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Congress and Israel: Foreign Aid Decision-Making in the House of Representatives, 1969-1976

Congress and Israel: Foreign Aid Decision-Making in the House of Representatives, 1969-1976

By Martin C. Feuerwerger

Greenwood Press, 1979, 235 pp.

This detailed examination of the impact of Congress on U.S. policy toward Israel from 1969 to 1976 demonstrates that Congress was very influential on the extension of aid, moderately so in regard to arms sales, and not very influential in the diplomatic-political sphere where the "Executive branch was largely free to construct its own diplomatic policy positions, so long as these did not clearly seem to endanger Israeli security."