Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Elder of Ziyon
After my story on Friday showing that despite worldwide headlines, Israel sells practically no weapons to Myanmar, I looked at the SIPRI database to learn more about who Israel does sell weapons to.

Here are the top countries to receive Israeli arms since 2000:

Two of the top ten recipients of Israeli arms are Muslim nations.

The full list:

Country Israeli arms imports, in millions, 2000-2016
India 2800
Turkey 854
United States 840
Singapore 528
Azerbaijan 453
Colombia 362
Sri Lanka 312
South Korea 304
United Kingdom 241
Mexico 235
Brazil 229
Italy 196
Romania 168
Germany (FRG) 154
Chile 153
Australia 152
Spain 143
Viet Nam 134
Greece 120
Netherlands 119
Equatorial Guinea 82
Poland 80
Myanmar 73
Unknown recipient(s) 72
China 55
Finland 51
Jordan 48
Venezuela 44
Kazakhstan 40
Morocco 40
Portugal 34
Dominican Republic 33
Ecuador 33
Belgium 32
Uganda 29
Nigeria 25
Thailand 23
Rwanda 18
France 17
Peru 16
South Africa 16
Czech Republic 15
New Zealand 15
Sweden 14
Georgia 13
Honduras 13
Angola 12
Paraguay 12
Cameroon 11
Denmark 11
Philippines 11
Canada 9
Ethiopia 9
United Nations** 9
Austria 8
Taiwan (ROC) 8
Senegal 7
Argentina 5
Hungary 5
Mauritius 5
Bulgaria 4
Chad 4
Croatia 4
El Salvador 4
Russia 4
Seychelles 3
Switzerland 3
Cyprus 1
Guinea 1
Indonesia 1
Lesotho 1
Cote d'Ivoire 0
Lithuania 0
Turkmenistan 0

Here is more detailed data on who Israel has sold arms to over the past 6 years:

TIV of arms exports from Israel, 2011-2016
Figures are SIPRI Trend Indicator Values (TIVs) expressed in millions.
Figures may not add up due to the conventions of rounding.
A '0' indicates that the value of deliveries is less than 0.5m
For more information, see http://www.sipri.org/databases/armstransfers/sources-and-methods/
Source: SIPRI Arms Transfers Database
Generated: 18 September 2017
 201120122013201420152016Total
Austria222   6
Azerbaijan592521121248428
Belgium44417 19
Brazil191821271716118
Cameroon   12 3
Chile1839   30
Colombia55 81924 106
Czech Republic 88   15
Denmark  10   10
Dominican Republic12     12
Equatorial Guinea70     70
Ethiopia  13339
Germany (FRG)6151515152490
Honduras   13  13
India1561611191572765991466
Indonesia 1    1
Italy211610202037122
Jordan    48 48
Lithuania    0 0
Mauritius     33
Mexico    42529
Myanmar1     1
Netherlands12     12
New Zealand3553  15
Nigeria6 12   18
Paraguay66    12
Peru     11
Philippines    6410
Poland11119   30
Portugal93    11
Russia  21  3
Rwanda  13   13
Senegal   1437
Seychelles  3   3
Singapore745715 1343201
South Africa35    8
South Korea 3528244058185
Spain1827234  71
Sri Lanka11     11
Thailand0  35 8
Turkey229 1715 63
Turkmenistan     00
United Kingdom113120202434141
United Nations**     99
United States152535354055205
Unknown recipient(s)5 13333154
Viet Nam  2614768116
Total57244943239969412603805



You can even find out specifically what weapons were sold to whom. The UN leased a drone from Israel for use in Mali; Israel gave Jordan 16 second-hand  AH-1F Cobra combat helicopters as a gift in 2015 to help fight ISIS.

Oh, and the weapons Israel did sell to Myanmar? A patrol boat and a second-hand naval gun. Not exactly weapons that are useful to kill the local Muslim population. But that doesn't stop the Independent and Haaretz from pretending that Israel is the major supplier of weapons to enable genocide.

Here is yet another example of how the media simply ignores real facts.



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