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May 24, 2002
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Additional U.S. aid to Israel is facing obstacles in Congress. As the U.S.

House of Representatives debates an emergency spending bill, amendments designating $200 million to Israel and $50 million for Palestinian humanitarian aid are encountering some problems. Rep. Sonny Callahan

(R-Ala.) said Wednesday he would lead an effort to strip those provisions out of the bill because there was no request from the Bush administration or Israel for the funding and because someone decided to “get some pork in it for Israel.”

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