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Debate Ignites Over Impact Of U.S. Military Aid On Israel-U.S. Relations

Caroline Glick Show explores the historic role of American assistance in blocking Israeli strategic initiatives

A debate is currently raging regarding the impact of American military aid on Israel-U.S. relations.

To advance this debate, Caroline’s guest on this week’s “Caroline Glick Show” is Dr. David Wurmser from the Center of Security Policy. David and Caroline discuss the historic role U.S. military aid has had from an American perspective on blocking Israeli strategic initiatives beginning in the 1968-1970 War of Attrition.

According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), The War of Attrition was a war between Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The war officially started on July 1967 and ended in August 1970. 

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David and Caroline discuss the historic role U.S. military aid has had from an American perspective on blocking Israeli strategic initiatives beginning in the 1968-1970 War of Attrition. JNS.

“However, the entire period from the end of the Six-Day War in 1967 to the beginning of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 was disturbed by numerous clashes between Israel and its neighbors on the northern, southern, and eastern fronts,” said IDF. The “War of Attrition,” therefore, refers to the period between 1967 and 1973 and not only the battles between Israel and Egypt in 1967 – 1970.

David Wurmser explained how assistance to this day acts as a block in IDF military initiative and strategic boldness.

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David and Caroline discuss the historic role U.S. military aid has had from an American perspective on blocking Israeli strategic initiatives beginning in the 1968-1970 War of Attrition. JNS.

A report by IDF shows that in September 1967, at the end of the Arab League Summit held in Khartoum, Sudan, the participating Arab states proclaimed the “Three ‘No’s” of the Khartoum Resolution: no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel. 

“During the War of Attrition, 12 IDF soldiers were captured by Egyptian forces and three by the Syrian forces. On August 16, 1970, an injured pilot was surrendered by Egypt, and on March 29, 1971, another soldier returned from Egypt,” said IDF.”

“Some former Israeli officials have argued that regardless of Israel’s political orientation, U.S. aid to Israel should remain unconditional given the national security threats Israel faces and its value to U.S. interests in the Middle East,” said the Federation of American Scientists.

Don’t miss this discussion, which covers old ground in a new and necessary way.

Produced in association with Jewish News Syndicate

Edited by Priscilla Jepchumba and Judy J. Rotich

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