military assistance

Barak says Israel might ask for more aid

03/08/2011 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel may ask the United States for $20 billion more in security aid, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told The Wall Street Journal.

The aid is needed to help manage threats arising from the recent uprisings in the region, the Journal reported.

Barak called the region's popular uprisings "a movement in the right direction," but said that Israel was concerned that Iran and Syria would come late to the regional unrest.

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