Did you know the United States awards Israel over $5 billion in aid each year?
Did you know that Israel receives its annual foreign aid appropriation during the first month of the fiscal year, instead of in quarterly installments as do other recipients? This enables Israel to invest the money in U.S. Treasury notes. That means that the U.S., which has to borrow the money it gives to Israel, pays interest on the money it has granted to Israel in advance, while at the same time Israel is collecting interest on the money.
Did you know that US aid to Israel accounts for $14,346 for each man, woman and child in Israel?
Did you know that Israel has never been required to repay a U.S. government loan? Most U.S. loans to Israel are forgiven, on other loans, Israel was expected to pay the interest and eventually to begin repaying the principal.
Did you know that, excluding all of these extra costs, America’s $84.8 billion in aid to Israel from fiscal years 1949 through 1998, and the interest the U.S. paid to borrow this money, has cost U.S. taxpayers $134.8 billion, not adjusted for inflation?
Did you know that therefore the nearly $14,630 every one of 5.8 million Israelis received from the U.S. government by Oct. 31, 1997 has cost American taxpayers $23,240 per Israeli?
Don’t you ever wonder why you Americans have to pay all this money to Israel, which it uses to buy and manufacture weapons to occupate other people’s land, defying international laws, and to kill and terrorize hundreds and thousands of innocent people?