Starting in 2019, the U.S. will give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – $3.8 billion per year, which is $10.41 million per day.
This is in line with previous years. Last year the U.S. gave Israel $3.7 billion – about $10.14 million per day. In other words, the new aid package amounts to an increase of around $27 million per year.
Israel has long received more U.S. money than any other country. Some earlier disbursements were even larger when considered in today’s dollars.
This aid to Israel amounts to more than half of all direct military aid the United States provides worldwide.
The new agreement will slowly phase out a unique Israeli privilege: Israel’s exception to the requirement that all U.S. military aid be used on American goods and services (40% of military aid to Israel is currently exempted). This special exemption is supposed to end by the seventh year.
It is expected that Israel and Israeli companies will work to get around this potential loss of revenue in a number of ways:
- forming “partnerships” with American companies;
- increasing the practice of requiring that some of the systems Israel purchases from American companies include Israeli-made components;
- increasing the amount of materiel and other goods in general that the U.S. purchases from Israel, already far from negligible.
Israel is a rich “nation”. They have a better living standards than most Americans. They can afford to be racist…and if you don’t like it your an anti-Semite. They can afford to bulldoze entire Palestinian villages to build Israeli squatter towns…if you don’t like it…you’re an anti-Semite. They can afford a high tech military and a nuclear arsenal to hold the world hostage with. They sit back and watch as Americans die in wars to benefit Israel…They even have AIPAC, the only foreign lobby in US Gov’t that isn’t required to register as a foreign agent…don’t like that??You’re an anti-Semite. You’re also one if you don’t like how they shoot Palestinians in the back for “standing to close to a wall”…or for brutally arresting children if they don’t outright kill them first.