The Politics of Foreign Aid: U.S. Foreign Assistance and Aid to Israel

Synopsis

United States aid to Israel averages a staggering $21 billion per year. Yet, as this insightful volume explains, that aid has failed to serve both U.S. and Israeli interests. Rabie discusses how the appropriation of foreign aid is often controlled by lobbyists and U.S. domestic concerns rather than by Israeli needs. His clear and thorogh examination begins with a description of the objectives, major programs, and historical background of U.S. aid to Israel. He analyzes the effect that foregin aid has had on Israel and predicts the role that aid will play in Israel's future. Finally, Rabie provides suggestions about how to change the role of lobbyists in influencing foreign policy.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988