- For over two decades, the US has, to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace, let Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu play us for fools.
- Part 1: Netanyahu's Arrogance; Our Stupidity
- Part 2: Military aid to Israel and US complicity
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: Netanyahu's Arrogance; Our Stupidity
For over two decades, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been playing us for fools--a role we have filled to the detriment of our national honor and the cause of peace.
James Zogby, Huffington Post
11/07/2015 | "When I entered the Prime Minister's office for my second term, I was summoned to Washington. 'Not one brick', they told me...The pressure from the international community and the Americans was enormous...And still, after five years on the job, we built a little more than 'one brick'...the important thing is to do it in a smart way...to stand up to international pressure by maneuvering...we continue to head straight toward our goal, even if one time we walk right and another time we walk left." --Benjamin Netanyahu, 2014
"I know what America is. America is a thing that can be easily moved in the right direction. They will not bother us. Let's suppose they will say something...so they say it?...We have such support there!". --Benjamin Netanyahu, 2001
James Zogby, President, Arab American Institute; author, 'Arab Voices'
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Part 2: Military aid to Israel and US complicity
It is time for the United States to end its complicity in Israel's oppression of Palestinians.
Josh Ruebner, the Hill
November 09, 2015 | Fifty billion dollars. That is the eye-popping value of weapons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly ask President Obama for during their White House meeting today.
To put this staggering amount into perspective, this represents nearly half of all U.S. economic and military assistance to Israel — both grants and loans — provided over the first 60 years of the country's existence. It is a two-thirds increase above the George W. Bush administration's record-breaking agreement to give Israel $30 billion in weapons from 2009 to 2018.
Josh Ruebner, contributor, the Hill, is policy director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and author of the forthcoming book (and tentatively entitled) Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?
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