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Greenwald writes: "For all the chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that 'a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.'"

Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo: Abir Sultan/AP)
Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu. (photo: Abir Sultan/AP)

As Israel Prospers, Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid While Netanyahu Demands Even More

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

02 August 16


or all the chatter about animosity between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Washington Post reports that “a senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of negotiations involving the largest military aid package the United States has ever given any country and that will last more than a decade after President Obama leaves office.” The U.S. already transfers $3.1 billion in taxpayer money every year to Israel — more than any other country by far — but the new agreement Obama is set to sign “significantly raises” that amount, and guarantees it for 10 years.

(photo: The Intercept)

In response to this massive windfall, Netanyahu is angry that he is not getting even more. For some time, “Netanyahu was holding out for as much as $5 billion a year.” Also, Israel has been opposed to efforts to direct more of that aid to U.S. military contractors rather than Israeli ones (so this “aid” package is as much a transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to weapons manufacturers in both countries as it is to Israel itself). Moreover, “Israelis are also said to be displeased with a U.S. position that whatever amount of money they agree on will be final and that Israel will not go to Congress requesting more money.”

Usually, when someone hands you billions of dollars in aid, you’re not in much of a position to demand more. But the rules for Israel when it comes to U.S. policy, as is so often the case, are simply different. Even as Israel has aggressively expanded settlements of the West Bank (often in a way designed to most humiliate the U.S.) and slaughtered civilians in Gaza, U.S. aid simply increases more and more. What’s particularly fascinating about all of this is that Netanyahu originally intended to wait until the “next administration” to finalize the deal — because, assuming that would be Hillary Clinton, he believed (with good reason) he would get an even better deal — but is now worried about an “unpredictable” Donald Trump, who has spouted standard pro-Israel rhetoric before AIPAC (and worse) but had previously espoused the need for “neutrality” on the Israel/Palestine question and has made “America First” the rhetorical centerpiece of his campaign.

All of this means that the U.S. generally, and Democrats specifically, bear direct responsibility for the hideous brutality and oppression imposed by Israel on Palestinians through decades of occupation. That’s because, as a 2012 Congressional Resources Service report documented, “Almost all U.S. aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance. U.S. military aid has helped transform Israel’s armed forces into one of the most technologically sophisticated militaries in the world. U.S. military aid for Israel has been designed to maintain Israel’s ‘qualitative military edge’ over neighboring militaries.” And, of course, Clinton herself vowed in a letter to Democratic Party billionaire funder Haim Saban and her speech to AIPAC to do everything possible to oppose a boycott of Israel in order to end the occupation.

What’s perhaps most shocking of all is how little attention or debate any of this receives. Would Americans really be supportive of transferring billions of dollars every year to Israel, and then entering into a new agreement to significantly increase that amount and guaranteeing it — placing it beyond debate — for 10 more years? That seems doubtful. To begin with, Israel enjoys universal health care coverage, while “33 million Americans, 10.4 percent of the U.S. population,” remain without health insurance. That disparity is captured in headlines such as this one:

(photo: The Intercept)

As The Forward put it in 2012: “Israeli citizens appear to be getting better care [than Americans] for their lower expenditures.” Fortunately for Israel, the people of that country enjoy a much higher life expectancy than the citizens of the country that transfers billions to them every year. According to the most recent CIA statistics, Israelis can expect to live 82.27 years — 11th best in the world — while Americans can expect only 79.68 years, which is 43rd in the world.

(photo: The Intercept)

Israeli infants also fare much better than American infants. Israel has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world (3.55 deaths for every 1,000 births), while 5.87 American babies die for every 1,000 births. Just last month, unemployment in Israel fell to the lowest level in decades (4.8 percent, which “is not only low historically but low by international standards, and by conventional economic definitions there’s no unemployment at all in Israel”), while U.S. workers, despite declining unemployment rates, continue to struggle when “the underemployed and the discouraged” are counted.

In sum, U.S. politicians in both parties endlessly pay lip service to how much Americans are struggling while the Obama administration prepares to transfer more and more billions of their money to Israel. The U.S. does so even as Israel pursues with more aggression than ever the very policies that the U.S. claims to find so objectionable and destructive (just two days ago, the State Department said Israel “is systematically undermining the prospects for a two-state solution” by continuing to expand illegal settlements).

