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Here’s How You Can Invest Your Refund in Justice

by Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director
April 15th, 2015

“Offset” Taxes You Pay to Fund Israel’s Oppression of Palestinians


Ramah Kudaimi 
Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Tax Day is here. Whether you filed your taxes months ago or you’re rushing to the post office today, your taxes fund Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. 

The average individual taxpayer gives Israel an estimated $21 in military aid each year. Israel uses these weapons to entrench its military occupation and illegal colonization of the West Bank and to wage its merciless attacks against civilians trapped under Israel’s cruel blockade of the Gaza Strip. 

Just this past weekend, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Ziad Awad, aged 27, in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar. Ziad was attending the funeral of his cousin, Jafaar Awad, who died from medical neglect while in Israeli prison, according to his family.

This brutality is made possible by our more than $3 billion in annual military aid to Israel, which receives more military aid than all other countries combined!

But instead of investing in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians, here’s how you can invest in justice on Tax Day. 

Make a tax-deductible donation to the US Campaign to both "offset" the weapons you provide Israel and strengthen our work to change US policy to support freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians.

Your donation will fund our ongoing educational and organizing campaign to end US aid to Israel. Check out our latest social media campaign—#With3Billion—to raise awareness about this issue. And there’s still time for you to tell us what you’d fund instead of weapons to Israel.

The Anti-Defamation League, a leading anti-Palestinian organization, put us on its list of top ten most effective organizations. It stated: “One of the most oft-cited goals of the domestic anti-Israel movement is an end to U.S. aid for Israel. This goal, which is the ‘sanction’ component of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, is championed most vehemently by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.”

You can increase the effectiveness of this campaign even more by making your generous donation today.  

And be sure to check out all of our educational resources to end US aid to Israel.     

Thank you for “offsetting” the taxes you pay in weapons to Israel.

Sincerely,


Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director