Some 80.8 percent of Americans oppose the $38 billion in “aid” that the Jewish lobby-controlled U.S. Government last week pledged to Israel, an IRmep poll fielded by Google Consumer Surveys has found.
At the same time, the Jewish lobby will pour money into campaign funds of politicians who support this “aid” package, while the controlled media will demonize any candidate for office who dares to oppose it.
The poll found that the vast majority of Americans want the $38 billion “aid” pledge to be redirected toward other priorities, such as caring for vets, education, and lowering national debt.
The “aid” deal, signed last week in Washington D.C., is the single largest aid package ever given by the U.S.—even though Israel is a wealthy nation in its own right.
The majority of the spending is for “Foreign Military Financing” (FMF) to provide Israel with advanced and upgraded jet fighters, to continue developing Israel’s missile defense systems and to purchase weapons—even though Israel has a booming arms industry of its own and sold $5.7 billion of arms in 2015 alone.
According to a Fact Sheet issued by the White House on the “aid” package, the “multifaceted cooperation between the United States and Israel has reached unprecedented levels. This is particularly true with regard to the security of Israel.”
The Fact Sheet goes on to boast that “Under President Obama to date, Israel has received a record amount of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funds” and that “Israel remains the leading recipient worldwide of U.S. FMF. Since President Obama took office, the United States has provided Israel over $23.5 billion in FMF assistance (from 2009–2016).”
All the aid put together during this time “amounts to $8.5 million in FMF funding alone provided to Israel each day,” the Fact Sheet continues.
Furthermore, “President Obama has also provided Israel with unprecedented levels of missile defense funding,” because “In addition to FMF funding, under President Obama’s leadership, the United States has provided over $3 billion in missile defense funding for programs and systems for Israel. “
Since 2011, the Fact Sheet says, “the United States has provided Israel with over $1.3 billion for the Iron Dome system alone,” and in “FY2016 Israel received $487 million in missile defense support, including for David’s Sling, Arrow-3, and Iron Dome.”
“With over $26 billion in total assistance during President Obama’s tenure in office, Israel has been able to acquire new advanced capabilities to bolster its security,” the Fact Sheet asserts, before continuing to say that “In addition to FMF and missile defense funds, the United States under President Obama has provided other forms of valuable support to Israel:
“Signed by President Obama in December 2014, the U.S.–Israel Strategic Partnership Act authorizes $3 million to be spent on research pilot programs between Israeli government agencies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“The Department of Defense’s chemical-biological defense response units work with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to provide equipment and training.
“The Department of Defense has sold or provided free of charge millions of dollars’ worth of U.S. excess defense articles to the IDF, supporting their need for spare parts, weapons, and simulators to maintain their current fleets.
“Since FY14, the United States has allocated more than $47 million on research and development task plans for tunnel detection and mapping technologies.”
The IRmep poll has however found that 80.8 percent of the U.S. adult internet user population says they would redirect the proposed spending toward other priorities.
Caring for veterans (20.7 percent) was their top priority, followed by education spending (20.1 percent), and paying down the national debt (19.3 percent).
Rebuilding U.S. infrastructure was favored by 14.9 percent, while funding a Middle East peace plan received 5.8 percent of support.
Only 16.8 percent said the $38 billion of pledged foreign aid should be spent on Israel.
According to a report on the poll published on the antiwar.com website, despite “an appearance of finality, the aid package may only be a guaranteed ‘floor’ of official U.S. financial commitment to Israel because “South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has pledged to legislate more aid to Israel than negotiated in the expiring fiscal year 2009–2018 MOU [Memorandum of Understanding] as well as the new MOU.”
Significantly, the antiwar.com article goes on to say, “Campaign advisors have already indicated a Trump administration would not be limited by Obama administration MOU covenants” and a “Hillary Clinton administration, heavily influenced at all levels by pro-Israel donors and campaign officials, would also be highly unlikely to veto future congressional demands for aid far in excess of MOU caps.”