Israel is a great ally of our in a troubled region, but that doesn't mean we can't reassess and realign our relationship as time goes by. In 2016 we will have given Israel 38 Billion dollars in military aid. To put this in perspective lets look at what the military spending of the recognized enemies of the country. Egypt spent 7.8 billion, Syria 3.3 billion, 10.2 billion, Jordan 1.5 billion, Turkey 18.2 billion. Israel's funding from the United States is almost that of the entire budget of Israel's five closest enemies. Keep in mind that 38 billion is aid to their defense budget - not their entire defense budget (of which they spend 15 billion). Unlike our other allies across the world whom we give aid - Israel is the only country that is allowed to spend 26% of that aid buying from themselves. All other countries that we give aid are required to buy their weapons, planes, etc from America. The fact is that Israel may need our aid, but over the decades they have become a force in the middle east fully capable of defending itself from its enemies with less American money. Giving Israel less money and doing away with the provisions that allow it to profit off of our aid won't destroy the relationship nor will it weaken the country. Keeping some of those billions at home to be used on infrastructure, education, and innovation are a much better investment in the American future and a stronger America means a stronger, safer, and better world.