And while our people do without health care, Israelis are covered. And while our less wealthy students like my grandson can't afford the universities they would love to attend, education is subsidized by the government in Israel. Students pay only a small part of the actual cost.
We should not be subsidizing these things until we take care of our own first.
More Americans need to take trips and not on the beaten tourist paths. They will see how so many Americans live while billions are handed to other countries for FREE. It's galling.
We shouldn't be expected to support and protect other countries that do nothing for us.
"Israel is also the only recipient of US military aid that is allowed to use a significant portion annually to purchase products made by Israeli companies instead of US companies. (The costs to Americans caused by this unique perk are discussed below.)
In addition, the US gives roughly $1.2 billion per year to Egypt and Jordan in aid packages arranged largely in exchange for peace treaties with Israel. The treaties donít include justice for Palestinians, and are therefore deeply unpopular with the local populations.
On top of this, the US gives around $250 million to the Palestinian Authority each year, much of it used to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by Israel and to bolster an economy stifled by the Israeli occupation. This would be unnecessary if Israel were to end the occupation and allow the Palestinians to build a functioning and self-sustaining economy."
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