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US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns is set to sign a deal that will provide Israel with $30bn (£14.8bn) of military aid over the next 10 years.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
$30 billion over 10 years really isn't that much to the U.S. government.
I do agree that it's weird that we still feel the need to give so much aid to Israel though. The modern State of Israel is like 60 years old now, you'd think they'd be able to afford their own defense by now.
I keep wondering where all of this money is coming from???
Originally posted by Xfile
I think we keep sending arms and money to israel because no politician here wants to be the one to say no.He who does would be the target of the israeli lobbiests And mitary contracting groups.Its gone on so long its like a tradition now instead of a well thought out policy.I too feel its about time israel start supporting their own armed forces.Maybe having to actually support their own war efforts may cut down their more adventurist campaigns.
Originally posted by BugZyZuncle
Just because there are a few people on this site that try to spread their anti- semitism around, to infect all, they assume all americans feel should feel the same way. Well you are wrong!
These people love the fact that we still send aid to Russia and never say a word about it. All you anti semites are, are a bunch of bigots!
The Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of the United States, which provides guidelines for the eligibility of certain countries to purchase US-made weapons and military equipment, states in section 116 that "No assistance may be provided under this part to the government of any country which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights." However, Israeli army engages daily in degrading and inhumane treatments towards Palestinians, such as prolonged detention without charges, strip searches at checkpoints, beatings, torture, and home demolitions. According to Amnesty International, Israel is the only country that legalizes torture.
Originally posted by neformore
[They managed to build their own nukes - allegedly - so why do they need the US to give them $30billion? Are they incapable of looking after themselves?