Monday, September 12, 2016

'The next defense aid package will be the largest in history'

The next American defense aid package to Israel will be the largest aid package to any country in history, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro promised on Sunday.

He spoke at the opening of the 16th International Conference of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC.

"The defense aid agreement, which I hope will be signed soon, will cover the security needs of Israel until 2029, and will be the largest assistance package in history by the U.S. to any country," said Shapiro.

Israel and the U.S. continue talks on a new aid package to replace the existing one which remains in force until 2018. READ MORE