Tags: U.S. military aid

New bill seeks to extend U.S. military benefits to Americans serving in the Israeli army

On May 17, legislation was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Co-sponsored by Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and U.S. Representative Max Miller (R-OH), H.R. 8445 went largely under the radar.

I created the Leahy law. It should be applied to Israel.

The Leahy law has been applied to many countries. Secretaries of state and defense of both political parties have affirmed its importance as an effective tool to shield the US from involvement in horrific crimes. But since the law was passed, not a single Israeli security force unit has been deemed ineligible for U.S. aid, despite repeated, credible reports of gross violations of human rights…