“By continuing to provide military aid without restriction, we provide no incentive for Israel to adjust course.”
Until Saturday, Buttigieg was the only one to have openly said he would be willing to condition any kind of aid to Israel in any situation. Now, Sen. Warren not only joins him, but goes further.
There are some 6,116 lone soldiers from 80 countries serving in the IDF today.
The United States set funding for Israel at levels of $3.3 billion in foreign military financing and $500 million for cooperative programs for missile defense over each of the next 10 years.
According to IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the THAAD system will be deployed to southern Israel and some 200 American troops will take part in the drill.
AIPAC's sponsored Facebook and Twitter ad asks Kentuckians to "Urge Senator Rand Paul: Stop Blocking Aid to Israel."
"I will be using my position in congress so that no country, not one, should be able to get aid from the US," she continued. "When they still promote that kind of injustice."
The omnibus bill includes $500 million in anti-missile defense aid and $50 million in anti-tunnel assistance.
Funding for the procurement is to come from part of the memorandum of understanding signed last September between Jerusalem and Washington.
India has become a major purchaser of Israeli military hardware, with defense trade reaching more than one billion dollars a year.