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        9/23/2011, Elul 24, 5771

      Steinitz Assured on US Military Aid


      Senior officials at the White House and congressional leaders assured Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday that there is no intention to harm United States military aid to Israel despite significant cuts to the U.S. budget.

      The former head of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee is in Washington for a two-day meeting of the International Monetary Fund. During the gathering, he is scheduled to meet with about a dozen counterparts from around the world, with Secretary-General Angel Gurria of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the heads of the Moody's credit-rating agency.