Since Israel's declaration of the State of Israel how much aid has Israel received from the USA compared to occupied Palestine (up to the present moment)?

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    Without context, your question is at best misleading and at worst seems to have a malicious intent to deliberately paint USA in bad light. It's like asking "how much money did I give my best friend as a present, compared to a guy who hated me in school". Except without mentioning the "friend" and "hated" parts.
    – user4012
    Nov 8, 2018 at 14:16
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    @user4012: I think it's well known that the USA has had a long term client relationship with Israel and so one expects their to be huge disparities between the aid that they have given Israel and Palestine. I'm asking how a question that quantifies this difference. Well, if the facts embarass the USA, then they have themselves only to blame. Nov 8, 2018 at 14:20
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    I will vote to keep this question open if "occupied Palestine" can be more specifically defined. I also assume that you mean United States Government aid as contrasted with NGO aid based in the US.
    – BobE
    Nov 8, 2018 at 15:06
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    Is the question only about "occupied" Palestine, or about the self-governing territories as well?
    – Deolater
    Nov 8, 2018 at 15:07
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    @nelruk it's not a duplicate, this question asks about Israel (compared to Palestine). The possible duplicate does not ask about Israel at all.
    – JJJ
    Nov 9, 2018 at 17:42

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Too many comments are assuming context. This is a simple question and there's a simple answer.

Aide to Israel from the Congressional Research Service:

Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $115 billion in bilateral assistance

.. aide to Palestine from the US again from the Congressional Research Service

Until this year, the U.S. government had consistently supported economic assistance to the Palestinians and humanitarian contributions to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), even if funding in some cases was reduced or delayed. Bilateral assistance to the Palestinians since 1994 has totaled more than $5 billion, and has been a key part of U.S. policy to encourage an Israeli-Palestinian peace process, improve life for West Bank and Gaza residents, and (since 2007) strengthen the West Bank-based PA vis-à-vis Hamas in Gaza. U.S. contributions to UNRWA through global humanitarian accounts since 1950 have totaled more than $6 billion.

So, Israel gets more. Make what you want of the narrative. But that's the data.

The Source

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Straight from the US Government.

  • Two things: if US gives money through humanitarian organizations, then The US Government (The United States) gives cotributions for the purpose of helping Palestine. Now, is this money solely US or how many more countries gives also contributions?
    – nelruk
    Nov 12, 2018 at 18:09

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