Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What Israel needs and why, according to AIPAC

AIPAC 2016 conference
AIPAC 2016 conference
Arutz Sheva

The annual AIPAC conference currently underway in Washington features, inter alia, a kit designed to help members of the U.S. Congress grasp the critical importance of U.S. defense aid to Israel.

The pamphlet begins with a letter addressed to the various members of Congress, stating that the fiscal year 2017 budget allocates $3.1 billion in security assistance for Israel, in accordance with an agreement signed in 2007. With the current agreement set to expire in 2018, AIPAC says, "negotiations are currently underway on a new agreement to help ensure Israel has the resources to defend itself—by itself."

The literature then presents the various mounting threats Israel faces, and the means it needs in order to meet them. READ MORE