by Morley Evans
Clearly, the United States of America has been taken over by a foreign country. Washington no longer represents Americans if it ever did. A faux democracy exists. American elections are a farce. By comparison, the Lend-Lease loans to Great Britain and the Soviet Union during WW II — over 70 years ago — were only recently repaid (with interest). The lavish gifts to Israel do not need to be repaid. Americans starve, homeless Americans sleep on the streets, and American infrastructure crumbles, while Israel and American war contractors ride the gravy train and make the world increasingly unsafe for Americans and everyone else. - Ed
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED GIFT of our executive power to Israel, the House has passed for the very first time a law that forces the American president to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion per year. We have, in effect, crippled our ability to promote US interests in the Middle East. The new House version is even more generous to Israel than the Senate bill and the 2016 MOU… it amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel or $120 per second…
By Nicole Feied
AIPAC sponsored a bill that guarantees $38 billion to Israel over the next ten years is a dramatic departure from the deal offered under President Obama’s 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Passed by the House of Representatives on September 12, 2018, the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 effectively rolls back every limitation that President Obama placed on the amount of aid we give to Israel.
In addition, the House version provides Israel even more perks than the version passed by the Senate on August 11.
Most dramatically, this new act would eviscerate the ability of President Trump and his successors for the next ten years to withhold United States aid to Israel. Historically, almost every president since Eisenhower has attempted to withhold such aid at one time or another in order to force Israel to the peace table or to stop Israel from committing human right abuses or illegal acts such as taking Palestinian land and giving it to Israeli settlers.