US Aid for Israel – A Historical Overview
AbstractHistorical data on US aid to Israel illustrates incentives of political leaders and special interests, first and foremost in Israel. As on the early stages of Alliance Israel military capabilities could provide valuable services to USA, undermining USSR influence in the Middle East, the current relations are hard to explain by mutual national interests. The paper focus on the political actors' personal incentives, provides explanation for growing exploitation of US Aid by the special interests in Israel, while significance of the aid is approaching to insignificant level and contributes negatively to the country Defense capacity because of political conditionality imposed. The data presented could support a new vision of US-Israel alliance: ceasing of the US Aid programs for Middle East could contribute both countries Defense needs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy in its series Working Papers with number 0090.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2014
Date of revision: 2014
Political conditionality; Special interests; political leverage;
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- NEP-ALL-2014-03-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2014-03-22 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-CDM-2014-03-22 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-HIS-2014-03-22 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-POL-2014-03-22 (Positive Political Economics)
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