I have replied that before screaming at Israel they should consider this tidbit:
"Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip receive one of the highest levels of unrecorded aid in the world. Aid has been offered to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and other Palestinian Non-governmental organizations (PNGOs) by the international community, including International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) and the funds are largely unaccounted for.
According to certain analyses, Palestinians are the largest per capita recipients of international development assistance in the world (Lasensky , 211, Lasensky-Grace )."
"Until his death in November 2004, former PA President Yasser Arafat controlled Palestinian finances and faced widespread criticism for his lack of transparency, corruption, and misuse of foreign aid. Some observers described Arafat’s use of the PA treasury as his “personal cashbox” and allege that almost half of the $7 billion provided to the PA since its creation in the early 1990s may have been diverted by Arafat to political patronage and kickbacks."Although the extent of Arafat’s misuse of PA money was never fully known, Israeli leaders, Palestinian reformers, and others repeatedly accused Arafat and his inner circle of corruption; nevertheless, his total domination of Palestinian political life made him indispensable to those seeking his cooperation in achieving regional peace and many were forced to ignore such charges." David Samuels, “ In a Ruined Country,” Atlantic Monthly, September 2005.
So here is the truth behind
"Currently, Israel receives $3 billion annually in US assistance through Foreign Military Financing (FMF). Seventy-four percent of these funds must be spent on the acquisition of US defense equipment, services, and training. Thus, "United States military aid to Israel is seen by many as a subsidy for U.S. industries", according to Kenneth M. Pollack."When the US Government gives out military aid in appropriations the great majority of it does not leave the shores of the
|Mothballed F-14 Tomcat fighter jets awaiting demolition at |
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, in Tucson, Ariz. U.S.
Yet when it comes to Israel the AID package money goes to purchase
For example basic necessities like ammunition -from 5.56mm bullets to 155mm Artillery shells to Hellfire missiles. Israel even buys army boots and uniforms.
If you have a basic knowledge of production you would know that in all forms of production you do not produce, or put into production the exact amount of items needed. Due to the strict demands of "ISO" quality control restrictions you always add, let us say 10 to 15% more to your production line in case of rejection or ruin. So what happens to those let us say one thousand extra boots or ten Humvees or M-16's? What do you think? They sell them off as surplus.
You paid the company with your tax money to produce them, by contract and in order to recuperate your investment you earmark them as military aid for
Since the US military orders the production each year of numerous items for strategic reserve it cannot keep some equipment for extended periods in storage without renewal, Many of these items are sold off at reduced prices to recuperate partial production cost. This cycle of renewal prevents the closure of many factories and production lines, thereby giving jobs to many good hard working patriotic Americans.
I ask why are people not condemning the misuse of millions in US tax money that goes to feed the UNWRA Palestinian "refugees" for more than 60 years now? Besides if you pay Saudi Arabia $130 for a barrel of oil that cost less than $10 to produce why not have them foot the bill and resettle the refugees as citizens as Israel did for their brothers who where, denote the word 'where' refugees.
Aren't you sick and tired of paying out of the nose to corrupt officials in the Arab world?
What about wasted tax dollars going to pay inflated salaries and anti American feelings and actions at the UN?
US Secretary of State Dean Rusk (from 1961-1969):
No, we have provided tanks and Hawk missiles and certain other kinds of equipment to
Kissinger may have persuaded Nixon to resupply the Israelis in 1973, however Kissinger then used this leverage purchased by resupply to push for Israeli withdrawals in Sinai. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was apparently the only one who had read the
For the standard anti-Zionists of all kinds, it is very convenient to point to the large amounts of foreign aid given to
It is a historically documented fact that
What is never mentioned is that
"The fact that there are these refugees is the direct consequence of the act of the Arab states in opposing partition and the Jewish state. The Arab states agree upon this policy unanimously and they must share in the solution of the problem.”