I have always asked my freinds on why I never heard of Isreal seeking AID from World Bank,and many so called rich nations! Now I know that millions of Americans (those who work and pay taxes) are contributing to a theocracy that, in turn, is costing Americans billions more in "defense" of Israel. $5.5 billion for such a small country is a lot of money! And as the article says, Israelis are earning good money--so why do Americans send aid dollars to them instead of to, say, Uganda,Central America and many many other Coutries that are struggling?
Hamas leaders say that they will continue being at war with Israel until they give up land captured in the 1967 war. However, Hamas also says that Israel does not have a right to exist. So, the first claim they make cannot be trusted.
It's very difficult to take sides--but if we don't take sides, this will continue to cost the world in many ways--money, lives, lost opportunities because of diverted human and material resources, etc Read the full article here The Cost of Israel to US Taxpayers