The bill includes $3.3 billion in US security assistance to Israel, as agreed to in the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding.
The House of Representatives barely passed on Wednesday night the 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill. Some 217 members voted in favor, and 212 opposed the $62.2 billion bill.
The bill includes the $3.3 billion in US security assistance to Israel agreed to in the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding.
It also includes $50 million under the Economic Support Fund for the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, “to continue critically needed people-to-people programming and joint economic partnerships between Israelis and Palestinians.
”An additional amount of $2 million would assist USAID-Israel international development cooperation “to support local solutions to address sustainability challenges relating to water resources, agriculture and energy storage.” Read more from the Jerusalem Post.