So what exactly makes Israel our ally? How much money in aid to they send our way? From 1949 to 1997 we sent $84,854,827,200 to Israel. (I guess all that lobbying AIPAC does pays off) So what do we get in return? Well for starters we go broke and to top it off they attack one of our ships killing 34 and wounding 173. To put that in perspective in the USS Cole bombing we only lost 17 and had 39 injured. With friends like Israel who need enemies?