New Law Shows Dangers of US-Israel Special Relationship

US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012

President Obama recently signed the US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 passed by Congress. Here’s what you need to know about the Act and the US-Israel “special relationship.”

  • Commits the US to provide more military aid and weapons to Israel to help maintain its “Qualitative military edge” meaning US military aid to Israel will probably increase from $3 billion/ year to $4 billion/ year.
  • Arms Israel with in-flight refueling tanker planes and buster bunker bombs needed to attack Iran.
  • Stands in the way of the US withholding military aid to Israel to pressuring Israel to freeze settlements and make peace.
  • Reflects the power and influence of a foreign government’s lobby (lead by AIPAC) in Washington DC and how the independence of US foreign policy has been compromised.
  • One quarter of US military aid to Israel (unlike aid to any other nation) is transferred directly from the US taxpayer to Israel to be spent on its own military industrial complex.  Currently,  $750 million a year is transferred to Israel in this way; it will probably increase to $1 billion per year under this act.  Thus, money we desperately need here at home to stimulate our economy is being siphoned off to benefit another country’s economy.

Learn More at:

www.aidtoisrael.org

www.stop30billion.org

www.endtheccupation.org

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