US: Aid To Egypt Conditional On Peace With Israel

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On her recent visit to Israel, United States Congresswoman Kay Granger went on record to state, ““if the treaty between Egypt and Israel is not continued, our financial support will not continue.”

From 1979 onwards, Washington has given Egypt nearly $2bn in annual aid, about $1.3bn in military, and the rest in economic assistance. The future of this aid, Granger said depended firstly on the continuing of the relations between Egypt and Israel, and secondly on the degree of the Muslim Brotherhood’s role and participation in a future Egyptian government. Since Mubarak’s removal, various parties have been vying to fill the political vacuum in Egypt.

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