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        6/21/2013, Tammuz 13, 5773

      Report: US Cuts Defense Aid to Israel by $175 Million


      The administration of United States President Barack Obama has decided to cut 175 million dollars, five percent of its $3.1 billion annual defense aid to Israel, according to a Friday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily.

      The newspaper reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed his advisors and professional staff not to ask the U.S. to make an exception for Israel in the general scheme of sweeping cuts designed to deal with America's economic crisis.