Why can't Israel pay for their toys themselves? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 27.03.11 | 13:26 (IST)

    America gives Israel more than three billion dollars every year for "weapons". Israelis say that this benefits the American economy. Great! let's give Israel a hundred billion a year and save the American economy! Seriously, borrowing money from China to give to Israel doesn't help the American economy. Besides, there is no congressional oversight on this money, so nobody knows (oe cares) where or how it is used. The problem is that this three billion a year is just a small part of the river of money flowing from America's pockets into Israels. America also pays for all the IDF fuel consumption and has for decades. On top of this, every little project, such as Iron Dome, Israel demands and receives special funding from America. Why this cannot come out of the billions every year is a mystery. Nobody asks the questions. There is a lot more money from America propping up Israel. If only congress was as interested in propping up the American tax payer.

    from the article: Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defense system for first time
    First published 13:01 27.03.11 | Last updated 13:01 27.03.11
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