• Three-fifths of Americans now oppose massive wealth transfer to Zionist state.
By Ronald L. Ray —
A majority of Americans are convinced that the apartheid, terrorist, genocidal, rogue nuclear state of Israel receives too much foreign “aid” from hardworking United States taxpayers, thanks to a corrupt Congress. Far from heeding the cries of their constituents, however, the weasels in Washington plan to increase the massive wealth transfer by two-thirds, from over $3 billion per year to an outlandish $5 billion per year, beginning in fiscal year 2017. While America’s poor and elderly suffer and our country’s roads and bridges decay, political poohbahs indenture generations of our children for the profit of sociopathic Zionist warmongers.
On March 10, Google Consumer Surveys conducted a single-question poll of adult Internet users: “The U.S. gives Israel over $3 billion annually (9% of the foreign aid budget and more than any other country). The amount is: Much too much; Too much; About right; Too little; Much too little.” A third (32.5%, the plurality of respondents) answered “much too much,” while 29.4% (the second-largest group) said “too much.” In all, over three-fifths of respondents (61.9%) believe Israel receives too much largesse stolen from taxpayers’ pockets.
Since 1948, the U.S. has sent a quarter of a trillion dollars, adjusted for inflation, to the Zionist occupation government in Palestine. While a small portion in early years was economic aid, most—and all of it now—is either military or intelligence aid. According to the news and commentary website Antiwar.com, “secret intelligence support may now have reached an additional $1.9-$13.2 billion annually.”
In addition, Congress and the president have put Americans on the financial hook for billions in loans and loan guarantees to Israel. If Israel defaults, U.S. citizens must pay.
Almost unknown to nearly all Americans, the Israeli regime is privileged in other ways, too. According to a June 10, 2015 report by Jeremy M. Sharp for the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, all other countries receive foreign aid in installments. Thanks to a powerful Israel lobby, however, the nuclear terrorist state receives all of its funding in the first 30 days of the fiscal year.
Over $3 billion are deposited into an interest-bearing account at the Federal Reserve. Israel typically uses the tens of millions in interest to reduce its loan obligations to the U.S. Thus, hapless Americans essentially pay for Israel’s bloody activities twice, while Israelis receive a parasitic “free ride.”
To add insult to injury, 336 “Israel affinity organizations,” according to Antiwar.com, funnel a similar amount of money to Israel, which is then used to further that state’s militaristic and imperialistic regional expansionism, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Israel likewise profits from $5.7 billion (2015) in annual arms exports, mostly to Asia and the Pacific, but also Europe and America. With so much money rolling in from Israel’s militaristic enterprises and its mostly unregistered foreign agents in the U.S.—i.e., Zionist “charitable” organizations—why does the wealthy Mideast state need any U.S. foreign aid at all?
This newspaper has reported frequently on the dangers posed by the Zionist state. Israel is a state sponsor of terrorism, as its active support for the Islamic State and similar groups destabilizing Syria demonstrates. It engages in an active program of genocide against native Palestinians, including periodic barbaric military attacks on civilians, destruction of homes and public infrastructure, burning of farms, and poisoning of water supplies. Israeli authorities carry out regular, extrajudicial kidnappings and imprisonment of Palestinian children and youths, who are then frequently abused while interned without legal recourse.
In just three months this year, Israel Defense Forces destroyed 523 Palestinian homes and civilian structures in the West Bank—an increase of 275% over the same period the previous year. The Israelis also continue massive expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
Israel is a racist, apartheid state that discriminates viciously against the native Palestinian majority in work, housing, and politics. Even hospital maternity wards have been segregated. The head of half of Israel’s Jews, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, has called for the expulsion of almost all non-Jews to Saudi Arabia, saying they will be killed when the “messiah” arrives.
As we reported recently, all U.S. foreign “aid” and assistance to Israel is illegal, because the latter possesses nuclear weapons and is a nonsignatory of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). In fact, U.S. funding of Israel has brought America into violation of the NPT, as well. Apart from federal funding and supply of the Israeli military, Jewish 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in the U.S., like the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, funnel funds illegally to the Israeli nuclear program. Yet far from preventing such heinous behavior, the IRS actually has moved repeatedly, including in 2008 under Jewish then-Commissioner Douglas Shulman, to block efforts to end such abuses of the law.
Half of Americans, however, are so ignorant of all this that they actually believe Palestinians occupy Israeli land, and not the reverse. Still, it is refreshing that most are tired of funding Israel. Do your part, and tell Congress and the president to obey the law. Tell them to stop funding Israel.