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Israel dictates US policy on Egyptian military aid


English: American Israel Public Affairs Commit...

English: American Israel Public Affairs Committee Français : American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the New York Times,

“When Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, proposed an amendment halting military aid to Egypt, the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee sent a letter to senators on July 31 opposing it, saying it “could increase instability in Egypt and undermine important U.S. interests and negatively impact our Israeli ally.” Statements from influential lawmakers echoed the letter, and the Senate defeated the measure, 86 to 13, later that day.”

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