The largest recipient of American aid on the planet, is the state of Israel.
Without any doubt whatsoever.
It vastly exceeds the combined aid given to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.A rough estimate has been given as $8.4 million dollars per day, but there is ample evidence that the total cost to American taxpayers is closer to $15 million a day.
You will not find this information in American newspapers though.
Mainstream Media coverage of Middle Eastern events in general, and of Israel in particular, almost always neglects to report this now undeniable connection.
Backed by this American money, Israel is occupying more and more land that simply does not belong to it.
It is breaking numerous international laws and conventions of which it is a signatory, and is aiding and abetting brutal and inhuman policies that have been condemned by the United Nations, the European Union, the National Council of Churches, Amnesty International, the International Red Cross, and numerous other international bodies.
This is also rarely reported.
Through the money and weaponry provided by the United States, Israel is imposing an ethnically discriminatory nation on a land that was previously multicultural.
There is ethnic and religious discrimination deeply ingrained within it’s own national identity, and exercises a doctrine of supremacy of one group over all others.
That doctrine permeates its political, financial, and military policies at every level.
This also is virtually never reported.
There is hope though, as there are a variety of organizations and individuals in Israel who are protesting their government’s policies, and who are working courageously in the face of much opposition, on behalf of human rights and justice.
It is their intent to create a just and fair nation with equal rights for all its citizens.They are refusing to serve in the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and are actively trying to prevent Palestinian homes from being bulldozed.
Again, these actions are missing from being reported upon by the American media.
American support of the Israeli government is against American national interest on every level.
It also places them on a war footing with normally peaceful populations, whose desperate plight they are helping to create, and who, quite correctly, place the responsibility for their suffering, directly on the American people’s shoulders.
It also makes them accomplices to war crimes and an accessory to oppression.
But again, they remain unaware of this, because this too, is not reported.
The mainstream media in the west is operating a cover-up on a massive scale.
It fails to report that Israel is being protected on all fronts, it continually fails to speak the truth about Palestine and the Palestinian people, and what little news that filters through is heavily distorted and biased.
The American public are being manipulated on every level.
If Americans knew the truth about events that are occurring right now in Israel and Palestine, about the amount of their tax Dollars that are simply being handed to Israel, and about the incalculable human cost of Israel’s American-financed militarism, would they demand an immediate re-think of their government’s policies in that region ?
What do you think?