“Goyim [non-Jews] were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel… With gentiles [non-Jews], it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew [“synagogue of Satan” – Revelation 3:9]. Why are gentiles [non-Jews] needed? They will work, and they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.” – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Israel’s spiritual leader, Babylonian Talmudic scholar, Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010
By Raul Amoros, Mondoweiss, 11/4/2015
The United States provided approximately $35 billion in economic aid to over 140 countries* in fiscal year 2014. In the map below the relative size of each country is proportionate to the aid received from the United States and the color of each country indicates GDP per capita.
How was this aid distributed?
Clearly, not all aid is distributed equally. The question is: Who received the largest slice of the pie from the U.S.? From the map above, the answer is clear: Israel.
Of the $35 billion of total economic aid distributed, almost a quarter of funds went to five countries. Below are the top 5 recipients of economic aid in 2014.
- Israel: $3.1 billion
- Egypt: $1.5 billion
- Afghanistan: $1.1 billion
- Jordan: $1.0 billion
- Pakistan: $933 million
At first glance, one may wonder why Israel would receive roughly 9% of U.S. economic aid. It is important to note that foreign aid has a variety of uses depending on the current political, economic, and social climate. According to the U.S. State Government 2013-2015 Foreign Assistance report, all $3.1 billion of Israel’s funding was used for military financing. In Egypt, $1.3 billion of $1.5 billion received was used for military-related activities as well. On the other hand, the majority of funds received by Afghanistan, Jordan, and Pakistan were used for economic development purposes. Of the $35 billion referenced in the report, $8.4 billion (24%) was used towards global health programs, $5.9 billion (17%) was used for foreign military financing, $4.6 billion (13%) was used for economic support, and $2.5 billion (7%) was used for development assistance. Below is a breakout of aid received by geographic region in fiscal year 2014.
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