The US’ unwavering support of Israel in its joint military ventures comes with a cost.
Billions have been spent over the years to help provide Israel with a strong defence programme and other strategic needs.
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The US provides more military aid to Israel than to any other state.
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between the US and Israel began in 1999.
The last 10-year MOU was signed in 2016 under then-US President Barack Obama. It included a record $38bn deal to provide Israel with military assistance over a 10-year period – the largest such agreement ever by the US with any other country.
Israel has ordered more than 30 F-35 fighter jets since 2010, totaling $5bn dollars. The cost of the 17 jets purchased in 2016 is undetermined.