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The Middle East with Daniel Pipes: Chapter 4

The Bush administration this year requested $2.5 billion in aid for Israel. Pipes calls such a high level of aid “a mistake.” It costs Israelis on several levels — for starters, in terms of public opinion of Israel in the United States. That said, a strong U.S.-Israel bond benefits both countries, and contrary to mainstream opinion does not spoil U.S.-Arab relations.