The U.S. cost of supporting Israel

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    The official, on-the-table U.S. aid to Israel --rarely, if at all, addressed in the mainstream media-- is $3,000,000,000 (40% economical and 60% Military) since 1984 and $2,500,000,000 since 1973. Add to that $1,271,000,000/yr for special gifts and programs subsidized by the U.S., such as the Arrow missile and the Lavi fighter, plus the loan guarantees of $10,000,000,000 over 5 years, plus the interest ($500,000,000/yr) the U.S. must pay on money borrowed to pay for the grants to Israel. The total for the five years (1993-1997) was around $6,300,000,000/year ($6.3 BILLION) or over $17 Million/DAY. This is more than what the U.S. spends on domestic drug enforcement.

    Prospectively, the total U.S. foreign aid to the whole world (6 Billion people) is about $18 BILLION, so, the one thousandth (1/1000) of the world population living in Israel --with life expectancy higher than that of the U.S.-- gets one third of US aid. Also, in 1990 Israel GNP is $24 Billion, i.e. a quarter of Israel's income comes from the U.S. The Aid to Israel is in the form of loans, which are typically forgiven by the AIPAC-dominated congress.

    The above figures do not include:

    * the tax-deductible donations, mostly by American Jews and Christian Zionists, to Israel totaling over $1,000,000,000/year.
    * the lumps of money Israel usually demands from the U.S. upon each withdrawal from the occupied territories during the current Peace Process, (for example, Netanyahu is planning to ask the U.S. for about $1,200,000,000 for the 13% withdrawal of mid-1998, to cover costs).
    * Israel Bonds sold in the U.S. for $500,000,000/year
    * the $1,000,000,000/year U.S. commercial banks lend to Israel
    * the $2,100,000,000/year the U.S. rewards Egypt for signing peace with Israel
    * The fact that unlike other countries, Israel gets its US aid in one chunk at the beginning of the distribution year, instead of quarterly installments. This allows Israel to further make interest on that money over other aid-receiving countries.

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    We shouldn't send Israel a dime. We shouldn't send any other country any dimes either. That way this stupid conversation can be over. Thanks for listening.
     
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    Why is it stupid?
     
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    Israel is nothing but a monetary drain on the American taxpayer.

    We basically get zero for our dollar.

    And our support for the rogue apartheid state of Israel.

    Does nothing to enhance our prestige and image in the the world.
     
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    Yes, destroy what the Christians have built, there is no god, Marxist demand we stop giving money to Israel, Islam demands the same, there is no God, destroy the Holy Land once and for all.

    Forget our heritage and history that ties us to the Holy Land, God is a myth.

    Forget that Israel was a front line against Communism.

    Forget we had to spend money defeating the Turkish and Germans in the early 20th century.

    All we have done was for nothing but a myth.

    There was no danger in allowing Germany to conquer all of Europe in either war.

    Forget the Jews, they are evil, sheep slaughtering animals.

    There is no God, give the land to those who do not work or build, but just conquer through murder.
     
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    When was this?

    I thought Vietnam was the front line against communism?? :doubt:
     
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    Sorry .. Israel doesn't have shit to do with our "heritage."

    .. and if you open that bible you'll find LOTS of murder .. with your god doing most of it.

    In fact, your god sent his armies into villages to slaughter everything in sight .. men, children, goats, sheep, and women .. unless they were unknown to man .. ie; virgins. His men could keep most of the virgins for themselves .. after your god got his share of them .. and they could pass the rest around like booty (pun intended)

    Proof that god has a dick.

    That comes from your bible along with many other horror stories.

    That may be your god and your heritage, but it sure the hell ain't mine.

    Israel is in violation of more UN Resolutions than any nation in history.

    Start from there .. leave the bible for believers and in mythology.
     
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    Why not follow your own advice, you responded adding some pretty insulting bullshit about God and the Bible and now state, "leave the Bible for believers and in mythology". You get pretty distraught by some plain truth.

    Murder, I guess its murder when a cop shoots a criminal according to the laws he is governed by.

    Ah the great man-made one world government, the United Nations, you should go to Libya or Saudi Arabia and live, that way you can be even closer to the United Nations.

    Yes leave the bible and 99% of all american born american's heritage out of it. Forget its the belief in the Bible that gave the founders the ideas of Justice and Liberty. Why, so you can bow to another Government, as if other men of lesser education and knowledge than ourselves can rule over us.

    The Bible has done more for you than your ideology or whatever you follow.

    The Bible literally gave you everything you have, from where you sleep to where you pick your ass.

    You should go live in a country of pure non-belief, for that matter you should live in a third world so you can understand how great you have it because of believers in God and Bible.

    We give more to you daily than we ever gave Israel.
     
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    Shalom

    Our economy is FUBR but :

    (1) WASHINGTON: Just before Christmas, the US President, Barack Obama, signed into law one of his country's biggest aid pledges of the year. It was bound not for Africa or any of the many struggling countries on the World Bank's list.

    It was a deal for $US2.77 billion ($3 billion) to go to Israel in 2010 and a total of $US30 billion over the next decade

    (2) Since 1949 - 98 BBBBBBBBBBBillion dollars

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