Large majority of US Senate pushes Obama to boost Israel aid

WASHINGTON – More than four-fifths of the US Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year.

Eighty-three of the 100 senators signed the letter, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons. Senator Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, was one of the 51 Republicans on board. The Senate’s Democratic White House hopeful, Bernie Sanders, was not among the 32 Democrats.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Large-majority-of-US-Senate-pushes-Obama-to-boost-Israel-aid-452254

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