TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 01st

Last update01:00:55 AM GMT

You are here News International A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion

E-mail Print PDF

Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. aid since World War II (not counting the huge sums being spent in Iraq). The $3 billion or so per year that Israel receives from the U.S. amounts to about $500 per Israeli. Most of this money is earmarked in the annual Foreign Operations (foreign aid) appropriations bills, with the three major items being military grants (Foreign Military Financing, or FMF), economic grants (Economic Support Funds, or ESF), and “migration and refugee assistance.” (Refugee assistance originally was intended to help Israel absorb Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union, but this was expanded in 1985 to include all refugees resettling in Israel. In fact, Israel doesn’t differentiate between refugees and other immigrants, so this money is used for all immigrants to Israel.)


Not earmarked but also included in congresssional appropriations bills is Israel’s portion of grants for American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) and monies buried in the appropriations for other departments or agencies. These are mostly for so-called “U.S.-Israeli cooperative programs” in defense, agriculture, science, and hi-tech industries.

 

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Israel approves new plan for 58,000 settlers south of Jerusalem

jerusalem 2020The Israeli government approved a decision to construct a huge Israeli settlement south of Jerusalem as...

History’s largest trade agreements are being negotiated in secret

Secret trade agreementsIn August 2007, then–presidential candidate Barack Obama vowed that, if elected, he would “immediately” amend the...

Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 children

Syria school explosionTwin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including...

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests expand in defiance of government

Hong Kong protestsAs Hong Kong opened for business Monday, pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!