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Friends of Israel

By Connie Bruck. The New Yorker – On July 23rd, officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—the powerful lobbying group known as AIPAC—gathered in a conference room…

Aug 25 2014 / Read More » /

Gaza Crisis: Israel Outflanks the White House on Strategy

By Adam Entous. Wall Street Journal – JERUSALEM—White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel’s military campaign in the…

Aug 14 2014 / Read More » /

The Mainstream Media, ISIS, and Iraq War Déjà Vu

By Dr. Stephen Sniegoski. Veterans News Now – The Founders of the United States believed that it was essential for citizens to be well informed in…

Aug 24 2014 / Read More » /
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Police: Israel dropped ‘equivalent of 6 nuclear bombs’ on Gaza

Ma’an News – Bomb disposal experts in Gaza on Friday said that Israel had dropped the equivalent of six nuclear bombs on the tiny coastal…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More » /

The Basics: re-examining our policies

The United States has a unique relationship with Israel:

-- More U.S. tax money has been given to Israel than to any other nation – over $8 million per day (per capita, more than 7,000 times the average to others around the world). Large disbursements are also given to other Mideast nations, largely on behalf of Israel.

-- The U.S. regularly vetoes initiatives regarding Israel that are endorsed by numerous other nations.

Such policies are causing escalating harm to Americans: they have entangled us in tragic wars, damaged our economy, undermined our democratic processes, and placed our citizens in danger.

Yet, this is rarely discussed.

It is critical for our nation and others that these policies be thoroughly examined, openly debated, and honestly evaluated. Read more

The experts on US policies toward Israel

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