Former IDF Chief of Staff Calls on US to Stop Military Aid to Egypt
February 9, 2011
February 9 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-Former IDF Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz has urged the Obama administration to stop all military aid to Egypt "immediately" and said that US policy on the Middle East is "weaker than ever" and that it is "it is too early to estimate the extent of damage that [American] policies have caused in the face of the crisis in Egypt".
Mofaz was speaking at the Herzliya Conference. He is a former Defense Minister and chairman of Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee.
"I call on the United States to suspend immediately the military aid given to Egypt and other countries in the area and to convert it to civilian assistance, and condition the aid on improving the quality of life for civilians in this area."
Mofaz also criticized the Obama administration's attitude towards Israel and stated that:
"The United States must clearly define, without vacillating," its relation to the Middle East."