AIPAC Lobbyists to Congress: Despite Sequester, Don’t Touch Israel Aid

John Glaser, February 28, 2013

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Douglas Bloomfield at The Jewish Week informs us that 13,000 lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will descend upon Capitol Hill this weekend for their annual conference to order members of Congress not to cut $3 billion-plus in aid to Israel, even as automatic budget cuts are set to take place in a matter of days.

At a time when sequestration is about to take a big bite out of the Pentagon budget, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will be sending thousands of its citizen lobbyists to Capitol Hill next week to make sure Israel is exempted from any spending cuts.

This could prove a very risky strategy at a time when millions of Americans will be feeling the bite of the sequestration debacle, from the defense budget to the school lunch program.

But not aid to Israel, which will be untouched if AIPAC gets its way.

People are coming up with all kinds of things that will need to be cut if (when) this sequester takes place. At Wired‘s Danger Room, for example, it was reported that cuts to the military budget “will mean delays for veteran funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.” So grieving American families may have to wait longer to bury their loved ones who died fighting in Afghanistan, but Israel won’t suffer one bit. Nothing could be more important than contributing money to the apartheid state.




61 Responses to “AIPAC Lobbyists to Congress: Despite Sequester, Don’t Touch Israel Aid”

  1. Oh that's a surprise. I always thought they were Americans first and were primarily concerned with the national interests of the USA!

  2. Our congressmen know their place and who they take their orders from.

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  4. This should be an interesting meeting this year. I hear that a couple of really big names will not be attending. This is suppose to be a mandatory attendance meeting.

  5. Watch for Congressmen who voted No for Hurricane Sandy Relief to North east
    States and voted yes for aid to Israel. Whose who of Traitors
    Bring Them the Donkey.

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  7. The Republican congresspeople want cuts; let's see where they'll be on reducing our funding for Isreal.

  8. Why not…, is there any explanation come with the idea.., is Israel poor as a African nation or the millions people whom are prisoned by Israel in Gaza having hard time to live without being harassed by the Israelis apartheid regime.., dose Israel respect the human rights.., is Israel democratic.., is Israel for peace and prosperity of Palestinians.., there are enough Jewish billioners like Murdoch, both in Europe and other part of the world who can pitch in billions per year and in time of need, let's start with AIPAC Millioners ask them to pay the costs and what is demanded by the Jewish state…, Why should the American working man and women pay for the stolen lands called settlements.., can AIPAC answer the question…,

  9. Don't touch it and don't send it either. Fight your own battles and clean up your own mess Israel. Quit interfering and butt out of our politics. We should round up the AIPACers and Israel firsters and send them instead of money and weapons. Stand on your own feet pussies!

  10. Never has been in the history of mankind where a tiny minority controls the largest empire ever existed and in a system where democracy is supposedly a fundamental ideal. The root cause of such a system can be attributed to a) control of the nation's wealth, b) control of its policy makers, d) coercion/intimidation, c) control of its propaganda outlets, d) strong insider knowledge, e) immunity from laws of the land, f) tentacles in all decision making institutions. One can add a few more but America needs desperately to address such loopholes in its system.

  11. No, they're not. They are all traitorous, israel butt-kissing sacks of s**t. Why do think they are trying so hard to disarm us?

  12. The zionist and their yankee cohorts will not stop until they destroy america as they did to europe.

  13. There is a real problem with dual citizenship . It should be illegal to have dual citizenship and serve in government .

  14. … that is why it is called "House of Prostitution" … Well ; not yet but historians will call it that later on :)

  15. Rabbi Yosef's views of non- Jews………Its worth repeating and repeating:

    True to expressed views gentiles are considered expandable and exist to serve the “chosen people”. According to news reports Rabbi Ovadia Yusef, famous in recent memory for having said the following which was published some time ago in the Jerusalem Post.

    “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world; only to serve the People of Israel…Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat…With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s DONKEY would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for the Jews".

