Since WWII, the U.S. has provided more foreign aid to Israel than any other country, giving about $3.8 billion a year in economic and military aid. Given disagreement over the ongoing war with Hamas in Gaza, the future of this arrangement is now uncertain. Could vocal calls for pausing aid, mainly from the left wing of the Democratic Party like Sen Bernie Sanders, lead to a rejection of Biden’s security assistance package?
WSJ explores why Israel still receives so much aid from the U.S. and examines the current fight over conditional aid.
0:00 U.S. aid to Israel after Oct. 7
0:51 Current fight over conditional aid
2:32 Historical context
5:16 State of U.S. aid to Israel today
Some days the high-speed news cycle can bring more questions than answers. WSJ’s news explainers break down the day’s biggest stories into bite-size pieces to help you make sense of the news.
#Israel #Congress #WSJ