@1:40 - Political memory hole post - Ironically the only channel metioning this is Israel's i24.
The anti-BDS bill also codifies a pledge to Israel of $38 billion as an unconditional, irrevokable law (previously it was just a memorandum of understanding). As the woman in this clip says, this bill has wide bipartisan support. Ironically the holdup is disagreement on $5.8 billion for an American project.
Israel is the largest recipient of foreign aid from the US tax payer. Currently it's set as a MAXIMUM of $3.8 billion per year & subject to conditions & approval, giving the US some influence.
The new bill:
- Effectively rolls back every limitation on the amount of aid given to Israel, it's to be a MINIMUM of $3.8 billion until 2028
- Removes the ability of Trump and his successors for the next ten years to withhold United States aid to Israel, effectively removing any bargaining power associated with threatening to not pay (US presidents use this threat to curb Israeli land theft or promote peace talks)
Aid to Israel likely to increase even more
Without a cap, and with incessant lobbying by Israel and her proxies in the United States, the amount we give could conceivably double over the next 10 years
Israel can export U.S. arms
The Act authorizes Israel to export arms it receives from the U.S., even though this violates U.S. law.
Section 201 orders NASA to work with the Israel Space Agency, even though an Israeli space official has been accused of illegally obtaining classified scientific technology from a NASA research project. U.S. agencies periodically name Israel as a top espionage threat against the United States.
Israel can purchase from any country
All countries except Israel are required to spend US military aid on American goods.
In the past, Israel has spent 40 percent of U.S. aid on Israeli companies, at the expense of U.S. industry. The new Act eliminates this requirement.