Dear mr. Truth, You are correct in stating that US support only contributes 2% of Israel's GDP. However, you don't pay your armies and your infrastructure from your GDP - you pay it from tax receipts. Say Israel has a GDP of 100 Billion. If we calculate a (very high) tax receipt of this of, say, 25% total, then the annual budget of the state is about 25 Billion USD. This makes the 3 billion USD about 10-15% of the Israeli government budget, or in layman's terms, about half what Israel spends on its military. Losing that 3B USD would mean cutting half your army, or cutting services to make up for that shortfall. Hope this helps, JD.
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