Arms deal under fire

Blanche, Ed
November 2004
Middle East;Nov2004, Issue 350, p40
The reports that proposed sale of multibillion dollar advanced U.S. air-to-air missiles and other systems to Egypt and Jordan is causing some bad dreams in Washington and Tel Aviv, Israel. Camp David peace treaty or no, U.S. military aid to Cairo, Egypt, is a sore point with Israel. But, since it was the U.S. reward for being the first Arab state to make peace with Israel, there isn't much the generals in Tel Aviv can do about it, except complain every time Right now, Israel is trying to block the sale of advanced U.S. air-to-air missiles and other systems to Egypt and Jordan, while the pro-Israel lobby tried in July to have the House of Representatives slash the$ 1.3 billion in U.S. military aid Egypt gets every year by$ 570 million.


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