Tagged: Military Aid

Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel News & Analysis
Akbar Shahid Ahmed, HuffPost

Bernie Sanders Just Proved It’s A New Era For How Democratic Candidates Talk About Israel

The presidential candidate's message to Israel: "If you want military aid, you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza."

on October 29, 2019
US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children Op-Eds & Analysis
Betty McCollum, The Nation

US Tax Dollars Must Not Be Used to Detain Palestinian Children

Israel is a powerful nation with the most advanced and capable military in the Middle East. It is the single greatest beneficiary of American military assistance, receiving $3.8 billion, some 25 percent of its defense budget, from American taxpayers each year. The security of Israel is obviously important to the United States, with missile defense programs like Iron Dome and David’s Sling as success stories.

on December 11, 2017
Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Huffington Post

Unprecedented Bill Introduced in US Congress to Deny Israel Aid, Protect Children, and Promote Human

On Tuesday, November 14, Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.” The eight original co-sponsors included Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. This piece of legislation has attracted international attention—human rights groups such as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker charity, and Amnesty International, have come out in support.

on November 16, 2017
Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put an End to That. News Roundup
Zaid Jilani, The Intercept

Israel Uses U.S. Tax Dollars to Abuse Palestinian Children. This Bill Would Put an End to That.

Children ad teenagers are frequent victims of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. They face physical abuse by Israeli military forces and are shuffled through an unfair court system without access to legal counsel or even their parents. The United States has long subsidized these abuses, giving billions of dollars in military aid to Israel every year. Now, a group of Democratic members of Congress is saying enough is enough.

on November 14, 2017
American Weapons Are Blocking True Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Sandy Tolan, The Nation

American Weapons Are Blocking True Peace Between Israel and Palestine

Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the United States still supports a two-state solution to the conflict.

on October 18, 2016
US Funding ‘Israeli State Terrorism’ in Military Deal News Roundup
Zena Tahhan, Al Jazeera

US Funding ‘Israeli State Terrorism’ in Military Deal

Last month, the United States signed a $38bn record military aid deal with Israel, described as the "largest single pledge of military assistance in US history to any country". Traditionally, US military aid is provided to Israel on the provision...

on October 9, 2016
With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation Op-Eds & Analysis
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

Barack Obama is a bad president for Israel. If the military aid he approved for the coming decade is the largest ever, then as a president he is the worst ever for Israel. The last thing Israel needs is more arms, which will push it toward more acts of violence.

on September 19, 2016
U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History

The Obama administration is breaking records, boosting military aid to Israel to an unprecedented $3.8 billion per year. Under a new 10-year deal, called the Memorandum of Understanding, the U.S. is providing Israel with $38 billion of military aid from 2019 to 2028.

on September 14, 2016
Five Questions President Obama Should Ask Prime Minister Netanyahu Fact Sheets
IMEU

Five Questions President Obama Should Ask Prime Minister Netanyahu

In light of today’s meeting at the White House between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet, Five Questions President Obama Should Ask Prime Minister Netanyahu.

on November 9, 2015
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