Israel Urged U.S. Not to Halt Aid to Egypt

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - Israel last week urged senior U.S. officials not to respond to Egypt's coup by halting the $1.3 billion in aid America gives the Egyptian army every year, a senior American official said. The Israelis warned that cutting military aid to Egypt would likely impact negatively on Israel's security, especially given the possibility of further security deterioration in Sinai. They also warned that halting the aid could undermine Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.

2013-07-09 00:00:00

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