U.S. Finalizes Deal to Give Israel $38 Billion in Military Aid


by Peter Baker and Julie Herschfeld Davis
September 13th, 2016

The New York Times quotes Executive Director Yousef Munayyer:

Critics of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians said the United States was effectively subsidizing operations it regularly criticized.

“We are helping the Israelis sustain the costs of the occupation we claim is unsustainable,” said Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a group advocating Palestinian rights.

“The whole policy is outdated,” he added. “It goes back to an era when there were major Arab-Israeli wars and when Israel was in a very different place economically. Those conditions no longer exist, even though the occupation does, and it is high time we address our complicity in it.”

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