Since the October War in 1973, Washington conflict between israel and palestine pdf provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U. 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War ll. 140 billion in 2003 dollars.
3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s entire foreign aid budget. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain. The Israel Lobby and U. 38 billion aid package to Israel just signed by President Obama. Sharp, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, dated December 22, 2016. Over the last 20 years, the U.
Israel and gradually replacing it with increased military aid. 30 billion 10-year agreement signed by the Bush Administration that will expire in 2018. Israel is by far the largest recipient of U. The report continues, ” Annual FMF grants to Israel represent approximately 18. Thanks in part to this indirect U.
Israel’s arms industry has become one of the strongest in the world. 9 billion worth of equipment. And it continues to grow stronger. The former assistant Secretary of Defense from 2007 to 2009 asked, “How inexplicable is it that we are competing against the Israelis in the Indian defense procurement market at the same time we are subsidizing the Israeli defense industry? The United States also contributes funds for a joint U. Arrow II, Arrow III, David’s Sling, and Iron Dome refer to different projects under the umbrella of this Missile Defense program.
By all accounts the United States has given more money to Israel than to any other country. A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U. American taxpayer as a result of Washington’s blind support for Israel exceed by many times the amount of direct U. Arab boycott, the costs to U. Arab oil embargo and consequent soaring oil prices as a result of U. Israel in the 1973 war, and the costs of U. Stauffer, June 2003 Washington Report, p.