<p></p><p><img src="//causes-prod.caudn.com/photos/62/xe/pf/oO/MY/Oz/HZ/LHO.png"></p>It's bad enough that President Bush signed an agreement for U.S. taxpayers to give Israel&nbsp;<b>$30 billion</b>&nbsp;in weapons from 2009 to 2018.<br><span style="line-height: 1.45em;"><br>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&nbsp;</span><b style="line-height: 1.45em;">$40 billion</b><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">&nbsp;in taxpayer-financed weapons through 2028. [1]&nbsp;<br></span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;"><br>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?<br></span><span style="line-height: 1.45em;"><br>Please take a minute today--</span><b style="line-height: 1.45em;">Tax Day</b><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">--to sign our petition to President Obama calling on him not to negotiate for more taxpayer-funded weapons for Israel.</span><div><p><br>[1] Barbara Opell-Rome, "<a href="http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130324/DEFREG02/303240005/U-S-Israel-Negotiate-Military-Aid-Extension">U.S.-Israel to Negotiate Military Aid Extension</a>,"&nbsp;<i>Defense News</i>, March 24, 2013.<br>[2] Sarah Kliff, "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/03/cancer-clinics-are-turning-away-thousands-of-medicare-patients-blame-the-sequester/">Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequester</a>,"&nbsp;<i>Washington Post</i>, April 3, 2013.<br></p>
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