END US MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL
End Weapons to Israel
WHAT'S THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT?
US taxpayers will give Israel a total of $38 billion of weapons over ten years ($3.8 billion each year from 2019 to 2028), according to a 2016 agreement between the two countries.
Israel uses these weapons, in violation of US laws, to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians living under its brutal, more than half-century-long military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
These include injuring and killing civilians, detaining and abusing children, demolishing homes, uprooting Palestinian crops, and denying freedom of movement and expression.
The $3.8 billion dollars in weapons we provide to Israel annually could be used instead to fund urgent needs in our communities.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Pass a resolution calling on the US government to end military aid to Israel and redirect that money to unmet community needs.
While world leaders like Trump and Netanyahu invest in endless war and militarism in the name of “safety”, justice activists of all stripes are calling to create safer communities by divesting from war and investing in community needs. For groups at the vanguard of the progressive movement, this push has included calls to end military aid to Israel.
MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES PLATFORM
Leading the way on comprehensive challenges to racism worldwide, the Movement for Black Lives endorsed boycott, divestment, and sanctions for Palestinian rights as part of a broader commitment to invest “investments in the education, health and safety of Black people, instead of investments in the criminalizing, caging, and harming of Black people.”
REv. Dr. WILLIAM BARBER II
Rev. Dr. Barber, in speeches leading up to the Poor People’s Campaign mass nonviolent direct action in Washington, DC, spoke boldly on the “intersection between militarism and racism. We can see it in the $3.8 of our tax money that the US sends… to enable the Israeli military to continue its violations against Palestinian rights.”