The Politics Of Foreign Aid: U.S. Foreign Assistance And Aid To Israel

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The Politics Of Foreign Aid: U.S. Foreign Assistance And Aid To Israel

By Mohamed Rabie
Praeger, 1988
280 pp. $39.95
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The argument of this book is that U.S. financial and other aid to Israel has reached proportions way out of line with that to any other country and that Israel has become an economic dependency, while at the same time control over use of the aid is in Israeli hands, often to the detriment of U.S. interests. The statistics cited, mostly from U.S. official sources, support that thesis. However, the overstatements, subjective generalizations and political pleading which mark the accompanying text do detract from the force of the argument.

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