The U.S. currently gives $38 billion to Israel every year in foreign aid assistance. Most of the aid is used by Israel to buy American military hardware, such as jets and components for missile defense. $38 billion is 50% of the United States’ foreign aid budget for 2017. Opponents argue that the aid given to Israel is unnecessary since the country provides free healthcare and college tuition to its citizens. Proponents argue that the aid is necessary to promote democracy in the Middle East and maintain a balance of power with other countries in the region.
No!!!!! We have issues in this country that should be addressed!!! We have children who go hungry every day!!! Why do we have charities that raise money to feed hungry children while we are sending billions to foreign countries??? We need to butt out of Middle East issues!!!
I disagree. If you care about that money then you should understand that most money the US gives to Israel comes right back to the US. Israel buys things from the US using the money. That money can then be used to fix hunger.
It pisses me off that we give Israel full health coverage for its people but we say we can't do that here. Am an active duty military wife with a grown son who cannot afford dental benefits and high priced medication but there's so many who balk at the idea of lowering our country welfare system. How is this acceptable? Wtf is wrong with people? They are clearly ignorant.
No, we should cut off all contact with Israel.
Despite us giving them $6-$10 million US tax dollars a day, with military protection, and diplomatic immunity, they clearly hate us.
Firstly they attacked our ship the USS Liberty in 1967, killing 34 American sailors and wounding 131 others. Instead of formally apologizing they instead covered it up with the help of our government. They've also killed several US citizens over the years. While spying on us and stealing some of our secrets, not to mention they have sold many of the weapons we've given them to China. It boggles my mind how we
No we need to stop Israel's Holocaust against the Palestinians, call a spade a spade, and force Israel to negotiate with the Palestinians in good faith, or lose all military, financial, and other support until they stop killing Palestinians, and create a real, internationally verifiable, two separate states with their own boundaries. They further must give back all Palestinian territories taken illegally since the 1966 war.
No we need to stop Israel's Holocaust against the Palestinians,
Hello, when I looked at how you mentioned that the Israeli government is committing a Holocaust against the Arabs living in the area, I felt insulted. I'm Jewish, my great grandfather didn't survive the holocaust and it pains me to see this. You're normalising the holocaust since there is no genocide that is happening in Israel, here are definitely things that are not okay with Israel's policies about the Arabs living in the area but no, it's not a Holocaust they are not being sent to death camps without any property, being worked, tortured and used to death. If there was a Holocaust, you wouldn't hear from any Arabs who live in the area since they would've been dead. Please read about the Holocaust more to see how horrible it really was and stop normalising it.
Yes, but we should earmark at least half of these funds towards research, development, and improvements in infrastructure and quality of life for Israeli people. For this investment, the US should demand a return on its investment in the form of co-ownership of companies, patents, and other outputs. The US should also enjoy increased presence of consulates in key sectors.
No, and we should withdraw recognition until a settlement is reached between Israel and Palestine on an equal footing to consolidate the country in one governance, with a commitment to end terror attacks by both sides as well as to end inequality of treatment based on religious and ethnic lines
We must act with tact in the region. The Israelis are not treating the Palestinians according to human rights policies and are colonizing the zones of Palestine that should not be. However, I believe we should still be allied with Israel because it is an effective block against radical Islam in the area.
No, respect Israel’s sovereignty and treat it like any other nation, should less involved in their military and stop arming them, as well as place sanctions on them till the conflict and human rights violations with Palestine ends.
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