New $400 million aid to Israel

U.S. to store another $400m worth of emergency military equipment in Israel.

Equipment to stand at Israel’s disposal in an emergency; hike will bring the value of American military equipment stockpiled in Israel to $1.2 billion by 2012.


The U.S. stores equipment in Israel by virtue of a special clause in U.S. foreign aid law governing war reserves stockpiles for allies. According to the clause, the equipment can be utilized by American forces throughout the world, and also, in an emergency, by the military in the country where the equipment is stored.


… a great deal of the equipment will include precision weapons launched from the air. … During Operation Cast Lead, 81 percent of the missiles and bombs launched from the air on and by IDF artillery were of the precision type.




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24 Responses to “New $400 million aid to Israel”

  1. worzzz Says:

    U.S. To Boost War Stocks In Israel To Record Levels.

    TEL AVIV – U.S. weaponry, ammunition and war supplies stored in Israel will reach a record $1.2 billion by 2012. …

    In the coming weeks, Israel will receive a special one-time payment of some $502 million to expedite production of the Iron Dome short-range anti-rocket defense system. …

  2. worzzz Says:

    >>>Israel has the resources to pay for its own weapons – prefers to mooch off bankrupt USA.

    Video of Israeli President: “We are buying up Manhattan,Hungary,Romania and Poland.”

  3. worzzz Says:

    Netanyahu presents U.S. settlement plan to cabinet.

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a U.S. plan to his cabinet on Sunday that would extend a freeze on West Bank settlements for 90 days in return for diplomatic and security incentives.

    Washington wants Israel to renew a freeze on settlement building in efforts to resume peace talks with Palestinians, who in September halted negotiations after just a few weeks when Israel refused to extend a 10-month settlement freeze.

    Under the U.S. proposal, if Israel extended the freeze Washington would pledge not to seek further extensions and to veto any attempts at the United Nations to force a unilateral peace settlement.
    U.S. security aid to Israel would also be upgraded.

    “I will insist that in any proposal Israel’s security needs will be addressed, both in the immediate term and regarding the threats facing us in the coming decade,” Netanyahu said in public comments before the cabinet meeting.

    The prime minister has previously said any settlement moratorium will not apply to areas around East Jerusalem that Israel captured during a 1967 war and the Palestinians want as the capital of a future state.

    The Obama Administration would also ask Congress to approve the supply of three billion dollars worth of advanced warplanes to the Jewish state ….

  4. worzzz Says:

    Shafting the US Taxpayer again:

    U.S. offers 20 F-35 fighters for 90-day settlement freeze.

    Palestinians refuse to discuss U.S. offer to Israel until ‘official’ word from Obama.

  5. worzzz Says:

    ‘NY Times’ columnist says US has resorted to bribing PM; says he is committed to peace, while refusing to halt settlement building for talks.

    Settler leaders struggle to build as many homes possible before another construction moratorium takes hold.

    A report issued by Peace Now claims that since the end of the freeze the construction of 1,649 housing units has begun …,7340,L-3984451,00.html


    Israel an economic superpower – It does not need our Foreign Aid.,7340,L-3982624,00.html

    Netanyahu Explains Israel’s Economic Success.




    Preparing for War: US to boost weapons stockpile in Israel.

    JERUSALEM: The United States is to significantly increase the amount of military equipment held in Israel as part of a move to upgrade security ties between the two allies, press reports said on Thursday.

    The move, which will see an extra 400-million-dollars worth of smart bombs and other precision weaponry and equipment moved to Israel over the next two years, was approved last week by the US Congress, the Israeli correspondent of Defence News reported.

    The upgrade will see the value of US military equipment stockpiled in Israel rise to one billion dollars in 2011, with another 200 million to be added in 2012, the paper said. In 2007, the stockpile was valued at 800 million dollars. Such equipment can be used by US forces throughout the world but also by the host country, under the terms of the US foreign aid law governing reserve stockpiles for allies.

    Israel made use of the stockpile during the 2006 war with the Lebanese Hezbollah militia—a conflict which killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, most of them civilians, and around 160 Israelis, most of them soldiers, the Haaretz daily reported. afp

  6. worzzz Says:

    … The F-35 deal signed last month was controversial in both defense establishment and political circles. The debate did not stem from the quality of the stealth aircraft, but from the price tag accompanying it: Generals and minister believed that when the price per unit is more than $130 million, there are better ways to make use of the U.S. military aid package. But, according to the prime minister, the U.S. is now generously offering to double the number of aircraft without the funding for them being taken from the future military aid package.

