The United States gives Israel some $3 billion in annual aid
conditioned on similar aid to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the
Palestinian Authority. According to a study by the Jerusalem
Institute for Market Studies, every dollar granted to Israel costs
Israel between $1.06 and $1.39. The structure of this aid forces
Israel to spend more than $3 billion on defense to maintain a
balance of power in the region and ending U.S. aid to the Middle
East would benefit regional security and prosperity.