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  • Tensions remain over Congress’s perceived weakened role in aid deal to Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    The United States signed a 10-year $38 billion “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) in September offering Israel the largest military package to any country in American history. However, some legislators are uncomfortable with...

  • Graham proposes legislation to overturn parts of new MOU

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    September 20, 2016 | 12:01 pm

    A group of Republican senators on Tuesday announced they would seek to overturn certain provisions of the new $38 billion 10-year “memorandum of understanding” signed last week between Israel and the Obama administration by adding an additional $1.5 billion in military aid amended...

  • Graham blasts Netanyahu for snubbing Congress in new MOU

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    September 16, 2016 | 10:14 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “pulled the rug” from under pro-Israeli members of Congress by rushing to sign the new $38 billion 10-year “memorandum of understanding” with the Obama administration, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said on Friday.

    “Here is...

  • Israel and the United States sign historic 10-year, $38 billion defense assistance pact

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    September 14, 2016 | 10:22 am

    The United States and Israel formally signed the new $38 billion 10-year “memorandum of understanding” (MOU), in what the State Department called the “single largest pledge of bilateral military assistance in U.S. history,” at the U.S. State Department on Wednesday.

    The pact was...

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  • Adviser: Trump will increase military aid to Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 22, 2016 | 2:05 pm

    Donald Trump, if elected president in the fall, will give in to Israel’s demands should negotiations with the Obama administration over a new long-term “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) hit a wall, Trump’s Israel adviser said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.

    “I can’t...

  • White House: We’re prepared to make the largest ever military pledge to Israel

    April 26, 2016 | 10:54 am

    The White House said it is prepared to commit to the “largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in U.S. history” in its defense assistance talks with Israel.

    A White House official made the statement to JTA in response to a letter sent Monday by 83 U.S. senators...

  • Will President Obama speak at J Street?

    March 31, 2016 | 8:29 am

    Speculation abounds that President Obama may refocus his attention, during the final year of his presidency, on the failed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Observers now wonder where and when?

    Election year initiatives are typically fraught with complications — in a world of...

  • Kerry on MOU agreement: ‘The sooner the better’

    February 25, 2016 | 1:53 pm

    The sooner the post-Iran deal security package and the “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) between the U.S. and Israel on strategic cooperation is signed, the better it would be for both countries, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

    “We are working on it now; we...

  • Israel won’t get better aid deal after Obama leaves office

    February 8, 2016 | 1:06 pm

    U.S. officials reportedly have urged Israel to sign the 10-year foreign aid package on the table, saying it will not get a better deal with the next president.

    “Even as we grapple with a particularly challenging budget environment, this administration’s commitment to Israel’s...

  • Buenos Aires Jewish community marks embassy bombing

    March 19, 2013 | 7:17 am

    The Jewish community of Buenos Aires commemorated the 21st anniversary of a deadly attack on the city's Israeli embassy.

    Nearly 1,500 people participated in Sunday's demonstration organized by the embassy to mark the attack, which Argentina and Israel blame on Iran.

    On the...

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