US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News ::
Call White House-tell them "NO!" to Additional $14 Billion in Aid to Israel (english)
15 Jan 2003
Modified: 03:01:55 PM
Call White House-tell them "NO!" to Additional $14 Billion in Aid to Israel







State Budget Crisis and US
additional aid to Israel Israel has a delegation which includes a war criminal in
Washington DC to ask for more money to prop-up the Israeli military machine in
its war against the people of Palestine.  We ask you to take action to
insure this request is not approved as we believe the funds are needed here
at home and US additional support  for Israeli oppressive policies harms US
interests. Below are talking points and action items requested.
 
Resources/Talking Points:1) States need to
make up some 70 Billion in budget shortfalls this year.  Meanwhile Israel,
the size of Maryland, already receives several billion dollars per year in
direct and indirect aid.  Most of this aid is military and helps
oppress the Palestinians and thus harm US interests and reputation abroad.
Democratic proposals call for only $30 Billion to help the states, Bush and
republican proposals call for no additional aid to the states.  This while
the US population is 50 times more than Israel and the money from the
US population gives this foreign country more than we give the whole continent
of Africa. See "Lid Put on Domestic Spending"http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14741-2003Jan5.html2)
Israel is now asking for $4 Billion MORE in direct cash aid and 8 billion
in loan guarantees.  See "U.S. Hears Israel's Plea for Billions in
Arms Aid" http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20030107-550893.htm ;3)
The US government asked the Israeli government to keep such requests "low key"
and away from public scrutiny. See "US Urges Israel to Keep Low Profile on Aid
Talks"http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=649772&fid=9424)
The Cost of Israel to the American Public (US Aid to Israel/Foreign aid) has
been staggering over the years:http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1209/p16s01-wmgn.htmhttp://www.alhewar.com/CurtissEtAl.htmlhttp://www.palestinecenter.org/framecpap.html
(search here for foreign aid)http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/israel050602.htmlhttp://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/briefs/vol7/v7n03israel.htmlhttp://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/commentary/2002/0205armsfacts.htmlh://www.wrmea.com/html/us_aid_to_israel.htm ACTION
REQUESTED:
1) Call the White House every day and make your points clear: no aid to
Israel.  The number is 202-456-11112) Write to elected and other
officials.  Use this handy link: http://cflweb.org/congress_merge_.htm ;3)
Write to the media to alert the American Public. 
Letters to editor (150-200 words) or Op-Eds (600-800 words) are
excellent ways to reach the American public.  You can use these links for
contact info and hints on writing and working with the media:
http://www.commondreams.org/http://www.fair.org/media-contact-list.htmlhttp://www.MrSmithMedia.com/MrSmithNewspaper.htmlhttp://al-awda.org/mediahttp://pmwatch.org/ ;Citizens for Fair Legislation is a grassroots organization
committed to encouraging a fair domestic and foreign policy with an emphasis on
the Arab and Muslim world.
CFL- Citizens for Fair
Legislationcontact: info (at) CFLweb.orgweb: http://CFLweb.orgto join: subscribe (at) joinforjustice.orgAl-Awda, The
Palestine Right to Return Coalition is the largest network of grassroots
activists dedicated to Palestinian human
rights.
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.

Comments

Undecided (english)
15 Jan 2003
maybe forward to 100 people and a few WILL call?
Some info (english)
15 Jan 2003
Did you know that if you add up all the money in aid to arab countries by the USA It exceeds the amount we give to Israel.

Go check out the 2002 budget!!
I will post your call on my website. (english)
15 Jan 2003
Sending our money to Israel is the ethical equivalent of supporting nazi Germany.
See also:
http://www.stop-fascism.org
Go sell crazy somewhere else (english)
15 Jan 2003
Yeah, the Israelis can be a bit tough on the ol' PLO, but you know...the more suicide bombings that happen, the less I give a damn about their "rights."

That whole 9/11 thing, with Osama saying it was in part, retribution for the USA aiding Israel...well, that didn't endear me to their cause either.

And I'm the same religion as a lot of the Palestinians, so go figure...I guess I'll have to take the Israeli side on this...even though they're pretty crazy too.