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US: Aid to Israel

John Heelan replies to Harry Papasotiiou on US aid to Israel: "If Harry would like to consult "US Aid to Israel FY 1949 -FY2003" prepared by the Jewish Virtual Library (,he will find that the US has aided Israel to the tune of $90.4 billion in this period. This represents some 30% of the US aid budget.

I refer Harry also to 'Issue Brief for Congress" IB85066 6 June 2002 which states "Since 1976 Israel has been the largest annual recipient of US foreign assistance and is the largest cumulative recipient since World War II", (source:

Further CRS report for Congress on Foreign Assistance for the Middle East- 28 March 20- RL31342- shows that for the years 2001-2003 Israel was due to receive a cumulative $8.5 billion, the biggest Arab hitters being Egypt with $5.8 billion and then Jordan with $903 million. (source:

If Harry has cumulative figures to support his point I would be interested to see them"

Ronald Hilton - 4/15/03