Trump ignore’s Obama admin MOU which limited Israel aid

Trump supports $75M supplemental aid to Israel beyond Obama-era MOU
by Michael Wilner
September 11, 2017

The Trump administration will support Congress’s effort to provide Israel with more aid than was guaranteed in a formal defense package negotiated by former US president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year, The Jerusalem Post has learned. That agreement – a memorandum of understanding meant to govern US defense assistance to Israel through the coming decade – provides Israel with $38 billion through 2028. During the 2016 negotiations, Israel’s leadership signed a side letter promising to return any aid appropriated by Congress exceeding the $3.1 billion set aside for this fiscal year.But Congress ignored that provision, cutting Israel an additional $75 million in aid in its latest appropriations bill. READ MORE

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