Is It Time to Reduce U.S. Military Aid to Israel?

(Commentary) Elliott Abrams - I, too, would like to see a time when a reduction in U.S. military aid will be sensible. I'd like to see a world where the Islamic Republic of Iran has fallen and is no longer building nuclear weapons and threatening "Death to Israel." Where Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are not murdering Israelis with weapons and money supplied by Iran. Where Hizbullah does not have 100,000 rockets financed by Iran aimed at Israeli cities. Where the U.S. does not seem to be withdrawing from the Middle East and weakening its support for friends and allies there. For the U.S. to end military aid today would send a message to all of Israel's enemies that Israel's greatest friend was stepping away, so they should double down on their plans for more, and more deadly, assaults on the Jewish state. The arguments for ending aid virtually ignore the real and murderous threats the Jewish state is facing. The writer, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.

2023-08-17 00:00:00

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