An updated report examining the groundbreaking 1998 work by Richard Curtiss, ‘The Cost of Israel to U.S. Taxpayers,’ published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
By Pamela Olson and If Americans Knew Analysts | If Americans Knew | Apr 1, 2020
The US has, in fact, given more aid to Israel than it has to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined—which have a total population of over a billion people.
— Richard Curtiss, retired Foreign Service Officer
The U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day of Americans’ tax money, approximately $7,000 per minute. On average, the US has given Israelis over 7,000 times more than to other people around the world. And on top of this, the US gives Egypt and Jordan large aid packages on behalf of Israel. And there is more…
This is largely due to the powerful and pervasive Israel lobby, and continues even though most Americans feel we give too much aid to Israel, and despite the fact that Israel is not an ally, has spied on the U.S, stolen American technology, tried to sink a U.S. Navy ship and has a long record of human rights violations.