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No Deal May Be Better Than Latest Deal

Reader comment on item: End U.S. Aid to Israel

Submitted by Dave (United States), Jul 26, 2016 at 19:08

I've read that this latest aid deal forces Israel to spend 100 percent of the aid money in the US, as opposed to the current 75 percent, thereby eliminating thousands of defense jobs in Israel and making Israel even more dependent on the US. I've also read that former Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, was adamantly opposed to it for those reasons.

Given the deterioration in traditional US support for Israel among American liberals, the increasing infiltration of Islamists in government, as well as the instability and unpredictability of the Republican Party, I think that your advice is sound.


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