Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Zionists

An unprecedented poll reveals the gaping void between American identification with Israel and the official positions taken by both major political parties. A majority of American adults – 70.3 percent – do not consider themselves Zionists when defined as "A Zionist is a person who believes in the development and protection of a Jewish nation … Continue reading “Poll: Most Americans Aren’t Zionists”

Poll: Americans Believe South Korea and Israel ‘Most Likely’ Allies To Embroil US in War

Americans view South Korea and Israel as two U.S. allies most likely to "embroil the US in an unnecessary, protracted and costly war." 36% of Americans believe South Korea is "most likely" while 28.5% of Americans believe Israel is "most likely." The US has security treaties with all countries in the survey except for Israel. … Continue reading “Poll: Americans Believe South Korea and Israel ‘Most Likely’ Allies To Embroil US in War”

How To Smuggle US Nuclear Triggers to Israel

On May 3, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security released the most detailed files to date on the 1979-1983 Richard Kelly Smyth/Arnon Milchan/Benjamin Netanyahu krytron smuggling ring. The 100-page dossier (PDF) answers important questions about how highly sensitive US nuclear weapons technologies were smuggled out of the country in the early 1980s. The pages leave … Continue reading “How To Smuggle US Nuclear Triggers to Israel”

Letter from a Málaga City Jail

The following letter (original PDF) was obtained on May 4, 2017 by IRmep via the Freedom of Information Act (release letter PDF) from a classified FBI and Department of Homeland Security dossier. The letter was presumably sourced from an INTERPOL intercept. It is an appeal for assistance written by convicted felon Richard Kelly Smyth to … Continue reading “Letter from a Málaga City Jail”

CIA Fights Disclosure of Secret Aid to Israel

On March 30 Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan found it "neither logical nor plausible" for the CIA to claim it had no intelligence budget expenditure data of support to Israel between the years 1990 and 2015. The court then ordered the Department of Justice legal counsel to "meet and confer" about responding to the original Freedom … Continue reading “CIA Fights Disclosure of Secret Aid to Israel”

$254 Billion in Unconditional US Aid to Israel Is Unique

On February 10, 2017 Professor Hillel Frisch of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies staked a claim. Contrary to many media reports – some aimed at discrediting Israel claims Frisch – Israel is in fact not the biggest beneficiary of U.S. military aid. According to Frisch, Israel trails far behind Japan, Germany, South Korea and … Continue reading “$254 Billion in Unconditional US Aid to Israel Is Unique”

US Aid Package to Israel Incentivizes War

On September 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a "memorandum of understanding" (MOU) pledging $38 billion in "security assistance" to Israel over ten years. The agreement replaces a similar MOU signed by the Bush administration. However, the Obama administration claimed two key differences on its MOU web page. First, Israel is not allowed … Continue reading “US Aid Package to Israel Incentivizes War”

Is Foreign Aid Solely Up to the President?

According the US Department of Justice, it is the US president’s prerogative alone whether Israel’s nuclear weapons program triggers Arms Export Control Act laws governing US aid to foreign nuclear weapons states. In a 52-page motion to dismiss, (PDF) Justice Department Trial Attorney Michell R. Bennett outlined the defendants’ legal argument for why US citizens … Continue reading “Is Foreign Aid Solely Up to the President?”

81% of Americans Oppose $38 Billion Pledge to Israel

A solid majority of Americans would redirect $38 billion the Obama Administration pledged to Israel toward other priorities. The Obama administration last week signed an executive agreement with Israel pledging $38 billion ($3.8 billion per year) in foreign aid for fiscal years 2019- 2028. The majority of the proposed spending is for Foreign Military Financing … Continue reading “81% of Americans Oppose $38 Billion Pledge to Israel”

ADL’s Challenge to Pro-Peace & Justice Groups

On Monday morning NPR’s Tom Gjelten reported the Anti-Defamation League’s recent challenges interfacing with peace and justice groups in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson and Black Lives Matter movement. According to Gjelten, the Anti-Defamation League arose in 1913 to "put an end forever to unfair and unjust discrimination against…any sect or body … Continue reading “ADL’s Challenge to Pro-Peace & Justice Groups”