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Unformatted text preview: Why the USA supports Israel By Aaron Wesel 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 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). It 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." The USA gives Israel a lot of money every year. According to Charles Levinson of The Wall Street Journal (W1) , US aid to Israel reached a high $2.78 billion in direct aid to Israel. Generally, this is divided into around $1.2 billion in economic assistance and around $1.8 billion in military aid (Palestine Facts Org.). The around $1....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course ENGLISH ENG-102 taught by Professor English during the Spring '11 term at Thomas Edison State.
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