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US Campaign: Oppose Obama’s Increased Budget to Israel

Posted by uscsjp on May 13, 2009

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:

Take Action: Tell the Appropriations Sub-Committees No Military Aid to Israel

“May 13, 2009

Last week, President Obama sent his FY2010 budget request to Congress and, as expected, included in it $2.775 billion in military aid for Israel, an increase of $225 million from this year’s budget.
The budget request now goes to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for a hearing and “mark-up”.

This request for an increase in military aid to Israel comes despite the fact that Israel consistently misuses U.S. weapons in violation of the Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts.

During the Bush Administration, Israel killed more than 3,000 Palestinian civilians who took no part in hostilities, including more than 1,000 children.  During its December-January war on the Gaza Strip alone, Israel killed nearly 1,200 Palestinian non-combatants.

Especially during this acute economic crisis, is this how you want Congress to spend your taxes?  If not, then send your letter below…”

See Also: Riz Khan Interviewing Stephen Hawking and Daniel Barenboim on their Opposition to Israeli Policies

Riz is joined by Daniel Barenboim and Stephen Hawking, two geniuses of their respective fields who are calling for a solution on Gaza – from outside the political system.

And Finally:

AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr warning about the danger that the growing global boycott & divestment movement poses to Israel’s continued military occupation.


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