Israel is given billions of dollars each year to spend in Israel on "research and development". In addition, America has regularly given Israel many billions in loan guarantees. If this isn't enough, America steers business to Israel as we saw in the Turkish drone deal, as well as a number of deals from Egypt and other nation. Added to this, the American government invests directly in some Israeli busnesses. The Israeli economy has been on life support for so long that Israelis don't even seem to realize it.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)