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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is questioning the wisdom of President Obama’s reported decision to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt at a time when the Egyptian military is fighting global jihadists in the Sinai, according to Israeli diplomatic sources.

The sources said Netanyahu sent messages in recent days to Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansou, and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the country’s defense minister. The messages expressed Netanyahu’s opinion that U.S. sanctions could weaken the Egyptian military’s ability to fight al Qaeda.

The sources further stated that a recent Israel Defense Force intelligence report warned that the Sinai is quickly turning into a central location for al Qaeda, with reports of large numbers of jihadists moving to the Sinai after fighting in Syria. Some of the jihadists, the report related, are attempting to infiltrate the Gaza Strip.

The concern has led Israel to turn a blind eye as Egyptian warplanes bombard Salafist Islamic groups in the Sinai in technical violation of a peace treaty that calls for the area to be demilitarized.

Earlier this month, the State Department announced an unspecified cut back in the annual $1.5 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt.

Senior Senate leadership aides told Fox News that the U.S. is holding back “a dozen F-16s; a similar number of AH-64 Apache helicopters; four M-1/A-1 tank kits (tanks that are shipped in pieces and assembled in the receiving country); and an unspecified number of Harpoon missiles (typically an anti-ship missile).”

Additionally, Fox News confirmed that the Obama administration is withholding a planned transfer of $260 million in cash to the Egyptian government and has delayed a $300 million loan guarantee that was part of U.S. military financing programs.

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


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