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Does the U.S. profit from an Israel at war?

What is Uncle Sam's return on investment for amounts spent supporting Israel's military? We often hear congress refer to allocations to Israel's defense establishment as military "aid" to Israel. But perhaps the opposite is true.

Congress recently bucketed military aid to Ukraine and a U.S.-Mexican border allocation with an allocation for Israel into a single bill. The talking heads debated this bill and over time the Ukrainian aid was being used interchangeably with allocations for the Israeli military. However, the relationship that Israel has with the United States is more transactional than an aid package. In this episode we visit with former Ambassador Yoram Ettinger who served Israel as the Minister for Congressional Affairs from 1989 - 1992 and has spend the past four decades actively involved as a private citizen and columnist for Israeli and U.S. media outlets.


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