More than a dozen national Jewish organizations are calling for an additional one billion dollars in funding for Israel.
That’s in addition to the more than $3.8 billion Israel already receives from U.S. taxpayers.
Israel has received more U.S. funding than any other nation — on average, 7,000 times more per capita.
The groups want more money to fund the Israeli military’s defense system against Palestinians’ largely home-made rockets.
Palestinian rockets have killed 39 Israelis, while Israeli air attacks on Gaza have killed more than 4,000 Gazans.
Israel’s weaponry is vastly superior to those wielded by Palestinian groups resisting confiscation of their land and a crippling blockade affecting Gaza’s two million people.