Lindsey Graham: The more people try to destroy Israel, the more US aid


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Lindsey Graham: The more people try to destroy Israel, the more US aid
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JUNE 1, 2021

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reassured Israelis that the United States will meet its defense needs following last month’s 11-day war between Israel and allied terror groups in the Gaza Strip. Graham arrived in Israel on Monday as part of a multi-day junket to assess the aftermath of the IDF’s Operation Guardian of the Walls. He met with top government and IDF officials to determine the amount of aid Israel will need to replenish and upgrade the Iron Dome system, and what the US can do stymie the spread of terrorism within the Palestinian territories and across the Middle East.

Israel intends to request $1 billion from the United States to replenish the IDF’s inventory, Graham said in an interview with Fox News. Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet with the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Wednesday to address reinforcing the Iron Dome system and Israel’s security and stability in the Middle East in a strategic dialogue. “This was the largest sustained assault in maybe history and the Iron Dome performed incredibly well, saving thousands of Israeli lives and tens of thousands of Palestinian lives,” Graham said at a media briefing. “I would imagine that the administration will say yes to this request and it will sail through Congress. There has been a big dust up over the last engagement between Hamas and Israel in the United States, but I’m here to tell you that there is a wide and deep support for Israel among the Democratic party.”