Over half of US military assistance goes to Israel: US government report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
On August 1, 2014, Congress approved a measure to deliver an additional $225 million in aid to Israel, with the aim of replenishing funds for the Iron Dome missile system. (AFP photo)

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.

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