PressTV: US, Israel discussing surge in US military aid

Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:9PM GMT

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The US annual military aid to Israel has been elevated from $2.4 billion to $3.1 billion through 2017 under the existing agreement.

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US and Israeli officials are discussing a surge in the US military aid to Israel as the two sides are in negotiations over a new 10-year military aid package.

Under an existing aid agreement between Washington and Tel Aviv signed in 2007, $30 billion of American taxpayers’ money is currently flowing to Israel, reported Defense News.

However, Israelis are concerned with increasing US arms sales to countries in the region and are asking Washington for a surge in its advanced military aid.

According to Defense News the new package would extend through 2027 and would focus on “a full spectrum of Israeli concerns, including military modernization needs, new threats from regional instability and the erosion of Israel’s so-called qualitative military edge (QME) due to US arms sales in the Mideast.”

The US annual military aid to Israel has been elevated from $2.4 billion to $3.1 billion through 2017 under the existing agreement but the scope of the increase in the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) levels demanded by Israel is not clear yet.

An unnamed US official has told Defense News that QME assessments, which have never been explicitly considered in long-term FMF agreements between Washington and Tel Aviv, would be applied to the 2018-27 aid package.

At a press conference during his visit to Israel in March, President Barack Obama said he had agreed to begin discussions with Israel over extending military aid to Tel Aviv.

“Our current agreement lasts through 2017, and we’ve directed our teams to start working on extending it for the years beyond,” Obama said.

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3 Responses to PressTV: US, Israel discussing surge in US military aid

  1. Nina Sidorova says:

    Criminals, Zionists with AIPAC and Israeli Mossad bandits high jacked the USA! High jacked! Torturing, money grubbing, and raping the country!

  2. My My What a pipe dream Jean 2017 3.1 Billion dollars???…. the US Empire is ripe to fall Like the Roman Empire did back in the day some 2000 or so years ago, and the people running out of the city’s seeing smoke from burning buildings must of thought ( It’s the end of the world ) well it was for the Roman Empire . The US is crumbling from within by the day and how much more will the US people put up with the Crime Lords in the White House getting away with murder so to speak !!??…… People are waking up so fast heads are spinning in the US government and the tide is swinging big time and that is most good indeed . people are starting to see WE can no longer keep going this way…… and Israel will pay as the wrath of the Israel people worldwide will not support the madness of the Israel government as it stands now…… There will be no peace in the world till humanity wakes up worldwide and say NO MORE WAR’S game over…….

  3. gear13 says:

    Yeah keep funding these psychos zionist wars while here in the states people have to suffer the sequestration bills and social cut backs the persons running the US goverment are nothing but nazis and zionists.

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