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US boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

Press TV – May 24, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the US has increased its military aid to Tel Aviv by tens of millions of dollars.

“Three days ago, the US added another $75 million to the aid package,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday, without giving a time frame for the money’s arrival.

The announcement comes just days after Netanyahu personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel.

Trump had arrived from Saudi Arabia where he signed a massive $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh.

Based on a September 2016 agreement, the US will be bankrolling Israel’s military spending to the tune of around $38 billion dollars effective from 2019 for the next 10 years.

Under the deal, Israel will be allowed to upgrade most of its fighter aircraft, improve its ground forces’ mobility and strengthen its missile systems.

Washington has also been providing Israel with $3.1 billion annually since a 2007 agreement with the administration of former President George W. Bush.

In April, Washington approved a proposal to sell Israel more weapons, including naval guns and technical support worth an estimated $440 million.

May 24, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Militarism | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Time to cut our losses and kick the “shitty little country in the middle east” loose to do their own thing.

    Comment by FarmerDave | May 24, 2017 | Reply

  2. It’s amazing, that the USA(the most powerful nation on earth) is held in a “sleeper hold”, by a “Shitty little country” in the Middle East.
    Where are your “BALLS” America?(that question is directed at America’s politicians, NOT at the American people)…..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 25, 2017 | Reply

  3. Upgraded fighter aircraft, naval guns, and strengthened missile systems, eh? Should be able to dispatch quite a few Palestinian children with that lot!

    Comment by traducteur | May 25, 2017 | Reply


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