U.S. taxpayers will give Israel a total of $38 billion in military funding over ten years ($3.8 billion each year from 2019 to 2028), according to a 2016 agreement between the two countries. The Israeli government uses these weapons, in violation of U.S. laws, to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians living under its brutal, 50+ year military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. These include injuring and killing Palestinians, detaining and abusing children, demolishing homes, uprooting agriculture, and denying freedom of movement and expression.
How much of this annual $3.8 billion in military funding do people in your state, congressional district, county, and city provide through federal tax dollars? What are the community needs that it could be invested in instead?
Find out below on our interactive map! First, click on the dropdown menu to select your state, city, or congressional district. As you do this, you’ll see the total amount sent to Israel from taxpayers in that area on the map update. The graphic will also update, showing what that money could instead fund.
To download that image of what our tax money could better fund, click the “Download Image” button and a copy will be saved on your device.