Prime Minister's Office Announcement
(Communicated by the Prime Ministers Media Adviser)
The Acting Head of the National Security Council, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Jacob Nagel, will head to Washington on July 31, 2016, for meetings with his White House counterparts, for the purpose of signing a new MOU between the two countries as soon as possible.
Israel places great value on the predictability and certainty of the military assistance it receives from the United States and on honoring bilateral agreements.
Therefore, it is not in Israel's interest for there to be any changes to the fixed annual MOU levels without the agreement of both the U.S. Administration and the Israeli government.
For FY2017, Israel remains committed to the FMF level specified in the current MOU, which is $3.1 billion, and is not seeking additional funding.