“‘There is an enormous amount of sharing of intelligence,’ said the former ambassador. ‘Israeli intelligence has high-quality technology; Israeli technology is high quality; joint training – our forces training with Israel and learning from them as they learned from us. Benefits and this relationship flow both ways. And so, in that regard, the US assistance program to Israel is not an act of altruism. While it is certainly generous on the part of the American taxpayers, and we should feel good about it, and it has saved many lives particularly with programs like Iron Dome, it is also something that very much serves our interests…'”

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