Your Tax Money to the Israeli Military?

Is the U.S. really “pressuring” Israel?  What’s the deal with Israeli settlements?  What do they have to do with us? IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis will discuss the recent flap between the Obama administration and the Israeli government, the $30 billion of U.S. military aid, and the changing discourse on Israel-Palestine across the United States.

A Journey Through the Occupied Territories

A Journey Through the Occupied Territories

As the U.S.-Israeli spat over a settlement freeze continues, the reality of Israel’s continuing expansion of illegal settlements throughout the occupied territories becomes ever more important. In Hebron, for example, a few hundred armed Israeli settlers are protected by the Israeli military, suppressing normal life for the 150,000 Palestinian residents of the city.  The illegal Israeli occupation is supported and enabled by the U.S., including military aid amounting to $30 billion of U.S. taxpayer money over the next ten years.

Obama Stumbles on Human Rights

The president couldn’t answer a simple question about Israel and Egypt, which speaks volumes about U.S. human rights policy.

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

It’s going to be a little harder this time around.

Talking Points: The Midwest, Mideast, and a New Book on Afghanistan

The dangers of another, even greater, U.S. escalation in Afghanistan are rising; the continuing war in Iraq is exploding anew; the possibilities-but-still-dangers in U.S. engagement with Iran remain hopeful but tense; and U.S. diplomatic engagement in the Middle East is still designed to fail.

Phyllis Bennis: U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the Middle East, from a renowned expert. If you want to know what is really happening, and why we should care, the upcoming presentation by Phyllis Bennis will knock your proverbial socks off! No cover charge for the event. Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, who specializes in Middle East and United Nations issues.

More Information can be found here: www.kzoo4peace.org

This event is sponsored by Kalamazoo Non Violent Opponents of War

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