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Republican senator favors cutting US aid to Israel

Republican senator favors cutting US aid to Israel

A new Republican senator is calling for deep cuts in foreign aid, including eliminating U.S. money for Israel, a proposal that has drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans.
The conservative tea party-backed Rand Paul Paul unveiled a budget proposal this week that would slash overall government spending by $500 billion, saying the growing debt requires nothing less. It makes significant cuts in education, energy and defense while eliminating some agencies.
The senator also is calling for cutting billions from foreign aid, and told CNN he would end the $3 billion in foreign military assistance to Israel.
The Republican Jewish Coalition called the idea misguided. Rep. Nita Lowey, the top Democrat on the Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations, said the U.S. cannot renege on an ally.


Updated : 2021-04-23 21:43 GMT+08:00