With a budget crunch threatening programs across the board, almost every spending request that hits Congress gets only partially filled. Unless you’re talking Israel.
The US was already sending $3.1 billion in military aid to Israel for 2014, and President Obama requested another $96 million for anti-missile systems. Congress took that number and tripled it.
Buried in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014, Congress pledged another $284 million in funding for Israel. A separate bill is also pushing the administration for more “reviews” of whether or not they’re giving sufficient aid to Israel, seeking a full review every two years.
Experts say that Israel’s much-vaunted missile defense systems likely don’t work nearly as well as the official figures claim, and the Israeli military defunded them outright as not cost effective, which is why the US started bankrolling the program instead.
10 thoughts on “In Budget Crunch, Congress Still Triples Aid Request for Israel”
The USA should end all military aid to Israel. They mistreat Palestinians and Israeli Arabs and most of the economic and military aid the US gives is to Israel. Another reason they should neither receive military nor economic aid is that Israel is not a third world nation.
would this be the Iron dome we have heard was almost fool proof
A small country as Israel, what the hell are they doing with all that military hardware.?
Wreaking havoc on their neighbours and putting the entire world at risk.
Well it's good to see the US Knesset taking care of it's own.
Those aint jingle bells. Its all the AIPAC money jingllng in Congressmen's pockets
US policy – avoid anything that makes sense
Money for Israel = pension and food stamp cuts for the American poor.
The useful idiots at the US congress at it again putting Israel first.
A country that can't figure out how to get along with its neighbors deserves NO foreign aid, military or economic.
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