White House Sets Talks with Israel on Special Aid

(AP/San Francisco Chronicle) Israel's request for $8 billion in loan guarantees and $4 billion in special assistance will be considered by working groups of U.S. and Israeli officials in the coming weeks, the White House said Thursday. "We recognize the economic impact on Israel of the ongoing war against terrorism and regional stability, and are considering how the U.S. can contribute to continuing to assure its bright future," said White House spokesman Sean McCormack.

2003-01-24 00:00:00

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