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Oct
07

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $108 Billion

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct
U.S. Aid to Israel: $108 Billion

by Shirl McArthur
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 15/09/07

Because of the uncertainties and ambiguities associated with U.S. aid to Israel, arriving at a precise figure for total direct U.S. aid to Israel probably is not possible. Parts of it are buried in the budgets of other government agencies—mostly the Defense Department (DOD)—or in a form not easily quantifiable—such as the early disbursement of aid, allowing Israel a direct gain and the U.S. Treasury a direct loss of interest on the unspent money. Given these caveats, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) conservatively estimates cumulative total direct U.S. aid to Israel at $107.961 billion.
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