Israel Expresses Dismay at Cutback of U.S. Aid to Egypt


egypt-protestsOfficials and experts in Israel responded with a mixture of disappointment and alarm to the news that the U.S. planned to reduce its military aid to Egypt. One Israeli official said the U.S. is playing with fire.

“You cannot disassemble the [Israel-Egypt] peace treaty and take out this part or that part….This is not just about Israel. This is about America’s standing in the Arab world.”

Israeli officials say that security cooperation between Israel and Egypt under Gen. Sisi, the Egyptian military leader who removed Morsi, has grown closer than ever. After Morsi’s ouster, Israel asked Washington not to cut aid to Egypt.

{ Israel News Bureau}