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US Senators Urge Substantial Boost in Military Aid for Israel

A group of 83 U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama to complete a new security agreement with Israel that would include increasing the $3.1 billion the United States now provides in annual military aid. That money is allocated through a 10-year agreement that expires in 2018.  Negotiations on a new pact are ongoing, with Israel believed to be seeking an increase to at least $4 billion a year. The senators, in a letter dated Monday, did not specify how much they think...

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