AIPAC URGES CONGRESS AND ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE SWIFTLY ON ANTI-TERROR AID
August 13, 2002
--Statement by AIPAC Chairman Tim Wuliger and Executive Director Howard
Washington, D.C.- We are disappointed that $200 million in anti-terrorism
assistance for Israel has been delayed by the Administration's decision not
to approve a $5.1 billion portion of the $29 billion supplemental aid bill.
However, we welcome the commitment by President Bush to continue to work
with Congress on this issue.
AIPAC appreciates the President's pledge to prioritize anti-terror aid for
Israel and his ongoing sensitivity to Israel's security needs. Daily
terrorist attacks and threats from neighboring state sponsors of terrorism
have caused a growing economic crisis as Israel rises to the challenge of
improving security for its citizens.
Given President Bush's understanding of Israel's contributions to the War on
Terror and the Congress's support for additional aid for Israel, AIPAC
believes that both branches of government should move expeditiously to find
a way to provide this needed $200 million for Israel's anti-terror efforts.
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American Israel Public Affairs Committee