posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 06:14 PM
The United States currently gives Israel $2.3billion per year in financial aid making it the biggest receipient of U.S aid. Now, following the Gaza
pull-out, it is requesting an additional $2.2billion to relocate the 8,500 newly displaced Jewish settlers. The expected cost of the Gaza pull-out and
relocation is between $2.0 - $2.5billion and currently is fully financed by Israel. The U.S will send an assessment team to calculate for themselves
how much aid they will provide Israel to move the settlers to the Negev and Galilee regions of Israel.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is planning to send assessment teams to Israel to help decide how much new U.S. economic aid might be provided
to help develop the Galilee and Negev regions.
Already the biggest recipient of U.S. aid at $2.3 billion a year, Israel is believed to be asking for another $2.2 billion to develop the areas where
many of the 8,500 Jewish settlers leaving Gaza will be relocated.
So far, the administration has made no commitment, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Monday. "At this point what we are doing is we are
sending some teams to Israel to assess what might be possible," he said.
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What price peace? But is it fair that the United States should shoulder the entire cost of this Gaza pull out? I can understand the U.S footing the
bill for this integral part of Bush's road-map plan but I dont think the U.S is seeing much in return for its $2.3billion a year investment in the
What do you Americans think? Do you mind that $2.3billion of your tax dollar is going to Israel? Its hardly an impoverished 3rd world country. How do
you feel about $4.5billion going to Israel this year?