Robbing the Poor to Pay Israel

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    Why have proposed increases in US military aid to Israel been spared from the budgetary chopping block?

    When Dubya promised Israel $30 billion in US taxpayer funded weapons between 2009 and 2018, American home values had not been plundered of $7.8 trillion worth of value.

    Why should low income Americans today face even more cutbacks in social services, higher prices for food and oil, and ever scarcer job prospects in order to subsidize Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians?

    Currently, 81 members of the US House of Representatives are in Israel bowing low before their Jewish masters instead of facing Town Hall heat over plans to plunder Social Security and Medicare. One such representative is Jesse Jackson Jr whose district includes 20% of his constituents living below the poverty line and facing unemployment levels of 15%.

    "According to aidtoisrael.org, constituents in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district will be asked to cough up an astonishing $53 million in federal taxes as their pound of flesh for the Israeli military during this 10-year period.

    "With this same amount of money, each year the federal government instead could give 650 low-income families housing vouchers, or retrain nearly 900 unemployed workers for green jobs, or fund early reading programs for nearly 1,600 at-risk children, or provide primary health care to more than 43,000 uninsured people in Rep. Jackson’s congressional district."

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    So you're not only intelluctually dishonest but also an anti-semite?
     
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    Probably because AIPAC is more powerful than the President in America.... They'd never allow the US to cut Israel's aid.

    Where did this come from?
     
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    So anyone that asks questions about US aid to Israel is an anti-semite?
     
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    Is it intellectually dishonest or antiSemitic to point out three separate congressional delegations are currently in Israel instead of meeting with their constituents and explaining where all the jobs went?

    "In total, 81 representatives, nearly one-fifth of the entire House, will participate in these jaunts, which, according to The Washington Post, include 'a round-trip flight in business class for lawmakers and their spouses (that alone is worth about $8,000), fine hotels and meals, side trips, and transportation and guides.'

    "Of course, these congressional delegations are not all fun and games.

    "Members of Congress will be expected to sing for their lavish dinners by honoring President Bush’s 2007 pledge to provide the Israeli military with $30 billion of tax-payer-funded weapons between 2009 and 2018.

    "So far, proposed increases in military aid to Israel have been spared from the budgetary chopping block by President Obama and a compliant Congress that treats Israeli militarism as more sacrosanct than medical care for seniors.

    "This despite the fact that Israel misuses the funds, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act, to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians living under its illegal 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip."

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    The three separate congressional delegations currently touring Israel can thank the American Israel Education Foundation for their multi-thousand dollar junkets in the Holy Land this summer. AIEF is a "charitable affiliate" of AIPAC.

    One particular constituent of Rep Jackson, Yali Amit, called Jackson's office to voice his disapproval of the excursions:

    "He was told that Rep. Jackson, Jr. wants to learn what is happening there because of his position on the appropriations subcommittee that approves military aid to Israel. Amit retorted that 'you can't learn what goes on there on a paid trip of a propaganda arm of the Israeli government.'

    "And you certainly can’t learn about the devastating impact that these U.S. weapons have on unarmed Palestinian civilians, nearly 3,000 of whom were killed by the Israeli military over the last decade."

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    Most of the geopolitical issues around the globe are complex.
    Israel v Palestine reduces to a very simple crime that was committed in 1948, imho.

    Armed force was used to impose a Jewish state on a population that was two-thirds non-Jew.

    The Arabs/Christians saw it coming, went to war and got their asses kicked.
    Repeatedly.

    Now the Jewish state has 200 - 400 nuclear weapons and the ability to launch them from land, air and sea.

    As long as Republicans OR Democrats control DC politics, anyone questioning US aid to Israel will be considered anti-Semitic, at least.
     
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    abu afak ALLAH SNACKBAR!

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    And what "crime" was that?
    UN Resolution 181?

    Wrong again Adolph.
    Armed force was used to protect the Majority Jewish area called 'Israel' delineated by the UN.
    The 100% arab Majority area 'palestine' was Rejected by the arabs.

    People like you who twist history and uniquely Demonize Israel Are indeed anti-semites. Merely another Club to bash with.

    Aid to Israel is MINISCULE. Even as you cite above $30 bil over 12 years.
    2.5 Bil a Year.

    We spend 2 Billion a WEEK in Iraq/Afghan in one case trying to make an Arab democracy, and in both loosing Priceless Lives too.

    You anti-semite turds Also forget/overlook/oops about places like Korea where we've committed money, and 50k-100k troops a year for 60 Years.
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    People like you should learn how to read.

    "By 1948, there were approximately 1.35 million Arabs and 650,000 Jews living between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, more Arabs than had ever lived in Palestine before, and more Jews than had lived there since Roman times."

    Do you think a Jewish state would have come into existence at that time by popular vote?

    MidEast Web - Population of Palestine

    Twice as many Arabs as Jews lived between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River in 1948, Golda.
    That's why the original Green Line snakes like a drunken side-winder to envelope that Jewish majority.

    The MINISCULE $30 billion you mention is ONLY Dubya's pledge of additional US taxpayer funds between 2009 - 2018 above and beyond the $8 million Israel receives from the US taxpayer every single day.

    Can you manage that math, Moron?

    Since 1949 the US has wasted nearly 114 billion dollars on the war crime called Israel.
    It's time for some payback.
     
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    "Popular Vote?
    A New/UNIQUE standard for the creation of a Middle East state!
    Iraq was 3 provinces of the Ottoman Empire given to a Saudi Prince.

    77% of the British Mandate, Jordan, (mostly 'palestinian') similarly lopped off and given to Another Arab/Sunni/Saudi Prince to be an exclusive Arab state (any Problem georgephillip?)...
    in contravention of earlier promises to the Jews by the Britis and League of Nations.
    Vote?

    'Lebanon' gerrymandered out of the French Mandate to have a Christian majority.
    (any Problem georgephillip you DOPE?)
    Vote?

    so it seems because gphillip, antisemite, knows NO history save that which he vcan invoke on Jews.

    WHAT VOTE? WHO ELSE VOTED?
    AT LEAST ISRAEL WAS VOTED ON BY AN INTERNATIONAL BODY.
    YOU DUMB MALE TWAT- ARABS NEVER VOTED.

    Who gets to decide what the Unit of "voting" would be for former ottoman lands?
    Just big enough to outvote the Jews but Not bigger so as to avoid being 'jordan' or Syria' or 'Egypt' it seems. LOL

    That was ALL of Palestine.
    Not the partition.
    of the 650,000 Jews, 550,000 would live in Israel along with 400,000 Arabs.
    A Jewish majority in the partitioned state.
    As well as an overwhelming arab majority in the new rejected 'palestine'.
    (not to mention the 77% of the mandate Jordan, with which Arabs got 87% of the Mandate)


    And I already posted that Math IN PERSPECTIVE to which you had NO Answer you Racist male vagina.
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