H.R. 2748, the Israel Relations Normalization Act of 2021, expands the Abraham Accords, Trump-era weapons and business deals between apartheid Israel and other authoritarian regimes. These deals bribe Arab countries in the region to ignore both Israel’s settler colonialism and constant human rights violations. Last week, the bill passed in both the House and the Senate.
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.
H.A. Hellyer of the Carnegie Foundation calls on the American government to stop acting like Israel isn’t practicing full-blown apartheid, and start focusing on Palestinian human rights. Our leaders need to get aligned with their constituents, who are more willing than ever to be critical of Israel.
A flurry of actions have been undertaken recently to benefit Israel, to assist Donald Trump’s electoral prospects, and, if Trump is defeated, to procure the policies before a potentially slightly less pro-Israel candidate takes office…
Newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been hailed by some as a “modernizer” in the benighted, monarchy-plagued region. Rumors swirl that he is among a significant faction of Saudi royals who support the creation of a nominal, Israeli-dominated “Palestinian state.”