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Israel Asks Congress for Impartial Treatment in Sequester

JTA – Israel has asked congressional leaders to make sure that its earmarks are cut according to standards set by the “sequestration.”

“The Israeli position is, as I understand it, ‘We don’t want to be in the position if there is a percentage reduction that we will not be affected in the same way’,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, told JTA in an interview Thursday from Israel, where he is leading a delegation. “At the same time that we’re reducing expenditures, others might say ‘We’re being hurt, Israel is being treated differently.’”

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Source: The Algemeiner

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