Letters to the Editor

Emily McCoy: U.S., N.C. monetarily support Israel

Charles Krauthammer in his March 6 column “Netanyahu’s Churchillian warning” stated, “In its near-70 year history, Israel has never once asked America to fight for it.” What he didn’t state is that Israel has expected the United States to help pay for its perceived security and occupation of Palestine.

According to the Congressional Research Service’s report dated April 11, 2014, the conservative estimate of total cumulative U.S. aid to Israel from 1949 through 2014 is $121 billion. Currently our U.S. tax dollars provide Israel with $8.5 million in military aid each day. North Carolina taxpayers provide over $8 million per year.

Emily McCoy