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Why Is AIPAC Suddenly So Silent on Iran? Israel Lobby Keeps Powder Dry Even as Deal Inches Closer

JTA (Reuters) As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More » /
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‘Pallywood’ Killing Was Exactly What It Looked Like

By Jordan Kutzik. The Jewish Daily Forward – I hate to say I told you so. But the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens in the…

Nov 13 2014 / Read More » /
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EU source: Gaza reconstruction aid is ‘made in Israel’

At least 65,000 people in the Gaza Strip are homeless after the recent seven-week conflict. Infrastructure ranging from water desalination centres to power plants lies in ruins.…

Sep 3 2014 / Read More » /
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Will the blackmail of British Jewish funders backfire?

By Alan Hart. AlanHart.net – Question: What’s the difference between the Zionist lobby in America and the Zionist lobby in Britain? Answer: In America it gives…

Nov 11 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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