Israel To Seek $20 Billion More in U.S. Aid

As cities and states shutdown basic programs and sell off parks and lands due to a lack of money, Israel will ask the U.S. for $20 billion in additional military aid. This is being supported by various members of Congress and the Administration, who continue to spend wildly abroad while demanding cuts in education, the environment, and other programs at home.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said that the unrest in the Arab world requires billions more from the United States for Israel. Israel had criticized the United States for not propping up dictators like Mubarak.

Israel already receives $3 billion in military aid a year from the U.S. — an amount criticized by some as excessive, particularly in these difficult economic times. Ron Paul has sought to end foreign aid to countries like Israel and Egypt. Not only was that proposal defeated, but an increase in aid is likely to be approved.

In the meantime, Americans continue to struggle financially as their leaders spend billions of dollars abroad. I believe in foreign aid but there has to be some logical limit when citizens are being told that their cities and states are near or at bankruptcy.

Source: Daily Mail

35 thoughts on “Israel To Seek $20 Billion More in U.S. Aid

  1. DON’T WORRY, ISRAEL WILL GET THEIR AID ! WITH THE ENTIRE AMERICAN
    POPULATIONS HEADS DOWN.WE HAVE SEEN THAT THROUGH ALL TIMES. AND DON’T FORGET ISRAEL NEED TO HAVE MORE SECURITY AND TO BUILD MORE APPARTMENT BUILDINGS ON OCCUPIED LAND, AND PERHAPS SOME NEW WALL IS NEEDED TO SEPERATE THEIR BAD MEANS FROM OUR EYES. THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BLOWING UP THE WHOLE AREA TWICE 11 JUST HOPE THEY BLOW THEM SELVES FIRST, SO WE CAN GET PEACE IN THE AREA.

  2. Since we are being asked to debate if the money that goes to Planned Parenthood (less than half a billion) wouldn’t be better spent elsewhere, the American people will be asked to debate the usefulness of this $20 billion right?

  3. Keeping the settlements growing is a key part in maintaining the hate that stokes anti-American violence around the world. We need that hate as it gives us an excuse to maintain a military presence in the oil-rich region. Israel gets the $20B and the American public, head firmly planted deep in their large intestine, continues to believe they hate us for our freedom and that Islam is the problem.

  4. “In the meantime, Americans continue to struggle financially as their leaders spend billions of dollars abroad. I believe in foreign aid but there has to be some logical limit when citizens are being told that their cities and states are near or at bankruptcy.”

    AMEN!!

  5. And who controls….is the only question….are we bought and sold…or did we do the buying and get sold…

  6. What a joke – giving $20 billion to a regime that oppresses people. When will we learn? Oh, and screw the American people who would like collective bargaining rights, public education funds, and dignity. Screw Israel and any state that would attempt to justify oppression.

  7. Our bloody arms dealing united oligarchy of oil will fall. This cannot be sustained. When 400 people control 50% of the nation’s wealth, this cannot be sustained. When we sell horrible weapons of death to Saudi Arabia in 2010, we assure the end comes sooner.

    Watch gas prices. When it reaches $10, game over. The protests in state houses now over labor are just the beginning.

  8. I’m hoping this is an early April Fools joke, but instinct tells me otherwise. Israel’s leaders, who I am sure are fully aware of the financial difficulties this country is experiencing, has humongous sets of balls asking for an additional $20B.

    Israel is the only nation in the region with nukes. In my mind, that makes Israel far more dangerous than any other country in the Middle East. It’s bad enough that we still support them despite Israel’s gross treatment of innocent Palestinians but throwing more money at them is just throwing our good money in support of its inhumane behavior. It’s high time Israel started fending for themselves.

    Ron Paul may be a little touched in the head, but he is absolutely right on this issue.

  9. I agree with Buckeye that the answer should be a great big NO!!
    Blouise,
    I think you have hit on an idea. The Koch Brothers have endless amounts of cash, just tell them that Israel needs it to defeat their own unions and they will fork it over in an instant.

  10. rafflaw,

    “I think you have hit on an idea. The Koch Brothers have endless amounts of cash, just tell them that Israel needs it to defeat their own unions and they will fork it over in an instant.”

    Are the Kock Bros. Jewish? L’Chaim!

    If they’re evangelicals, they best pony up before the End of Days … Hallelujah!

  11. Stamford Liberal:
    People claim that Israel has nukes yet Israel will neither confirm or deny this fact. They are also not a party to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, yet, the US Congress Office of Technology Assessment has recorded Israel as a country generally reported as having undeclared chemical warfare capabilities and an offensive biological warfare program.
    Do you understand now why they need a few more billions?

