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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Why doesn't the United States cut off aid?

to both Israel and the Palestinians?

Both are terrorist states (or organizations, or political bodies), and as such, do not deserve our aid. If they want to slaughter each other, good. The world would be a better place if Israel and Palestine did not exist.

Surely this is something both conservatives and liberals can agree?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Unfortunately, both conservatives and liberals must vow allegiance to Israel including all the aid they want as a prerequisite to be elected. Zionists control a wide majority of mass media, and AIPAC handsomely funds candidates they like. Conservative and Liberal civilians with two brain cells to rub together should absolutely agree with you.

    To make matters even more clear, the aid sent to Israel is illegal under the Symington Amendment.

    The Symington Amendment is legislation introduced by Stuart Symington, a Democratic senator from Missouri, authored to strengthen the US position on nuclear non-proliferation.

    The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It banned U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

    The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symington_Amendment

    And as we all should know, in addition to Jimmy Carter, Mordechai Vanunu and others, Ehud Olmert himself has stated Israel possesses nuclear weapons.

  • 10 years ago

    Why do you see Israel as an enemy but totally ignore countries like Iran and North Korea? North Korea is a medieval country in total darkness that just so happens to have some guns. But you're mad about some country building houses?

    This isn't about houses. This is about the Palestinian government using 15 year olds as shields and soldiers. Boys shooting rockets into random civilian targets. Why don't you look at reality for just a second and come down from your pedestal for a while? If you haven't noticed we don't have many friends in the world. They are just paying lip service. Everybody knows europe cannot stand the United States. They never have, they have seen us the same way for the last 250+ years.

    And in the end Israel is efficient. You may not like their methods but you cannot deny that they get things done. I like Israel quite a lot. You underestimate them. You should also know that they are not a 3rd world country. You realize they are on the internet, too, right?

  • 10 years ago

    How is Israel a terrorist state? What shopping centers and buses and schools full of people has it been blowing up just because it can't get its way? Just because you can't figure out how to solve the problem of good and evil doesn't mean they're the same. You can't solve problems by pretending that they don't exist. Read Alan Dershowitz's _The Case for Israel_ and acquaint yourself with some facts please. Many lives depend on what the United States does in the Middle East and this is no time to get disgusted and shirk our responsibilities.

  • 10 years ago

    Yes, the $3 billion per year we give to Israel for them to build "settlements" (land grabbing) in the Palestinian territories and weapons to attack Palestinians could be used here to help the many problems we have here.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    This is about the Billionth time this was asked. The US isn't cutting Israel off anytime soon. That would be greeted with tears, sniveling, crying, auschwitz memorials and accusations of antisemitism. With Obama having a Muslims past he can't really afford that right now. The next president will have another excuse and so on and so on.

  • 10 years ago

    There are only people within those countries that are terrorist but as a whole they are not. Aid should be given to those who really need it. However, we must live within our means.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Palestinians are the real terrorists and attackers. They are the ones who do not want Israel to exist. We are allies with Israel because they are the only Democracy in that region and have elections like ours. Israel has only defended itself against constant attacks from palestine and potentially others.

    Source(s): Read your History!
  • The Palestinians are actually defending the land they have lived on for thousands of years.

    The Jews have been gone since Roman times.

    Desperation leads to desperate actions, which you may call 'terrorism'.

  • 10 years ago

    We need Israel to act as a proxy state and do what we don't want to get our hands dirty doing

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    That wouldn't sit well with lobbyist groups...

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