Senate Committee slips through $38 billion package to Israel

The Foreign Relations Committee passed a bill yesterday to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next ten years, despite current devastation to the US economy. The bill was passed in a meeting closed to Senate live-streaming, in a voice vote on a group of 15 items, without any discussion or debate of the largest such package in US history, and without its title even being said… Now the bill goes to the full Senate. (contains video of mtg)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote on $38 billion package to Israel

While millions of Americans are out of work due to the coronavirus, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is poised to vote for a 10-year package to give Israel $38 billion. The legislation is a top priority for the Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. (The article contains info for contacting Congress.)

Israel threatens to shut down new TV channel for preaching ‘gospel of Jesus’

Alison Weir reports: Israel has a long history of actions against its Christian minority. Israeli forces have desecrated churches, rabbis have endorsed killing non-Jewish civilians (including children), New Testaments have been burned, Christian land has been confiscated for Jewish-only habitation. Like Muslims, Christians have been persecuted by Israel ever since it was established in 1948…

An AIPAC official provides an update on legislation AIPAC is currently supporting: billions of dollars of U.S. aid to Israel despite the fact that millions of Americans are out of work, numerous US businesses have closed, and the American economy is devastated by the coronavirus…

FBI documents hint Israeli collusion with Trump 2016 campaign

Alison Weir reports that newly released FBI documents indicate Israeli officials were in contact with the 2016 Trump campaign, offering ‘critical intel.’ An official warned that Trump would ‘be defeated unless we intervene.’ Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports: ‘A disproportionately large number of people investigated in the Mueller probe –  oligarchs, advisers and cyber specialists –  also had ties to the Israeli establishment…

Israel may ask for double its usual $3.8 billion from the U.S this year

Breaking Defense magazine reports that Israel may ask to get its yearly aid ahead of time, and possibly twice as much as usual… But 26 million Americans out of jobs and U.S. companies closing due to coronavirus might object… A petition proposes: ‘Israel has received over $10 million per day, year after year. This year it’s time to keep our money home.’

Despite coronavirus-caused cutbacks, Israel expects to get full $3.8 billion

Despite 26 million Americans out of work, and millions more impacted by coronavirus cutbacks, experts expect that Israel will get its full massive aid package. Administration official says Israelis don’t have to worry “even if there is a depression” – and even though the aid is damaging to Americans…

Did the US send a million medical masks to the Israeli military?

An Israeli newspaper reported yesterday: “US Department of Defense give 1 million masks to IDF for coronavirus use… “A plane carrying over a million surgical masks for the IDF landed in Ben-Gurion airport Tuesday night, in an operation ran by the US Department of Defense’s Delegation of Procurement…” Then it changed the headline and took out the reference to the Defense Dept… What just went down??