“Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, said American military support largely deals with longer range threats from Lebanon, Syria, Iran and, in part, the Gaza Strip, with little impact or influence on Israeli policies and actions in the West Bank.

“‘If, tomorrow, we said none of our funds could be used to support annexation, we could still provide the same amount,’ he wrote in an email to The Hill…”

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