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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau | November 13, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton pledged yesterday to boost Israel's military edge with advanced aircraft and computer technology as the Jewish state moves with difficulty into a new phase of negotiations with Arab neighbors.The promise, which will take shape during Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's talks at the Pentagon next week, is aimed in part at easing the Israeli public's security fears arising from violent opposition to Israel's agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization.A renewed sense of security will be particularly important if Israelis are to be persuaded to yield the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria, their most militarily powerful negotiating partner.
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August 5, 2014
A recent report on the violence in Gaza refers to Hamas' demand that Israel end its blockade of Gaza but neglects to mention that this is not a demand from Hamas alone ( "Israel says truce over after soldier apparently captured," Aug. 1). For years, the International Committee of the Red Cross has called the blockade "collective punishment imposed in clear violation of Israel's obligations under international humanitarian law. " Israeli human rights organizations have also spoken against Israel's closures of the Gaza Strip.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Secretary of State Warren Christopher warned yesterday that U.S. aid to Israel and its peace partners inevitably will get squeezed if Congress continues slashing money for international programs elsewhere in the world.A day after Israel and the Palestinians reached a landmark agreement heralding further Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Christopher said that support for Israel couldn't escape the ax if the decadelong trend is not curtailed.Until now, Congress -- under pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in the United States -- has kept levels of aid to Israel and Egypt intact while sharply cutting funds for the developing world.
NEWS
May 8, 2013
Your report on the Israeli strike on missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah shows how the warmongering nation of Israel continues to use the billions of dollars in military aid it receives from the U.S. every year to wage war against its neighbors - for which we get the blame ("Israel defends strikes in Syria," May 6). Israel has bombed not only Syria, but also Lebanon and Gaza twice, while threatening Iran on a daily basis. In addition, Israel brutally occupies the Palestinians, stealing their land and water.
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By Mark Matthews and Peter Osterlund and Mark Matthews and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 24, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The United States continued quietly urging Israel to stay out of the Persian Gulf conflict yesterday while promising to give "full consideration" to its request for an additional $13 billion in aid over five years.Tuesday night's Scud attack on a residential Tel Aviv neighborhood, the most serious so far, produced a hectic series of calls between Washington and Jerusalem, with Secretary of State James A. Baker III on the phone eight times that night and yesterday morning with his deputy, Lawrence S. Eagleburger, who is in Jerusalem.
NEWS
March 13, 2009
How can tax hikes inspire investment? As a businessman in Baltimore, I wonder how the various federal stimulus packages could possibly encourage me to make greater investments that would lead to more jobs ("Obama lauds stimulus effect," March 7). In this period of reduced demand and great uncertainty in the financial markets, I am being prudent and exercising extreme caution, just as so many other business people are. The value of my liquid assets, like those everyone else holds, has taken a beating, and this reduces my ability to secure new loans.
NEWS
September 30, 1991
A letter published Monday was written by Jay Mack and John Wilson of Finksburg. We erroneously printed the wrong first name for Ms. Mack.Let the people vote on aid to IsraelGeorgia Ann Geyer's Sept. 18 column, "Helping Israel avoid delusion," merits comment.Both Congress and President Bush offer the excuse (not the answer) that the reason there is no aid available to help the poor, the homeless, our decaying cities and to meet other national and local needs is that there is no money.Yet, year after year, we open the spigot and given billions in aid to Israel a process that has continued unabated for more than 40 years.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 1999
WASHINGTON -- When the talks between Israel and the Palestinians almost collapsed last year, President Clinton delivered a last-minute inducement that helped save the day: $1.9 billion in promised U.S. aid for the negotiating parties.Any Israeli-Syrian peace accord that emerges from the resumption of negotiations that begin next week would probably contain similar U.S. promises, say foreign policy specialists and congressional sources.Administration officials declined to comment yesterday on financial aid for Syria and more money for Israel, which already receives the largest amount of U.S. aid to foreign countries.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The United States, in a significant policy shift, is asking its two biggest aid recipients -- Israel and Egypt -- to give up part of their U.S. aid to help their struggling neighbor, Jordan.Officials declined to give the amounts being discussed. But one source who is involved with U.S. aid to Israel said Washington had asked Israel and Egypt to give up $50 million each.Jordan is getting about $65 million this year, and the Clinton administration is asking Congress to give Jordan $100 million next year.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 12, 2000
JERUSALEM -- Torn between its biggest ally and a valuable customer, Israel is expected to limit its sale of AWACS-style high-technology aircraft to China to a single plane and not fulfill options for three more. The Israel-China deal has drawn strong opposition from the Clinton administration and a congressional threat to slash aid to Israel. Opponents in the United States fear the aircraft might one day be used to help locate and target U.S. jets or ships dispatched to defend Taiwan.
