Israel, U.S. sign massive military aid package, in low-key ceremony at the State Department

September 14, 2016 9:54 PM

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Israel, U.S. sign massive military aid package, in low-key ceremony at the State Department

The United States signed an unprecedented pact with Israel that will provide the Jewish State with the largest amount of military aid ever awarded, some $38 billion over 10 years, with promises of the latest in fighter jets, missile defense systems and cutting-edge technology.

The signing did not take place between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — or their defense secretaries — but occurred in quiet ceremony on a top floor of the State Department, and neither of the men who signed the pact was a household name.

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