  16. Hopefully this quote will be approved by the administrator.

    "Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that… I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

  17. This is just why I hope their is no agreement. Let the sequester come into being. It's high time that Americans must decide whether they want to send their Social Security checks to Israel or deposit the cheks in their own accounts each month. Nor do they want their cheks to go to NATO or support the garrisoning of the entire planet. The fact is that America is no longer a wealthy nation and people must be forced to choose between a bloated military, conterproductive foreign aid to Israel in the form of direct aid, forgiveness of loans, undrwriting ol loans from other nations, all to carry out Nethanyhu.s mad plans for a greater Israel.

  18. Can anyone state what good Israel has done for America in its 60+ years of existence? . . just one thing??

  19. Sure, it supports the narrative of "human progress" and all of the other "positives" of the modern program. Need to tame all of those brown skin folks so that humanity can continue its long march to techno-utopia and singularity — oh yes, and it serves as "Fort Apache" to keep the oil flowing to the western world.

  20. They will obey. Without Israel there wouldn't be half the wars for the US military to be involved in and then the Pentagon budget and DHS would have to be cut down to size. Generals would no longer be treated as rock stars but the petty bureaucrats they really are.

  21. Go read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" and you'll learn of another time when a small minority controlled the financial, big businesses and media of a major country.

  22. It should be illegal to have dual citizenship. One cannot serve two masters. Dual citizenship is a recent concept brought to us by those who are often turn about who they are loyal to.

  23. Actually congress and the Senate are products of the present corrupt system of big money. Aipac provides millions and those who win provide billion to the chosen. It has only been a short time that they gained control and we are close to being destroyed by the big money traitors

  24. And many other times like Russia starting in 1917 and not ending till 1990,and their are still remanants of them in Russia today.And thats after murdering over 50 million Russians.They have been doing this since biblicle times,thats why they were kicked out of at least 109 countrys throughout are history.

  25. Bear in mind that Israel attacked the USS Liberty, murdering 80 American sailors. These are not our friends.

  26. Israel must be cut off period, and if the US congress with its craven manner refuses, the American people MUST vote all of them out. It is criminal to give one cent to a state that refuses to obey international law, pursues theft, occupation, murder, and subjugation against the indigenous people to the land…One must hope that Israel is cast out of the UN all together since it does not belong, and never has.

  27. I'm not sure that Congress will have any say in how the cuts will be distributed once Sequestration goes into effect. That's why there was so much wrangling behind closed doors in the past 3 weeks – trying to get the process changed to exempt the Pentagon and a few selected pet projects…such as aid to Israel. From what I understand the distribution of cuts will be administered by the bean counters and that the cuts are a percentage or dollar figure to be applied evenly across departments. So, AIPAC is wasting their time harassing Congress. Could be wrong… but I don't think so.

  28. Solution to this could be that AIPAC send their Millions to Israel.
    US saving Americans TAX paying money to Improve US Social Security Services.

  29. Think you're right. Certainly hope so.

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  32. This is one of a very few sites willing to disclose critical information regarding developments toward Israel that doesn't conceal the depictions of all of the unsavory, repulsive and unpleasant characteristic traits of the Apartheid/Terrorist state that the US mainstream media from Fox, NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, Wall Street Journal, NY Post, Washington Post, NYT, Time Magazine, Newsweek, etc., have disguised (at their executives' request) in order to portray Israel and its actions/policies as more presentable to the American public.

  33. Can you provide names please? They can't hide anymore and need to be held accountable.

  34. Here are those 180 congress critters who voted against hurrican Sandy relief…I have no idea on their views on Israel.
    http://www.indecisionforever.com/blog/2013/01/16/

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  37. I AM SO SICK OF THAT PUNY LITTLE STICKING COUNTRY WITH MOVING BORDERS I COULD JUST PUKE….

  38. To keep Israel military strong and to abuse Palestinians.

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  42. All one has to do is look at Biblical history to determine what happens to nations that go against Israel. They don't last. The two things that made America great was Our Christian heritage, and our support of Israel. God honors those who honor Israel. God also judges those who are Israel's enemies. You would be wise to remember this…oh, but you probably don't believe in God or the Bible, do you? Carry on then, and find out who's right.

