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Few people are aware of the great benefits that we, as the American public, derive from a very small state in the Mideast. While nearly everyone has heard of Israel due to the constant conflict going on over there, a lot of people cannot answer the simple question of why the USA supports Israel to such a great degree. And the USA does support Israel a lot – to the tune of nearly $3 billion dollars per year, besides for all the non- financial backing that Israel enjoys from the USA at the UN. Not everyone is aware of just how much the State of Israel relies on the USA for this support. For instance, when President Obama approved the sale of 5,000 pound bunker-buster bombs to Israel, the entire
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Unformatted text preview: deal was kept under wraps. The only way that the public found out about this sale was through a leaked diplomatic cable, first reported on by Newsweek (Lake 2) which stated that at a meeting between US and Israeli military chiefs on Nov. 18, 2009, "both sides … discussed the upcoming delivery of GBU-28 bunker-busting bombs to Israel, noting that the transfer should be handled quietly to avoid any allegations the USG (U.S. government) is helping Israel prepare for a strike against Iran." Works Cited Lake, Eli. “ Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs.” Newsweek. The Daily Beast. 23 Sep. 2011. Web....
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