U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also compared the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “the ascent of authoritarianism across the world,” and said that his victory should affect American policy on Israel.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is spearheading an effort to force Israel to give back $75 million in aid allocated by Congress last year.
Syria, Iraq and Libya will also see increases in aid for the 2018 fiscal year, but aid will to Egypt will be cut 47.4 percent and Jordan will see a drop of 21 percent.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers are vowing to challenge a limit on U.S. defense aid for Israel that President Barack Obama included in the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the two nations.
Part of a reciprocal program launched in 2009, the firefighters came from as far away as Dallas and Los Angeles, with some traveling for over 20 hours to reach the Holy Land.
Despite reports to the contrary, the $38 billion military aid package Israel received from the Obama Administration for the next 10 years was the highest amount that had ever been suggested by the Americans, said Netanyahu.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) believes that Israel made a mistake in signing the historic $38 billion defense deal with President Barack Obama earlier this week.
The United States and Israel have finally closed the unprecedented, $38 billion military aid deal which the two nations have been negotiating for months.
The ten-year, billion-dollar military defense deal between the US and Israel, which US Ambassador Dan Shapiro said on Sunday would be signed very soon, is being held up by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Washington Post reported.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on the US government to halt all aid to Israel if the building of “settlements” continues in Judea and Samaria.