  43. Israel may not be poor, but they are surrounded by enemies who also happen to be America's enemies. You cannot make friends out of Islamic nations or peoples. The Koran does not permit it. The rest of the non-Islamic world is infidel. The Koran admonishes followers to bring jihad to the infidel and slay him. It says much worse than this, but I'll let you read that for yourselves. A failure to support Israel would be fatal for this country in more ways than one.

  44. Since there are going to be budget cuts we know where to start. take care of Americans first!

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  47. hahahahaha get lost troll. America didn't even have "Islamic" enemies until the Israeli abortion was executed in 1948, and there's been nothing but trouble ever since.

  48. It does the Nazi-whore things we want or need done and takes the blame for it when we don't want to or cannot.

  49. treasonous…who do they work for? WE THE PEOPLE or a foreign entity?
    Or money for weapons to another country or keep the $ here for schools,for our kids? Tough choice?

  50. It should never be sent in the first place. They have a better standard living than us while our taxpayer money helps them steal more land….but then again we did steal this land.from the natives built on backs of wAfrican slaves….must be our Christian values America was founded on. Remember Jesus was a socialists not a capitalist.

  51. Expressing an opinion is not trolling. As for Israel, all that was don is to give a people back their homeland after the Roman Empire ran them out of their land 2000 years ago. The Islamics didn't even exist until approximately 600 years later. Learn history. Get lost liberal extremist.

  52. Who said anything about "go[ing] against Israel". The position of most patriots is simply that the US should pursue its own interests, not Israel's. It has never before been the case that two nations have had identical interests. Why would that be the case now? despite the constant messaging one hears in the MSM and from the political establishment.

    BTW, I'm a practicing Christian and I agree it has been our European Christian heritage that made America great. Israel has only been around for the past 65 years. I dare say we're not half the nation we were 65 years ago. I'm not attributing our decline to Israel, but you can draw your own conclusions.

  53. It says in the Bible that God will bless those who blesses Israel, and curse those who curse Israel. The topic is about removing the aid from Israel. While not a curse, it certainly removes a blessing. Therefore, It goes to say that God will remove our blessing when we stop giving aid to Israel. Furthermore, we need to stop pressuring Israel to give up the land it possesses. Counter to modern opinion, Israel has an ancient claim to the land as an inheritance from God. God clearly says in the Bible that those who attempt to divide Israel will themselves be divided. So, while we not necessarily need be in lock step with Israel, we need to be mindful of Israel's ancient heritage and birthright granted by God. Is we fail to treat Israel appropriately, God will deal with us.

    WRT Christian Heritage, it depends on what you mean by "European Christian Heritage". Do you mean the Roman Catholic Church?…Protestantism?…the Reformation? As I recall, the original settlers of America came here to leave behind religious oppression (European oppression). You mean that heritage?

    Let me correct you on a misunderstanding. Our "Christian Heritage" is Jewish, not European. Christianity is about Christ, a Jew by the name of Yeshua. Jesus is merely the Greek translation of his name. So, our Christian heritage is a Jewish heritage written about Jews (one in particular) by Jews. It only became "European" thanks to Constantine, who then began telling everyone how to believe (heresy). Also, one isn't a "practicing Christian". You either live the way or you don't. To know which way you follow, one only needs to look at your "fruits" as mentioned in the Bible.

  54. We don't care for opinions you killers, decievers. Israel did nine .and demands money. You demand money from many countries don't you?

  55. Nine..

  56. J like to fight non stop. Especialy likes to send others by manipulation to wars.

  57. When the United States dies- – Israel dies.

  58. A general cannot stand peace time. They have little or no status during peace time. When will Americans stop kowtowing to the military brass and realize that it grinds up our young men (and even some of our young women) as sacrifices to the god Ares–the god of WAR.

  59. So say all Americans who love this country and want it to be better–not a drained and dead body that Israel is determined to make it after they suck it dry of its blood.

  60. The only fighting those cowards are doing are against unarmed people–mostly women and children, since they imprison their men. They're even hauling little 5 year olds off now–May they reap what they are sowing! And soon!

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