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The Tel Aviv stabbings: What the media left out

If Americans Knew, 1/22/15 – Yesterday in Tel Aviv, a 23-year-old Palestinian man stabbed and injured as many as 12 Israelis who were riding a…

Jan 22 2015 / Read More » /
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Attack First, Kill First and Claim Self-Defense: Palestine Subcommittee Submission to UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

National Lawyer’s Guild, 1/19/15 – The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a paper, written by James Marc Leas, to the United Nations…

Jan 21 2015 / Read More » /
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Lawsuit says Caltech Provost and others ignored Israeli spying and then retaliated against whistleblower

Dr. Troian’s allegations describe subversion of one of America’s most important scientific institutions and provide a potential case study of how U.S. taxpayer funded scientific…

Jan 14 2015 / Read More » /
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A ‘Child’ Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline

By Jim Naureckas. FAIR – Read this headline from the New York Times (11/16/14): Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border Think for a second about what kind…

Nov 18 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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