    This is an enormous gift, which nearly makes the debate on the need for the F-35 redundant. According to reports, there will also be significant benefits elsewhere in the gift list for Israel. ….


    The 5 Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy. By Neil Lazarus

  7. worzzz Says:

    Israel First Eric Cantor’s Pledge of Allegiance.

    Soon-to-be GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor met on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and vowed that he and his GOP colleagues would protect and defend Israeli interests against his own Government.


  8. worzzz Says:

    America paying the price. – By turning freeze into major issue, US now paying dearly for moratorium’s extension. –

    … A three-month freeze in exchange for 20 F-35 fighter jets. That’s not a bad deal. – Israel worked very hard to get the stealth aircraft, and now we’re getting it in exchange for a 90-day freeze

    Americans are currently paying for their failed management of the process and the public demand of Israel to stop building. By doing so they turned the freeze into an issue, and they are now paying some billion dollars for every month of frozen construction.,7340,L-3985999,00.html

    Israel would be allowed to finish hundreds of apartments already under construction in West Bank settlements even if it agrees to a U.S.-drafted deal to renew a freeze on new construction, a diplomat familiar with the details said Monday. ….

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Army Radio that the White House wants to give — not sell — Israel 20 stealth jet fighters in exchange for renewing the moratorium.


    New settlement freeze will be harder for Israel to enforce, say police.

    Series of obstacles include the willingness of settlers to counter the freeze order more aggressively than in the past because of their disappointment over the imposition of another moratorium.


    Israel demands written US guarantees before freeze.

    Official says Netanyahu will not present Cabinet with American proposal for renewal of settlement construction moratorium until he receives written security guarantees.,7340,L-3985647,00.html


    U.S. taxpayers are paying for Israel’s West Bank occupation.

    According to a June 2010 fact sheet on the USAID Internet site, last year American taxpayers funded the paving of 63 kilometers of asphalt roads in the West Bank.


    This Congress won’t give Obama a free pass on Israel.

    …. The new Congress can be expected to be openly supportive of Israel. That means that if the president were to resume his tactic of pressuring Israel he will find himself in opposition to many in the Congress. With many other urgent items on his agenda he may not want to get into a collision with Congress on this issue. If he were to consider taking punitive measures against Israel, if he finds the Israeli government recalcitrant, he will find it difficult to get the cooperation of Congress in the areas where this is required.

    It is therefore unlikely that we will see a repeat of the crises between the U.S. and Israel, real and artificial, that we witnessed in the past two years. The Israeli prime minister will not again be insulted on his visits to Washington. There’ll be some changes. This Congress will not give the president a free pass on Israel.

  9. worzzz Says:

    Obama’s embarrassing gift to Israel.

    … The Obama Administration’s newest promise to Israel is abject, embarrassing and gutless. Our country — our president — is rewarding a foreign leader who openly boasts that America “is something that can easily be moved,” who urges a waiting game with the U.S. because he knows that Israel’s friends in the Congress will defy a president who opposes him, who tells his cabinet that he will outfox Barack Obama. We are paying Israel to do something that is in their own interests — and very much not in ours. That’s extortion. The Obama Administration has this dangerously wrong. F-35s? This is not a defensive weapon. The jet is the most advanced air system in the world, with a round-trip capability that puts Tehran in range of Tel Aviv. The message, intended or not, will be heard by Iran: we’re not interested in allowing Israel to defend itself, we’re interested in having it attack others. The administration has not made Israel stronger, they’ve made America more vulnerable. We are purposely escalating the regional sprint to acquire weapons that will eventually, and inevitably, kill American soldiers. We have lost our way. It is not Israel’s legitimacy that needs defending, but ours. …

  10. worzzz Says:

    Lousy Deal for American Taxpayer: (Notice: No mention in US media)

    The American package offer to Netanyahu.

    ■ Israel is to freeze all new building in West Bank settlements – but not eastern Jerusalem – for another 90 days, with a US pledge that no further freeze will be sought.

