Category: Politics

Congress has introduced over 70 pieces of Israel-centric legislation so far in 2021

With documentation from 150 sources, If Americans Knew presents over 70 pieces of legislation now under consideration in Congress, which seek to guarantee Israel, not just $10 million a day in military aid, but also an additional $10 million per day expended on items because they benefit Israel, as well as protection from criticism, condemnation of its adversaries, and support for new allies – with nothing in return, and in spite of Israel’s bad behavior. Justice for Palestinians is the subject of one bill.

Sen. Marco Rubio equates boycott of Israel with “un-American activity”

Marco Rubio’s latest legislation would tie the hands of corporate officers who seek to stand for justice and equality by guiding their companies through a boycott of Israel. He seems to forget that Israel is a foreign country, that it harms Americans, and that it has a long record of human rights abuses.

New GOP bill would keep illegal settlement products labeled ‘Made in Israel’

Pro-Israel congress members argue that returning to the pre-Pompeo policy, labelling settlement-made products “Made in West Bank,” would empower those who seek to boycott the Jewish state. In reality, the products are made in the West Bank – on land stolen from Palestinians.

House Dems remove $1B in extra funding for Israel’s Iron Dome from budget bill

Republican Congress members flip out over the removal of an extra $1 billion gift to Israel on a budget bill (that they weren’t going to vote for anyway). Activists for justice for Palestinians hail the event as “an unprecedented moment for Palestinian rights.”

Pro-Israel America announces new round of congressional endorsements

Though the midterms are still far off, the bipartisan advocacy group Pro-Israel America has been aggressively promoting candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms – see list. PIA claims that it raised more than $3 million for pro-Israel candidates in the 2020 elections.

Could Biden Be Impeached for Aiding and Abetting Israeli War Crimes?

One expert is calling for President Biden to face impeachment over his support for Israel. The Biden administration has green-lighted Israel’s bombing of Gaza, blocked the UN Security Council from addressing Israel’s assault on Gaza, and is now sending more weapons to Israel in violation of international law.