Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador in Washington, told the Israeli daily Maariv Netanyahu told diplomats the country is not seeking special treatment as the U.S. government puts across-the-board budget cuts into effect, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported.
Israel is expected to lose about $150 million from annual aid of $3.1 billion.
"Israel did not seek an exception," Oren told Maariv. "We are willing to share in the burden."
Israel was planning to buy F-35 jets from the United States with 19 scheduled for delivery in 2016. Officials say the aid cut could affect Israel's ability to complete the deal.
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