    ■ The US will use the pledged freeze to draw the Palestinians back into direct talks. (The Palestinians have stated that they want a freeze on all “settlement” construction, including in east Jerusalem.)

    ■ The freeze is to run from 90 days after approval, but also be retroactive to September 26, when the previous moratorium expired.
    As such, it would cover all new construction in West Bank settlements since September 26, including projects that were frozen during the first moratorium, extending all that first moratorium’s details and amendments, and presumably prohibiting local councils and municipalities from issuing construction permits.

    ■ At resumed talks, Israel is to immediately begin substantive discussions with the Palestinians on the border between Israel and a future Palestinian state, as well as other core issues, along the lines of the talks that began in Washington in September.
    In a joint statement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “The United States believes that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.”

    ■ The US is to intensify discussions with Israel on a wide-ranging bilateral security agreement, to include clauses alleviating some of the risks involved in a future Israeli-Palestinian accord, possibly including US support for the deployment of Israeli troops in the Jordan Valley.

    ■ The US will use its veto in the UN Security Council against unilateral efforts for Palestinian statehood and other proposals aimed at delegitimizing Israel or preventing it from exercising its right to self-defense. The US would also oppose such efforts in other UN and international forums.

    ■ The US will support Israel if is targeted over the issue of nuclear capacities in forums such as the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    ■ The US would give Israel 20 F-35 joint strike fighter jets, worth $3 billion, in addition to the 20 that Israel has ordered and is paying for. This offer, aimed at maintaining Israel’s qualitative edge, would be in addition to existing US-Israel defense agreements.

  11. worzzz Says:

    [B]Hasbara !!!

    Have you noticed the Total Black-out by US Media of this “Bribe”.[/B]

  12. worzzz Says:

    No Let-up in Netanyahu’s Demands from America’s Taxpayer.

    Hillary Clinton is a traitor ….!!!

  13. worzzz Says:

    The latest snag concerned a pledge that Israel says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made to provide the country free of charge 20 F-35 stealth warplanes worth $3 billion.

    Politicians said Washington was backtracking and now wanted some sort of payment for the coveted fighter aircraft. ….

    The Palestinians themselves have expressed outrage in private over reports of the US offer, saying it was a bribe to get Israel to fulfill basic international obligations.

    Obama unhappy that Clinton had offered so much for such a minimal concession. …,7340,L-3987096,00.html

    Price of ‘Peace’: 20 F-35 stealth jets to bribe Israel?

  14. worzzz Says:

    ‘US – Israel’s partner in crime, not a referee’

  15. worzzz Says:

    I am still waiting for our media to publish this outrageous bribe. – No doubt, they are in cahoots with Zionist tricksters to milk the American taxpayer for all they can get.

    At a time when Americans loose their jobs and homes, we should no longer give Israel endless sums of money. – Netanyahu has a lot of Chutspa to even ask for this handout.

    America is undergoing economic woes – Get it?

  16. worzzz Says:

    … Let’s leave aside the political debate regarding the legitimacy of the settlements, their importance or lack thereof for the future security of the State of Israel, and the dangers or benefits of further unilateral Israeli gestures toward the Palestinians for the future of the peace talks. The deal between Israel and the United States is so bizarre and troubling on so many levels that short of a blanket condemnation of both the United States and Israel for short-sightedness, it begs for an explanation. One cannot question the intelligence of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Secretary of State Clinton or President Obama. If the settlement freeze is tolerable to Israel’s security and political interests, why not agree to it when our most significant ally asks? On the other hand, if a 10-month freeze was ineffectual why is an additional three-month freeze the object of such desire that the US is willing to bribe Israel to achieve it?

    The purpose of the promises is not for Netanyahu, nor for anyone for whom the peace process is a serious endeavor. Its aim is to provide Netanyahu with a bribe for his coalition partners, many of whom see no value in negotiating with the Palestinians, nor with ensuring that Israel and the United States be in sync with each other. Absent these incentives, material ones are offered instead with the hope that they will buy votes. This is especially the case when it comes to the Shas Party, whom Israel regularly infantilizes by buying its votes both literally and through religious legislation. …

  17. worzzz Says:

    PM asks for Pollard’s release as part of freeze deal.

