Last week, President Obama sent his FY2010 budget
request to Congress and, as expected, included in it $2.775 billion in military aid for Israel, an increase of $225
million from this year’s budget.
budget request now goes to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related
Programs for hearings and “mark-ups”.
request for an increase in military aid to Israel
comes despite the fact that Israel
consistently misuses U.S.
weapons in violation of the Arms Export
Control and Foreign Assistance Acts.
the Bush Administration, Israel
killed more than 3,000 Palestinian
civilians who took no part in hostilities, including more than 1,000
children.During its December-January
war on the Gaza Strip alone, Israel
killed nearly 1,200 Palestinian non-combatants.
Especially during this acute economic crisis, is
this how you want Congress to spend your taxes?If not, then take action below.
1. Send a personalized letter to
the Members of Congress on the Appropriations Subcommittee.
Let these Members of Congress know that you oppose the President’s FY2010
budget request for $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel. To send your letter, please
The US Campaign is organizing an open letter to the
Appropriations Subcommittees opposing the President’s FY2010 budget request for
$2.775 billion I military aid to Israel.To read and endorse the letter (organizational endorsements only
please), click here.
the list of national organizations that are joining with us to launch this open
Jews for a Just Peace
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
3. Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle
for the National Interest
on American-Islamic Relations
Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Fellowship of Reconciliation
of Sabeel—North America
11. Middle East Research and Information Project
American Society Freedom Foundation
Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Progressive Democrats of America
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom—U.S. Section
the full text of the open letter and to have your organization endorse it,
please click here.
3. Spread the word about our campaign.
Copy and paste the graphic to the left and link it
here and then place it on your website, blog, social networking site, and email
Receive an organizing packet in the mail from us with postcards, petitions,
flyers, fact sheets, stickers, and an educational DVD—everything you need to
educate and organize people in your community to challenge military aid to Israel. Since
February 2007, we’ve sent out more than 1,200 organizing
packets to volunteers in more than 600 cities and 48 states (yep, still waiting
on Nevada and North Dakota). Check out the amazing Google
map of all of our organizers below and sign up to join them today by clicking here.
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5. Offset your tax contribution to Israeli military occupation.
Although Tax Day has come and
gone, it’s not too late for you to make a statement that you don’t want your
tax dollars going to fund Israel’s
human rights abuses of Palestinians.According to our research, Israel
killed more than 3,000 innocent Palestinians, including more than 1,000
children, during the Bush Administration, often with U.S. weapons.
We’re estimating that in FY2010,
each individual tax payer will on average be giving $17.75 in military aid to Israel.Offset your tax contribution to Israeli
military occupation and human rights abuses by making a tax deductible
contribution to us by clicking on the logo below.
For each contribution of $17.75, we will send you some of these “Yes, We
Can…End U.S. Military Aid to Israel!”
Offset the tax contribution of
just five people or more ($88.75 or more) and we’ll send you the stickers and a
copy of the award-winning documentary Occupation
Offset your tax contribution of military aid to Israel today by clicking on the icon to the left.