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  • House appropriations bill would sustain Egypt funding

    July 19, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives foreign operations appropriations bill now under consideration does not stop assistance to Egypt despite the recent coup, in part because of considerations of Israeli security.

    “Everyone is closely watching the situation in Egypt, and the...

  • February 21, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2013 | 3:33 am

    The US

    Headline:  Kerry makes case for robust foreign aid

    To Read:  Dan Friedman recalls how he inadvertently started a ridiculous rumor about Hagel:

    The revelation could have doomed President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense: He gave a paid...

  • USAID: America, the mensch

    By Rob Eshman

    January 2, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Hollywood had one question for Dr. Rajiv Shah: Why haven’t we heard of you before?

    That’s what everybody seemed to be asking, one way or another, when the young, gifted director of USAID came to a conference room at Creative Artists Agency on Dec. 13 to tell the story of the...

  • Republicans’ ‘Starting from zero’ aid proposal startles pro-Israel community

    November 15, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    “Starting from zero,” the foreign assistance plan touted by leading Republican candidates at a debate, is getting low marks, and not just from Democrats and the foreign policy community. Pro-Israel activists and fellow Republicans also have concerns.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

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  • Rand Paul: End foreign aid, including Israel

    January 27, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to end all foreign assistance, including aid to Israel.

    Paul, a Republican newly elected in Kentucky, was on CNN Wednesday outlining where he would cut the $500 billion in government spending he says is critical to sustaining the U.S. economy. His focus was...

  • Cantor’s foreign aid ‘gimmick’ is dangerous

    November 1, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    This election season in the United States has not been a great one for the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Republicans and the tainted Emergency Committee for Israel launched mendacious ads and campaigns against pro-Israel Democrats across the country threatening the historic bipartisan...

  • The few, the proud, the Jews for Ron Paul

    By Beth Young

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jim Perry, a 22-year-old Libertarian, made a name for himself in college when, shortly after moving to New Hampshire to live free or die, he strapped a gun to his side and marched into a local Borders book store and proceeded to rip up a copy of his Massachusetts income tax return....
  • Foreign Aid as Shell Game

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    There was, if you listenedcarefully, an undertone of anxiety beneath the hoopla last month,when Israel laid out plans to wean itself off U.S. economic aid.While politicians and pundits celebrated Israel's generous offer togive up its $3 billion-a-year entitlement, some Jewish...