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Jerusalem - Historic Aid Package Between U.S. And Israel Could Soon Become Reality

Published on: September 11, 2016 11:28 PM
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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro speaks during a memorial event marking the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., at the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro speaks during a memorial event marking the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S., at the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Jerusalem - A proposed American aid package to Israel, the largest ever given to any country, would focus on tunnels that give terrorist access into Israel.

United States Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro spoke about the planned defense agreement at the opening of the International Conference of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism, which also included a 9/11 commemoration, reported Arutz Sheva.

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“Today terrorists know that the U.S. and its allies not only mourn together but also fight together to beat the enemy,” said Shapiro.

The current U.S. aid package to Israel ends in 2018 and the new agreement would run through 2029.  Prime Minister Binyanim Netanyahu is expected to sign a memo of understanding drafted by the Obama administration instead of taking a chance that the next president will come up with a more attractive offer.

Currently, Israel receives $3 billion in aid from America, reported The Times of Israel and the United States has been involved in either the development or financing of Israel’s multi-level missile defense system.  Israel is considered to be an important ally in the tumultuous Middle East region and its missile technology is used to protect American troops and allies in dangerous zones.

Israel requested an extra $700 million per year in American aid and may also ask for a separate assistance package for missile defense systems, potentially bringing total U.S. aid up over $4 billion per year.  More than 80 senators signed a letter in April urging President Barack Obama to provide Israel with additional assistance.

Shapiro noted that the United States has taken a tough stance on terrorism since 9/11, striking multiple terror networks and thwarting dozens of terror attacks.

“We eliminated Osama bin Laden, but as the   president said the issue is not resolved,” said Shapiro.  “We continue to take seriously the threats of ISIS, Hamas and Hezbollah and we have no illusions about the devastating and dangerous effects of Iran in the region and its support for terrorist organizations.

There is room for optimism.  We are here with a set of values that is more convincing than the hatred and fear or terrorism.”


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 Sep 12, 2016 at 06:35 AM alterknaker Says:

Who said that Obama is an anti semite?

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 Sep 12, 2016 at 09:41 AM ALTERG3 Says:

Go know why obama still giving him, bibi was so chitzpedig to him last year & now he comes shnoring money.

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 Sep 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM Anonymous Says:

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ALTERG3 Says:

Go know why obama still giving him, bibi was so chitzpedig to him last year & now he comes shnoring money.

You are one major anti-Semite, to the point where your own genealogical status is questioned. Obama is giving nothing. He has done everything possible to limit aid to Israel, and that is why you are so enamored with him. Obama has been a closet terrorist, from when he campaigned in 2008 to the present. There was never a terrorist he didn't like or seek to support. Bibi was not chitzpedig to him at all. Obama was the mechitzaf. The aid on the table here is coming from Congress, where there are enough people with a trace of morality, nothing of which is detectable in the White House.

Also, outside of your severely limited awareness, is the nature of the aid given. In the case of the murderous Islamic countries, all the aid is given with total support. America does not receive a shred of anything in return. Not a favor, not a commitment, nothing. Zero. Israel improves the weapon systems, shares technology and intelligence. It is cost effective to aid Israel.

Go back to your NK cave, and keep your sin'as Yisroel to yourself.

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 Sep 12, 2016 at 12:33 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

I would like to see just one combined figure for the aid package. It sure is a lot of money, about ten million a day. Do I understand that for every dollar we give Israel, we have to give some amount to Egypt under the Camp David deal?

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 Sep 12, 2016 at 09:37 PM jack-l Says:

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ALTERG3 Says:

Go know why obama still giving him, bibi was so chitzpedig to him last year & now he comes shnoring money.

I usually disagree with you but this time well ...you would definitely know a fellow shnorer.
ps its not obama giving its your congress now take your meds and go back to your cave.

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 Sep 12, 2016 at 09:40 PM Anonymous Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

I would like to see just one combined figure for the aid package. It sure is a lot of money, about ten million a day. Do I understand that for every dollar we give Israel, we have to give some amount to Egypt under the Camp David deal?

too bad its not even higher. you got a better to spend that money like military aid to......
you and every other American citizen ain't gonna see a penny in your pocket if Israel gets less.

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