Code Pink & World Beyond War – 2015-09-21 01:31:32
Special to Environmentalists Against War
ACTION ALERT: No US Weapons for Israel
(September 16, 2015) — Thanks to activists across the country, Congress upheld the historic Iran deal yet again in the Senate! While we savor this victory, we’re also wary of its consequences. The Israel lobby AIPAC poured millions of dollars into sabotaging this deal, and while they suffered a well-deserved defeat, they still managed to convince Washington to send even more weapons to Israel to sweeten the deal.
Sign the petition to President Obama telling him #NoWeapons4Israel!
We just avoided a potential war with Iran. The US should use this diplomatic momentum to push for a nuclear-free Middle East (Israel is the only country in the Middle East that actually has nuclear weapons) and a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, instead of giving Israel the weapons it needs to start a war with Iran and more weapons to continue oppressing the Palestinian people.
For years, CODEPINK has been working to expose the dangerous influence of AIPAC. The behemoth Israel lobby has always seemed insurmountable, and in the past we have felt like tiny mosquitoes buzzing around an elephantâ€™s ear.
But now, the tables have turned. After Congress failed to sabotage the nuclear deal brokered with Iran, the New York Times headline read Influential Pro-Israel Group Suffers Stinging Political Defeat. It’s official: because of peace activists like you, AIPACâ€™s stranglehold over Congress has been broken.
Let’s ride the momentum of the Iran deal victory and keep pushing back against AIPAC. Tell President Obama: No more weapons for Israel!
Alli, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Lisa, Medea, Michaela, Michelle, Nancy and Tighe
PS: We’re taking a delegation to Palestine for the olive harvest in early November, and there’s still spots open! The application deadline is September 30th, so sign up today!
No Weapons For Israel
World Beyond War
(September 20, 2015) — The Israeli government and many of its US supporters tried everything they could to defeat President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Fortunately, they failed and peace and diplomacy won!
But now Congress and the Obama administration plan to reward Israel by authorizing the transfer of “massive ordnance penetrators” and other advanced weaponry that it can use to attack Iran. If Israel bombs Iran, then there’s a good chance that the US will be dragged into another war.
And the US is prepared to sign a new 10-year deal to give Israel — one of the largest weapons exporters in the world — as much as $45 billion more in US taxpayer-funded weapons. Israel routinely uses these weapons to injure and kill Palestinian civilians and destroy their homes, agriculture and infrastructure, in violation of US law.
We just avoided a potential war with Iran. Why would we now give Israel weapons it needs to start a war with Iran and more weapons to continue oppressing the Palestinians?
If Israel starts a war with Iran, it will be very difficult to keep the United States out of it.
ACTION: Sign the Petition to President Obama and tell him #NoWeapons4Israel
Dear President Obama,
The United States should not reward Israel with more weapons after Israel and its lobby, AIPAC, attempted to scuttle your administrationâ€™s nuclear deal with Iran. The transfer of â€œmassive ordnance penetratorsâ€ and other advanced weaponry increases the likelihood of a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran.
And a new 10-year deal to provide Israel with up to $45 billion in more US taxpayer-funded weapons will deepen US complicity in Israelâ€™s human rights abuses of Palestinians, in violation of the Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts. We just avoided a potential war with Iran. Do not give Israel weapons that it can use to start a war with Iran and more weapons to continue oppressing the Palestinians.
Sign the petition to President Obama and tell him #NoWeapons4Israel.
Click here to ask President Obama to comply with the law.
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