Just compare (a) the rhetoric Democrats love to spout about themselves to (b) their treatment of Palestinians to see how empty the former is. And just imagine what would happen if this policy of transferring even more billions of American taxpayer money to Israel were widely debated instead of ignored as Bipartisan Consensus. your social media marketing partner


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+94 # RMDC 2016-08-02 14:58
Thanks, Glenn. There's no stopping the transfer of wealth from the American middle class to Israel -- until there is a change of leadership in Washington.

It is a lot worse than the mostly military aid reported on here. The US regime offers tax incentives to US corporations who re-locate manufacturing plants from the US to Israel. In this way there will be jobs for Israelis while Americans are unemployed.

There can be only one explanation for the preferential treatment given to Israel over American citizens. US politicans have been bribed, intimidated, or otherwise coerced into taking orders from the Israeli governemnt. In normal terms, this might be called treason.
+46 # heraldmage 2016-08-03 07:23
When are We the People going to demand an end to special treatment of Israel. Require Israel to follow all the rules & regulation that all other nations must follow. Only Israel is allowed to bribe Congress with gift, campaign funds & all expense trips to Israel. Groups representing other nations must register as agents of a foreign nation & gift from them must be reported & turned over to the government.
Time to end Israel's special treatment and the flow of US taxpayer funds into Israel's treasury.
+17 # wantrealdemocracy 2016-08-03 15:08
Yes, the Congress is full of treasonous members who signed a pledge to always vote to support whatever Israel desires. It is our duty to vote them out of office. It is obvious Obama is a male puppet dancing on Zionist strings and vote for Hillary and get a female puppet.
+10 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 21:56
This is why we are working to change our house and senate and get Jill Stein on the ballot.
+11 # Dion Giles 2016-08-04 02:30
"In normal terms, this might be called treason."

There's no good reason not to use normal terms.
+80 # Ken Halt 2016-08-02 20:47
So that's where my tax dollars go, to Israel and a bloated "defense" budget! No wonder we can't afford single payer healthcare!
+46 # RLF 2016-08-03 05:11
No we can't bail out Puerto Rico.
No we can't fix the potholes on the interstate highways on the east coast.
No we can't...
+37 # Capn Canard 2016-08-03 07:58
Amen RLF. The money has always been there, we could easily afford single payer by simply reducing the vast amounts of money we waste on defense and other projects from which we see no return on our investment. Unlike investing in the people through education or heath care, both of which are vital for all citizens.

But the wealthy don't want the people to understand how badly they have been treated.
+17 # Radscal 2016-08-03 15:29
Just to be clear, Single Payer would REDUCE the cost of healthcare here, as it already does in many countries.

The difference is to whom we pay for healthcare. Instead of premiums, co-pays and deductibles paid to insurance companies and providers (and costs of caring for uninsured when they do get any), we'd be paying whatever body is that single payer.
+16 # Ken Halt 2016-08-03 16:27
Thanks, Rad, I was merely being sarcastic and aping the mindless opposition. You're correct, single payer will cost us less than the profit-driven system we now have, and give better results, greater longevity, lower infant mortality, etc. But according to HRC, it's impossible in the US! One of the reasons "I'm Not With Her!"
+54 # AshamedAmerican 2016-08-02 22:35
Is that part of what Clinton means about taking it to the next level- that she's going to give them that $5 billion/year?
+52 # Citizen Mike 2016-08-02 22:44
What exactly do we get in exchange for as much as we give? What is the advantage to the US? So far as I know we have on forward bases on Israeli soil, no garrisons or air bases.

We've been to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, where were the Israeli forces that should be alongside us in combat? What exactly do they do that makes them valuable allies? Just askin'!
+47 # Billy Bob 2016-08-02 22:50
"We" don't get anything, unless by "we", you're referring to oil company executives. Israel's function is to provide a police force unhindered by international law, capable of committing any atrocity deemed entertaining, by the U.S. military industrial complex - all to keep the black sludge flowing, for obscene profits.
+16 # dickbd 2016-08-03 15:20
Why would we want bases in Israel? We already have bases all over the world that just cause problems. It was this situation in addition to the actions of the CIA that led Chalmers Johnson to be able to predict a terrorist attack on the US in his book BLOWBACK before 9/11.

