Military Aid to Israel

US taxpayers will give Israel a total of $38 billion of weapons over ten years ($3.8 billion each year from 2019 to 2028), according to a 2016 agreement between the two countries. Israel uses these weapons, in violation of US laws, to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians living under its brutal, more than half-century-long military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. These include injuring and killing civilians, detaining and abusing children, demolishing homes, uprooting agriculture, and denying freedom of movement and expression.

How much of this annual $3.8 billion allocation do people in your state, congressional district, county, and city provide and what could be funded instead with this money to benefit your community? Find out below on our interactive map. Click on a state to get started.


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This year’s total US allocation of weapons to Israel could fund instead one of the following:

46,778
elementary school teachers
2,514,282
people receiving food assistance
650,643
students receiving Pell Grants
1,595,938
children receiving healthcare
51,077
clean energy jobs

This year’s allocation of weapons to Israel could fund instead one of the following:

elementary school teachers
people receiving food assistance
students receiving Pell Grants
children receiving healthcare
clean energy jobs

Weapons to Israel:

Having trouble using this map? Click here for instructions. How did we figure out these numbers? Click here for the methodology.

A special thanks to former Government Affairs Fellow Casey Paskus and BDSList.org for their invaluable assistance in creating this resource.

The average individual taxpayer gives $25.25 in weapons to Israel each year. “Offset” your share by giving $25.25 today to help us continue our work educating, organizing, and mobilizing to end US funding of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people.