USA - Israel’s Aid to the USA

Arno Froese

Israel has been criticized by the liberal Left—and now also by some on the Right running for president—for receiving American aid, with calls for the aid to be stopped on behalf of the American taxpayer. 

However, the truth is that Israel is providing invaluable services to the US in the Middle East for a mere fraction of its worth. For a nominal fee of $3 billion per year, Israel acts as the outsourced army of the United States. It effectively serves as an arm of the US government, safeguarding American interests in the volatile region. 

Comparing this paltry sum to the exorbitant amounts that the US has invested in other countries, such as Afghanistan, highlights the unparalleled value and cost-effectiveness of Israel’s contributions. The billions of dollars’ worth of ammunition left behind in Afghanistan only served to strengthen America’s enemies and undermine its interests. 

In contrast, the intelligence, services, and advanced weaponry provided by Israel have proven instrumental in safeguarding American lives and interests.

Israel should not be seen as a recipient of American aid, but rather as a service provider that offers unparalleled expertise, intelligence, and technology to the US. The country is the leading creator of state-of-the-art ammunition and artillery that enhances the safety of Americans both at home and abroad. In addition, Israel’s technological advancements, such as the Iron Dome, have not only protected its own citizens but have also benefited the United States and its military.

The United States owes a debt of gratitude to Israel for its unwavering commitment to preserving America’s security, democracy, and the well-being of its citizens. To describe the $3b as aid is a distortion of reality.

If the US were to handle its own troops and intelligence in the Middle East, the costs would skyrocket to tens of billions of dollars annually, and efficiency would be diminished.

Those who criticize Israel for receiving American aid need to recognize that it is a mutually beneficial relationship, with Israel providing essential services and tremendous value in return. It is not a gift, but rather an expense and service vital to American interests. 

Let us unite to support and express gratitude to Israel for its unwavering commitment to our collective security.

(Editorial by Duvi Honig), 1 September 2023

Arno's Commentary

This may sound strange: Israel giving foreign aid to the US? Strange indeed. But when facts and figures are compared, it definitely favors Israel. Take, for example, other (Arab) Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon; no one is standing in line for permits to buy their military technology. While Egypt gets less than half of Israel’s aid from the US, the reason is quite obvious: there is virtually no return. America’s military aid to Israel receives immediate compensation. Take, for example, the country Iraq. From 2016 to 2019, the IMF provided over $5 billion in loans to the country. Is there any return? Zero.

Republishing this article is not intended to take sides; it’s political and not within our jurisdiction. But spiritually, we know that salvation comes from the Jews, according to Jesus’ statement. Thus, we have received riches upon riches that are immeasurable, not only now but for eternity.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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