Electronic Intifada -The Obama administration is offering Israel “the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history,” an American official has confirmed.
The assurance was given to Defense News, in a report outlining details of the package.
While the US hasn’t publicly confirmed specifics – which are still being negotiated – an Israeli cabinet minister told Defense News that the Obama package would see US military aid jump to more than $40 billion over the 10-year period beginning in 2018, from the $30 billion in the program that began in 2008.
Israel is the largest recipient of US military aid, according to Defense News, taking about 55 percent of the total. Aid from the US accounts for a quarter of Israel’s military budget.