The myth of US military aid to Israel

The idea that Israel is the USA’s largest beneficiary of military aid is a key component of modern-day ‘anti-imperialist’ antisemitism – implying that Israel is so powerful that it can manipulate a vast superpower like the US. It conjures the demon of an all-powerful Israel lobby that has turned the US Congress into its pawn. It is a classic of traditional antisemitism – the idea that ‘the Jew’ is vastly powerful, manipulating the world to his own advantage.

This article dissects the myth and highlights the reality that American military aid to Israel is relatively modest by comparison with many other US allies.

 

 

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