American lawmakers call to increase US military aid to Israel

Senior American lawmakers, who recently returned to the United States from a visit to Jerusalem, called for an increase in the annual military aid Washington is currently providing the Jewish state, in what they said was a necessary measure to assure Israel’s security amid growing challenges across the Middle East. Among the senior lawmakers were leading republican Senator Lindsey Graham and a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, whom asserted that a 38 billion dollars Memorandum of Understanding that was signed with Jerusalem during the Obama Administration and aimed to provide Israel with military aid for ten years has not accurately-calculated the developing trends across the Middle East, including the growing threats from Israel’s northern neighbors, as well as Iran’s growing technological capabilities. Israeli officials refused to respond to the report.