NEWS
March 13, 2009
How can tax hikes inspire investment? As a businessman in Baltimore, I wonder how the various federal stimulus packages could possibly encourage me to make greater investments that would lead to more jobs ("Obama lauds stimulus effect," March 7). In this period of reduced demand and great uncertainty in the financial markets, I am being prudent and exercising extreme caution, just as so many other business people are. The value of my liquid assets, like those everyone else holds, has taken a beating, and this reduces my ability to secure new loans.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 12, 2000
JERUSALEM -- Torn between its biggest ally and a valuable customer, Israel is expected to limit its sale of AWACS-style high-technology aircraft to China to a single plane and not fulfill options for three more. The Israel-China deal has drawn strong opposition from the Clinton administration and a congressional threat to slash aid to Israel. Opponents in the United States fear the aircraft might one day be used to help locate and target U.S. jets or ships dispatched to defend Taiwan.
NEWS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 1999
WASHINGTON -- When the talks between Israel and the Palestinians almost collapsed last year, President Clinton delivered a last-minute inducement that helped save the day: $1.9 billion in promised U.S. aid for the negotiating parties.Any Israeli-Syrian peace accord that emerges from the resumption of negotiations that begin next week would probably contain similar U.S. promises, say foreign policy specialists and congressional sources.Administration officials declined to comment yesterday on financial aid for Syria and more money for Israel, which already receives the largest amount of U.S. aid to foreign countries.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The United States, in a significant policy shift, is asking its two biggest aid recipients -- Israel and Egypt -- to give up part of their U.S. aid to help their struggling neighbor, Jordan.Officials declined to give the amounts being discussed. But one source who is involved with U.S. aid to Israel said Washington had asked Israel and Egypt to give up $50 million each.Jordan is getting about $65 million this year, and the Clinton administration is asking Congress to give Jordan $100 million next year.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Secretary of State Warren Christopher warned yesterday that U.S. aid to Israel and its peace partners inevitably will get squeezed if Congress continues slashing money for international programs elsewhere in the world.A day after Israel and the Palestinians reached a landmark agreement heralding further Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Christopher said that support for Israel couldn't escape the ax if the decadelong trend is not curtailed.Until now, Congress -- under pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in the United States -- has kept levels of aid to Israel and Egypt intact while sharply cutting funds for the developing world.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau | November 13, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton pledged yesterday to boost Israel's military edge with advanced aircraft and computer technology as the Jewish state moves with difficulty into a new phase of negotiations with Arab neighbors.The promise, which will take shape during Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's talks at the Pentagon next week, is aimed in part at easing the Israeli public's security fears arising from violent opposition to Israel's agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization.A renewed sense of security will be particularly important if Israelis are to be persuaded to yield the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria, their most militarily powerful negotiating partner.
NEWS
July 22, 1991
Cut Aid to IsraelEditor: "Why Israel Shouldn't Be Anyone's Charity Case" by the economics journalist Joel Bainerman is an excellent article (Opinion * Commentary, July 10).The government should not sanction exclusive licenses and monoply of ownership of industry or services and thus increase their control and the government's.Why should Israelis pay more than other Western nationals for goods and services?Free enterprise and competition generally result in improved quality and lower prices.
NEWS
March 19, 1993
Swans for CarpMark Guidera's article "Pa. plan to allow carp would harm bay, Md. fears" (March 8) raised serious questions about the plan's possible impact on the Chesapeake Bay.The story came in the wake of another article abut the mute swans who are eating the grasses in the bay so quickly that fish and other wildlife are being put at risk.Let's make a match of the two threats and offer Pennsylvania all the mute swans they care to take in exchange for refraining from introducing carp in state ponds.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau | February 7, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of a key Senate foreign aid committee warned yesterday that Israel would be penalized for any further development of settlements in the occupied territories.The terms spelled out by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the panel that funds U.S. foreign operations, went a tougher step beyond the Bush administration on conditions for a $10 billion loan guarantee Israel wants to cover the cost of absorbing thousands of Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
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