We don't get any oil from Israel. We get more oil from Canada than any other nation and yet no aid. No, we give Egypt aid and other ME countries aid in order to buy their government and broker peace with Israel. It's a pay-off and allows our government to somewhat justify the enormous amount of aid Israel gets along with military aid and many other financial favors. Personally, I think any foreign aid is unconstititional. If not, it should be. Charity should be up to the individual American income earner. DB, are you saying that you are OK with us giving away our money? As a conservative, wouldn't you agree that the government has no right to give our money away especially to a foreign nation - any foreign nation?