#175 Israeli espionage and US aid to Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 10.11.09 | 23:46 (IST)

    The FBI statement about Israeli espionage was 2005, when the Government Accounting office released an FBI statement.The date is irrelevant, the charge doesnt need repeating yearly. There have been 4 federal indictments against accused Israeli spies since then. The last in 2008. You are curiously wrong about US aid to Israel. You should know better. The US has been a steadfast Israeli ally for over 60 years. The US protects Israel in the UN with vetoes, guarantees Israel's international loans and supports Israel with aid, last year $3 billion. As of 2008 US aid to Israel since 1949 totaled $103.6 Billion not including interest lost on grants, unpaid loans etc.: total cost to US is over $3 trillion. US aid to Palestine gives US sense of humanity to a terribly oppressed population. Aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan supports US war effort. From Arabs we get oil, military bases, support in UN,IMF,World Bank and valuable intelligence against terrorist targets. We get none of that from Israel.

    from the article: Why do Israelis dislike Barack Obama?
    First published 17:13 02.11.09 | Last updated 23:42 03.11.09
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