U.S. Aid To Israel
Benefits to Israel of U.S. Aid
Since 1949 (As of November 1, 1997)
Foreign Aid Grants and Loans
Other U.S. Aid (12.2% of Foreign Aid)
Interest to Israel from Advanced Payments
Total Benefits per Israeli
$14,630 Cost to U.S. Taxpayers of U.S.
Aid to Israel
Grand Total (from above)
Interest Costs Borne by U.S.
Total Cost to U.S. Taxpayers
Total Cost per Israeli
Foreign Aid Bill Passes Overwhelmingly
The US Senate overwhelmingly passed the fiscal year 2002 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill by a vote of 96-2. The Senate version of the foreign aid bill, is similar to the version passed earlier this year in the House. It contains $2.04 billion in military aid and $720 million in economic aid for Israel, as well as important provisions which enable Israel to maximize the benefits of the aid such as payment of the money in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year.