Aid to Israel

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    Some here have come up with a number - $7 trillion - which they claim represents the total aid we have given Israel. As usual, none have provided any support for that number.
    According to The Congressional Research Service, that aid totals $115 billion, a large number for sure but a far cry from what this board's anti-Israel/anti-Jew cabal is tossing around.
    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf
     
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    "The congressional Research Service"????? LOL !!!!!!!!!!! YEAH THAT'S A CREDIBLE REFERENCE YOU FERTILE IDIOT...most of the money that is channeled to Israel passes under the radar...no one has an exact figure moron, but given the power wielded by the Israeli lobbies and their dutiful servants in congress, use your imagination. The Pentagon scandal involving unaccounted trillions took place under an Israeli Jews who was astonishingly appointed Pentagon comptroller...doesn't take Columbo to guess where that money went...
     
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    So you found that $7 trillion figure in your bunghole!
    Now why am I not surprised.
    Nazis are always producing the Big Lie and trying to pass it off as "fact."
     
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    a fact effortlessly demonstrated by our resident Jew/Nazi SPRAYIT...seriously I cannot stop howling....for the most part your own awkward stupidity eludes you...LOL
     
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    By Christopher Bollyn
    9-19-3

    While it is commonly reported that Israel officially receives some $3 billion every year in the form of economic aid from the U.S. government, this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many billions of dollars more in hidden costs and economic losses lurking beneath the surface. A recently published economic analysis has concluded that U.S. support for the state of Israel has cost American taxpayers nearly $3 trillion ($3 million millions) in 2002 dollars.

    "The Costs to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion" is a summary of economic research done by Thomas R. Stauffer. Stauffer's summary of the research was published in the June 2003 issue of The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

    Stauffer is a Washington, D.C.-based engineer and economist who writes and teaches about the economics of energy and the Middle East. Stauffer has taught at Harvard University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Stauffer's findings were first presented at an October 2002 conference sponsored by the U.S. Army College and the University of Maine.

    Stauffer's analysis is "an estimate of the total cost to the U.S. alone of instability and conflict in the region - which emanates from the core Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

    "Total identifiable costs come to almost $3 trillion," Stauffer says. "About 60 percent, well over half, of those costs - about $1.7 trillion - arose from the U.S. defense of Israel, where most of that amount has been incurred since 1973."

    "Support for Israel comes to $1.8 trillion, including special trade advantages, preferential contracts, or aid buried in other accounts. In addition to the financial outlay, U.S. aid to Israel costs some 275,000 American jobs each year." The trade-aid imbalance alone with Israel of between $6-10 billion costs about 125,000 American jobs every year, Stauffer says.

    The largest single element in the costs has been the series of oil-supply crises that have accompanied the Israeli-Arab wars and the construction of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. â?To date these have cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion (2002 dollars), excluding the additional costs incurred since 2001,â? Stauffer wrote.

    The cost of supporting Israel increased drastically after the 1973 Israeli-Arab war. U.S. support for Israel during that war resulted in additional costs for the American taxpayer of between $750 billion and $1 trillion, Stauffer says.

    When Israel was losing the war, President Richard Nixon stepped in to supply the Jewish state with U.S. weapons. Nixon's intervention triggered the Arab oil embargo which Stauffer estimates cost the U.S. as much as $600 billion in lost GDP and another $450 in higher oil import costs.

    "The 1973 oil crisis, all in all, cost the U.S. economy no less than $900 billion, and probably as much as $1,200 billion," he says.

    As a result of the oil embargo the United States created the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to "insulate Israel and the U.S. against the wielding of a future Arab 'oil weapon'." The billion-barrel SPR has cost U.S. taxpayers $134 billion to date. According to an Oil Supply Guarantee, which former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger provided Israel in 1975, Israel gets 'first call' on any oil available to the U.S. if Israel's oil supply is stopped.

    Stauffer's $3 trillion figure is conservative as it does not include the increased costs incurred during the year-long buildup to the recent war against Iraq in which Israel played a significant, albeit covert, role. The higher oil prices that occurred as a result of the Anglo-American campaign against Iraq were absorbed by the consumers. The increase in oil prices provided a huge bonus for the leading oil companies such as British Petroleum and Shell, who are major oil producers as well as retailers. The major international oil companies recorded record profits for the first quarter of 2003.

    The Washington Report seeks to "provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states." The monthly journal is known for keeping close tabs on the amount of U.S. taxpayer money that goes to Israel and how much pro-Israel money flows back to Members of Congress in the form of campaign aid.

    The journal's website, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs | Telling the Truth for 30 Years, has an up-to-date counter at the top that indicates how much official aid flows to Israel. While the counter currently stands at $88.2 billion, it only reflects the minimum, as it does not include the many hidden costs.

    "The distinction is important, because the indirect or consequential losses suffered by the U.S. as a result of its blind support for Israel exceed by many times the substantial amount of direct aid to Israel," Shirl McArthur wrote in the May 2003 issue of Washington Report.

    McArthur's article, "A Conservative Tally of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $97.5 Billion - and Counting" tallies the hidden costs, such as interest lost due to the early disbursement of aid to Israel and funds hidden in other accounts. For example, Israel received $5.45 billion in Defense Department funding of Israeli weapons projects through 2002, McArthur says.

    Loans made to Israel by the U.S. government, like the recently awarded $9 billion, invariably wind up being paid by the American taxpayer. A recent Congressional Research Service report indicates that Israel has received $42 billion in waived loans. "Therefore, it is reasonable to consider all government loans to Israel the same as grants," McArthur says.

    Support for Israel has cost America dearly - well over than $10,000 per American - however the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been extremely costly for the entire world. According to Stauffer, the total bill for supporting Israel is two to four times higher than that for the U.S. alone - costing the global community an estimated $6 to $12 trillion.
     
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    The only thing that eludes me, Princess, is the corroboration you provided for your $7 trillion lie.
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    Oh, that's right ... you posted none.
     
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    How much military aid do you provide?

    From 2000 to 2009, the United States appropriated to Israel $24 billion in military aid, delivering more than 670 million weapons with this money. Find out details about these weapons transfers and their impact on Palestinian civilians at:

    Organize to get your city council to pass a resolution to end military aid to Israel and redirect the money to unmet needs in your community:


    In 2011, the average taxpayer will give Israel $21.59 in weapons. "Offset" those taxes by making a tax-deductible contribution to the sponsor of these websites, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:




    From 2009 to 2018, the United States is scheduled to give Israel--the largest recipient of U.S. assistance--$30 billion in military aid. Through its illegal 44-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, Israel misuses U.S. weapons in violation of U.S. law to kill and injure Palestinian civilians, destroy Palestinian civilian infrastructure, blockade the Gaza Strip, and build illegal settlements in West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    How much of this total will your community provide? Is this a good use of your tax dollars? What else could your taxes be used for in your community? Find out on the interactive map below.

    Click on the map below to learn how much money your state will give in weapons to Israel from 2009-2018 and what that money could fund instead for community needs. Underneath, you can filter the results for your Congressional district, county, and city as well. Counties and cities with less than 20,000 people are not included in the map.

    How to Interpret the Numbers. The amount of military aid to Israel is the estimated 10-year contribution from that state, Congressional district, county, or city. That same amount of money could fund instead each year one of the following programs for the number of people indicated: affordable housing vouchers for low-income families, green jobs training for unemployed workers, early reading programs for at-risk students, or primary health care for the uninsured.
     
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    Yeah, OK.
    Chris Bollyn and WRMEA ... now there's a couple of credible sources.
    Like I said, you Nazi types are always producing the Big Lie and trying to pass it off as "fact."
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    I believe you are required by this board's rules to credit the author when you "borrow" his work, Princess.
     
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    The contrivance which downer presents regarding "HOW MUCH MONEY THE JEWS COST US"---is not new in the annals of islamo nazi filth I was a child in the pre 1967 era -----at that time the nazi literature was all over my somewhat nazi hometown . At that time the USA did not provide any aid to Israel of woth mention------but JEWS DONATED Even my own mother donated two dollars every year to the hospital for crippled children in Jerusalem.
    Clever islamo nazis were incensed and decided that the money donated to Israeli causes was COSTING THE USA MILLIONS (or maybe billions----I do not recall exact figures) -----but the islamo nazis back then figured in just about every DETAIL What really bothered them was that if a jew donated money to an orphanage in Israel----that donation was considered for TAX PURPOSES-------"charity" thus----thre was a loss of tax revenue in the GAZILLIONS according to our friendly nazis. This complaint was SO PREVALENT in islamo nazi pig circles----that as an adult I heard it from the lips of Pakistani surgeons----as PART OF THE ONGOING COMPLAINT AGAINST JEWS AND THE MONEY ISSUE
     

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