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September 21, 2016 4:05 pm

US Senators Seek to Change $38 Billion Military Deal With Israel

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US Senator Lindsey Graham. Photo: Facebook.

US Senator Lindsey Graham. Photo: Facebook. – Republican US senators announced on Tuesday plans to revise the landmark $38 billion defense aid deal with Israel, claiming Israel should receive more money.

Sens. Lindsay Graham, Kelly Ayotte, John McCain and Ted Cruz told a news conference they will introduce legislation to overturn a provision of the deal that prevents Israel from requesting additional funds from Congress and requires them to return any additional money that Congress tries to give above the $38 billion.

“This is a very dramatic moment in the US-Israel relationship between Congress and the state of Israel. Congress is not going to sit on the sidelines,” Graham said.

The new bill would also provide an additional $1.5 million in military aid to Israel and renew US sanctions on Iran that were removed in Tehran’s nuclear deal.

Republican Sens. Mark Kirk, Marco Rubio and Roy Blunt co-sponsored the bill.

Last week, Graham said Israel “left money on the table” and should not have accepted the deal which is the largest military package in US history.

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  • Mickael Kanfi

    I guess that’s what happens when you attack the US right after the deal was made and then tell them to keep their nose out of Gaza…