Gefilte Fish anyone, or no one??

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    Recently, Israel has imposed hefty tariffs on Carp caught/processed in the US. This fish is sent to Israel in order to create the Gefilte fish that is consumed in the Jewish community. From what I have heard, the tariff is quite hefty, around 120%. This has cost jobs in this country and I suppose some jobs in Israel too.

    For what reason should a tariff such as this, be imposed on such a product by the the Israeli government? We don't need friends like this.



    Israeli Tariff Burdens Supplier Of Gefilte Fish : NPR
     
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    And how much foreign aid do they get from us?
     
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    We don't know for sure. I suppose it is in excess of four billion a year. Part is for overhead, and part is for the Israeli war machine. But, since so many Israelis hold dual citizenship the amount of US cash flow into Israel is actually higher. Also, Israel can apply for loans and grants from the US disgovenrnment that are not tabulated in their yearly allowance. This puts people in a foreign land in competition with families and businesses here in the US.

    What a bunch of dopes whe have running this country. Can you imagine what this country would be like if the people who run this country actually cared about the United States and its citizens?? Would we still be in the hole if they actually put the OUR well being first in priority??
     
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    It's ASIAN cod. Do you even know what the reason is for the tariff? Or whom it's DIRECTED at?

    Or is it that it's Israel so you couldn't wait to comment?
     
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    The tariff is to pay for our friendship. It is understood and accepted.
     
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    Asian carp (not cod) is a species of carp, not necessarily carp that comes from Asia.
     
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