Thursday, April 20, 2017

What Are We Paying For?

Last year, the U.S. committed to a $38 billion aid package for Israel.  That money goes to Israel's military and policing.  It also finds its way to Israeli weapons contractors, who ship sophisticated weaponry into war zones around the world.  Given the human rights abuses of that same system, that same government, it's insane and immoral for us to prop it up to such an extent--as we defund education, infrastructre, any kind of safety net, Planned Parenthood here at home.  As we wrestle with the implications of the taxes we pay here, let's take a closer look at the strange way we invest in mayhem overseas.
Thanks to our friends at B'Tselem in Israel who are so vigilant and so brave in advocating for victims of cruelty and occupation!