Congress Passes National Defense Authorization Act Funding $4 billion to Israel for 2021

Israel is the largest recipient of US foreign aid with receipts of over $142.3 billion according to Every The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2021 recently passed by the U.S. Congress increased this amount. If America Knew, an independent research and information dissemination institute with particular focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East posted details of the new legislation on twitter, @ifamericansknew.
The 2021 NDAA includes the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act which provides Israel with “$3 3 billion in military aid annually through 2028, $20 million to expand Israel’s cooperation in energy, homeland security, water, space and joint international development” according to @ifamericansknew.

“The US has given Israel far more money than to any other country, on average 7000 times more per capita than to others around the world” noted @ifamericansknew. The 2021 NDAA increased US war reserve stockpile funds $200 million more than the $1.8 billion approved in 2014. “NDAA sets aside another $500 million for Israels Iron dome, David’s Sling and Arrow missle defense systems” according to @ifamericansknew via twitter.

Congress vote is essentially a slap in the face of U.S. taxpayers who are suffering economically and will be forced to pay Israel’s tab. In total the vote amounts to more than $4 billion to Israel for 2021. Congress ignored Israel’s long history of human rights abuses, violations of treaties and laws, and Israel’s attack on the US Liberty in international waters killing thirty-four American seamen and wounding 174.


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