Part of this situation is from our pro-Israel blindness, but it is also partly to feed our war machine, the military-indust rial complex that Ike warned about.
+42 # bubbiesue 2016-08-02 22:47
It would be nice if they just cut it out. I'm getting aggravated with it. Arming people just leads to more hostilities (and that's a polite word for "war".
+21 # RLF 2016-08-03 05:12
It's a job program...we have exported all of the others.
+5 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 21:59
But what are you going to do about it? Vote for HRC?
+2 # Activista 2016-08-05 23:21
et, a recent poll found Trump was by far Israel’s favorite GOP candidate, and the second-most popular overall. A plurality even thought he would be best at “representing Israel’s interests,” better than Hillary Clinton, with her decades of advocacy at the highest levels of government.

Those numbers could rise further still, after a spate of positive coverage in Israel’s most widely read newspaper, Israel HaYom, owned by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. After months of scant coverage, the shift is a sign that Adelson—a major force in both Israeli and American politics—is reluctantly embracing Trump...
But what are you going to do about it? Vote for Trump?
0 # John S. Browne 2016-08-07 10:43

"Activista", long time no "see"!! Where you been, "Girl"?!

+58 # tedrey 2016-08-02 22:47
The Constitution states "Congress shall have Power . . . To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;" . . .but the administration is guaranteeing to finance a foreign army — "placing it beyond debate" — for *ten* more years? Can you see a problem here?

And by the way, the reading does NOT specify *American* Armies, which *does* make it a potential constitutional issue.
+26 # markovchhaney 2016-08-02 23:19
Constitution? We don't need no STEENKING Constitution.

And haven't for decades.
+54 # Thomas Martin 2016-08-02 23:42
The comments I've read up to now haven't even mentioned the immorality of what Israel does with our tax dollars! I wouldn't mind supporting foreign countries with US dollars spent for humanitarian causes, but I have a big problem with Israel and their subjugation and ongoing eradication of the Palestinians ... don't we care?
+26 # RMDC 2016-08-03 06:21
Thomas -- yes, agreed.
+24 # Capn Canard 2016-08-03 08:04
Thomas Martin, the Israel Zionists are the worst violators of human rights in the world. But we can't discuss the truth until we overcome the ignorance and hypnotic trance we have all been under dating back to Israel's theft of Palestine in 1947.

Oops! Did I say theft? Did I say palestine? What about this story of the exodus? or the Holocaust? Is there any credibility to these stories? We have been lied to for far too often to be able to recognize the truth.
+8 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 22:00
I care and so do tens of millions of others!!!!
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+17 # RMDC 2016-08-03 06:21
ted -- good point. Too bad there is no one in Washington to make this point in congress.
+5 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 21:59
We have become a lawless nation.
-46 # 2016-08-02 23:55
I don't understand how self described "liberals" can be concerned about a people who routinely kill women for their sexual behavior
+23 # RLF 2016-08-03 05:13
Just like the conservatives here and their Planned Parenthood actions!
+7 # AshamedAmerican 2016-08-03 17:12
It tends to be the most progressive, secular nations that we target. And our bombings and sanctions tend to not discriminate as to gender. Whatever might honestly be said about any immorality about our victims at a given moment, our government is always worse. The same is true of Israel.
+9 # Femihumanist 2016-08-03 18:33
I don't understand how self described "liberals" can be concerned about a people who routinely kill women for their sexual behavior

Those women (and their children) are more than half the population of those killed
by the US. Anything we do to men, we also do to women. Yes, many Muslims still practice "honor killings." But it's not most and Palestine tends to be more secular.

But, all that is irrelevant. We are helping to kill people in order to allow an oppressive occupation to exist and expand.
+48 # ellen.rosser 2016-08-02 23:59
It's worse than that. The US is violating US law, the Leahey law, by funding Israel since the Israeli army commits extra-judicial executions. A video went viral a couple of months ago of a soldier shooting a wounded Palestinian in the head, because the Palestinian had wounded the soldier's friend. And that's just one of many, besides the killing of Gaza farmers and fishermen who were just plying their trades.
When will the people demand an end of the US's funding the illegal and brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine?
+21 # RMDC 2016-08-03 07:13
ellen -- "When will the people demand an end of the US's funding the illegal and brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine?"

