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  • Jews helping Syrians: Never invited, always welcome

    By David Suissa

    August 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    As President Barack Obama and the world deliberate over how to respond to Syria’s murderous decision to use chemical weapons, a group of Israeli Jews have been fighting the humanitarian crisis the old-fashioned way—by smuggling aid into Syria. For these Jews, a life lost is a life...

  • U.S. lawmakers may ease ‘coup’ ban on aid to Egypt

    July 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm

    U.S. lawmakers will begin to vote as soon as next week on legislation that could continue aid to Egypt even if the Obama administration determines that the ouster of elected President Mohamed Mursi was a military coup, lawmakers and aides said on Thursday.

    The United States...

  • U.S. still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

    July 10, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

    The disclosure came as Washington treads a...

  • U.S. to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

    February 28, 2013 | 10:09 am

    The United States said on Thursday it will for the first time give non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels and more than double its aid to Syria's civilian opposition, disappointing opponents of President Bashar Assad clamoring for Western weapons.

    The U.S. cast the aid as a way to...

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  • Israel plans for quake aid to Palestinians

    May 15, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Israel said on Tuesday it had set up a mechanism to get aid to the Palestinians in the event of a major earthquake.

    A 5.5-magnitude quake rattled Israel and the occupied West Bank on Friday, reminding residents of their vulnerability to the Syria-African Rift, a northern extension...

  • House committee set to pass tougher conditions for PA aid

    July 19, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    A House committee is expected to advance a bill that would and toughen conditions for funding for the Palestinians.

    The U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee is likely to approve the measure, which also mandates moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, on Wednesday....

  • U.S. official: Obama to give Libya rebels $25m in non-military aid

    April 20, 2011 | 11:50 am

    U.S. officials say the Obama administration has decided to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-military assistance after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions.

    The officials said Wednesday that Congress was briefed on the plan on Tuesday.

    They said the...

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