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President Obama: Can We Afford Aid to Israel?
During the Bush Administration (January 2001-January 2009), Israel killed at least 3,107 Palestinians who took no part in hostilities, according to B'Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

During the Obama Administration, from January 2009-October 2011, Israel killed at least 83 Palestinians who took no part in hostilities, according to B'Tselem.

In most cases, Israel killed these Palestinian civilians with U.S. weapons provided to Israel at U.S.taxpayer expense. Israel also used U.S. weapons to injure thousands more innocent Palestinian civilians, destroy billions of dollars of Palestinian civilian infrastructure, blockade the Gaza Strip, and build illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to enforce its illegal 44-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.

For details about the types, quantity, and value of weapons the United States has delivered to Israel and the devastating impact these weapons have on Palestinian civilians, see our website weaponstoisrael.org.

Learn more below about how U.S. military aid is misused by Israel to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians and prevent the establishment of a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis.


Watch a Capitol Hill Briefing: "Armed and Dangerous: Weapons Transfers to Israel during the Bush Administration," Feb. 2, 2009

Representative Dennis Kucinich; Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation; and Amer Shurrab, a young Palestinian from the Gaza Strip whose two brothers were killed by Israeli soldiers in January 2009 discuss the effects of U.S. military aid to Israel on Palestinian civilians.



Watch Part 1 above.



Watch Part 2 above.



Watch Part 3 above.


View a PowerPoint Presentation of "Armed and Dangerous: Weapons Transfers to Israel during the Bush Administration"

View a PowerPoint presentation with detailed statistics and charts showing how Israel misuses U.S. military aid to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians.




Watch Testimony on Military Aid to Israel from the Chicago Hearing

In April 2010, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)--Chicago, held a path-breaking mock Congressional hearing entitled "Does U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine Uphold Our Values?" Testimony included first-hand and expert accounts of the effects of U.S. military aid to Israel. Learn more about the Chicago Hearing.



Listen to a WS Radio Program about U.S. Military Aid to Israel

Listen to Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, discuss U.S. military aid to Israel on the "CNI: Jerusalem Calling" WS Radio program below: