Can someone please explain foreign aid or other types of money we send around the world. I read somewhere where we were going to hold up the 600 million dollars we normally send Palestine until their new govt. denounces their threats to destroy Isreal. Why are we giving them money in the first place? 600 million and they hate us? How hard would they demonstrate if we only gave them 100 million? We are also giving money to North Korea. Come on, give me a break, North Korea? Are we trying to buy friends? If so, its not working. Can someone explain the theory behind this?