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Total U.S. aid to Israel is approximately one-third of the American foreign-aid budget, even though Israel comprises just .001 percent of the world's population and already has one of the world's higher per capita incomes. Indeed, Israel's GNP is higher than the combined GNP of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza. With a per capita income of about $14,000, Israel ranks as the sixteenth wealthiest country in the world; Israelis enjoy a higher per capita income than oil-rich Saudi Arabia and are only slightly less well-off than most Western European countries.
originally posted by: real_one
a reply to: Shamrock6
USA: "How high?!?!"
I agree that the timing is a bit too convenient but I no longer get surprised by anything which manifests itself from the USA/Israel relationship. The whole thing is a saga straight out of the Twilight Zone.