What is Expose AIPAC?
Expose AIPAC is a weekend long series of events to put a spotlight on the abusive practices of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Timed to coincide with the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, scheduled for March 2-5 2013, we are gathering in Washington DC to EXPOSE AIPAC!
Why Expose AIPAC?
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has a dangerous stranglehold over U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East. AIPAC’s unrelenting support for the illegal policies of the Israeli government—separation walls, settlements, the siege of Gaza—in addition to its bellicose policies across the region, especially Iran, has been devastating for Palestinians and the Middle East, including Israel. It also harms our reputation around the world and squanders $3 billion a year subsidizing the powerful Israeli military when we need that money to rebuild the United States. It’s time to wean U.S. policy away from AIPAC’s grip towards an even-handed position that respects international law and the human rights of all people in the region.
Learn more about this year’s gathering: http://www.occupyaipac.org/2013-summit/
#1: Between the years 1949 and 2010, the United States granted $61.3 billion in military aid to Israel.
#2: A whopping $30 billion in U.S. military aid has been promised to Israel for the years 2009 to 2018.
#3: Approximately 500,000 Israeli settlers live within the occupied Palestinian territory in violation of international law.
#4: There are approximately four million Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, according to 2007 census figures compiled by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and reported in Ha’aretz.
#5: Between September 29, 2000 and August 31, 2010, 1,084 Israelis were killed by Palestinians, including 124 minors. During the same period, 6,408 Palestinians were killed by Israelis, including 1,315 minors. These statistics, reported by B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, reflect the extreme disparity in the capacity of the two parties to inflict trauma, loss, and death through acts of violence. Israel’s military dominance is largely a result of U.S. largesse through military aid, as well as access to sophisticated U.S.-designed military technology.
#6: Weapons purchased by Israel using U.S. military aid are used against civilians in violation of U.S. laws.
Read more about US military aid to Israel here:
- Find out how much money your city or state gives Israel in military aid here.
- The US Role
- “US Aid to Israel and Palestinians”
- “How Much Military Aid to Israel… Do You Provide?”
- How US military aid to Israel violates US and International Law
- How much your state contributes in taxes going to military aid to Israel
Who does military aid harm?
The answer is D: All of the Above!
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