Rand Paul, who has opposed Israeli military aid in the past, trying to block passage of bipartisan legislation ensuring Jewish state’s security

JNS
Sen. Rand Paul places hold on US security assistance to Israel
by Jackson Richman
November 21, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has a history of being skeptical about U.S. taxpayer funds toward the Jewish state, has placed a hold on the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, which provides Israel with $38 billion in military aid over the next decade. This has caused backlash from organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “This bipartisan legislation authorizes full funding of security assistance to ensure Israel has the means to defend itself,” AIPAC posted on Facebook with a link to “urge Sen. Paul to stop blocking aid to Israel.” READ MORE

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