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Joe Lieberman: Next U.S. president will bring warmer relations with Israel

“I think there will be a friend of Israel in the White House,” he said, noting that both Clinton and the leading Republican candidates all…

May 26 2015 / Read More » /
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Israel’s corrupt political system is a breeding ground for crooked leaders connected to diaspora tycoons

Israeli Prime Minister Olmert wasn’t a pioneer of the financial connection between shadowy Diaspora tycoons and senior Israeli politicians. Leaders of all the major parties…

May 26 2015 / Read More » /
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Former Israeli Prime Minister sentenced for cash-filled envelopes from American-Jewish businessman

JTA — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting cash-filled envelopes from an American-Jewish businessman. The sentence,…

May 26 2015 / Read More » /
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Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors: The Making of the Republicans’ Middle East Policy

GOP mega-donor Paul Singer,whose financial interests and devotion to Israel combine to produce what can only be characterized as a singular obsession… By Stephen Sniegosky,…

May 22 2015 / 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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