.

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“We have been holding intensive discussions with Israel aimed at concluding a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding on security assistance to follow the current MOU worth $30 billion, which will conclude at the end of FY 2018,” the official said.

“We are prepared to sign an MOU with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history,” the official said.

“And we are ready to do this even though we are operating in a particularly challenging budget environment that has necessitated cuts on federal spending across a wide array of programs.”

In other words, even though there is not enough money to meet the defense needs of America, the US government is more than happy to give the Jews-only state even more money than ever before.

According to a report in the Israeli Haaretz newspaper, US Congressional sources said that Israel has asked for $4 to $5 billion per year, which over the duration of the agreement, from 2019 to 2028, amounts to up to $50 billion.

The current military aid agreement between the two countries, for 2009 to 2018, is based on a memorandum of understanding signed by President George W. Bush and provides a total of $30 billion, at an average of $3 billion per year.

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