  18. worzzz Says:

    U.S. incentives letter to Netanyahu is ready
    November 23, 2010
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The United States has a letter prepared for Israel guaranteeing security enhancements, but will not add the Jerusalem pledge on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wish list, according to U.S. officials.

    A letter setting out incentives for Israel to extend a partial freeze on settlement building was ready to go to Israel over last weekend, but was held up because of Netanyahu’s new demands on Jerusalem, the officials said.

    In a briefing Nov. 19, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley stopped just short of saying that the letter was written.

    “If there are understandings that need to be codified in writing, we’re fully prepared to do that,” he said.
    In private conversations with Middle East specialists, however, the U.S. officials are pushing back against claims by Israeli officials that Netanyahu has delayed a Cabinet vote on the U.S. offer because the Obama administration is delaying putting it in writing.

    The offer — including 20 F-35 state of the art combat fighters, in addition to 20 F-35s Israel already is slated to receive as part of its existing defense assistance package — is in writing and ready to go, the officials are saying.

    It is unclear what exactly Netanyahu is asking, but apparently it has to do with the decades-long U.S. policy of opposition to building in eastern Jerusalem; Netanyahu apparently wants the policy to match the U.S. thinking on building in the West Bank. It is unlikely, however, that the Obama administration will shift the eastern Jerusalem policy.

    But Crowley suggested that the administration is frustrated with recent Palestinian demands that Netanyahu expand the prior freeze to include Jerusalem.

    “The moratorium that did run for 10 months did not include East Jerusalem,” he said in the briefing. “It was something that initially was discounted.”

  19. worzzz Says:

    Israel: Jerusalem Won’t Be Shared

    … Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem drew criticism from the Palestinians and was likely to increase friction with the Americans. …

    >>> This is the root of the problem – Simple Solution: Cut all aid to Israel

  20. worzzz Says:

    U.S. military aid to Israel delayed
    December 27, 2010

    (JTA) — United States military aid to Israel for 2011 has been delayed for three months.

    The more than $3 billion in military aid, one of the largest amounts ever earmarked for Israel, includes grants to upgrade the Iron Dome and Arrow anti-ballistic missile systems.

    The delay is a result of the Obama’s administration’s difficulty in passing the 2011 U.S. budget, which forced the president to sign a presidential order extending the current budget through March. Until then, funding for the budget will be disbursed on a month-to-month basis.

    Israel usually receives its aid in a lump sum, 30 days after the U.S. annual budget is signed by the president. Because of this year’s delay, the Israeli business daily Globes reported, Israel stands to lose millions of dollars in interest payments.

    Israel received $2.4 billion in the 2010 U.S. fiscal budget. The 2011 budget is set to include, among other things, an additional $415 million to build and operate anti-missile systems, $25 million for immigrant absorption and $2 million for the U.S. Department of Energy’s energy research cooperation program, according to Globes.

    The new Republican leadership in the House of Representatives includes many opponents of foreign aid.


    Barney Frank: Cut NATO Spending, It ‘Serves No Strategic Purpose’

    … FY 2010 defense budget was $533.8 billion — excluding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you add those in, it comes out to a whopping $663.8 billion, which is “more than the combined defense expenditures of the next 17 countries.” ….


  21. worzzz Says:

    srael seeks $20 billion in US military aid

    …. Defense Minister Barak said Israel might request an additional $20 billion in military assistance from the United States in order to prepare for possible threats, given the recent unrest in the Middle East. …,7340,L-4039147,00.html

    The audacity! The federal government posted its largest monthly deficit in history in February, a $223 billion shortfall ….


    Crazy Woman

  22. worzzz Says:

    Bernie Sanders “The Military’s Budget Has Almost Tripled.

    Jews are under-represented in the U.S. Army.


    Hacking Democracy.

  23. worzzz Says:

    Unconditional Support for Israel is Profoundly Damaging to Americans. March 13, 2011

    For decades the Israel Lobby, the most powerful special interest on behalf of a foreign nation in the United States, has dominated U.S. policy-making in the Middle East.

    As a result, American policies under both Republican and Democratic administrations have been created that do not represent American strategic, economic, or political interests. They are also contrary to the deepest principles of our founders and our citizenry.

  24. worzzz Says:

    US-Israel Trade: Espionage, Theft and Secrets:


    Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy .

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