This is the problem with the American system of government. Some people might demand this, but others will demand the opposite, so elected leaders can do whatever they want. And they want to do exactly what their bribers tell them to do.

The American people are not united on this issue and most other issues, so politicians are free to follow the money paid to them by groups like AIPAC.
+8 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 22:03
Leahy didn't endorse Bernie. He voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act when Bernie didn't and supported NAFTA. We Vermonters will not be voting for him again. We will vote for Chris Ericson.
+5 # lfeuille 2016-08-04 06:01
Hmmm, so the US must be breaking the Leahey law by funding itself, since the US commits extra-judicial executions.
+43 # hipocampelo 2016-08-02 23:59
The US government and especially Mrs Clinton
have long been in bed with Israel, and this is not the best place to be. We have become an acolyte to the egregious nation of Israel, and this is not in the best interest
of the vast majority of our people. Our leaders have been bought, purely and simply.
-19 # mmc 2016-08-03 11:37
I guess the place you'd rather have us is with Hezbollah, who has publicly sworn to kill all Jews and erase Israel from the map. So we should back anti Israeli terrorists?!
+17 # Misterioso 2016-08-03 13:07
Utter nonsense

In fact, along with the government of Lebanon, Hezbollah has agreed to the 2002 Arab League Arab League Beirut Summit Peace Initiative, which offers Israel full recognition as a sovereign state, exchange of ambassadors, trade, tourism, etc., if Israel complies with international law & its previous commitments.

BTW, the Beirut initiative does not demand the return of all Palestinian refugees. In accordance with Israel's pledge given to the UNGA in 1949 & by signing the 1949 Lausanne Peace Conference Protocol to abide by UNGA Res. 194 regarding the then 800,000 Palestinian refugees as a precondition for admittance to the UN (after being rejected twice), the Arab League's Initiative "calls upon Israel to affirm" that it agrees to help pursue the "achievement of a just solution to the Palestinian refugee problem..."

I also remind you that along with Syria's Golan Heights & the Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem, & the Gaza Strip - still occupied under international law - Israel is belligerently/i llegally occupying Lebanon's Shebba Farms.

Also, for the record, along with the Arab League & the PLO, Iran has also accepted the Arab League’s 2002 Beirut Summit Peace Initiative. Hamas has also indicated its acceptance subject to a Palestinian plebiscite & a corridor connecting the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Regrettably, then Israeli PM Ariel Sharon summarily dismissed the Arab League's peace overture, as did Israel in 2008 and thereafter.
+6 # Vardoz 2016-08-03 22:06
Bernie won. He could beat trump tomorrow and HRC stole the election. Things would be a lot different if Bernie was going to be president. Israel would not be on the gravy train at our expense. HRC is trouble. This is why we must change the house and senate
+2 # John S. Browne 2016-08-04 04:30

I wish that that could possibly be true that things would be different if Sanders became president; but, first of all, Bernie as president could not have gone against the majority of Congress who blindly support "parasitic-Isra el"; and, in truth, if he had become president, he wouldn't have even tried; and, second of all, you put this "'Burnished-Foo ls-Gold' Sanders" character on much too high a pedestal, for he is evil- compromised, too (sold out to the military-indust rial complex). Believe me, Sanders would have backed-down on all or most of his promises as soon as he got in the Oval Office, just as they all do, or he would have been assassinated. The globalist deep state, shadow government runs everything in the U.S., the West and globally now, and no one seriously steps on its toes without suffering severe consequences.

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0 # John S. Browne 2016-08-07 10:53

It's all, and all of the main candidates are, show. Bread and circuses. And when I think of the millions, if not billions, of dollars wasted for it, taking it out of the mouths of the increasingly-an d-intentionally -impoverished-a nd-kept-down-ma jority(ies) of the U.S., Western and global population(s), I am disgusted beyond measure; and just as extremely disgusted with the fact that most "conservatives" and "liberals" fall for it all, "hook, line and s(uc)ker", just as the Romans did two thousand years ago. That was the "First Reich", and now we have the "Fourth Reich", corporate-fasci st oligarchy intentionally enslaving, exploiting, imprisoning and steamrolling the majority of the world into the ground, literally and figuratively.

