It covers about 18% of total spending. From 1949 - 2011, direct aid way exceeds official estimates.
Included are $3 billion or more in annual congressional allocations, special trade advantages, preferential contracts, hidden amounts, weapons and munitions supplied, interest free loans, and various other exclusive Israeli benefits.
In 2002 dollars, multi-decade estimates range from $1.8 - $3 trillion. Official numbers place it between $115 - $123 billion.
Most often, whatever Israel wants it gets. US taxpayers pay the tab. They have no idea how much it costs. In 2009, Israeli military spending accounted for "an additional 15.1% of (its) overall budget."
As a percent of GDP, it's "the biggest defense spender." It's for offense, not defense. Israel has no regional enemies. It invents them to hype fear.
Washington does the same thing. They're rogue partners in crime.
US-supplied aid funds regional instability, settlements, and other forms of occupation harshness. It also made Israel a "laboratory to develop weapons, surveillance technology, and" control populations.
Israel markets what it has globally. It exports death, destruction and human misery. It sells to allies and alleged enemies.
Its customers include Islamist, communist, capitalist, despotic, and nominally democratic states. Where there's profit to be made, Israel seeks it.
Where there's a way to further Israel's imperium and ally with likeminded partners, Israel prioritizes it.
Israeli "crowd control, forced displacement, surveillance, and military occupation" expertise "place(s) it at the forefront of a global" repression industry.
Militaries, police, and other security forces brutalize people with what Israel supplies.
Government agencies, the IDF, and private Israeli corporations grossed over $2.7 billion in 2008. Doing so accounted for over 7% of Israel's economy.
Israel has over 300 Homeland Security companies. They operate globally.
"No other country has such a large pool of experienced former security, military, and police personnel." None were more able to field test "systems and solutions in real-time situations."
None ever manufactured more out of whole cloth to do so. Israel has no enemies. It invents them and pretends.