The US government provided $5.9 billion in foreign military assistance last year from American taxpayers’ money, according to a new report by the US State Department.
Israel with $3.1 billion, and Egypt with $1.3 billion, received about 75 percent of all US foreign military aid handed out by Washington in 2014, according to the government's Foreign Assistance report.
Iraq and Jordan with $300 million and Pakistan with $280 million were next largest recipients of foreign military financing.
The $5.9 billion for military funding represents 17 percent of the roughly $35 billion the US spent on total foreign aid last year, according to the report.
Israel and Egypt were also the largest recipients of US economic aid with $3.1 billion and $1.5 billion respectively.
Afghanistan received $1.1 billion, Jordan $1 billion and Pakistan $933 million.
Despite Israel’s procurement of $6.2 billion in total annual aid from the US, the Zionist regime is seeking a new 10-year agreement worth $5 billion in annual military aid with Washington.
This is a significant increase from the $3.1 billion it has received yearly since a 2007 agreement with the George W. Bush administration that expires in 2017.
The aid package is separate from the annual US funding of nearly $500 million which is spent on Israel’s missile programs in recent years. It is also on top of US warfare equipment held in Israel, valued at $1.2 billion.
US military assistance to Israel has amounted to $124.3 billion since it began in 1962, according to a recent congressional report.