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Lawsuit spotlights U.S. charities that fund Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program

PR Newswire – The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: A federal lawsuit seeks immediate release of a closely…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More » /

Minority Life in Israel

By Rula Jebreal. International New York Times (not published in U.S. print NYT) – My mother, Zakia, was so proud that my sister and I spoke…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More » /

Is Israel’s president an anti-Semite?

By Peter Beinart. Haaretz - Reuven Rivlin is lucky he’s a politician in Israel. Were he a politician in the United States, he’d be labeled an anti-Semite…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More » /

Israeli Soldiers Create Least Sexy Pin-Up Ever

By Sigal Samuel. The Jewish Daily Forward - Just a couple of months after the Gaza war, Israel has found a new way “to show the world…

Oct 27 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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