In a 92-7 vote, The United States Senate on Wednesday approved a $200 million aid package to Israel, to assist the Jewish State in its war on Arab terrorism. The package was passed as part of an overall $28.9 billion anti-terror initiative. The majority of the funding will go towards US homeland security efforts, and to the Pentagon. The House of Representatives approved the bill on Tuesday.



The bill also earmarked $50 million in humanitarian aid for the Arabs living under PLO-rule. The funding will bypass Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority and will be given directly to Arab humanitarian organizations.