$48.8 billion Foreign Aid – Most to Israel

House passes foreign aid package, July 10, 2009. (HR3081 – Costing $48.8 Billion) 

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved foreign funding that included aid packages for Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel won $2.775 billion when the funds approved in the bill 2010 appropriations bill passed Thursday are added to those approved in an earlier supplemental funding bill, consistent with the memorandum of understanding signed two years ago that guarantees Israel $30 billion in defense assistance over 10 years. Israel also was allotted $25 million in refugee settlement assistance, the only remnant of U.S. assistance to Israel’s domestic economy.

Also approved was over $500 million in assistance for the Palestinians, including up to $150 million that may be transferred directly to the Palestinian Authority and $100 million that will go to training P.A. security forces.

Egyptian and Jordanian funding also remained consistent: $1.3 billion in Egyptian defense assistance and $250 million in assistance for the Egyptian economy; and $300 million in defense assistance for Jordan as well as $363 million in economic assistance.

The bill also would keep the U.S. Import-Expert bank from guaranteeing companies that have significant stakes in Iran’s energy sector. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee praised the bill’s passage. …

The overall $48.8 billion bill passed 318-106

The U.S. Senate is considering a similar bill; subsequent to its passage, both bills must be reconciled, subject to new votes and then sent to President Obama for his approval.











http://jta.org/news/article/2009/07/10/1006450/house-passes-foreign-aid-package ; of the 106 voting against, 97 were Republicans. 


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One Response to “$48.8 billion Foreign Aid – Most to Israel”

  1. worzzz Says:

    Israel – Eternal War Monger.


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