*The US does not extend foreign aid to Israel. Rather, the US makes an annual investment in Israel, which yields to the American taxpayer an annual R-O-I (Return-On-Investment) of several hundred percent.
*Israel serves as the battle-tested, cost-effective laboratory of the US defense and aerospace industries and the US armed forces.
*Over 200 US high tech giants have established research and development centers in Israel, leveraging Israel’s brainpower.
*The US would have to establish five CIAs in order to procure the intelligence provided by Israel.
*Israel is the largest US aircraft carrier, which does not require American soldiers on board, sparing the US $15bn annually.
This commentary by Yoram Ettinger was originally posted at The Ettinger Report