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US Aid to Israel

Understanding the Occupation of Palestine: Three Talks by Noura Erakat Nov 28-Dec 1

Dawn Morais | Posted 01.22.2015 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

It is easy to distance oneself from the the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the resistance to it on the grounds that it is too complicated to fully grasp. But the fact that Israel is the largest recipient of aid from the US should drive every American to ask where their tax dollars are going and what they are being used for.

Israel Has Reached Childhood's End -- It's Time to End U.S. Aid to Israel

Steven Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steven Strauss

It's been over 15 years since PM Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress stating Israel's goal of economic independence. In 1997, Israel received $3.1 billion in aid from the U.S. In 2012, Israel was still receiving $3.1 billion annually in U.S. aid.

Aid to Israel Should Not Be Exempt From Budget Axe

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Once upon a time, Social Security was considered the "third rail" of American politics. Today, the $3 billion Israel aid package is the new third rail of American politics: touch it and die.

U.S. Can't Afford Military Aid to Israel

Josh Ruebner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

Before Congress addresses the president's budget request and considers transferring an additional weapons to Israel, lawmakers must consider whether the country can afford this policy any longer.