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Take Action: Offset Your Tax Dollars to Israeli Military Occupation

March 4th, 2010


Click here to offset your taxes to Israeli occupation and get this sticker.
Don't forget that the deadline for filing your personal income taxes is coming up soon--April 15.  As you're compiling all your tax records, consider this: the average taxpayer will provide Israel with $19.19 in weapons as his/her contribution towards President Obama's FY2011 budget request for $3 billion in military aid to Israel. 

Your hard-earned $19.19 will then be misused by Israel to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians and to maintain its illegal 42-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. 


While we can't provide you with any help filing your taxes, here's a tax service that the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is happy to provide: "offset" your taxes to Israeli military occupation by making a tax-deductible contribution to support our work.  The bigger the tax-deductible contribution you make to us, the less money you'll owe Uncle Sam on your future tax returns.

Here's what we'll do with your "offset" to educate people in the United States about the devastating impact of U.S. arms transfers to Israel on Palestinians civilians and to advocate for an end to military aid to Israel.


Postcard from military aid organizing packet. 
Offset 1 taxpayer's contribution to military aid to Israel ($19.19) and you'll enable us to print and send two organizing packets with postcards, petitions, fact sheets, and flyers to volunteers across the country who are educating people in their community and organizing them to challenge military aid to Israel.  Since 2008, we've sent more than 1,500 organizing packets to volunteers in 49 states (c'mon North Dakota, we haven't given up on you!), resulting in tens of thousands of signatures calling for an end of military aid to Israel sent to the President and Congress.  Keep this organizing effort going by clicking here.

One of our on-line Google ads.
Offset 3 taxpayers' contributions to military aid to Israel ($57.57) and you'll enable us to advertise our new website http://www.aidtoisrael.org on Facebook or Google for one day.  You've got to check out this website if you haven't seen it yet.  We show how much military aid to Israel each state, Congressional district, county, and city provides and what that money could pay for instead to support affordable housing, green jobs training, early reading programs, and health care.  In only one week, more than five million people viewed these on-line ads.  Keep this advertising campaign going by clicking here.

Our on-line Facebook ad.
Offset 6 taxpayers' contributions to military aid to Israel ($115.14) and you'll enable us to advertise on both Facebook and Google for one day. Keep this advertising campaign going by clicking here.

Offset 10 taxpayers' contributions to military aid to Israel ($191.90) and you'll enable us to pay for one day's worth of staff salary and overhead to run this campaign.  Okay, we know that chipping in for things like rent, electricity, and phones isn't the most glamorous thing, but trust us--we couldn't do this work without a functioning office and staff to run the programs.  Make our operations even stronger by clicking here.

From now until Tax Day, when you "offset" your taxes to Israeli military occupation by making a tax-deductible contribution to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, we'll send you a special gift.  For each taxpayer's contribution of $19.19 that you "offset," we'll send you one of the stickers at the top of this message.  There's no limit to the stickers we'll send you to distribute to friends and family who you know would just love to wear them proudly.  So, for example, donate $38.38 and we'll send you two stickers.  To get your stickers
, click here.

Thanks for taking action and helping us to educate people and organize them to challenge U.S. military aid to Israel.

PS: Remember to check out our new website: http://www.aidtoisrael.org to see how much your community gives in weapons to Israel.

PPS: If you'd prefer to "offset" your taxes to Israeli occupation by making a donation by phone, please call us at 202-332-0994, or send a check to: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, PO Box 21539, Washington, DC 20009.

In solidarity,

Josh Ruebner
National Advocacy Director
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation


Check out our new website www.aidtoisrael.org to:

* Find out how much money your state, Congressional district, county, and city will be providing in military aid to Israel between FY2009-2018 by clicking here.

* Learn more about the devastating impact that Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons has on innocent Palestinian civilians who live under Israel's illegal 42-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip by clicking here
.

* Take action by sending your Members of Congress a letter opposing military aid to Israel and sign up for an organizing package to organize opposition to military aid to Israel in your community by clicking here.

* Help us spread the word and make this campaign go viral by telling-a-friend, joining our Facebook groups, and embedding videos and graphics on your website or blog by clicking here.

* Last, but not least, "offset" the estimated average of $19.19 that you'll be paying in taxes this year for weapons for Israel by making a tax-deductible contribution of the same amount to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation by clicking here.