AIPAC-WALL STREET-ISRAELIS = OWN OUR GOVERNMENT AND ROB OUR NATION OF ITS WEALTH AND FUTURE = $1.6+ TRILLION IN WELFARE TO ISRAEL SINCE 1972 ITEMIZED BELOW:

AIPAC-WALL STREET-ISRAELIS = OWN OUR GOVERNMENT AND ROB OUR NATION OF ITS WEALTH AND FUTURE = $1.6+ TRILLION IN WELFARE TO ISRAEL SINCE 1972 ITEMIZED BELOW:

MILITARY AID TO PER DAY TO ISREALIS VERSUS PALESTINIANS

USA MILITARY AID TO PER DAY TO ISREALIS VERSUS PALESTINIANS

BARE MINIMUM ISRAEL AID = $3.1 Billion/year (2014) = $8.5 Million/day 

“The Staggering Cost of Israel to Americans” on If Americans Knew April 12, 2013 Updated: August 8, 2014 A Primary author Pamela Olson

Click for Source Article on IfAmericansKnew

TOTAL ISRAEL COST (1973 to 2003) TO AMERICANS = $1.6 Trillion — Stauffer Reports = DOUBLE Cost of the Vietnam war.

ISRAEL AID = 7,000 X more US foreign aid/person than 2nd place nation = Despite fact Israel is one of the world’s more affluent nations.

ISRAEL AID = $233.7 Billion (Mar 2013) = Congressional Research Service

ISRAEL AID = $10s of Billions in transfers of American military technology = Created and nurture Israel’s Military Industry = Subsidizing foreign Israeli competitors against USA Companies in France + Turkey + Netherlands + Finland = AP article – VP said, “We give them money to build stuff for themselves (to sell) and the U.S. taxpayer gets nothing in return.”

ISRAEL = Foreign aid is just one component of the staggering cost of our alliance with Israel.

ISRAEL Additional Aid:

  1. Loan guarantees
  2. Special contracts for Israeli firms
  3. Legal & illegal transfers of marketable US military technology
  4. De facto exemption from US trade protection provisions
  5. Discounted or free transfers of ‘surplus’ US military equipment
  6. Aid given to Romania and Russia to facilitate Jewish migration to Israel ($Billions) 
  7. Privileged access to US military technology SECRETS against both US government & corporate interests.

ISRAEL = Tremendous costs to Americans = IS AMERICAN LAVISH AID WORTH IT TO AMERICANS?

ISRAEL AID = Gets all aid money at start of each year = NOT in quarterly installments like other countries = USA PAYS THE EXTRA INTEREST ON BORROWED MONEY = $100 Million/Year.

ISRAEL AID = SPECIAL PERK = Can purchase products made by Israeli companies instead of US companies.

ISRAEL AID = PEACE BRIBERY = $1.6 Billion/Year to Egypt + $1.6 Billion/Year to Jordan = USA pays in exchange for peace treaties with Israel = NO justice for Palestinians included.

ISRAEL AID = PEACE BRIBERY = $400+ Million/Yr to Palestinian Authority = Mostly Rebuild infrastructure destroyed by Israel + Prop up STIFLED ECONOMY (caused by Israel’s APartheid Occupation).

ISRAEL AID = Buried in USA Agency budgets (mostly Defense) = $202 Million/Year to $504 Million/Year for missile defense programs in Israel.

Dr. Thomas Stauffer, Harvard economist, Report on Israel’s cost to American taxpayers (2003) = “No comprehensive compilation of US support for Israel has been publicly released.”

ISRAEL COST = Israel “blocked some major US arms sales, such as F-15 fighter aircraft to Saudi Arabia in the mid-1980s. That cost $40 billion over 10 years.” — Reports Christian Science Monitor

ISRAEL AID = SELLS USA concept weapons to China “alarming US military planners,” AP Reports = “[In 2001] US surveillance planes flying along China’s coast were threatened by Chinese fighter jets armed with Israeli…Python III missiles…sold to China without informing the US.”

ISRAEL COST = A Most devastating indirect cost to Americans was Arab oil boycott of 1973 war = Arab countries attempted to reclaim lands Israel had ROBBED AND OCCUPIED in 1967 = Arab oil embargo

ISRAEL COST = ARAB OIL EMBARGO = Cost U.S. doubly = Oil shortfall in US lost $300 Billion to $600 Billion in GDP + US was paid another $450 Billion in higher oil import costs — Stauffer Report

ISRAEL COST = 70,000 Lost USA jobs = “US policy and trade sanctions reduce US exports to the Middle East about $5 Billion/Yr”

ISRAEL COST = 125,000 Lost Jobs = USA “Not requiring Israel to use its US aid to buy American goods, as is usual in foreign aid”

ISRAEL COST = Most damaging cost to Americans = Loss of USA standing in the Arab and Muslim worlds = PROTECTS Israel from prosecution for human rights violations + War Crimes = Provokes deep resentment = AMERICANS “on the Israeli side of its conflicts with Arabs.” — AP article = HELPS RECRUIT ARABS TO AQ & ISIS(L) — Harvard professor Stephen Walt

ISRAEL COST = Many more categories of costs = Difficult to quantify

TOTAL ISRAEL COST (1973 to 2003) TO AMERICANS = $1.6 Trillion — Stauffer Reports = DOUBLE Cost of the Vietnam war.

ISRAEL COST = $3 Billion/Yr in military aid = BUSH agreement (start in 2009)

ISRAEL COST = Costs SINCE 2003 HAVE INCREASED = “Despite a tough…expected US budget cuts—US lawmakers will provide $236 million in fiscal 2012 for Israeli development of three missile defense programs.”

