Aid to Israel: A Matter of Politics
Helena Cobban. Helena Cobban does research and writes on foreign affairs ., The Christian Science Monitor
ARE the United States loan guarantees that Israel needs to help its flood of new immigrants a political matter - or merely humanitarian?
Many American Jewish leaders have said the loans are strictly humanitarian. These leaders have tried to avoid any hint of linkage between provision of the guarantees and the behavior of the Israeli government. (Some of them were horrified when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir first requested $10 billion in guarantees. According to reports in the Washington Jewish Week, they begged Mr. Shamir to take a back seat to their efforts to secure the guarantees on humanitarian grounds.)
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Publication information: Article title: Aid to Israel: A Matter of Politics. Contributors: Helena Cobban. Helena Cobban does research and writes on foreign affairs . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 26, 1991. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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