How Much Does Israel Cost The Average American?

April 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International Monetary Fund, was one of the few economies that weathered the 2008 financial storm nearly unscathed.

It’s hard to calculate the exact amount of foreign aid America gives Israel every year because the Israeli lobby in America secretly campaigns to give the tiny desert nation as much under-the-table aid as they can secure. In 1992, AIPAC President David Steiner was caught on tape bragging about his organization’s incredible power in America. Steiner first admitted to manipulating the US Secretary of State into giving Israel more foreign aid. Steiner said he, ”met with [Secretary of State] Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they’re looking for the Jewish votes, and I’ll tell him whatever he wants to hear … Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don’t even know about.”

According to the General Accounting Office (GAO), Israel operates the largest spying operation on America of any of our allies, and they use some of their intelligence gathering to steal American business secrets, which costs the US jobs and money. The two largest and most powerful Israeli lobbies in America, AIPAC and the Anti-Defamation League, have both been caught red-handed spying for Israel (see the 2005 AIPAC Scandal and 1993 ADL Spying scandal). Shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the FBI rounded up more than a hundred Israeli spies who were caught infiltrating dozens of federal agencies. It was one of the largest spy rings in American history.

If the American government took the $15-$20 billion it gives Israel every year and put it into a savings account for the 4.5 million babies born p/yr, every American would receive $8,000-$10,500 upon turning 18 years old. In another option, the US government could give the money away in a lottery and make 15k-20k Americans millionaires every year. Either of these options would provide an incredible boost to the US economy. But the truth is that $15-$20 billion per year is probably just scratching the surface when we look at the cost of America’s relationship with Israel.

Dr. Thomas R. Stauffer, a world renowned economist who taught economics and Middle East studies at Harvard as well as serving twice in the Executive Office of the President on a task force for oil imports and controls, estimated that as of 2002 (in 2002 dollars) Israel has cost the US $3 trillion. His estimate took into account direct military aid, political support, oil price increases as a result of conflicts, and peripheral/hidden foreign aid. It should be noted that this figure would be a gross understatement today because much of the cost of supporting Israel has been accrued since 2002 in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and the Iran war mongering, which has led to a dramatic increase in oil costs. In addition, inflation has increased considerably since 2002 and would therefore make the figure significantly larger today.

In Stauffer’s estimation, US aid to Israel costs 275,000 American jobs per year due to unfair trade imbalances and sanctions on Israel’s enemies. In one example of under the table aid, Stauffer pointed out that the US actually gave Russia and Romania billions of dollars in undeclared aid to facilitate Jews moving to Israel. The US has also spent hundreds of billions in the region to secure friendly relationships with Israel. John McCain admitted in an interview that US aid to Egypt is really just a bribe so the Egyptians will maintain friendly relations with Israel. The US has also given Turkey and Greece billions for the same purpose. The cost of America’s relationship to Israel today adjusted for inflation and including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is likely to be in excess of $5 trillion, or $16k per American.

A summary of Stauffer’s breakdown can be found here: 

First, we have to identify what Israel brings to the relationship, which as former CIA Chief Michael Scheuer points out in the video below–amounts to absolutely nothing. Not only is Israel a terrible ally, attacking America in at least two separate false flag attacks (See the lavon affair and the USS Liberty) and actively spying on America, but it it isn’t really the “only democracy in the Middle East” as the Israelis like to claim. Many Arabs in Israel can’t vote or even live with their spouses. Israel is a racist apartheid state that separates Arabs and Jews in separate and totally unequal schools and facilities, as the following article Jewish Israelis are the worst Anti-Semites On The Planet details: http://thebilzerianreport.com/?p=537. As such, America’s support of Israel causes great damage to America’s relations with oil producing states in the region.

Most Americans view Israel as an ally on the front lines fighting terrorists so Americans don’t have to, but nothing could be further from the truth. The few Islamic terrorist attacks on America in the last 50 years were all a result of America’s support for the Israeli apartheid regime. After September 11, 2001, the media claimed the terrorists attacked because they: “hated our freedom.” The terrorists however stated on record that they attacked America because of its support for Israel. After all, if terrorists were going to attack a country because of its freedom they would have attacked the Netherlands or Switzerland.

The only people arrested on 9-11 were Israeli Mossad agents who were seen filming the attacks and then celebrating afterwards. The Dancing Israelis, as they were late known, were arrested in a van that had contained explosives and a box cutter, which was identical to the ones used in the terrorist attacks. They all failed lie detector tests about their role in the attacks. Before the US government classified all information on Israel’s involvement in 9-11, the FBI officially concluded that Israel had to have known of the attack before 9-11-2001 and didn’t warn the US. After the attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We are benefitting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.” He also said, “these events have swung American public opinion in our favor.”

