“THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION on Wednesday signed a formal memorandum of understanding that would increase the annual military aid package to Israel, rewarding it with a record $38 billion over 10 years.
This increase in aid comes as the Benjamin Netanyahu-led Israeli government, which took office in 2008, has vastly expanded the network of illegal settlements deep into the Palestinian territories in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Shortly before Netanyahu took office, 474,000 Israeli settlers were living in these territories. By the end of 2014, the last time the Israeli government released comprehensive statistics on the matter, that number had grown to around 570,000.”
I am so OFFENDED at this action! Please bear in mind that they are STEALING LAND FROM THE PALESTINIANS to do this and we are, in effect, SUBSIDIZING that action. If you are not aware of the MASS OF LAND that they have taken from the Palestinians please review the map I have provided. They, in essence, have them “key-holed”. Netanyahu makes certain that supplies including food, water and medicine DO NOT MAKE IT TO THEM. They blockade this.
And yet, with all this aid who is benefiting? I know I addressed our children going hungry while they get an education and healthcare BUT — and this is a big BUT —
“It’s important to remember that this aid largely benefits the U.S. defense industry and the Israeli occupation, but not the average Israeli. Politico reports that “under the agreement, Israel’s ability to spend part of the funds on Israeli military products will be gradually phased out, eventually requiring all of the funds to be spend on American military industries.
What is happening is NOT beneficial to either country, it’s citizens OR our military personnel. You are well aware of what our suicide rates are. Are you aware of what is happening to the young Israelis who are sent on “missions”? http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/10/israeli-soldiers-are-committing-suicide-after-latest-gaza-operation/ “Israeli Defense Forces soldiers have historically had a very high rate of suicides, in spite of the fact that this rate had been improving recently. That improvement, however, took a turn for the worse after the latest IDF military operation in Gaza.” Were you aware of this? I certainly was not! Once again THE OLIGARCHY owns the MSM and will show us ONLY what it wants us to see and hear!
This chicanery being perpetrated by and between governments (i.e. OLIGARCHY) needs to be stopped. I asked you before and I will ask you again — IF NOT US, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN??
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