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Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

07/01/2013

 

Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

In his first visit to Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid.

It’s an unlikely place to deliver the message, since Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance. But Paul said in a Monday meeting with reporters that the U.S. can’t afford to keep sending money overseas, even to allies like Israel. He says it would be “harder to be a friend of Israel if we are out of money.”

The Kentucky Republican, a longtime opponent of foreign aid, acknowledges he’s expressing a “minority opinion” and doubts Congress will cut aid. He insists Washington should first cut aid to countries with strained ties to America, such as Pakistan and Egypt.

Israel gets about $3 billion a year in military aid.

Source: Associated Press

Read more: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/international/middle_east/2013/01/sen_rand_paul_calls_gradual_cut_aid_israel

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One Response to Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

  1. John Shore on 08/01/2013 at 06:16

    I’d never vote for you; but at least you have one thing right.

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