The Grotesque Case of U.S. Aid to Israel: | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The Grotesque Case of U.S. Aid to Israel:

As part of Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign, he pledged to substantially cut foreign aid. As a result of this campaign promise, during the first year of his presidency, foreign aid declined to $23 billion from $49b in 2016, and 2018 is on trend to be roughly $10b less than 2017. This has meant sudden and devastating massive cuts in health, education and other vital programs in numerous countries around the world.

But one country stands out as an exception to this trend: Israel. In the most recent fiscal budget, the U.S. Congress approved $705.8million for Israel’s missile defense program, a boost from the $600m allocated last year. This aid is on top of $3.1b in annual military aid to Israel through a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will increase to $38b during the 2019-2028 period.

Israel not only regularly receives these sums of money, but also lobbies Congress for additional funding. Over the past several years, Congress has provided billions in extra aid for Israel’s missile program. Since 1948, Congress has appropriated $134.7b to Israel, making Israel the largest recipient of U.S. aid since WWII.

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(*"17" days until we get a clue to whether , or not , it was worth the
cost in blood , treasure , humiliation , and shame)

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