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    • joe American
    • 04.05.10 | 16:04 (IDT)

    Per US Cong Research Svce: Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance. In the past, Israel also had received significant economic assistance. Strong congressional support for Israel has resulted in Israel’s receiving benefits not available to other countries. For example, Israel can use some U.S. military assistance both for research and development in the United States and for military purchases from Israeli manufacturers. In addition, all U.S. foreign assistance earmarked for Israel is delivered in the first 30 days of the fiscal year. Most other recipients normally receive aid in installments. Congress also appropriates funds for joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs. - So Israel remains the Middle East "welfare queen."

    from the article: Let’s stop pretending
    First published 23:53 03.05.10 | Last updated 23:53 03.05.10
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