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Aid to Israel

Now I would think people would assume the blogger from the link above is an Anti-Semite.  I say not.

However, I’m a softy. So I will admit, when the war ended and state of Israel created, I could understand giving them some aid.  We were a large part of why the new state came to exist.

But that’s what happen when we bend the constitution. If memory serves me, they were granted statehood in 1948 but, in 2012, we are giving Israel 3 billion dollars a year. ( approx )

So the question is why. Why give a fully industrialized country money it really doesn’t need? US government documents say this.

We consider this 30 billion dollars in assistance to Israel to be an investment in peace –
in long-term peace. Peace will not be made without strength. Peace will not be made
without Israel being strong in the future. Of course, our objective as a country and our
specific objective as a government is to contribute to that peace, a peace between Israel
and the Palestinian people, the creation of an independent Palestinian state willing to live
side by side in peace with Israel, and a general peace in the region that has eluded the
Israeli people for 59 years but which is, we hope, the destiny of the Israeli people as well
as the Arab peoples of the region. Our policy in this entire region is dedicated to that final
objective. – CRS report for congress. Foreign aid to Israel. 2008″

Also, approximately 550 million dollars is paid per year in foreign aid  to Palestine. It’s purpose as reported by the US Government.

Funds are
allocated in this program for projects in sectors such as humanitarian assistance, economic
development, democratic reform, improving water access and other infrastructure, health care,
education, and vocational training. – CRS report for congress. Foreign aid to the Palestinians 2011″

So is all this money going to fix the problem? I would say no. Are we any safer for doing this? Again, I say no. Could we use this money instead for our needs? Likely, yes.  But, would it be spent well or constitutionally,

No.

Our government was not set up to do this for a reason. It doesn’t work.

The logic is as sound today has it ever was. In closing, God bless Israel and the Palestinian people.

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This young man made a bad judgement call. I have watched this several times and I really cannot figure out what he thought was going to happen to him. Some of our citizenry must really believe it is a good idea to try to protest in a foreign country.

If he was looking for attention, I think he got it. Folks, this might be just one case where you really might want to try this at home!

We wonder why we have some many in the world against us.

Ultra-Orthodox, Israel Police clash in Beit Shemesh; officer wounded – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

In some Jewish cities, local residents appear to believe it is ok to segregate and abuse  women. Inclusive of children. Reports say in the city of Beit Shemesh police and news crews have been injured by hundreds of the ultra- Orthodox holding protests and rioting.

Girls schools have also been the focus of picketing, protests, and attacks.

My understanding is the children are accused of immodest dress.

More to come.