+47 # futhark 2016-08-03 00:50
I was in the 4th grade in 1960 when Senator John Kennedy was running for president and I recall much concern over his Catholicism and the fact that if he was elected the Pope would effectively be moving into the White House and dictating American policy. He was elected and the Pope stayed in Rome.

Now we have another foreign agency, the state of Israel, that makes no efforts to hide its reliance on the resources of the United States to advance its position among the nations of the Middle East and to make life easier and more comfortable for its citizens. At the same time it has persons enjoying dual American/Israel i citizenship occupying politically sensitive offices that determine American policies, almost always in favor of Israel. On top of that, Israel has the most well organized and well funded lobbying organization of any foreign nation acting on its behalf in supporting American politicians who work for Israel.

Are you tired of paying taxes that are funding Israeli aggression against the Palestinians and provoking American combat operations in the Middle East? I certainly am. Thanks, Glenn Greenwald!
+43 # seeuingoa 2016-08-03 05:17
Don´t forget that the Palestinians don´t
hate the Israelis because they are jews
but because of what the Israelis have done to them.

Don´t forget either that when you are
occupied resistance is legitimate.

And finally don´t forget that Hamas
was created after the occupation.
+11 # Aliazer 2016-08-03 10:15
Hamas was created by Israel to counter Arafat's Palestinian Liberation Movement!
+28 # walt 2016-08-03 06:09
The Israel Lobby remains wealthy and active while ensuring that their chosen candidates are elected and continue to support Israel at all costs. Hillary Clinton is one of them.
If she is elected we can be sure that not only will more money flow to Israel but that we will be drawn into even more wars for Israel. It was AIPAC that spent over $30 million lobbying against the peace deal that Obama negotiated with Iran. Be sure that Bibi still sees them as a future target for good old US troops.
Meanwhile Americans keep wondering why we are the object of so much hatred in the Muslim world.
+26 # heraldmage 2016-08-03 07:00
If anyone needs a good reason not to vote for Clinton this is it. She will have us in a US boots on the ground war in the ME for the benefit of Israel in her 1st year maybe 100 days. She still unconditionally support support Israel. No President should unconditionally support any nation except the USA.
The Green Party Platform ends aid to Israel as long as it doesn't comply with UNSC res to withdraw to 1967 borders & remove wall.
Thanks Glen for bringing us some important news.
+22 # madams12 2016-08-03 08:48
Lest we forget that William Fullbright's Congressional committee back in the 60s clearly ordered the Israeli representatives to "Register as foreign agents" or risk prosecution...w hat happened next? Fulbright lost his seat and no one ever discussed their ongoing manipulation (Occupation of) Congress from then on. Furthermore, the US IMPORT EXPORT Armament law clearly PROHIBITED the transfer of US weaponry to ANY country which uses those weapons in other than self defensive ways on their own soil....I.E.... use of US weapons by IOF on Palestinian land against OCCUPIED population is COUNTER US LAW and has been so for DECADES.
+10 # Ruth1940 2016-08-03 10:05
Israel has no constitution, has never defined its borders (wants it all) and discriminates against black Jews as well as Palestinians. Write Obama at as Hillary promises to treat Israel even better (as it's the ONLY issue for one of her large donors)!
-10 # lights 2016-08-03 16:19
What has Hillary said regarding treating Israel even better? Ruth194?
+9 # AshamedAmerican 2016-08-03 17:20
For one thing: she is going to take the US/Israel relationship to "the next level".
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+11 # Radscal 2016-08-03 18:26
From HRC's speech to AIPAC on March 21 2016:

“As President, I will make a firm commitment to ensure Israel maintains its qualitative military edge.”

“The United States should provide Israel with the most sophisticated defense technology so it can deter and stop any threats. That includes bolstering Israeli missile defenses with new systems like the Aero 3 and David’s Sling.”

[please note, the manufacturers of both of those systems have donated to both HRC's campaign, and to the Clinton Family "Charity"].

She also promised twice to block the UN from voicing criticism of Israeli actions, specifically of mentioning the illegal “settlements.”

