Journal of Social and Political
ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)
ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)
Published: 31 August 2022
Analyzing the What and How of United States Foreign Aid to Israel 2017-2020
Emilio Ramos, Rizky Hikmawan
Universitas Pembangunan Nasional ‘Veteran’ Jakarta, Indonesia
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Keywords: United States, US Foreign Aid, Military Aid, Non-Military Aid, Israel
The United States and Israel are two of the countries with the most unique relationship. The relationship between the two countries can be traced back to the very beginning of Israel's statehood. For most of modern history, a lot of conflicts involving Israel have erupted in the Middle East, some of which have endangered Israel's very existence. The unique relationship between the two countries has led the United States to view Israel as its main ally in the Middle East. Therefore, it is important for the United States to help Israel ensure its survival in this conflict-ridden region. One U.S. effort involves its foreign aid to Israel. Through this study, the authors attempt to explain the form and process of U.S. foreign aid to Israel in 2017-2020. This paper uses a qualitative method, with the data collected using document and internet-based methods. The primary data that are being used here are documents and reports on US foreign aid to Israel from 2017 to 2020 published directly by the US government. The findings show that the United States provided Israel with substantial military and non-military foreign aid in the period 2017-2020, and that the process of providing this aid is also progressing well.
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