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Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote on $38 billion package to Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez in January 2014. (Jerusalem Post )
By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | May 15, 2020

While millions of Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to vote for a 10-year package to give Israel $38 billion.

The vote was scheduled for Wednesday May 14th, but the committee meeting was postponed. Phone calls and emails to the committee asking when the vote will be taken have not been returned. (There don’t appear to have been any public announcements or media reports that the vote had been scheduled.)

The legislation is a top priority for AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee),

The bipartisan bill – S.3176 – was introduced by an Israel lobby favorite, Marco Rubio (R-FL). It is cosponsored by 19 Republicans and 18 Democrats, despite the fact that Israel has a long record of human rights  violations.

A related bipartisan bill was passed by the House of Representatives on July 23, 2019, H.R.1837. The House suspended the rules and passed the bill with a voice vote. The House bill was introduced by another Israel lobby favorite, Rep Ted. Deutch (D-FL-22), and has 150 Republican cosponsors and 142 Democratic cosponsors.

U.S. media have largely failed to tell Americans about this legislation.

Voters wishing to give their opinion on the legislation can reach the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by phoning the Capitol switchboard (202-225-3121) and asking for each Senator by name. An operator will connect callers to the Senator’s office, where they can leave a message.

The AIPAC website features a video of an AIPAC official describing their work to procure aid for Israel even during a time of financial devastation to the US:

May 15, 2020 - Posted by | Corruption, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Video | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Is this an extension of the already in place $38 Billion for Israel over 10 years? Will this be added to the $25 TRILLION National Debt?(along with the Military assistance, and cost of American troops in the Middle East?

    The USA appears to be Israel’s “Donkey.”

    Could the USA please consider giving Australia $38 Billion as well? Please?………No? I didn’t think so……..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 15, 2020 | Reply

  2. I just love it!!! israel should ask for $380 Bllion due to inflation..

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    Comment by igybundy | May 16, 2020 | Reply

  3. only 38 billion??? an insulting figure.. 3.8 Trillion is more normal acceptable figure..

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    Comment by igybundy | May 16, 2020 | Reply

    • $3.8 Trillion? I think that it’s quite possible that Israel already has that money, possibly it came from the Pentagon, which the Pentagon is unable to account for….(and no one seems interested in tracing)…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 16, 2020 | Reply

  4. Breath-taking daylight robbery by the arch-criminal leader of the no.1 racist, Apartheid, avaricious, aggressive, genocidal entity deserving of nothing but reprisals for its death and destruction of other nations – Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen to name the most obvious. It should be obliged to redistribute this sum and much more to compensate for the terrible suffering it has caused. When it is finally indicted there will be no excuse for not paying the fine.

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    Comment by jbthring | May 16, 2020 | Reply

    • “It should be obliged to redistribute this sum and much more to compensate for the terrible suffering it has caused”.

      Unfortunately, No-one in the USA, from the President down, would have the courage to take Israel on, regarding its behavior………The Most Powerful Nation on Earth, is like a little pussy cat, about confronting Israel…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 16, 2020 | Reply

  5. master with dog boys.

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | May 17, 2020 | Reply


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