America has spent countless treasure and lives invading Afghanistan and Iraq for Israel’s security. It’s amazing that this factual statement is still in debate today, but to clarify, Iraq had no capacity to threaten America’s security. Saddam didn’t have weapons of mass destruction or any connection to Al-Qaeda. Many Americans think their government invaded Iraq for oil, but that is completely false. America gets the vast majority of its oil from Mexico, Canada, Nigeria, and Venezuela rather than the Middle East. If America’s goal was truly to secure further energy resources it would have built a pipeline from Canada or invested in its plentiful natural gas reserves rather than spending a trillion dollars bombing and destroying Iraq’s oil production capacity and then taking no oil for its efforts.

The architects of the Iraq war, Pearl and Wolfowitz, were both closely tied to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which mercilessly campaigned for the war. The book The Israeli Lobby and US Foreign Policy puts the primary blame of the Iraq invasion on AIPAC’s merciless lobbying for war. In January 2003, AIPAC executive director Howard Kohr stated, “quietly lobbying Congress to approve the use of force in Iraq” was one of “AIPAC’s successes over the past year.” Jeffrey Goldberg reported during a profile piece of AIPAC’s policy director Steven J. Rosen that, “AIPAC lobbied Congress in favor of the Iraq war.”  The American media, which happens to have a disproportionate representation of zionist executives (see the video below or this article for proof), censored all those who disagreed with the war and labeled them unsupportive of the troops and traitors.

The Israeli lobby and the Israel-supporting mainstream media are now campaigning for a war in Iran. If Israel and the US strike Iran, gas prices will likely reach $6-7 a gallon, which will have a dramatic impact on the average American. In fact, just the warmongering alone by Israel and the zionist controlled American media has caused nearly a $1 price hike. This costs the average American an extra $123 per month or $1,476 per year. With the current gas prices near $4 a barrel, the average American will spend 9% of their total income on gas. If America or Israel attack Iran, most experts estimate that it will cost the average American an additional $2952-$4428 per year.

Even though Israel takes a great deal of money from the US in direct aid and even charitable donations from Jews and Christians, according to Official Direct Assistance (ODA) Israel is one of the stingiest developed countries in the world. Israel is one of the richest countries on the planet, but gives nearly 10 times less than the world average and gives the 4th least of any developed nation per capita, only barely beating out much poorer countries like Poland, Hungary, and Turkey. So while Israel took in $3 billion from America in direct aid and $12-17 billion in the other aid measures mentioned above, they only gave $141 million in foreign aid to nations in need of assistance in 2010.

 

  • Nas

    Finaly some truth

  • sicko

    The U.S. has been bought and paid for and controlled by the Jewish lobby. Israel has blackmailed almost every person in our Congress in order to do their bidding.

    • Johanna Roberts

      That is PURE hogwash. Where are your facts for such an audacious statement?

  • someone

    you are fucking retarded, israel is helpful in all ways and a great alli, kill yourself.

    • Pat Kittle

      Thanks for letting us know what you Israel lobbyists think of us Gentiles.

      How dare us question how much we give you!

      • handsome human

        ‘Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that they have no place in the world – only to serve the people of Israel’. – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

      • Nicole4Gaza

        Israelis often refer to gentiles as “Goyum” which means animal. Lovely beliefs towards gentiles who treat them as God’s chosen people. I wonder if gentiles are referred to as Goyum because they are inferior or is it that they can be controlled like sheep… little bit of both?? Maybe???

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  • common man

    israel is eating the shit out of america, & america has become a keep of israel.

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  • NorthendFool

    Weazels

    • blight14

      Termites™

  • Tin

    Part of the problem is American Christians view going against Israel, or stepping away from Israel’s problems, as being the same as forsaking God, or going against the will of God. It’s as if not supporting Israel is the same as being against the Christian principals and beliefs upon which this country was founded.
    Until the American people wake up to the fact that we are being used by Israel, and that a vast majority of our problems are a direct result of our relationship with Israel, nothing is ever going to change.
    Whenever we discuss Israel and the Jewish people, we think of the Holocaust and the ordeal of Jewish people in prison camps; a terrible thing to live through to be sure. However, we conveniently forget, or over look, the atrocities the Jewish people themselves have perpetuated on other peoples throughout history. We completely ignore their systematic discrimination against other ethnic groups in their own country.
    It’s time that America and Americans wake up to the truth and adjust our foreign policies accordingly.

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  • bigbearbland .

    It isn’t the Jews, it’s the Zionists.

    • blight14

      One and the same……..

