Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $150 in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding since the country’s founding in 1948. Nearly all of U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance. In fiscal year 2022 the Biden administration requested $3.8 billion in military aid for Israel.
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.
Yes, the level of antisemitism in the world is growing, and is truly terrifying. While I don't agree with all of the political and military decisions of Israel, it has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people, and it is our moral duty to help defend them, and prevent another Holocaust from ever occurring.
Israel violates more international laws than any other state on Earth and also breaches more than 70 UNSC resolutions over the last 40 years, with the USA vetoing many more.
It's against International Law, as well as US law, to continue to fund and support Israel.
We NEED to end all foreign aid to all foreign countries. America should not the World's Policeman nor the World's miracle worker. Nevertheless, we need to recognize that for all her flaws, Israel is the freest, most pro-West, and indeed the most pro- Life country in the Middle East. Israel is perhaps our greatest ally and a steadfast friend. I for one am grateful for such a great ally. Palestinians on the other hand generally are genocidal, anti-West, pro-Jihad. Read the Hamas charter. "In any conflict between barbarians and the civilized man, support the civilized man."- Ayn Rand In this case, Israel is the civilized man.
I believe that we should cease all aid to foreign nations that currently have government officials who are under investigati0n of war crimes, have sponsored terrorists, and have human rights violations - after we have prosecuted all officials in our own government that do the same.
Yes, and our government SHOULD NEVER treat a nation who is claiming an entire race or religion should not exist with ANY kindness at all. If they are dealing from a position of hate, then we should react in like and kind. Treat them the way they treat others.
in 1796, former president George Washington said, "The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual
fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its
affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and
Re-evaluation is always a noble thought.
We need to protect all human kind but we should start on our door step and stop running to the aid of every other country. We have problems on our soil...let's fix those so we know better how to help other countries.
All our relationships with other countries should be based on trade, not aid. Israel has a powerful influence on policy-making of the U.S. That "special relationship" is deeply embedded and not in the U.S.'s interest. It plunges us into one war after another. Let us end all wars and make peace in the world. Trade, not aid. Trade, not wars. Our foreign policy should not be set by Telaviv nor any foreign power.
No, cut all support and aid as their current Prime Minister famously said to our current POTUS that "we don't need your help...". Take him at his word and do NOT allow any donations to Israel or its agencies/surrogates to be tax deductible. Israel has killed more US servicemen since the Korean War than ANY other nation on the planet. Sharon had prior knowledge of the truck bomb attacks on the Marine barracks and Embassy but did not warn us. He gave his troops detailed descriptions of the vehicles so they could avoid any injury. The reason was that President Reagan put troops into Lebanon to protect it's citizens from Israel's illegal invasion of Lebanon and he refused to back Israel's DEMAND that he guarantee their $2 billion bond issue. He said that these attacks would teach Reagan a lesson in who controls the Near East.
Whether you believe in GOD or that the Bible is the word of GOD, His word says that a nation it does not matter which one that He asks to pray for a nation of Israel! This nation now is surrounded by enemies just as the Word of GOD prophesied in the last days! Turning our backs on Israel would be like committing suicide!
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.
Yes. We should arm Israel, but give humanitarian aid to Palestine (no arms).
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?
Because Israel is the best! They need support, and the Jews have had a lot of suffering over the years, like Hitler, Palestine, and pretty much the whole bible. Oh wait, you probably don't believe in God. So cut the last one for you.
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.
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