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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 08:40 PM
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Americans balk at post-disengagement aid to Israel
Israeli and American officials described talks held this week with the White House over millions of dollars in post-disengagement aid to Israel as "constructive," while some US media reports expressed criticism at the idea of more American dollars heading this way.

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In addition to criticism from the heads of foundations for Middle East peace and taxpayer accountability, the report pointed out that the aid package is one of the largest Israeli requests for US monies, that it would be the most Israel has requested since it received $3b. to offset the damage caused by Iraqi scuds during the Gulf War, and that the current level of support, at some $2.5b., is more than any other country receives.

The report ended with a viewer poll asking: Should US taxpayers be footing the bill for Israel's pullout from Gaza?

On Tuesday night, the network reported that 94 percent of the viewers who responded voted no as opposed to only 6% who said yes.

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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:54 PM
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1. American tax dollars for construction or to bribe the settlers to leave?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:48 PM
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2. Should US taxpayers be footing the bill for Israel's pullout from Gaza?
What a dishonest question. Israel is footing the bill, the US has given them more money in which to accomplish what everyone wants except when it COSTS them something. :eyes:
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:02 PM
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3. No we should not...
it only encourages further attempts at colonization for which the perp can expect a hefty payday.

Same reasoning why you don't pay ransom, it encourages further attempts at the same crime.

Same reason you give in to terrorist demands, it encourages further terrorism.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:11 PM
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4. I rather we pay Israel to pull out of Occupied Palestine
than to make it possible for her to build more settlements on Palestinian land.
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:16 PM
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5. Didn't we pay..
for some of the cost of these colonies to begin with?

What's to prevent the GOI from using this payoff on this? (for which we will have to make another payoff in the future)

It's more like a money making scheme than a peace process.
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