by the Editor
Friday, June 15th, 2012
The US and Israel are engaged in extensive strategic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation is broad and includes American aid, intelligence sharing, and joint military exercises. American military aid to Israel comes in different forms, including grants, special project allocations and loans. According to ifamericansknew.org, Israel receives about $3 billion from the U.S. in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s foreign aid budget. According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, Israel “conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the U.S. of any ally.” Antiwar.com. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s “Greenbook,” which reports “overseas loans and grants,” Israel has received $140,142,800 (in constant 2003 dollars) from the United States through 2003.
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