There is little agreement among experts over whether such a cut would make any difference.
"Whether or not changing the aid policy is good for the U.S. in the long run, my answer to that is yes," Radwan said. "If we diversify our engagement with Egypt and deepen it beyond the rhetoric we hear, not only the Obama administration, but any administration after would have for more policy flexibility."
Alterman, on the other hand, sounded a warning.
"It is easier to cut things than resume them," he concluded. "What you may have instead of sending a warning shot that gets Egyptians to change their behavior, you may have a spiraling down in our relations."