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September 23, 2016

From Churches for Middle East Peace: U.S. Signs $38 Billion Aid Deal With Israel, Obama Says True Security Requires Palestinian State

From Churches for Middle East Peace

By Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times

The United States has finalized a $38 billion package of military aid for Israel over the next 10 years, the largest of its kind ever, and the two allies plan to sign the agreement on Wednesday, American and Israeli officials said.

The State Department scheduled a ceremony to formally announce the pact, which will be signed by Jacob Nagel, the acting national security adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Thomas A. Shannon Jr., the under secretary of state for political affairs. Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser who handled negotiations, plans to be on hand. For the full article, originally published by The New York Times, click here.

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