The U.S. Senate is considering giving unprecedented aid to Israel (SCWU #112)

Date: June 11, 2013

By: Daniel Whyte III

The U.S. Senate is considering giving unprecedented aid to Israel. According to YNet News, The US Senate is currently reviewing the US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. The bill proposes shared satellite intelligence, aerial refueling tankers, specialized munitions and surplus drawdown gear from Iraq. A Senate aide said the bill has already amassed nearly 50 co-sponsors and is expected to pass "by a lopsided margin or even unanimous vote" once it reaches the Senate floor, the Defense News weekly reported. Sen. Johnny Isakson said "There should not be one scintilla of light between the positions of Republicans and Democrats on the issue of the security of Israel."

British leaders hold meeting on their country's role in Iran-Israel conflict. According to the AFP, Britain's leaders are discussing how to respond to any military confrontation between Israel and Iran, including the possible involvement of its navy. As six world powers began talks in Baghdad with Iran on its nuclear programme, the BBC said the National Security Council, which is chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, had met last week to discuss the issue. Government lawyers have been examining the legality of any British involvement, "ranging from British diplomatic support for Israel through to the possible involvement of the Royal Navy in the region."

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