Regarding what she called “the alarming” BDS movement. She wrote a letter last year saying “we must be united in fighting back against BDS.”

She consistently equates BDS with “anti-Semitism.

Ironically, she said to US students:

“I hope you stay strong. Keep speaking out. Don’t let anyone silence you, bully you or try to shut down debate… especially in places of learning like colleges and universities.”

Ironic because her State Department has taken the AIPAC stand of labeling criticism of Israeli policies as banned "hate speech."

And with her longtime friend, Senator Feinstein, has caused the once-great bastion of free speech, the University of California, to adopt that same censorship, punishable by expelling students who do so much as hang a Palestinian flag from their dorm room window.
+13 # Aliazer 2016-08-03 10:12
Our country is no longer our country and neither is our government!!

The zionists have emasculated both for its own use and purpose while milking it financially to aid and abet the Supremacist State of Israel.

And the essence of law and Constitution is trashed by the very people who have been elected to protect it. And some of you are prepared to continue this theft and criminality by wanting to vote for the Supreme Establishment Shill?? Shame! Shame!! Shame!!!
-27 # mmc 2016-08-03 11:04
Once again Greenwald riles up the anti-Jewish following with another ridiculous opinion/assumpt ion piece. Yes, Netanyahu is a right wing nut, but would Greenwald have us give the money to the killers of Hezbollah instead?
+15 # Misterioso 2016-08-03 13:09


There is no excuse for your appalling ignorance.
-13 # lights 2016-08-03 16:07
I'm not getting this - especially after Netanyahu humiliated Obama and the people of the United States. Yes, I WANT TO KNOW why and what we get out of it. We, the people in the U.S. need to have it explained. I mean, I do know I want the people of Israel protected and that they are a critical - maybe MOST critical ally of ours in the world...and especially in the region.....but. ....?
+16 # Ken Halt 2016-08-03 16:38
lights: We aren't going to do your homework for you, but I will say that you display an appalling tendency to believe the MSM. To help you get started, Israel is not a critical ally of the US in the region, Israel is an albatross around the neck of US foreign policy.
+2 # turnoutthelights 2016-08-04 09:12
Its not about foreign policy. Its about domestic politics.
+3 # John S. Browne 2016-08-04 19:47

How 'bout it's both?

+12 # Misterioso 2016-08-03 16:46
Au contraire.

Israel is a useless "ally," America's number one geopolitical liability, a millstone around its neck.

Indeed, fascistic Israel is the number one cause of animosity and terrorism directed at the U.S. This was made very clear in the US Senate 9/11 report and in the Pentagon's analysis.
+7 # Aliazer 2016-08-03 17:43
And my question is: What are all of the Secret and Spy agencies of this country(CIA, Military Intelligence, as well as other sundry intelligence entities) about the rank subversion of the American people, its government and institutions????

Are they working for us or for a another country????
-4 # John S. Browne 2016-08-04 04:53

I know you're trying to make a good point, but perhaps you could have worded that better so that your questions didn't sound so naive. They are working for the Vatican (the top temporal, evil power ultimately behind it all)*, Israel and the globalists to destroy all Western national sovereignty, do away with all True Human Rights and Civil Liberties, mass- enslave and imprison the entire world, and destroy the vast majority of the human and other populations on the planet.


+4 # turnoutthelights 2016-08-04 09:10
It is wrong for the US to support the Netanyahu regime as though it represents the best interests of Israelis, never mind Palestinians. We should be using our aid as leverage to return Israel to a democratic regime from the one it has become. Instead, we are promoting the opposite.
+1 # John S. Browne 2016-08-04 19:45


Israel was NEVER a "democratic regime". It was a terrorist regime before it even came into full fruition, and it has remained one that has only gotten, and is only continuing to get, worse and worse, now blindly and/or willfully supported by 99% of the U.S. Congress and most global-governme nt-power allies of the U.S. government.

Israel is part of "Big Brother", the symbol that you use for your RSN profile. With the use of that image, one would think that you would know better.

+1 # BlueMorpho 2016-08-05 22:35
How many billions?!?!?!
+1 # Activista 2016-08-05 23:06
"Obama Set to Give Billions More in Aid .."
it is AIPAC controlled congress - Obama is attacked by Israel and now by "liberal" media? He must be doing something right.

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