Don’t Cancel Sale of Apaches to Egypt, Israel Urges U.S.

Israeli officials have been lobbying Washington hard on behalf of the new Egyptian government, urging resumption of U.S. aid to Cairo.

Don’t stop the supply of 10 advanced Apache combat helicopters to the Egyptian army, Israel is urging Washington and a number of senior congressmen. A high-ranking official in Jerusalem said Israel clarified that supplying the helicopters is crucial to Egypt’s fight Against jihadist organizations in the Sinai, and will improve regional security.