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U.S. Military Aid to Israel:
Policy Implications and Options

U.S. Military Aid to Israel -- Policy Implications & Options -- By Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

About the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a national coalition of nearly 400 organizations working to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality.

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About the Author

Josh Ruebner is the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service. His analysis on U.S. foreign policy appears often in the media, including NBC, ABC Nightline, CSPAN, MSNBC, USA Today, The Hill, Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, Huffington Post, Middle East Report and more.


The author would like to acknowledge a profound debt of gratitude to two interns—Ramah Kudaimi and Amanda McQuade—who provided immeasurably helpful, thorough, and thoughtful research and writing support for this policy paper.

He would also like to thank authors Phyllis Bennis and Nadia Hijab for their invaluable edits and suggestions; intern Robert Fitzpatrick for assistance with image selection and graph making; and Joshua Hough for his layout and graphic design expertise.

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Public Briefing

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Washington, DC, we held a briefing with Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign, entitled "Armed and Dangerous: U.S. Weapons Transfers to Israel" at the Palestine Center (a coalition member of the US Campaign), to launch this new paper and respond to questions. The event was part of the four-day conference Occupy AIPAC, organized by US Campaign member group CODEPINK. The presentation is viewable here, courtesy of the Palestine Center.