ISRAEL COST = “$205 million to support the Iron Dome, manufactured by Israel’s state-owned Raphael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. The system uses small radar-guided missiles to blow up in midair Katyusha-style rockets with ranges of 3 miles to 45 miles.”

ISRAEL COST = GOP Legislation would give Israel $680 Million MORE for Iron Dome system through 2015.

ISRAEL COST = $TRILLIONS SAVED If USA had not invaded Iraq = Intense AIPAC-NEOCON Sustained pressure using FAKED WMDs on behalf of Israel = 4,000-plus U.S. DEATHS + Untold 100s of thousands of Iraqi deaths — Retired US foreign service officer Shirl McArthur.

ISRAEL COST = $3+ TRILLION FOR FAKED IRAQ WAR = Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in Harvard Magazine + Incalculably more if you take into account the MISSED opportunity costs of resources spent on USELESS UNPRODUCTIVE WAR.

ISRAEL COST = Higher oil prices due to FAKED IRAQ WAR = Devastated America’s economy + MASSIVE Surge in federal debt + USURY COST of servicing that debt.

ISRAEL COST = FAKED IRAQ WAR CONTRIBUTE TO SEVERITY OF 2008 Financial Crisis

ISRAEL COST = FAKED IRAQ WAR ROBBED RESOURCES FROM Afghanistan war = CAUSED that war to be MUCH LONGER AND MORE COSTLY.

ISRAEL COST = Israel lobby is NOW FAKING WMDs in IRAN = Gunning for a war with Iran with the same zeal they showed in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

ISRAEL COST = All cost estimates for a FAKED AIPAC-NEOCON WAR WITH IRAN = Much higher than Iraq war + LARGER loss of life + Loss of Iran’s oil production = Gas prices would rise up 70% or EVEN MORE if the Straits of Hormuz that carries 20% of world’s oil production were BLOCKED = Cost of oil would skyrocket to a level never seen before = WORLD DEPRESSION

Israel population = 7.8 million = One million fewer than New Jersey

ISRAEL = Among world’s most affluent nations = Per capita income like EU

ISRAEL = Net trade, earnings, and payments is ranks 30th in world while the US sits in last place at a dismal 193rd.

ISRAEL = Receives more America’s foreign aid than any other nation.

ISRAEL = Gets More Aid than all of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined = Total population of over a billion people.

ISRAEL COST = Why does America continue to pour money into WAR CRIMES NATION that commits daily human rights violations + HURTS US strategic interests + Provokes rage and resentment among Billions of people + Robs USA Technology + Competes with US interests using technology subsidized by US taxpayers + Sells America’s military secrets to USA’s enemies (CHINA).

ANSWER: AIPAC + ISRAELI LOBBIES + WALL STREET

SOURCE: “The Israel Lobby,” by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer article in the London Review of Books

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n06/john-mearsheimer/the-israel-lobby

SOURCE: “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy” by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer

ISRAEL COST = USA GOV = Sets aside AMERICAN NEEDS + SECURITY to advance the interests of ISRAEL

ASSUPMTION = “two countries…shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives, but neither explanation can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support US provides.” = NO TWO COUNTRIES SHARE SAME INTERESTS.

FACT = Thrust of US policy derives almost entirely from PRESSURES of the ‘Israel Lobby’ AIPAC = “no (other) lobby has managed to divert so dar from (USA) national interest…while simultaneously convincing Americans that US interests and …Israel—are essentially identical.”

AIPAC = Consistently ranked in top two most powerful lobbies in America.

AIPAC = Only one arm of the much larger, multi-faceted, and well-financed and well organized Israel lobby = Wealthy Members give generously

AIPAC = If you cross AIPAC, AIPAC is unforgiving and will destroy you politically = MEDIA DESTRUCTION + MONEY DESTRUCTION

AIPAC = Joseph Lieberman proudly stated, “Any attempt to pressure Israel, to force Israel to the negotiating table by denying Israel support, will not pass in Congress… Congress will act against any attempt to do that.”

AIPAC = OWNS AND CONTROLS US Congress + Executive Branch = GUARANTEES support for virtually any wish of the Israeli government = NO matter how at odds with US national interest or security it is.

AIPAC = Two AIPAC employees = Indicted on espionage charges in 2005 = Obtained classified US SECRETS illegally and passed it to Israeli agents = Steven Rosen filed a lawsuit for defamation = His actions were common practice at AIPAC.

Israel = BOMBED a U.S. Navy USS Liberty ship in 1967 = MURDERED 34 Americans = Injuring 170+ = Aid to Israel quadrupled following year.

AIPAC = Congress receives payments and support in exchange for loyalty

AIPAC COST = USA taxpayers foot the bill for ACTS OF AIPAC.

ISRAEL COST = MISSED OPPORTUNITIES = Much brighter future for USA if USA invested ISRAELI $Trillions in Education + Infrastructure Job creation + Social security + Housing + Environmental clean-up + Health care + Scientific/Health research + Veteran Care + Lower Taxes to Military

ISRAEL COST = Uses USA Funds to prolong illegal 47-year military occupation of Palestine committing MASS MURDERS and egregious human rights violations + Destroys $Billions worth of Palestinian homes and infrastructure + Builds MORE illegal, Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land + DESTROYS prospect of PEACE = MORE U.S. tax money to rebuild Palestine

ISRAEL FUNDING = US Congress in violation of the Arms Export Control Act

AUTHOR = If Americans Knew analysts + Pamela Olson, a President’s Scholar at Stanford University 1998-2002 in Physics and lived and worked in the West Bank and author of Fast Times in Palestine = Update of 1998 work by Richard Curtiss, “The Cost of Israel to U.S. Taxpayers.”

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