  12. A lot of good comments, but Frank nailed it.

    This so-called “aid” is structured to propagate perpetual conflict and for US control over energy resources in the region.

  13. when keyboards were just typewriters was capslock a crazy button, or did that happen when you connect it (the keyboard) to a computer?

  14. Pete, caps-lock was always the crazy button but it got really scary when they used the red half of the ribbon. Red w/caps-lock was THE nuclear option.

    More aid for Israel? Israel of wall, settlements, white phosphorous in Gaza, bombing the entire country of Lebanon to clean up a localized but persistent nest of missile launchers in the south of the country, and flotilla-attack fame? No. Just no.

  15. Frank said:

    “Keeping the settlements growing is a key part in maintaining the hate that stokes anti-American violence around the world. We need that hate as it gives us an excuse to maintain a military presence in the oil-rich region. Israel gets the $20B and the American public, head firmly planted deep in their large intestine, continues to believe they hate us for our freedom and that Islam is the problem.”

    Thank God some people “get it.”

    Please do keep writing, Frank.

  16. This khuzpah is out of bounds!

    Sometimes I think that the ruling-class there, in the “Jewish-Democracy,” keep an everlasting state of warfare because it is highly lucrative.

    BUT, why is OUR ruling-class going along with it? What do they gain?

  17. To Diogenes, have you ever heard of the genocide that took place in Germany during second WW ? Well thats what the World has to pay for – DEARLY – never mind the continuous Genocide that goes on EVERYWHERE, and rigth now. BUT they are NOT jews !! And they rule your community and mine, and they get away with everything !The jews own the world and the people in it, we are their puppets

  18. No Luna, they, the Jews, don’t rule everyones community, get away with everything, own the world or eat babies on high holy days (Insert Dick Cheney joke here) but they are still the old, go-to scapegoat for a lot of people and groups that wish them harm and, in fact wish you harm too.

    Your attitude needs an adjustment, how’s this: if you postulate that an attempted genocide 60 years ago can no longer be used to excuse today’s bad acts by a nationalist/religious state I’ll agree with you without hesitation. But, but, you have to agree that the foundation-less propaganda and villainous lies of 60 years ago that helped caused that near genocide can no longer be used to hate and fear an entire racial/ethnic/religious group.

    Deal?

  19. “And they rule your community and mine, and they get away with everything !The jews own the world and the people in it, we are their puppets”

    Is that you, Mel Gibson?

  20. 20 billion is 1.6% of what we are actually spending on defense this year.

    Can we possibly get exercised on the 98.4% of our wasteful military spending that doesn’t go to Israel, or is stoking the fires of antisemitism that fucking stimulating?

  21. Recently Pope Benedict stated in his new book: that the Jews are not collectively to blame for Christ’s death. He didn’t state that certain Jews were to blame. Therein lies the rub, that’s why many people hate jews.

  22. israel is not the 51st state. if they cannot get along with their neighbors it isn’t our fault or our business. we have enough problems of our own.

  23. […] No nation that relegates itself and its citizenry ‘second position status’ to a private corporation entity or to a foreign country, under the dual monikers, ‘select exclusive special interest group,’ can ever define itself a sovereign free nation of the people, by the people, and for the people with rights of self determination. Conversely, by accelerating shakedown of the U.S. taxpayers labor, assets, and property self determination is ignored. “Israel to seek $ 20 Billion more U.S. in aid” Posted by jonathonturley.org […]

  24. Turley has conveniently omitted where we have sent more than a trillion dollars not merely in money but the lives of American men and women: Iraq and Afghanistan. In his haste to throw the rocks at Israel, he has also overlooked the fact a lot comes backin terms of science, medical advancements and the avoidance of our men and woment to fight their battles. If Israel has reached the economic heights Turley asserts in such a short time, despite continued assaults from its neighbors and the need to be ready for them, then she has indeed earned her place. I don’t see Turley arguing about the tens of billions we send to the Arab nations who also have us fighting their battles for them.

  25. […] “As cities and states shutdown basic programs and sell off parks and lands due to a lack of money, Israel will ask the U.S. for $20 billion in additional military aid” Congress writes check immediately!”  “In the meantime, Americans continue to struggle financially as their leaders spend billions of dollars abroad. I believe in foreign aid but there has to be some logical limit when citizens are being told that their cities and states are near or at bankruptcy.”  Posted by Jonathan Turley.org […]

  26. 20 billion from our tax-payers? I’m sure they’ll get it, I just want the name of the traitorous politician that provides it so the public can hold him respondsible. Israel can hit up the jewish owned federal reserve or the Rothchilds if they need more money for their genocidal schemes. We should do everything possible to disarm Israel, not support them.

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