A year after U.S. President George W. Bush agreed to increase military aid to Israel by 25 percent, it now seems that all reserves against Israel military support have been lifted, Israeli newspaper Haarezt reported.
Both Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni joined Olmert by lobbying US Democrats to support increasing military support to Israel.
An agreement was finalized during Olmert's meeting last Thursday in Washington with the majority Democratic leadership and the minority Republicans in the Senate.
Among the systems Israel is to acquire is the F-35 stealth attack fighter, the cost of which is estimated at $100 million each.
Israel is also planning to spend at least $1 billion, partly with U.S. military assistance, in upgraded missile defense systems.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Haziran 2008, 14:09