U.S., Israel sign $38 billion military aid package

Daily News Article - September 16, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. List the three main provisions contained in the agreement.

3. a) Define concessions.
b) What concessions has Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made in the agreement?

4. For what reasons has Prime Minister Netanyahu signed this agreement now?

5. Why did President Obama want to make this agreement now?

6. a) What do Republicans accuse President Obama of doing in regard to our longtime ally Israel?
b) Ask a parent or a grandparent: do you think this is a fair assertion? Please explain your answer.

7. President Obama is perceived by conservatives as being hostile in his relationship with our longtime ally Israel. If you agree, why do you think this is so? If you do not agree, why do you think people have this perception? Explain your answer.

8. Ask a parent:
a) How important do you think it is for the U.S. to support our historic ally Israel?
b) Do you support the deal the Obama administration made with Israel? Why or why not?
Please explain your answers.