NEWS BACKGROUNDER:

U.S Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact

Benefits to Israel of U.S. Aid Since 1949 (As of 11/1/97):
Foreign Aid Grants and Loans: $74,157,600,000
Other U.S. Aid (12.2% of Foreign Aid): $9,047,227,200
Interest to Israel from Advanced Payments: $1,650,000,000
Grand Total: $84,854,827,200
Total Benefits per Israeli: $14,630

Cost to U.S. Taxpayers of U.S. Aid to Israel:
Grand Total: $84,854,827,200
Interest Costs Borne by U.S.: $49,936,680,000
Total Cost to U.S. Taxpayers: $134,791,507,200
Total Cost per Israeli: $23,240


Source: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

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This story was published on November 9, 2002.