Friday, December 19, 2014

The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act Signed

While Harvard students directed their energy towards removing Sodastream products from their dining halls, American President Barack Obama signed into law the bipartisan US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act , strengthening ties between the nations and laying the groundwork for increased trade and cooperation

The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act increases the value of emergency US weaponry kept in Israel by $200 million, to a total of $1.8 billion. This stockpile is intended for use by U.S. forces in the event of an emergency, but, if necessary  can also be used by Israel. The bill also  promotes closer US-Israeli links in energy, water, homeland security, alternative fuel technology and cybersecurity.  It also expands cooperation on research and development, business, agriculture, water management and academics.

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