Editor’s Note: The U.S. provides Israel $8.5 million* in military aid each day, while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid. An October 2013 Washington Report article “A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $130 Billion,” by Shirl McArthur, puts the cumulative total even higher. According to this report, the Obama Administration gave $3.1 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014. In addition, the U.S contributed $504 million to the joint U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Program during FY 2014. If we include that number, American taxpayers give Israel $9.9 million per day.(figures from IfAmericansKnew.org website.)   

US military aid to Israel
Chart image from the Democracy Now! Facebook page.
Democracy Now! covers Gaza    www.democracynow.org


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By Published On: August 3rd, 20141 Comment

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  1. stan levin August 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    why is this an exception to the rule … as a matter of policy we usually arm both sides of a conflict …. business is business

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