Action Alert: U.S. Weapons Delivered to Israel as Tax Day Nears
April 8th, 2009
week, our friends at Amnesty International revealed that on March 22 the United States delivered more than 300 containers of
munitions to Israel.To read the full story, click
weapons delivery occurred despite the fact that Amnesty International reports
that the United States is reviewing
Israel’s misuse of U.S. weapons during “Operation Cast Lead” in violation
of the Arms Export Control Act.To
download our fact-sheet about Israel’s
misuse of U.S. weapons in Gaza, click here.
its December-January war on the occupied Gaza Strip, Israel killed 1,417 Palestinians, of whom 926
were civilians and 255 were non-combatant police officers, according to the
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.For
additional details about Palestinian casualties, click here.
Human rights organizations such as Amnesty
Rights Watch, and the National
Lawyers Guild have all published reports documenting Israel’s misuse of U.S.
weapons during its recent war on Gaza.
Yet, on top of the outrageous news that the United
States delivered more weapons to Israel last month, President Obama is expected to request later this month $2.775 billion
more in weapons for Israel
in his detailed FY2010 budget request.
As Tax Day approaches, consider the fact that this amounts to $17.75 for each of the approximately
156 million individuals who filed a tax return with the IRS last year.
Is this how you want to see your tax
dollars spent?If not, then take
President Obama to protest U.S.
munitions deliveries to Israel
and urge him to hold Israel
accountable for its violations of the Arms Export Control Act.Send your personalized message to the
President today by clicking
2. Offset your tax-dollars
to Israeli military occupation by making a tax-deductible contribution to
us.Whether you like it or not, if
you pay taxes then you’re supporting Israeli military occupation.Offset your tax contribution to Israeli
military occupation of $17.75 and those of others by making a tax-deductible
contribution to help us continue our important educational and organizing work
to challenge U.S. military
to Israel.To learn more and offset your tax-dollars to
Israeli military occupation, click here.
For a limited time, we’ll send you our new “Yes We Can…End Military Aid to Israel”
stickers with each offset donation.Plus, offset the contribution of five people or more ($88.75) and we’ll
send you a copy of the award-winning documentary Occupation 101.To learn more and donate, click here.
3. Organize to
challenge military aid to Israel
in your community on Tax Day.Join
us our growing network of more than 1,150 volunteer organizers in 48 states
(c’mon Nevada and North Dakota, we’re still hoping you’ll join
us!).Check out our amazing Google map
of local organizers, get ideas for what you can do to organize on Tax Day, and
sign up to receive your organizing packet by clicking here.
Sign up by 9AM Eastern on Thursday,
April 9 to receive your organizing packet in time for Tax Day.You can still request an organizing packet
after the deadline; we just won’t be able to guarantee you’ll get it prior to
April 15. To get your organizing packet, click here.
4. Learn more
about U.S. military aid to Israel
and its deadly impact on Palestinians.We’ve
posted links to reports from other organizations, which you can access by clicking here.