Except for some Biblical prophecies, what sense does it make to send billions of dollars to Israel funded by middle class Americans?

Israel is self sufficient.

Update:

Has Universal Health Care and a better social net than we do.

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  • 2 months ago
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    How else is Israel going to get the funds necessary to "buy" the support of American Congressmen and Evangelical preachers?

  • Robert
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    2 months ago

    Hello Zany,

    Although pro-"Palestinian" Arabs choose to criticise United States Aid to Israel, a sizable amount also goes to Egypt and even more to Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan receives the most U.S. military aid:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/here-are-th...

    Heading: "Here’s where all that U.S. foreign aid is going and why, in one chart":

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-foreign-aid-w...

    How the United States benefits from its alliance with Israel:

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis...

    Further example: Military technology development with the United States:

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    “The U.S. and Israel also cooperate jointly on a number of technology development programs, notably the Arrow missile system and the Tactical High Energy Laser (also known as Nautilus).[3]”

    Footnote:

    3. “Israel: External Affairs”, in Jane’s Sentinel: Eastern Mediterranean 2007. Jane’s Information Group, 2007.

    Extract source:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel%E2%80%93Unite...

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    Further example benefit from alliance with Israel:

    Israeli-made Trophy Active Protection System (APS):

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/israel-helping-americas...

    Since such criticism of aid to Israel typically comes from pro-"Palestinian" Arabs, what of your money that goes to the "Palestinian" Arabs?

    Research on the Internet indicates that there is a lack of any proper international auditing to ensure that your International Aid to the Palestinians, is not spent by them for military / terrorist purposes.

    It is neither accurate nor moral to separate the party paying for terrorism to be carried out as does the Palestinian Authority aka Fatah, from any entity who fund them, such as the European Union that funds the "Palestinian Authority / Fatah";

    BOTH such entities support terrorism.

    Let’s examine what happens to the Aid Money in reality your tax money (in whichever country you live), that is sent to the Palestinians:

    1) ON WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS SPEND YOUR AID:

    https://www.quora.com/What-does-Palestine-do-with-...

    2) ON WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS SPEND YOUR AID:

    Rewarding Palestinian Terrorists with Pensions:

    While there is no evidence that Israel targets civilians, the “Palestinian” Arabs are addicted to ethnic-hatred of Jews and target Israeli Jewish civilians as policy. The Palestinians cynically whitewash their anti-Jewish hate-war as: “uprising”, “defence”, “desperation”, “struggle”, “resistance”.

    If Palestinians injure or kill an Israeli Jew including children, and the Palestinian terrorist is imprisoned as a result, the “Palestinian Authority” aka Fatah and the “Palestinian Liberation Organisation” pay a reward-“pension” to the family of the attacker (an example of which see further down).

    No wonder anti-Semites display such emotional-support for the “Palestinian” Arabs !

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    “The Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund is a fund operated by the Palestinian Authority for the purpose of paying a monthly cash stipend to the families of Palestinians killed, injured or imprisoned for involvement in

    attacking, assisting in attacking, or planning to attack Israel,

    or for other types of politically-inspired violence,

    including riots, violent demonstrations, and throwing rocks,

    and also for paying cash stipends to the families of [Palestinian] innocent bystanders killed during violent events.

    In addition, it provides pocket money to all Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails for ordinary crimes.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Authorit...

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    The “Palestinian Authority” aka Fatah (which together with the P.L.O. pays the terrorism reward-“pension” of their “Martyrs Fund”, and also funds “Hamas”) is itself funded by the “European Union”. Many who demonstrate in European countries against anti-Semitic damage to Jewish tomb stones, have no problem with their governments continuing to fund the Palestinians, thereby also funding the Palestinian ongoing war of ethnic-murder against Israeli Jewish civilians including children.

    Palestinian Authority aka Fatah uses its Foreign Aid to reward terrorism:

    http://nypost.com/2017/07/28/palestinian-authority...

    Here is an example from the “Palestinian” Arab on-going anti-Jewish hate-war, where their propaganda typically refers to any consequential security measures as “Israeli-oppression”:

    Israeli girl, Hallel Yaffa Ariel age 13, fatally stabbed in her bedroom in West Bank” by a Palestinian terrorist, June 30, 2016, The Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/30/isra...

    3) ON WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS SPEND YOUR AID -

    Corruption:

    (Please see the source which I have put into the Sources area of this answer.)

    The "Palestinian" Arabs have no incentive to renounce hate and conflict, and to sincerely negotiate peace, because while the European Union pays “lip-service” to supporting a two-state solution and to respecting Israeli security. The European Union provides them with political support, and prodigious ready-cash, which the E.U. is well aware will be used to free-up funds for the Palestinian war-machine. As the E.U. knows, the Palestinians do NOT support a two-state solution but instead seek ALL the land of Israel as shown by what is taught by the Palestinian education system, and from the “Palestinian National Charter”.

    After all, there is no proper E.U. auditing as to how E.U. “aid” to the Palestinians is spent, and both the E.U. and the Palestinians are well-aware of this.

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    “The new 2013 report of the Court [European Court of Auditors] reveals that $2.7 billion in direct aid [foreign aid given by the European Union] to the Palestinians between 2008 and 2012 could not be accounted for and appeared to be lost. In addition, EU investigators who visited Jerusalem and areas on the West Bank were unable to obtain information or speak to Palestinian officials about corruption in the areas they controlled.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/10/th...

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    I hope this helps.

    Robert.

    Source(s): ON WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS SPEND YOUR AID - Corruption: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6353/palestinia... Quote: "How are we helping? The European Union provided €22.5 million in humanitarian funding for Palestine in 2019, ..." while the "Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund" rewards murder of Israeli Jewish children, e.g. Hallel Yaffa Ariel, aged 13. E.U.: "How are we helping?": https://ec.europa.eu/echo/where/middle-east/palest...
  • 2 months ago

    Israel is our only real ally in the Middle East, silly.

  • 2 months ago

    Private citizens are not sending billions, and as a people, we always support nations that offer equality in justice

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  • 2 months ago

    NONE, since the REAL Israelites were chased out long ago.

  • 2 months ago

    THOSE WHO BLESS ISRAEL WILL BE BLESSED. JUDAH IS OUR BROTHER AND WE SHOULD LOOK AFTER FAMILY.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Buying their friendship to appear religious!

  • 2 months ago

    The sense it makes is that Israel is our sole ally in that entire region of the world. The only true Democracy in the Middle-East, surrounded by nations that want not only Israel destroyed, but us as well.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Israel is the only civilised country in the Middle East. Any money given to it is well spent. 

  • 2 months ago

    giving to Israel is a show of faith, even if it is misconstrued. those who bless Abraham and his seed, can do just as much by blessing the homeless and the hungry and the naked.

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