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Some of Israel’s Top Defenders
Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid

Daily Beast, by Eli Lake

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Posted By:Drive, 7/18/2014 8:02:10 AM

Israel’s economy is booming. So why is the United States still giving it $3.1 billion a year? That’s the question on the minds of some of Israel’s biggest supporters in Washington. U.S. taxpayers have provided the Israeli military that invaded Gaza on Thursday night with more than $121 billion since the state’s founding, subsidizing about 25 percent of the tiny country’s annual defense budget in recent years. That subsidy has increased even as Israel’s economy has experienced a growth spurt and the country has discovered stores of natural gas. Indeed, President Obama last year pledged to begin early negotiations to extend the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/18/2014 8:12:29 AM     (No. 9929913)

Proving we have FOOLS for leaders.
The only intelligent, rational People in the ME. Our allies.
Meanwhile they will consider 4 BILLION for a bunch of diseased, illiterate illegal aliens who have invaded our Country and can´t wait to get EBT cards and section 8 housing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: paral04, 7/18/2014 8:13:28 AM     (No. 9929916)

Does this mean we will also stop sending aid to the muslims? Or is it OK to kill Jews and not help them defend themselves?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 7/18/2014 8:30:25 AM     (No. 9929941)

It is long past time to end US aid to Hamas and PLO

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 7/18/2014 8:36:53 AM     (No. 9929952)

This boogles the mind. The last time I checked the ethnic makeup of the Congress, 2012, There were 12 Jews in the Senate and approximately 9% of the House. This from a population of Jews who are about 2 1/2 %. The problem with American Jews is that a large portion do NOT support Israel as this article suggests. Yet they have no problem sending 400 million dollars to GAZA yearly which in turn gives the money to Hamas to wage war against Israel. AMERICA IS SUPPORTING TERRORISTS WHO NOT ONLY WANT TO SEND ISRAEL INTO OBLIVION, BUT ALSO ATTACK THE USA. As our president writes in his book, :he will stand with the muslims." I believe I am losing my mind. the media continues to support Obama. Yesterday he called the killing of 298 people by Russia a "TRAGEDY", Then finished his speech with jokes and left for NY on AF-1 for 2 dumbocRAT fundraisers.
Check what Reagan did in 1983 when Russians shot down a Korean airlliner. Gave up his vacation and returned to DC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/18/2014 8:48:26 AM     (No. 9929967)

Perhaps Israel will come to our aid one day soon.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/18/2014 8:48:55 AM     (No. 9929969)

I love Israel - but are we really helping them when we leverage our aid with John Kerry et al. telling them what they should or should not do?

I would much prefer to give directly to Israel and trim back the federal government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 7/18/2014 9:05:39 AM     (No. 9929996)

I question the credibility of the article, Eli Lake? Come on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 9:11:18 AM     (No. 9930005)

#7, have you checked Eli Lake´s record and credentials? He´s one of the few who pursued the Benghazi story, also with Josh Rogin.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mark34, 7/18/2014 9:33:55 AM     (No. 9930053)

We get ourselves deeper into debt by borrowing money from China, to give that money to other countries! I don´t get the logic of that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/18/2014 9:42:17 AM     (No. 9930064)

Why is our federal government giving aid to any country? Where in the constitution is it authorized to do that?

Don´t get me wrong - I love Israel. But I´d rather see individuals donate their money to causes they support - including those in other countries - rather than have my government give away my money to causes I don´t necessarily support (eg: money to so-called palestinians).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kate318, 7/18/2014 9:43:21 AM     (No. 9930068)

Why continue to give aid to Israel? Maybe it´s because the rest of the world wants them wiped off the face of the earth, with us being second in line. And, isn´t it a GOOD thing that someone we give aid to actually knows what to do with it by turning it into even MORE capital? Compare Israel´s use of US aid to that of, oh say...any other country or people on the planet. Pretty impressive, those Israelis.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/18/2014 10:02:18 AM     (No. 9930096)

It´s really quite simple. The $3.1B saves the Islamonazi World and countless Islamonazi lives. Without this continuing military support Israel might face defeat, and if so, would have to go nuclear under the "Samson Option" and that would be the end for the Islamonazis.

If you love the Islamonazis it´s the dirt cheap deal of the century!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/18/2014 10:07:11 AM     (No. 9930106)

Interesting that this story crawled out now, as Israel in on the ground in Gaza, like we would be punishing them for doing it?

Of course those pushing it would deny any connection.

And I actually agree in a broader sense. We should stop sending aid to almost ALL the rest of the world, especially Arab countries. Let them use their oil dollars to support their people instead of terrorists. We should stop housing troops in Europe and other places as well.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/18/2014 10:18:03 AM     (No. 9930120)

Excellent point, #13. What a coincidence.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jpinpa, 7/18/2014 10:32:33 AM     (No. 9930146)

There´s a very long list of countries and organizations that I would stop funding way ahead of even thinking about cutting any kind of support for Israel. With our totally inept fraud, and closet Muslim, in the WH, and no term limits in Congress, they may be our only hope when things get really bad...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/18/2014 10:44:03 AM     (No. 9930165)

US aid to Israel may be the only sensible expense in the entire foreign aid portfolio. Of course Obama needs to eliminate it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/18/2014 11:02:00 AM     (No. 9930199)

On the positive side if we stop giving aid, we stop having any power to infulence or control their actions of self-defense. They could tell Obama to pound sand.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/18/2014 11:38:35 AM     (No. 9930254)

Sigh. Why is the U.S. taxpayer still funding Japan, Korea, Germany, and Bosnia and Mexico, and Colombia, and...you name the country, we are very likely giving them some money...billions even go to the countries that despise us the most, like Yemen and Egypt! Turkey even gets foreign military aid. We actually still give Russia cash for protecting their old arsenals of poison gas and nuclear weapons! Why? Why? Because we are utterly stupid as a country. We are the biggest suckers in the world.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 7/18/2014 1:03:36 PM     (No. 9930337)

No matter how booming the Israeli economy might be, can it produce enough wealth to fund a defense establishment sufficient to keep the Islamonazi barbarians at bay? High tech, which means expensive, weaponry is required to offset the Muslim numerical superiority and Israel´s need for 360 degree defense. I would guess that an economy in a nation of, what, 7-10 million cannot, which is only one good reason to send $$ aid to Israel. Besides which we get a myriad of valuable tech support and innovation from the Israelis.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tipover, 7/18/2014 1:54:25 PM     (No. 9930401)

Keep in mind most of the money is spent on things like the Iron Dome missile defense system and the vendors/manufacturers are in the US...In fact the money is REQUIRED to be spent in the US.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/18/2014 2:11:36 PM     (No. 9930417)

Israel deserves all the support the USA can give.
Poland was supposed to receive missle defense systems from the USA, but Obama cancelled them.
Considering what is going on in Ukraine, add that to Obama´s stupid decisions column.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 4:58:44 PM     (No. 9930637)

SO How much money have you fools and the WH Administration AND THE DEMONRATS give to ISLAM? Tell US....you liars!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/18/2014 11:14:37 PM     (No. 9930981)

We are the only country dumb enough to borrow money to give away. In years past, the gov has ´forgiven´ loans to third world countries. How many of our tax dollars have supported the MB ?

We give foreign aid to China of all places.

When can American taxpayers ask for foreign aid ?


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