Military Aid to Israel

Response to Criticism of the October 5 Letter on Conditioning Aid to Israel

On October 5th, 2012 AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on congress to condition the provision of US military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable US laws.  We joined together with these other groups because the content of the letter is consistent with AFSC’s belief that continued unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel helps sustain the conflict, undermines the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, and forestalls the realization of a just and lasting peace.  US policy must change.

October 5, 2012 Letter on Conditioning Aid to Israel

On October 5th, 2012 AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on congress to condition the provision of US military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable US laws.  We joined together with these other groups because the content of the letter is consistent with AFSC’s belief that continued unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel helps sustain the conflict, undermines the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians, and forestalls the realization of a just and lasting peace.  US policy must change.

Israel's military budget lecture - Global Action Day Against Military Spending (Hebrew + English transcript)

In the global action day against military spending on April 17th 2012, Rela Mazali, an Israeli researcher, writer and activist, gave a lecture about the military budget in Israel. 

This lecture was edited into 12 minutes about the Israeli military budget in Hebrew. Please find English transcript here

 

Israel's military budget lecture - Global Action Day Against Military Spending (English+Hebrew transcript)

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget

Rela Mazali - lecture on Israel's budget 

In the global action day against military spending on April 17th 2012, Rela Mazali, an Israeli researcher, writer and activist, gave a lecture about the military budget in Israel.

Parts of this lecture were edited and trascripted, and brought to you here.

(An aduio file in Hebrew can be found here

Congressional Briefing: Israelis and Palestinians Demand Peace in Gaza

by Tim Sallinger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Laila El-Haddad, a Palestinian from Gaza, lives in Maryland with her children and husband, a Palestinian refugee denied the right to return to his homeland. Her parents currently live in Gaza.

Congressional Briefing: How US Policy Impacts Us

Participants at the Congressional Hearings

Laila El-Haddad, Helena Cobban and Elik Elhanan at the Congressional Briefing.

Congressional Briefing: How US Policy Impacts Us

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Chicago Hearing

Mock Congressional Hearing held in Chicago, April 2010.

 

Press Conference to Announce CTA End Military Aid to Israel Campaign

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 9:00am

Starting October 4, 2010, posters from the Committee for a Just Peace’s “Be on our side: End Military Aid to Israel” campaign will be posted on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) “el cars” for four weeks. Look for us on Blue and Red Line trains. We’ll also have platform signs on the Red Line at the Monroe, Jackson, and Chicago stations, and on the Blue Line at the Jackson, Washington, and Monroe stations.

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