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Report: Obama promised Israel troops in Sinai
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:44PM
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly promised the Israeli regime that he will begin deploying U.S. troops in Egyptian Sinai.


According to the Israeli military intelligence website DEBKAfile, in a conversation with the Israeli regime’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Obama pledged that U.S. troops would soon be en route to the Sinai Peninsula.


DEBKAfile says the conversation took place on a secure line Wednesday morning just hours before a ceasefire agreement between Tel Aviv and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas was announced.


Earlier this week, it was also reported that Obama talked to Netanyahu after the ceasefire and pledged to boost Washington’s military and financial aid to Israel.


According to the White House readout on Obama’s phone call, he “said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs”.




During the Israeli regime’s deadly offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip this month, more than 160 Palestinians were killed and some 1,200 others were injured


Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser, told reporters last week that the United States “wants the same thing as the Israelis want”.


President Obama also said that the U.S. is "fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself". Huffington Post


Critics charge that when Palestinians are being killed at a ratio of 100 to one, it’s hard to believe the propaganda that Israel is merely “defending itself.”


American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobbyists guarantee billions of dollars in military aid for Israel each year. AlterNet


Israel receives about $3 billion from the U.S. in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America's foreign aid budget.


AIPAC has also lobbied heavily for U.S. funding of various Israeli weapons programs, including Israel's Arrow missile system.


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