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President Obama

Dear President Obama, 

As a taxpayer, I am outraged that your administration is reportedly opening negotiations to give Israel up to $40 billion in U.S. taxpayer-financed weapons through 2028. 

Israel uses U.S. weapons in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act to commit systematic human rights abuses of Palestinians and deny them the self-determination and justice you claim to support. 

As sequestration denies seniors on Medicare cancer-treatment drugs, I urge you to fund our communities' needs and not more weapons for Israel's oppression of the Palestinians.

Signed,

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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How this will help

It's bad enough that President Bush signed an agreement for U.S. taxpayers to give Israel $30 billion in weapons from 2009 to 2018.

To make matters worse, last month in Jerusalem, President Obama...

It's bad enough that President Bush signed an agreement for U.S. taxpayers to give Israel $30 billion in weapons from 2009 to 2018.

To make matters worse, last month in Jerusalem, President Obama pledged to extend U.S. taxpayer-subsidized weapons to Israel even longer. One report suggested that Obama wants to give Israel as much as $40 billion in taxpayer-financed weapons through 2028. [1] 

This is outrageous, especially as the budget sequestration means that patients on Medicare are getting denied cancer-treatment drugs. [2]How can it be possible that we would have money to afford to arm Israel to oppress Palestinians, yet not have money to help seniors fight cancer?

Please take a minute today--Tax Day--to sign our petition to President Obama calling on him not to negotiate for more taxpayer-funded weapons for Israel.


[1] Barbara Opell-Rome, "U.S.-Israel to Negotiate Military Aid Extension," Defense News, March 24, 2013.
[2] Sarah Kliff, "Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequester," Washington Post, April 3, 2013.

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