The U.S.-Israel Security Aid Package -- A Honey Trap Or A Brotherly Gift?
Huffington Post - 3 months
It took time, some argue far too much time, but the Security Aid Package Agreement between the U.S. and Israel was finally signed, amid the usual chorus of congratulations, praise and well, so much politicking, especially from the Israeli side. And when we talk Israel, we talk Netanyahu. Is he the hero or, as we are told by many, including influential figures, mostly have beens, who consider him the villain? Some context is needed here.
The package will be for the duration of 10 years, starting in 2019 [there is another package in place until then]. It involves the overall lump sum of 38 billion dollars, and the vast majority of this huge sum will be used in order for Israel to buy back American hardware. Only 5.6 billion dollars will be purchased in Shekels in Israel. It is the largest such agreement ever to be signed by any American administration with any foreign country. No doubt, an unprecedented agreement, one which cements the notion of a special relationship between the two
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