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AIPAC to Senate: Don’t Cut Egypt Aid

By: JTA

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee urged Senators not to cut assistance to Egypt.

“We do not support cutting off all assistance to Egypt at this time, as we believe it could increase the instability in Egypt and undermine important U.S. interests and negatively impact our Israeli ally,” AIPAC said in a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), its top Republican.

The letter is the first public signal since the July 3-4 army coup that removed from power Mohammed Morsi that AIPAC is actively opposing efforts to cut aid to the country.

“As you know, Egypt is the largest Arab state in the Middle East and has played a vital role in advancing key U.S. interests in that region,” said the letter, read into the Senate record on Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was opposing an amendment proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would cut aid to Egypt because of the coup.

“Citing just two examples, the government of Egypt has maintained the peace with Israel and is taking important steps to address the instability in the Sinai,” the letter said. “Events in Egypt are rapidly evolving, and we believe that for now the United States should avoid taking any precipitous actions against Egypt such as cutting off all assistance.”

Paul’s amendment failed 86-13.

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3 Responses to “AIPAC to Senate: Don’t Cut Egypt Aid”

  1. Senator Rand is leading the effort in the Senate to cut off aid to Egypt.
    Like his father, his views are very hostile to Israel.
    He is likely to be the 2016 candidate for President.

  2. Senator Rand is leading the effort in the Senate to cut off aid to Egypt.
    Like his father, his views are very hostile to Israel.
    He is likely to be the 2016 candidate for President.

  3. Annie Barron says:

    To understand why aid should be cut from Egypt, you have to understand that Egyptian leaders are now aligned with Iran, Syria, Russia, and support the Gaza conflicts that continue. The thought of buying the bullets that are going to be fired at me is ludicrous. I am not a supporter of all things that Rand Paul (or his father, Ron Paul – sounds like a commedy team) does. However, the current situation from Syria is to increase the conflicts (supported by Russia, Egypt, Gaza, Iran, etc.) and to crash the U.S. economy. Giving foreign aid to kill ourselves and our allies is NOT going to help. Today they will be all smiles while getting the check for foreign aid in weapons, and money, including food – while as soon as we have handed it over (and sometimes the U.S. polticians are so greedy that they are part of the problem) we and our allies will suffer the most. If you think that handing any more aid to Egypt is necessary, you obviously do not understand just how much we have already given them this year. They will be an extreme force to recon with if we ever have to face them in battle. The Egyptian gov. will not fight against Syria, or any other Shi'ite led nation now because that fight is over when they got rid of Morsi – which was just as bad if you are Christian or Jew. The bottom line is there is no peace in the religion of Islam; while they demand (just like in the past with the PLO – and today with the understanding of shi'ite and sunni Islam, the real difference is they have no difference. It's all about greed; so simple that this world leadership has tried to make it into something it's not. Don't give a gun to someone who plans to kill you, that is the only reasonable answer.

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