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U.S. Sen. Paul calls for gradual cut in aid to Israel

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. pauses during a press briefing at a hotel in Jerusalem Monday. In his first visit to Israel, Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid. Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid, delivering the message in an unlikely venue -- since Israel is among the top recipients of American assistance. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, told reporters that the U.S. can't afford to keep borrowing money and then handing it out to others, even to allies like Israel.
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