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February 28, 2015 / 9 Adar , 5775
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Turbulent Middle East Guarantees Increased US Arms for Israel

What’s more important to the US, another Arab state within Israel’s current borders or the Iranian nuclear threat? The answer is in expected US arms to Israel. Despite budget cuts, it will increase.
An IAF BOEING 707 fueling three F-15 aircraft in flight, facilitating long-range missions, such as those being planned against Iranian nuclear sites.

An IAF BOEING 707 fueling three F-15 aircraft in flight, facilitating long-range missions, such as those being planned against Iranian nuclear sites.
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“Astonishing” American support for Israel guarantees the country 10 more years of security aid from Washington, and probably a higher amount despite sequestration, according to sources quoted Tuesday by the US-based Defense News.

“Support for Israel in the United States is astonishing. I have no concerns that aid to Israel will be diminished,” said  Stuart Eizenstat, a former official who negotiated an aid package during the administration Bill Clinton.

The current 10-year aid package, worth $30 billion, expires in 2018, but negotiations already are in progress for the next agreement that will cover the decade until 2027.

Israel has three points in its favor, despite the sequestration – immense popularity among Americans, the threat of war in the increasingly unstable Middle East, and the threat of a nuclear Iran.

At the heart of Washington’s dependence on Israel is Jerusalem’s immense intelligence establishment, which frequently has supplied information far more accurate than what the Pentagon comes up with. A classic example is Israel’s warning several years, rejected by the United States, that Iran did not suspend its nuclear development

“There’s no other foreign country favored in terms of assistance; and this support is bipartisan, bicameral and largely protected by sequestration,” said Eizenstat. He told Israeli business leaders in Washington on Monday that he is not worried about the level of future American aid.

“It is in the interest of Congress and future administrations to sustain or even enhance aid to Israel, particularly given the turmoil in this region and all the threats and pressures on Israel,” he declared.

The demands by the Palestinian Authority, which wants to become an independent state based on Israel’s surrendering more than half of the country and accepting foreign Arabs who would reduce Jews to a minority, no longer are a sledgehammer that the Obama administration can gold over Israel’s head,

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas has more or less lost all trust in Washington since he played out his hand and dumped the beloved American ides of direct negotiations with Israel by going to the United Nations for recognition.

Howard Berman, a former chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,  told Defense News that resumption of l peace negotiations would “improve the climate” for a new 10-year aid deal but added, “I can tell you the special and strong relationship with Israel is enduring … It is not linked to any particular issue.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “Turbulent Middle East Guarantees Increased US Arms for Israel”

  1. Wouldn't it be a solution for creating a proper balance in the Middle East that Israel offers Iran a supply of a few hundred nuclear weapons free of charge?

  2. Alan Kardon says:

    This is good news, but what are we giving to the Arab League that can be used against Israel? So far I know that we gave the Arabs 3 times more military aid than Israel. We also are in the process of giving Egypt 16 fighter jets.

  3. One Gen. said the best and the larges fighters os the world is Irael, by this tuubulent Midle East which we have to thanks ex-president J. Carter, is not better Israel should make a air straik to Iran?

  4. Sorry, air strake to Iran?

  5. Sorry, turbulent, strike.

  6. Israel is a high-tech country why need american arms? Can she not produce its own?

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