The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation delivered a letter signed by more than 300 US based organizations calling on the House Appropriations Subcommittee to cut off military aid to Israel on account of its repeated violations of the both the Foreign Assistance Act and the Arms Export Control Act. The signatories came from 25 national organization as well as local organizations from 40 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. citizens living abroad and was delivered to the subcommittee one day prior to its hearing.
Bushâs FY2009 budget request includes $2.55 billion in military aid to Israel, a proposed 9% increase over actual spending in 2007. This is the proposed first installment of a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding to increase military aid to Israel by 25%, totalling $30 billion by FY2018.
For more information about the call and other actions in the United States, see: www.endtheoccupation.org