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Feiglin to Huckabee – Stop US Financial Aid to Israel

"America needs Israel, not any less than Israel needs America."
Feiglin - "We share the same values. This is the basis the relationship should be based on."

Feiglin - "We share the same values. This is the basis the relationship should be based on."

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) spoke at a meeting with Governor Mike Huckabee last week during Huckabee’s visit to Israel. Feiglin called for an end to all US financial aid to Israel.

Israel annually receives $3 billion in military financial aid from the US, most of which must be spent only in US towards the purchasing of military equipment exclusively from US defense contractors, thus subsidizing the US’s military industry.

The US also provides loan guarantees to Israel, which allows Israel to borrow money at more favorable rates. No money is transferred by the US government with the loan guarantees, as the US only acts as a cosigner for the loans. Israel has never reneged on its loan payments.

In the past, Israel used to receive general economic aid from the US, but PM Benjamin Netanyahu began reducing that aid to Israel in 1997, ending it completely in 2007.

The only US aid money Israel receives anymore is the military aid funding.

Many believe that this US military funding, even though the money goes to subsidizing and supporting the US’s military industry, creates an asymmetrical relationship between the two countries.

There are those in Israel who also believe it allows the US to shackle the sales and development opportunities of Israel’s military industries, as well as affecting Israel’s political decisions through threats of aid reduction.

At the meeting, Feiglin starts off discussing the origins of the delegitimization of Israel, Oslo, justice and faith.

But the relevant segment is when he calls for an end to all US financial aid to Israel, calling for a rebuilding of the Israel-US relationship based on the common values both countries share – faith in the God of Israel, and spreading the message of Freedom to the world.

That segment begins at 4:01 (in English).

“Once Israel and America start talking to each other on the true, deep values that built the two countries, which is faith, faith in the God of Israel, Once we do that, then the relationship will build from strength to strength.

If we’re only looking to build this relationship on different values, it’s not going to work. It’s not going to work for the benefit of Israel. And I’ll say the following even though it will sound strange to some of us, it’s not going to work for the benefit of the United States of America.

America needs Israel, not any less than Israel needs America, and by the way, the financial support from America must be stopped. Israel doesn’t need it. Israel doesn’t need the financial support. Israel doesn’t need the military support.

Israel needs America, and America needs Israel, to spread around the world the message of “Freedom”. Because we share the same values. This is the basis the relationship should be based on.”

Just for comparison’s sake, in 2012, US distributed the following in foreign aid:

US foreign military aid
Afghanistan: $9.5 billion dollars
Iraq: $1.1 billions dollars
Egypt $1.3 billion dollars
Jordan: $300 million dollars

US foreign economic (non-military) aid:
Afghanistan: $3.3 billion dollars
Pakistan: $1.1 billion dollars
Jordan: $800 million dollars
Iraq: $783 million dollars
PA: $457 million dollars

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34 Responses to “Feiglin to Huckabee – Stop US Financial Aid to Israel”

  1. Cris Burns says:

    I wish good for Israel, but not that much to be happy with my taxes going there, that’s bs…

  2. GO FEIGLIN — PROUD!!

  3. Beth Wright says:

    No way..if we help anyone it should be israel…

  4. The clueless on here should be more concerned about your tax money going to support terrorists, not Israel. Israel I am fine with my tax dollars going to.

  5. God’s hand is ova israel amen.BARUCH HASHEM

  6. James Grace says:

    Wish they indicated first why Israel did not need military financial support, They Need us and We Need them because of SHARED VALUES OF FREEDOM.

  7. Leslie Smith says:

    I love the God of Israel! Go Israel!

  8. I agree. Too many strings.

  9. Good for Moshe Feiglin.

  10. hell no its our tax money and we say do not stop giving israel financial help if they need it

  11. Janet Hart says:

    NO, NO, NO! Do NOT stop aid to Israel! The Jews are G_d’s Chosen People. Stop aid to terrorist, not Israel.

  12. Philip Jones says:

    What is the matter with people ? Israel has the right to defend its self + If Israel were not where they are in the middle east ,it would surely be hell. If America cuts off anything from Israel they will be damaging the free world. The trouble is some people do not know how important Israel is to the hole world. Can you not see what is happening ? America do not make such a big mistake. God bless Israel.

  13. No, Gods Children will always be protected. Never again Lord, Never Again. God Bless Israel, God Bless the Greater Jewish Nation. Amen.

  14. Israel and America should always be one,, but Israel lives in a world that no one but they should decide on what to do militarily. We do not have the right to tell Israel anything..I agree with what BiBi is saying. We need to love and defend one another on a much bigger issue than money and aid..We need to love and defend each other because we are brothers..period

  15. Terry Cloud says:

    God bless Israel!

  16. Let us be straight, the U S gives Israel 3 BILLIon DOLLARS, that money mostly Must be spent in U S, then Israel must pay back tje 3 billion, yes? Seems to me the U S NEEDS Israel More than Israel needs the U S and that need has nothing to do with what is just or right and every thing to do with opportunity to rip someone off.

  17. The money the U S gives to Islam completely negates the so called aid the U S gives to Israel.

  18. Israel needs us like they need a stone in the shoe or a rabid dog as a pet.

  19. In the world, for all its lip service, Israel stands ALONE, it is receiving only token help in its struggle against Islam’s Jihad.

  20. The non muslin world is going to pay for this stupidy, it is already paying, and the end is going to be horrible for those strong enough to resist.

  21. Bravo!!! We need to tell this truth to all American liberals who thinks US give a lot of money to Istael, do they can dictate our foreign policies.

  22. Amen to that ,Israel is not murders and terrorist and will always be our ally. Just need the Islamic left out of office

  23. I GOT AVIDEO ON WHO GOT MONEY…ON MY WALL ABOUT TAXES .WELCOME TO GET SHARE GOD BLESS YOU PRAYING FOR PEACE OF JERSULAM.

  24. Israel must spend the major portion of the “aid” to buy American Made military equipment. It enriches the US military industrial complex and hampers Israel’s own development of their own weapon system.

  25. No! Are you crazy Feiglin?

  26. Uzi Kattan says:

    All the financial aid to Israel does is corrupt politicians and make them puppet to Washington. I would eliminate all US foreign aid to everybody.

  27. Diane Hudson says:

    You are the clueless One.

  28. Diane Hudson says:

    How sad that this was done!

  29. American needs Israel the only SANE country in the region

  30. Feiglin : How did you ever get into the business of Politics ?

  31. Jorge Sosa says:

    I agree totally…USA AND THE WORLD NEEDS ISRAEL….GOD BLESS ISRAEL…AND PROTEC HIS PEOPLE..!

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