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Submitted by Solomon2 (United States), Jul 26, 2016 at 10:33

As I understand it, the foundation of U.S. military aid to Israel was forged in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and reiterated in the Carter-era Camp David Accords: in exchange for Israel not destroying its enemies, the U.S. would ensure Israel possess the military might to dominate and defeat its enemies. While Israel is rich and powerful, I'm not certain that without U.S. military aid this edge can be maintained. So wouldn't ending U.S. military aid be more likely to precipitate a major Mideast war, rather than maintain peace between Israel and its declared enemies?

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Your chronology is sound but the deal that Israel gets weapons for not defeating its enemies is new to me.

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