Friday, October 19, 2012

Jewish Organizations Call Churches Who Want Aid To Israel Treated Like Other US Programs “Anti-Judaism”

MJ Rosenberg
"What provoked the Jewish organizations (including J Street, by the way) is that 15 church groups asked Congress to examine U.S. aid programs to Israel to make sure that they are compliance with US law and policy.  This is no more than what domestic programs like farm subsidies or funds for cancer research are subjected to. In Congress, this is called “oversight.”
But the organizations don’t want Congress looking at aid to Israel at all. After all, aid to Israel is the only US program never subjected to budget cuts because AIPAC gets its exempted. Yes, the IDF is not subject to the budget sledgehammer scheduled to fall early next year but the US military is! Why should Israel aid have to comply with US law?"
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