Congress 2011: Time for a New Foreign Policy!
Each year AIPAC lobbies our Congress for $3 billion in military aid to Israel. This money supports arms manufacturers in the US, when our tax dollars are desperately needed for our schools, hospitals, and green jobs here at home to rebuild America! Tell your elected officials how you want your money to be spent.
The U.S. government has pledged $30 billion in military aid to Israel over a 10-year period from 2009 to 2018. This means that no matter what the Obama or any other administration says about peace talks, settlement growth, or the suffocating siege of Gaza, Israel’s government has no incentive to change its policies. Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced Israel may ask for an additional $20 billion in military aid—over and above the $3 billion a year Israel already receives—in order to “prepare for possible threats.” For more info read here. (Shown at right: Tear gas canister that was made in the U.S.A. used against peaceful protesters in the West Bank and in Egypt)
Find out how much your state contributes in taxes going to military aid to Israel and see what your state could be buying instead (green jobs, healthcare, housing...)!
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