U.S. massive aid to Israel must stop: My Word | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. massive aid to Israel must stop: My Word

A Sept. 21 My Word column criticized a billboard by our organization announcing: "$10 million a day to Israel? Our money is needed in America!" ("Anti-Israel billboards mislead drivers").

The commentary was by Hava L. Holzhauer, the Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, which frequently expends some of its nearly $100 million endowment advocating for Israel.

U.S. politicians from both parties have given more of our money to Israel than to any other nation, thanks to the multibillion-dollar pro-Israel lobby. In fact, the U.S. historically has given more aid to Israel than to all of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America combined.

And U.S. aid to Israel is given at the beginning of the year. Since our government operates at a deficit, we borrow this money and then pay interest on it long after it has been transferred to Israel's account at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. This is an interest-bearing account, so Israel gains still more money, while Americans lose it.

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