Many of the most serious dangers facing Americans today stem from our “special relationship” with Israel
AMERICAN TAXPAYERS GIVE ISRAEL OVER $8 MILLION PER DAY
~ US aid to Israel is given in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year.
~ Since the US is operating at a deficit, this means that we borrow the money, give it to Israel, and then WE continue to pay interest on it long after it is gone.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL COSTS: $3 TRILLION
A report by an economist commissioned by the Army War College in 2003 to analyze the situation in full found that the total cost to Americans over Israel’s 60+ years has been $3 trillion.
On top of this are the costs of the Iraq war: hundreds of thousands of lives & over $3 trillion.
ECONOMISTS REPORT THAT THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS WAS DUE, AT LEAST IN PART, TO THE IRAQ WAR.
The Lobby for Israel overrules US experts
U.S. policies in the Middle East rarely reflect U.S. interests and values.
Fortune Magazine rates one of the many lobby organizations working on behalf of Israel, AIPAC, as the second most powerful lobby in Washington. Many analysts consider the pro-Israel interest group the most powerful lobby in our nation.
Senator William J. Fulbright aimed to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship ~ (wiki)By the late 1960s Senator William Fulbright found that U.S. aid to Israel was being secretly funneled back to lobbyists in the U.S., who would use it to lobby for still more U.S. money to Israel.The U.S. justice department and other agencies have often attempted to enforce U.S. laws
Israel partisans in the U.S. government and media: The efforts of a growing number of individuals with close ties to Israel (some are neoconservatives, others are neoliberals) who often hold key positions in U.S. administrations, the State Department, Pentagon, and media.The US Ambassador to Israel stated that all US Middle East policies are predicated on their effect on Israel. This is a highly inappropriate practice and one that is replicated in no other region. US policies should be based on American interests and priorities, not those of a foreign nation.
Campaigns by pro-Israel funders to engender Islamophobia: to create fear and hatred of Muslims, a highly diverse population of 1.5 billion people whose faith is one of the three Abrahamic religions and who worship the same God as Christians and Jews.
Israeli-centric news reporting by the U.S. media consistently misportrays the current situation and the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hollywood movies and television shows, which often play a significant role in shaping attitudes and beliefs. These shows, frequently produced by individuals with ties to Israel, depict Arabs and Muslims almost always negatively, Jews and Israelis almost never negatively, and Christians both positively and negatively.
[Interestingly, the oil and weapons industries are not responsible for our relationship with Israel. In fact, at times these industries have lobbied against U.S. support for Israel, which undermines their ability to do business in the region.]
Israel promotes its own interests, which is the right of any nation.
However, this is done at the expense of Americans who fund it.
Intelligence experts consider Jonathan Pollard the most damaging spy in US history. For years Israel denied any connection to Pollard; now it actively lobbies for his release.Israeli forces have killed and injured numerous Americans. Rarely, if ever, have there been significant consequences.Israel has stolen U.S. technology, and passed it on to other nations, some of them U.S. adversaries.
THE ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY
Israel had committed an act of war against the United States;The US President had recalled rescue aircraft, and that;The President had ordered a cover-up on the incident.These statements, recorded in the Congressional Record, were not reported by U.S. news media.
ISRAELI ETHNIC EXPANSIONISM HAS CAUSED REGIONAL MISERY, INSTABILITY, AND CONTINUAL CONFLICT.
DAMAGE TO CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE
A SECURE, PROSPEROUS, AND HONORABLE AMERICA
“…nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.” ~ Source: The Council for the National Interest