Monday, August 1, 2016

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More FOR ALL THE chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.” The U.S. already transfers $3.1 billion in taxpayer money every year to Israel — more than any other country by far — but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.