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Pro-Israel groups attack Rand Paul for blocking $38 billion to Israel

If Americans Knew | November 27, 2018

Free Beacon reports that “pro-Israel groups in America are mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for blocking the continuation of U.S. aid to Israel.”

Paul has placed a “block” on legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – $23,000 per every Jewish Israeli family of four. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history and amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second. A stack of $38 billion dollar bills would reach ten times beyond the international space station.

A block is a legislative procedure in which a senator calls on the floor leader not to move forward with a bill and indicates that the senator may filibuster against it.

Jewish News Syndicate reported last week that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) had sent an action alert to its members calling on them to pressure Paul to remove his block on the bill, ‘‘S. 2497 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018.’

Now, according to Free Beacon, a right-wing pro-Israel website, AIPAC has also been purchasing advertisements on Facebook attacking Paul “as the primary Senate force blocking the reauthorization of the U.S.-Israel security pact.”

AIPAC Facebook ad against Rand Paul

Another pro-Israel group, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), has also reportedly organized an email blitz to pressure Paul to remove his hold, and has “invested heavily” in ads in Kentucky targeting Rand’s constituents.

According to Free Beacon, “Paul, a proponent of ending U.S. aid across the globe, has had multiple confrontations with the pro-Israel community over the years as result of his views. Paul has sought to hold up U.S. aid to Israel multiple times over the years, creating friction between him and top U.S. pro-Israel lobbying shops.”

Yesterday CUFI sent an email to supporters around the country saying: “Sen. Rand Paul is blocking the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, S.2497. This bill is the cornerstone of U.S. support for Israel.”

In the message, CUFI calls Paul the “last obstacle to getting this bill signed into law.”

Free Beacon reports that Paul has also recently proposed suspending U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain over their attacks on what the Free Beacon calls “pro-Iran militants in Yemen.” Paul has long opposed U.S. support for the attacks on Yemen, which is on the brink of famine and has 50,000 dead.

Israel has long targeted Yemen as one of the countries that must be controlled in its quest for hegemony in the region.

November 27, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, War Crimes | , , , , , , ,


  1. Gosh! An American politician with a Backbone! How unusual. America’s National Debt is now $22,000,000,000,000(22 TRILLION Dollars) and America’s Politicians are still Shovelling Billions of dollars at Parasitic Israel. When does the USA come first with these bought and owned “American Representatives”?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 27, 2018 | Reply

  2. At least we have one patriot. One resounding voice of truth. It’s time to stand up Congress…

    Comment by John P. | November 27, 2018 | Reply

  3. Rand Paul will be forced to back down and genuflect to the Ziomonster so-called Israel and its Jewish and “Christian” agents at home and abroad. Good on him, but Zionist-Occupied WashDC isn’t Occupied to let one upstart legislator control events. The Control is in the Occupier.

    Comment by roberthstiver | November 28, 2018 | Reply

  4. A man of principle and common decency. I hope there will be more like him as time goes on.

    Comment by traducteur | November 28, 2018 | Reply

  5. I AM SO SICK OF THE PRO-ISRAEL CRAP! It just seems like we cannot make a move in this country without going thru Israel first. We have dual citizenship congress people with Israel so where is their loyalty? Certainly makes me wonder. We can give billions to a foreign illegal bastard country and can’t fund a secure border here in the US of A? This bill also ties our hands with free speech about our feelings and concerns about the influences of Israel. The banksters (Federal Reserve) and Israel have been running this country for years.

    Comment by PAULA HARRIS | January 7, 2019 | Reply

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