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)

Israeli Spying on US, Perfecting 24/7 Surveillance Tech

Israel has long spied on the US, sometimes using backdoors into telecommunications hardware… Its high-tech sector assisted by US policies that virtually guarantee US technical innovations will be stolen and re-exported by Israeli high-tech companies… coronavirus-stimulated surveillance technologies in Israel & US…

Remembering Palestine on Nakba Day: Use the Hashtag COVID1948

The hashtag #COVID1948 seeks to equate the current devastation resulting from the coronavirus with the catastrophe that occurred to the Palestinian people in 1948 at the hands of the Israelis. It is reportedly trending on social media and is in one sense an eloquent reminder of the wrongs committed against an entire people, to include a deliberate policy of ethnic cleansing that bore fruit in 1948-9.

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…