US war, libertarianism, FoRK, and voices in opposition

Owen J Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 13:10:47 -0300


> Arab countries collectively receive the same order of aid as Israel.
> 
Egypt receives the same order of aid as Israel. The rest of the
countries in the Middle East receive next to the nothing. I don't
think that's quite the same thing, especially since although it may be of
the same "order", its significantly less.

According to 
http://www.census.gov/prod/99pubs/99statab/sec28.pdf, 
in 1997 the Palestinean Authority received $ 67 million in "Economic
Assistance" from the US, Israel $1.2 billion.

The other problem is that Israel is much much wealthier than the
surrounding countries:
"This despite that fact that Indeed, Israel's GNP is higher than the
combined GNP of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and
Gaza"
from http://www.wrmea.com/html/us_aid_to_israel.htm

Owen