From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 07 Dec 2002 - 15:07:17 GMT
Jeremy, I have wondered from time to time just what the total aid we give to
Israel might be, and have found no satisfactory listing.
Several accounting questions:
-- Should the private donations of US pro-Israeli citizens to Israel be counted? Much of the donations are done through tax-exemption US organizations, and so are subsidized by the US.
-- Should US citizens purchases of Israeli bonds be included? I do not know the financial history of these bonds, but wonder if tax-deductible losses can be claimed.
-- Should the value of in-kind services from the US to Israel be included? E.g. Signal intelligence?
-- Should the financial value of preferential trade regulations be counted?
This list could be longer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Jeremy Bradley
> Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2002 12:53 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: World opinion survey
> >Our aid to Israel is actually substantially larger than for
> Egypt, when you
> >count both military and open accounts assistance, and it is even
> greater if
> >you count the numerous trade breaks we give the Israel. Of
> course, on a per
> >capita basis our aid to Israel is several-fold what we give to
> anyone else.
> >It is a choice we make, but a costly one, financially,
> politically, and in
> >terms of our own security.
> You are right here Lawry.
> The CIA Factbook (sic) states that the (Hebrew) population of Israel is
> nearly 6.3 million. This includes .25 million 'settlers' in the Occupied
> Palestine and nearly the same in other disputed areas. It does not include
> any Arabs whether they live in Israel or its 'possessions'.
> The 'Factbook' doesn't have an entry for Palestine but it does have an
> entry for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as if they were
> separate countries.
> Nonetheless, as you say the massive amount of aid, (almost $800 per capita
> next year just in direct military aid alone = $27 from every Usanian), is
> at the heart of much resentment in Moslem and non-Moslem peoples. Does
> anyone on the list have a total US/Israeli aid figure?
> The leader who leads from faith works from a warped version of strength
> Wade T Smith
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