The Nation: Israel's Senate Majority

On the eve of President Ford's meeting in Salzburg with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, 76 U.S. Senators—25 Republicans and 51 Democrats—last week staunchly sided with the Israelis. The Senators sent the President an open letter in effect urging that the Administration not significantly reduce military and economic aid to the Jewish state. Noting that Ford's foreign aid requests for fiscal 1976 would soon reach Congress, the letter said: "We trust that your recommendations will be responsive to Israel's urgent military and economic needs." Jerusalem has requested nearly $2.5 billion in aid, about...

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