The U.S. currently gives $38 billion to Israel every year in foreign aid assistance. Most of the aid is used by Israel to buy American military hardware, such as jets and components for missile defense. $38 billion is 50% of the United States’ foreign aid budget for 2017. Opponents argue that the aid given to Israel is unnecessary since the country provides free healthcare and college tuition to its citizens. Proponents argue that the aid is necessary to promote democracy in the Middle East and maintain a balance of power with other countries in the region.
No!!!!! We have issues in this country that should be addressed!!! We have children who go hungry every day!!! Why do we have charities that raise money to feed hungry children while we are sending billions to foreign countries??? We need to butt out of Middle East issues!!!
I disagree. If you care about that money then you should understand that most money the US gives to Israel comes right back to the US. Israel buys things from the US using the money. That money can then be used to fix hunger.
It pisses me off that we give Israel full health coverage for its people but we say we can't do that here. Am an active duty military wife with a grown son who cannot afford dental benefits and high priced medication but there's so many who balk at the idea of lowering our country welfare system. How is this acceptable? Wtf is wrong with people? They are clearly ignorant.
This country is in serious debt. How the hell do we have money to give other countries when we don't have money for our own people? Which countries came to our aid during Hurricane Katrina, for example? America is like the dorky loser kid in school that gives the big kids his lunch money & cookies just so he can have "friends." Stop giving everyone money we don't have to give!!! Care about America for a change!
If you care about that money then you should understand that most money the US gives to Israel comes right back to the US. Israel buys things from the US using the money. That money can then be used to fix things like the debt.
Absolutely not. The U.S. should recognize that Zionism and Judaism are not the same. Israel's leaders are invading a sovereign land. Why not the same outrage as over the Ukraine?
How much of our debt do we have to borrow to give them that aid? How much of our debt is owned by other foreign entities? Why can't the Israeli government support themselves yet? How long do we plan to give them aid, while not fully recognizing Palestine as a sovereign entity? How much does our preferential treatment to Israel impact on the continuing violence between them & Palestine? Are we simply borrowing money to give to Israel to fund THEIR war against Palestine? Seems like we need to wean them off the USA's teat!
The Israeli government does support itself. Israel is Americas greatest ally in the middle east. It is the only democracy in the middle east. The US gives many other country's aid. The US does recognize the Palestinians.
We should not support a nation created solely for religious reasons.
Israel was not created solely for religious reasons. If you don't like religious ethno-states start with removing the other 30 of them that are christens and Muslim. The only Jewish one will not be the first one to go.
No, we should cut off all contact with Israel.
Despite us giving them $6-$10 million US tax dollars a day, with military protection, and diplomatic immunity, they clearly hate us.
Firstly they attacked our ship the USS Liberty in 1967, killing 34 American sailors and wounding 131 others. Instead of formally apologizing they instead covered it up with the help of our government. They've also killed several US citizens over the years. While spying on us and stealing some of our secrets, not to mention they have sold many of the weapons we've given them to China. It boggles my mind how we
Absolutely not! $3.3 billion could be spent on ending hunger and poverty in the USA. If an individual chooses to support Israel or anyone else for that matter, that is within their rights, but the government should not have the authority to make that decision for us.
In 1946 there were only a handful of "Palestinians" in Palestine. When it looked as though a new nation of Israel would be created, hundreds of Muslims moved there, hoping to prevent Israel from coming into existence. Israel is the only nation in the region which provides its people real self-determination, but she is surrounded and greatly outnumbered by Muslim nations which hope to wipe Israel off the map. She needs our support and our respect for her sovereignty. She is a tiny nation, smaller than Rhode Island. Her antagonist neighbors have at least 1000 times her land area, and much
No we need to stop Israel's Holocaust against the Palestinians, call a spade a spade, and force Israel to negotiate with the Palestinians in good faith, or lose all military, financial, and other support until they stop killing Palestinians, and create a real, internationally verifiable, two separate states with their own boundaries. They further must give back all Palestinian territories taken illegally since the 1966 war.
No we need to stop Israel's Holocaust against the Palestinians,
Hello, when I looked at how you mentioned that the Israeli government is committing a Holocaust against the Arabs living in the area, I felt insulted. I'm Jewish, my great grandfather didn't survive the holocaust and it pains me to see this. You're normalising the holocaust since there is no genocide that is happening in Israel, here are definitely things that are not okay with Israel's policies about the Arabs living in the area but no, it's not a Holocaust they are not being sent to death camps without any property, being worked, tortured and used to death. If there was a Holocaust, you wouldn't hear from any Arabs who live in the area since they would've been dead. Please read about the Holocaust more to see how horrible it really was and stop normalising it.
Force Israel to adopt a secular one-state solution with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs. End discrimination against non-European Jews. Return and restore stolen Palestinian land and property.
The Jews are trying to take over the US so they can go in control it is time for the U.S government to make their own choices
Yes with more aid and support and more our embassy to Jerusalem but also respect Israel's sovereignty and we should not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors but we also give equal amount of support and aid to Palestine and recognize Palestine as a sovereign state and have relations with them too.
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