The Truth About American Aid to Israel: U.S. commitments to Asian and European allies require more risk and sacrifice

THE ATLANTIC
Quit Harping on U.S. Aid to Israel
by James Kirchick
March 29, 2019

…The size and advisability of U.S. military aid to Israel, like any appropriation of taxpayer dollars, is fair game. But U.S. assistance to Israel demands far less—in both blood and treasure—than many other American defense relationships around the world. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the United States annually spends roughly $36 billion on military capabilities in Europe, almost 10 times its annual assistance package to Israel. Of course, that spending accounts for operations in more than two dozen countries. But those are countries that, unlike Israel, Washington is treaty-bound to defend. READ MORE

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