US GOVERNMENT SOURCES
“Condemning Hezbollah and Hamas and their state sponsors and supporting Israel's exercise of its right to
“Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel, holding terrorists
and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, supporting Israel’s
right to defend itself, and for other purposes”, text http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc109/hr921_eh.xml
and roll call vote http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll391.xml
“Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the
Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States
diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions”, text http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc109/hc450_ih.xml
and list of co-sponsors http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HC00450:@@@P
“Expressing deep concern at the ongoing violence in the Middle East, and particularly the current
hostilities between the State of Israel and Hezbollah which have intensified since
July 12, 2006”, text http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.RES.945:
and list of co-sponsors http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HE00945:@@@P
655 Annual Military Assistance Reports”, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls,
U.S. Department of State, March 24, 2006, http://pmddtc.state.gov/rpt655intro.htm
Description:These are the annual reports to Congress that the State
Department is required to make under the terms of the Arms Export Control
Act.Each yearly report provides a
detailed listing of US weapons licensed for export to
POLICY PAPERS AND ACTION ALERTS
Alert: Stop Israel’s Attacks on Gaza and Lebanon”, US Campaign to End the Israeli
Occupation, July 13, 2006, http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1215
Description: This action alert details some of
the incidents in which Israel used US-supplied weapons to
target civilian infrastructure and kill civilians in violation of the Arms
Export Control Act.
and Answers on Hostilities Between Israel and Hezbollah”, Human Rights Watch, July
Description:This fact sheet provides a comprehensive overview of the
situation from an international law and human rights perspective.
Berrigan and William D. Hartung, “U.S. Military Assistance and Arms Transfers
to Israel: U.S. Aid, Companies Fuel Israeli
Military,” World Policy Institute Issue Brief, July
Description: This issue brief provides a
detailed picture of current US military assistance to Israel and includes a chart of
US-supplied weapons currently in Israel’s arsenal.
Zunes, “Congress and the Israeli Attack on Lebanon: A Critical Reading,” Foreign Policy
in Focus Policy Report, July 22, 2006, http://www.fpif.org/pdf/papers/0607congress.pdf
Description: This report deconstructs the
resolutions passed by Congress supporting Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.
Cluster Munitions Hit Civilians in Lebanon: Israel Must Not Use
Indiscriminate Weapons”, Human Rights Watch, July 24, 2006, http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2006/07/24/isrlpa13798.htm
Description: This press release provides
evidence that US-supplied cluster munitions are being used by Israel to hit civilian targets in Lebanon.
“CCR Condemns Humanitarian Law Violations in the Current
Middle East Conflict & Calls on Bush to Stop Arming Israel in Violation of
American Law”, Center for Constitutional Rights, July 27, 2006, http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=YRNuFhcAPJ&Content=799
report provides an analysis of Israel’s
violations of the Arms Export Control Act.It also includes a letter to President Bush laying out CCR’s case for
why the United States must
halt arms deliveries to Israel.
Stockman, “Gaza Power Plant Hit by Israeli Airstrike Is Insured by US Agency”,
Boston Globe, June 29, 2006, http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/06/29/gaza_power_plant_hit_by_israeli_airstrike_is_insured_by_us_agency/?rss_id=Boston+Globe+--+World+News
Description:This newspaper article details how Israel’s use of US-supplied weapons to
destroy US-built Palestinian infrastructure will result in the US government having to pay out an
insurance claim for the damage.
Deen, “Israel Violates Law on U.S. Weapons in Mideast”, Inter Press Service News
Agency, July 17, http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=33993
Description: This article summarizes the
findings of some of the experts cited above on Israel’s violations of US weapons laws.
Cloud and Helene Cooper, “U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis”, New
York Times, July 22, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/22/world/middleeast/22military.html
Description: This news article provides
evidence that the United States is rearming Israel with weapons to enable Israel’s continuing attacks on Lebanon.