Join AAPER: Urge Obama to Withdrawl Weapons Offer
Last week, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the United States, the Israeli government announced that it was building 1,300 new settlement units in East Jerusalem. The announcement was yet another public humiliation of the United States across the Middle East and around the world.
And what is the United States doing? The Obama Administration has reportedly offered Israel 20 F-35 fighter jets, valued at $3 billion; a pledge not to request further “settlement freezes”; and a commitment to veto any United Nations Security Council action affirming the declaration of a Palestinian state, all in exchange for a 90-day “settlement moratorium” that excludes East Jerusalem.
Please make your voices heard and tell the Obama Administration, “Enough!”. Providing Israel with such weaponry and failing to insist that it permanently and unconditionally end settlements will advance war and suffering, not peace and reconciliation, across the Middle East.