I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support.
Here’s some more information about this petition: U.S. aid to Israel should be tied to settlement freeze, progress in peace process, and respect for Palestinian rights.
The Obama administration is reportedly close to providing Israel with up to $40 billion in funding over 10 years, making it the biggest U.S. military aid package ever given to any country. However, if American taxpayers are going to foot the bill for financing the Israeli military, which continues to occupy 2.7 million Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, then conditions must be put on the deal. The proposed military deal comes at a time when Israel’s oppressive and discriminatory settlement policies in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem continue unabated. The Obama administration should make it clear that there are strings attached to U.S. aid and that Israel’s failure to comply with a settlement freeze will have financial penalties.
Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 99,999 signatures by September 09, 2016, the White House will review it and respond!
You can view and sign the petition here: