The Israeli government’s annual Defense Budget is some $16 billion, or 6% of the nation’s GDP. The actual Military Expenditure as of 2011 is $58.8 billion-18% of GDP making war currently Israel’s top industry. The United States supports the Israeli military with nearly 20% of its budget annually. You can impact that number by boycotting Israeli-made products until the conflict ends by avoiding items with 729 in the barcode. The incursion into Gaza has cost the Israeli people more than $3 billion…Cost of a Hamas Qassam is a few hundred dollars, cost of Iron Dome Defense System costs each Israeli about $45,000…The human cost to innocent Israelis and Palestinians: Incalculable.

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http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/07/09/the-cost-of-israels-gaza-war-is-measured-by-rocket-landings-and-iaf-sorties/

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/us-pays-18-israels-military-budget

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/israel/military-expenditure-percent-of-gdp-wb-data.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-human-cost-of-israels-onslaught-on-gaza-towns-continues-to-rise-9603400.html

WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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