posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 02:59 PM
Research please. It's helpful. It's helpful in finding out that our support to Israel is a microscopic portion of our foreign aid. In fact we gave
far more aid to countries that protest every word we say and countries that want to kill us than we do to Israel.
The aid given to the state of Israel since 1949 is staggering: $83.205 billion. Every single dollar of this came from American taxpayers, and the
actual cost to taxpayers has been drastically higher. For example, the cost of financing the $83 billion (which had to be borrowed from Jewish
bankers, of course) was another $49.927 billion. So the direct cost alone was $133 billion. The yearly aid to Israel is roughly 25% of the total aid
given out by the US to every country in the world. In addition to this, however, rich US Jews who donate to Israel are allowed to deduct this amount
from their taxes, just as if they donated to a charity. The total amount donated over time is unknown, but just in 1997, about $1 billion was claimed
by donors to Israel on their taxes, which is lost tax revenue (and therefore an expense to other tax payers) of nearly $400 million, just in 1997.
Thus, the ultimate cost to taxpayers has been billions more over the years.
Then there is the indirect US military expenses spent on behalf of Israel. The largest example of this, of course, was the Gulf War. Also, much of the
money paid out to other countries in the Middle East, part of the Middle East Peace Facilitation Act, is given only so long as the recipient country
complies with whatever Israel says. So billions and billions more have been spent as "good behavior" money to other nations, and all of this money
has been spent for Israel even while thousands of different groups and millions of Americans have protested it.
Well, in an effort to appease the people for a while, recent reports have come out claiming that US aid to Israel will end. But don't be fooled.
Money has already been earmarked through 2008 guaranteeing almost $3 billion a year and that's just a minimum. More money could certainly be added
each year for different circumstances. Also, you'll still be paying the taxes on the $1 to $1.5 billion in private donations made every year by