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Fund Community Needs, Not Israel's Misdeeds!

From 2009 to 2018, the United States is scheduled to give Israel $30 billion of weapons. Find out how much money your community will be providing and what that money could be used for instead at:

While there, you can also get involved in our campaign to end military aid to Israel.
From 2000 to 2009, the United States appropriated to Israel $24 billion in military aid, delivering more than 670 million weapons with this money. Find out details about these weapons transfers and their impact on Palestinian civilians at:

In 2011, the average taxpayer will give Israel $21.59 in weapons. "Offset" those taxes by making a tax-deductible contribution to the sponsor of these websites, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation:


Photo: Lisa Savage & CJ MinsterThe US Campaign held a conference call on February 15, 2012, to share expertise with community organizers about winning local campaigns to pass city council resolutions to end U.S. military aid to Israel. Our special guests were two activists who have done extraordinary work to pass local and national resolutions to end U.S. spending on wars and redirect the money to unmet community needs: C.J. Minster and Lisa Savage. Listen to a recording of the call:
The US Campaign is excited to announce a matching funds competition for local member groups of the coalition that are interested in launching a local campaign to get their city councils to pass a resolution to end military aid to Israel. Your group could become eligible for up to $2,500 to support your local organizing efforts.
If you live in a typical mid-size U.S. city like Fort Wayne, Indiana (population 250,000), then you and your fellow residents will be paying more than $40.9 million of taxes in weapons to Israel from 2009 to 2018!

With that same amount of money, each year the federal government could do one of the following:
  • Provide 497 low-income families in Fort Wayne with affordable housing vouchers;
  • Retrain 697 unemployed workers in Fort Wayne to enter the green jobs economy;
  • Teach early reading skills to 1,209 disadvantaged Fort Wayne school children; or
  • Provide basic health care to 33,125 Fort Wayne residents without insurance.
If you believe that we should funding our communities' needs and not Israel's misdeeds, then this website is designed for you! You'll find here all the resources and inspiration you'll need to run an effective local organizing campaign in your community to pass a city council resolution calling on the United States to redirect money from weapons to Israel to unmet community needs.