      • rchlwnstn

        you couldn’t be more wrong.

    • Nicole4Gaza

      Unless you believe Israel does not have the right to exist, then you are a Zionist. Look up the definition of Zionist.
      Zionism (Hebrew: ??????????, translit. Tsiyonoot) is a nationalist movement of Jews and Jewish culture that supports the creation of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the Land of Israel.

  • blight14

    How in the world did we allow this to happen? We had many wise men/women that warned us yet we failed to heed their wisdom. We’re paying dearly for our folly.

  • Just sayin’

    Well, the days of the holocaust are long gone and we are several generations of people down the line in a country that is doing more than alright for itself. Time to cut the funding?

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  • Nenamorut .

    How pathetic, the jews are fleecing you out of 18 billion dollars a year, and what do they give you back in return? Nothing but propaganda. You’ve become their toilet paper.

    • Johanna Roberts

      18 Billion dollars a year is chicken feed to some of the much less worthy projects our money is spent for.What has Israel given in return? Advanced medical tools,cures and data, how about the tech knowledge, the water purification inovations, agricultural programs? good gracious people, where are your heads?!?!?!?!?

      • Nicole4Gaza

        When you say ‘giving’, What exactly do you mean? You are telling me Israelis are donating all of this technology to the American people? Americans are not paying??? Americans are charged more than any other nation for medications… lol @ given. Americans are charged more than any other nation on earth for health care… lol @ given. Israel is the welfare state. Get out of your bubble.

  • Mike Straw

    they did this to every country since the beginning of time, until Germany got wise. Germany, just got too power hungry and ruined their nationalist agenda. It was not to exterminate the Jews, it was to nationalize. Hitler went bizarre with his idiotic ideals.

    • Nicole4Gaza

      Actually, Jews have been expelled from every nation on earth except for USA and Canada. Feel free to look it up. I think the best way to deal with the Zionist agenda is for the people to wise up, Take back the government and put Americans first. Let all Jews immigrate to Israel since that is what all the blood shed has been for apparently. Honestly, the government isn’t at fault, its the PEOPLE who have let the government become puppets. Do you really think this would have happened if the people were alert and demanded transparency and good quality education from the government?

  • Lewis Burton

    More I learn it appears the 2 entities that’s causing so much trouble in the earth are the 2 everybody think are the good guys; Those fake Jewish (“ish” is there for a purpose, they aren’t the real Jews), who are really the Synagogue of Satan;

    (Revelation 3:9)
    9) Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

    And that Great Whore, the Vatican/ Catholic Church in Rome;

    (Revelation 17:1-2)
    1) And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
    2) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

    *of course these 2 have brainwashed most to believe whomever speak against them are the evil one.

  • twinker

    What a load of baseless shit.

    Since when did they link ALL the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to …. Israel ?

    Oh yea, lets just sneak in that 5 Trillion on their blame. Right.

    While were at it … lets just say our entire foreign policy cost is for Israel. Yea bases in 153 countries … Israel right? 700B military budget ? Totally Israel. And the math … 2300 per American .. for you guessed it all Israel’s fault,

    Yes… there are political groups for Israel. Yes they are involved in American politics … and you bet they are lobbying. Suprise?

    Did you not forget we live in the era of big government. When you have big government, every group has to go to the GOV for power. There are lobbying political groups for every kind imaginable. You could go on all day about how the gov is screwing us royally.

    Military Industrial Complex, Healthcare and “Big Pharma”, …. etc Did you not forget the Bailouts?

    LOOK AT THE US BUDGET NUMBERS. 2009-2012, 1+ Trillion deficiet per year. 3 Billion per day borrowed at interest. 17.651 Trillion national debt.

    Your throwing big numbers, yes 3 Billion is a huge amount….

    It goes against our founding principals of non interventionism and small govt. We all know that. But in context it doesn’t make any sense. Our military budget adds up to nearly 700B.

    900 US bases in 153 countries. Our bases in Japan are from post WW2 occupation. I suppose we should now frame our relationship with Japan as being bought and puppeteer ed?

    QUOTE “The terrorists however stated on record that they attacked America because of its support for Israel.”

    So now Israel is to blame for the terrorist attacks? By that logic hot blonde girls should be blamed for Elliot Rodgers killing spree. Do you see my point?

    This “small group of weirdo dancing Israeli’s” thing is getting really annoying. What on earth kind of connection can be drawn from this? Israel is one of the US’s biggest allies since forever … since it’s literal creation. Are you trying to frame antagonism? That somehow it represents all world Jewry’s evil wishes on American destruction? Hello… America and Israel hold the two largest Jewish populations by a long shot.

    QUOTE “After the attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We are benefitting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.” He also said, “these events have swung American public opinion in our favor.”

    Whats wrong here? What he stated was true … it doesn’t mean they are behind it.
    Hell…. Churchill said something along those lines in WW2

    One last point. I looked into that millionaire statistic. Israel doesn’t rank in the top 10 for number of millionaires percentage of population. Infact it ranks at half of the US.
    10 000 Israeli millionaries / 6 000 000 = 0.0016
    7 135 000 American millionaries / 3 000 000 = 0.0238

    16 Israeli Billionaires / 6 000 000 = 0.0000026
    492 American Billionaires / 3 000 000 = 0.000164

    Notice I only counted Israel’s Jewish population and not it’s combined Jewish and other population of nearly 7.9 Million
    Israel ranks 25 in Median houehold income adjusted Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
    US ranks 4

    So it’s incredibly misleading to put that “10 000 millionaries” number and emote pompous Israeli Jewry is when it’s not the case.

    • Nicole4Gaza

      Right, so you know better than an economist. LOL What religions do the people who run Military Industrial Complexes, Big Pharm, Banks, Entertainment, News Papers, Media (only 4% of the worlds media is non Zionist owned) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/01/rick-sanchez-jon-stewart-_n_746764.html so when 96% of the world’s media is Jewish owned… How is that horse doo doo? Please by all means, explain that one. When a people who makes up less than 5% of the country’s population and controls majority of the banking system (Federal reserve) private Jewish owned entity. (Nothing federal about it) including all propaganda fed to citizens … Houston… We have a problem. Unless you can present facts as a rebuttal, keep your inaccurate opinions to yourself. You are part of the problem. I for one want American citizens who are PRO American citizens. Not pro Israel

  • Johanna Roberts

    So, I would much rather pay an additional $4000 than live under the 6th century Iranian Shira and other loathsome laws. This article was a waste.

    • Nicole4Gaza

      Sharia law dear…. ‘Sharia’… I enjoy your belief that Israeli policy is some how not barbaric. I suppose if you had to cross check points on a regular basis just to get to work, you and your children were fondled at check points, foreigners invading your land claiming it is their god given right to your family property, that you are a Goyum (animal) which apparently Jews refer to gentiles as. I suppose… I could agree with you.

  • OnlyOneWithABrainHere

    you people are such morons and anti semites. Anyyone with a brain and a computer can see that the Evangilcal Christians are the reason for US aid to Israel, not the tiny Israel lobby. America supports Israel because they believe as long as there is an Israel, Jesus will come back.. you all sound like little ignorant uneducated morons, its actually amusing. Go read for once, learn something. Anyone can write an opinionated article but its far from the truth.

    • Nicole4Gaza

      Since Jewish converts of today are NOT Hebrew and are NOT Semitic I find your comment ludicrous. (Rather amusing) The Palestinian people are actually Semitic. Therefore, people who are pro Israel are the true anti Semites. Hell, even the Pashtu of Afghanistan have more Semitic blood than Jewish foreigner converts to Palestine, flowing through their veins. By all means, look up the studies that Afghani Pathtu are considered one of the ‘lost tribes’ of Israel.
      IFor future, perhaps you should state, ‘You guys are religious bigots’. After all, what is the difference of a Jewish person who refers to Jesus and Muhammud as illegitimate and a non Jew who refuses to support or believe in Judaism??? Basically, what you are stating is, anyone who protests or criticizes Israel is an Anti Semite. Line is played out, null and void!

  • Nicole4Gaza

    The American people have been sucked into a Jewish Jihaad. The definition of a Zionist is a person who supports Israels existence. Its literally a nationalistic movement. Therefore, unless you believe Israel does not have a right to exist. You are a Zionist. (seriously look it up) I believe that politicians are compelled to put the interest of Israel above the interest of the American people either through greed or some sort of black mail. Politicians who refuse to put the interest of the American people first should be jailed for treason. It was a Muslim country… the country of Morocco that was the first country to recognize formally the United States as a sovereign nation. History will show, the Muslim world never had an issue with America until it’s support for a Jewish Jihaad. Americans need to abolish the Federal reserve, prosecute companies especially the banking sector (same way Iceland did) and cut the loop holes for billions of dollars (tax free) funneled to other countries under the guise of charity. If money is funneled to Hamas it is terrorism. Why is this law not applied to Israel who violates literally every war code of ethnics on the planet? The American voters are to blame for this! The sooner the American people wake up to the fact this country has been sucked dry of substance (intelligence to decipher moral standards) the sooner this country can recover. Our founding fathers had to fight the British from a corrupted grip, distracting ourselves with meaningless entertainment will not fix us. First step education, next step voices and votes.