Sunday, October 4, 2009

True Lies: the Cost of Israel to US taxpayers

For many years the American media said that “Israel receives $1.8 billion in military aid” or that “Israel receives $1.2 billion in economic aid.” Both statements were true, but since they were never combined to give us the complete total of annual U.S. aid to Israel, they also were lies—true lies.

Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000. ........

Anyone can ask one of their representatives in Congress for a chart prepared by the Congressional Research Service, a branch of the Library of Congress, that shows Israel received $62.5 billion in foreign aid from fiscal year 1949 through fiscal year 1996. People in the national capital area also can visit the library of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Rosslyn, Virginia, and obtain the same information, plus charts showing how much foreign aid the U.S. has given other countries as well.

Visitors will learn that in precisely the same 1949-1996 time frame, the total of U.S. foreign aid to all of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean combined was $62,497,800,000--almost exactly the amount given to tiny Israel.

According to the Population Reference Bureau of Washington, DC, in mid-1995 the sub-Saharan countries had a combined population of 568 million. The $24,415,700,000 in foreign aid they had received by then amounted to $42.99 per sub-Saharan African.

Similarly, with a combined population of 486 million, all of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean together had received $38,254,400,000. This amounted to $79 per person.

The per capita U.S. foreign aid to Israel’s 5.8 million people during the same period was $10,775.48. This meant that for every dollar the U.S. spent on an African, it spent $250.65 on an Israeli, and for every dollar it spent on someone from the Western Hemisphere outside the United States, it spent $214 on an Israeli.



  1. Do those figures include the ship full of containers of ammo sent during the Gaza genocide ? Does that include all the aircraft,submarines,tanks and guns we send them ? Does that figure include all the money sent by religious fanatic zionist dispensationalists ?

  2. We subsidize them to the tune of 3,000,000,000.00
    a year and guarantees, no bids, hidden PAC's from defense. Likely more like ten on paper

    AIPAC bought and Paid
    HOUSE: 2008 CYCLE $

    Berkley, Shelley (D-NV) 34,700
    Hoyer, Steny (D-MD) 32,500
    Pence, Mike (R-IN) 30,000
    Kirk, Mark (R-IL) 27,000
    Boehner, John (R-OH) 27,000
    Cantor, Eric (R-VA) 25,500
    Klein, Ron (D-FL) 16,150
    Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) 15,745
    Johnson, Tim (R-IL) 13,000
    Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) 13,000

    House: Career $

    Berkley, Shelley (D-NV) 283,405
    Engel, Eliot (D-NY) 193,418
    Hoyer, Steny (D-MD) 171,775
    Obey, David (D-WI) 156,100
    Kirk, Mark (R-IL) 156,882
    Cantor, Eric (R-VA) 156,730
    Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL) 133,490
    Lowey, Nita (D-NY) 130,738
    Levin, Sander (D-MI) 124,221
    Lantos, Tom (D-CA) 123,250

    SENATE: 2008 CYCLE $
    Levin, Carl (D-MI) 61,850
    Swett, Katrina (D-NH) 44,000
    Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ) 39,000
    Pryor, Mark (D-AK) 37,500
    McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) 35,500
    Collins, Susan (R-ME) 33,500
    Coleman, Norm (R-MN) 31,000
    Durbin, Richard (D-IL) 29,000
    Reed, Jack (D-RI) 27,500
    Landrieu, Mary (D-LA) 24,790
    Senate: Career $
    *Levin, Carl (D-MI) 720,737
    *Harkin, Tom (D-IA) 526,950
    Specter, Arlen (R-PA) 492,973
    *Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ) 473,078
    *McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) 412,685
    Lieberman, Joseph (D-CT) 373,851
    *Durbin, Richard (D-IL) 359,421
    *Baucus, Max (D-MT) 342,648
    Reid, Harry (D-NV) 320,301
    Wyden, Ronald (D-OR) 277,562

    AIPAC bought and Paid
    HOUSE: 2009 CYCLE $

    1 Harry Reid (D-NV) $50,000
    2 Byron L Dorgan (D-ND) $47,000
    2 Daniel K Inouye (D-HI) $47,000
    4 Mark Kirk (R-IL) $32,200
    5 Ron Wyden (D-OR) $31,500
    6 Arlen Specter (D-PA) $30,000
    7 Robert F Bennett (R-UT) $29,000
    8 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) $20,000
    8 John Thune (R-SD) $20,000
    8 Barbara A Mikulski (D-MD) $20,000
    11 Evan Bayh (D-IN) $19,600
    12 Eric Cantor (R-VA) $18,500
    13 Patty Murray (D-WA) $18,000
    13 Shelley Berkley (D-NV) $18,000
    15 Jim Bunning (R-KY) $17,800
    16 John Boehner (R-OH) $15,000
    17 Mike Pence (R-IN) $14,500
    18 Jeff Merkley (D-OR) $12,500
    19 Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) $12,000
    20 Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) $11,000
    20 Johnny Isakson (R-GA) $11,000
    20 Howard L Berman (D-CA) $11,000
    20 Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $11,000
    24 Robert E Andrews (D-NJ) $10,500
    25 Dan Burton (R-IN) $10,000
    25 David Vitter (R-LA) $10,000

    The Israeli income per capita is already around $25,ooo.00 per year. Yet we gave Palestinians a mere $400,000,000.00 and their yearly per capita is around $800.00 a year.

    The US gave more to Israel than to Katrina efforts. The insider numbers say we have given in excess of 3.5 trillion since 1948.

  3. Haven't we forgotten to include Dov's 2·3 TRILLion? Plus Hank's trillions filched from our children future?

  4. You can add in the U.S. debt as well. Just WHO are we borrowing FROM and going in debt to?

    Who took Princess Diana's inheritance because of England's debt?

    Same group of people are behind this...

  5. If God promised to take care of Israel then are we not God ?

    They tell us that, we lost our tails
    evolving up, from little snails
    I say thats all just wind and sails
    are we not goy?
    we are G.O.Y.O.

    Monkey-men all in business suits
    teachers and critics all dance the poot
    are we not goy?
    We are G.O.Y.O.

  6. Don't forget that we are bankrupt. When in doubt we all default correct?