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Published in: on May 14, 2018 at 1:35 am  Leave a Comment  

Jews Make Demands On Our Government And Receive Unbelievable Benefits The Rest Of Us Don’t Get

The following is taken from an article by Philip Giraldi, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest which advocates for an American-values-and-interests-based foreign policy in the Middle East. He writes:

Most Americans are certainly unaware of the many provisions benefiting Israeli and broader Jewish interests that are inserted into U.S. government legislation and procedural guidelines. Here are some of them:

**** ‘Holocaust survivors,’ which include any Jews who were alive in Europe in 1945, are exempt from the requirement to pay taxes on reparations received from Germany. There is no other exemption from income for any other Americans. Since the reparations don’t count as income, they are also not included in the calculation of benefits like Medicaid, meaning that a Jewish ‘survivor’ can have a relatively high income and still receive benefits actually intended for those who are indigent.

**** Did you know there was a Special Envoy for U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services in the United States federal government?

President Obama long has said that, as Americans, we must look out for each other and exemplify the values expressed in the adage – I am my brother’s keeper.

That is why Vice President Biden announced last December [2013] that the Administration is undertaking a targeted effort to support the needs of Holocaust survivors living in the United States.

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As Vice President Biden said to an audience last December, “The Jewish community has been leading this [work] for decades.  The President and I have decided it’s time for us to step up and build on your efforts.”

Jonathan Greenblatt (left, currently head of the ADL-Anti Defamation League) was Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council.

The task of the Special Envoy was to “implement policy so that Holocaust survivors should age in place and avoid the institutional care that health providers and government services generally recommend for the infirm.” That means providing special benefits for survivors that other Americans do not receive, which includes expensive in-home care paid for by the taxpayer.

**** The State Department also has a  Special Envoy to Identify and Combat Anti-Semitism, which “advances U.S. foreign policy on Anti-Semitism,” whatever that is supposed to mean, as combating anti-Semitism is not a foreign policy and would not appear to be a vital national interest of the United States. President Donald Trump proposed doing away with this position when he came into office, but the Jewish Lobby raised such a fuss that Congress demanded it remain.

**** Israel runs a large trade surplus with the United States because ithas free access to the U.S. market and can also bid on government contracts, a privilege normally afforded only to NATO allies.

**** Washington foots the bill for more than 20% of Israeli defense spending, even allowing Israel to use American taxpayer provided dollars to buy weapons from its own [Israeli] defense industry, which competes with that of the U.S.

But we don’t hear President Trump complaining about that as he complains about other countries!

**** The omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on March 23 this year gave Israel additional money for its “defense” while money for the Palestinians was cut dramatically.

**** Amazingly, twenty-four US states are now requiring statements pledging not to boycott Israel from those citizens and organizations that receive government funding or even seek local government employment. This is blatant government special-treatment backing of Israel’s interests.

**** Two bills in Congress also seek to define as ‘anti-Semitism’ any criticism of Israel:

On December 12, 2017 the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act  was approved by the House of Representatives with 402 affirmative votes and only two libertarian-leaning congressmen voting “no.”

The Israel Anti-Boycott Acthat is also currently making its way through the Congress would far exceed what is happening at the state level and would set a new standard for deference to Israeli interests on the part of the national government. It would criminalize any U.S. citizen “engaged in interstate or foreign commerce” who supports a boycott of Israel or who even goes about “requesting the furnishing of information” regarding it, with penalties enforced through amendments of two existing laws, the Export Administration Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Act of 1945, that include potential fines of between $250,000 and $1 million and up to 20 years in prison.

**** A U.S. government employee was actually fired for revealing information that might embarrass* the Jewish state.

A former Los Alamos National Lab nuclear policy specialist James Doyle was fired after he wrote in an article for the International Institute for Strategic Studies journal that “Nuclear weapons did not deter Iraq from attacking Israel during the 1991 Gulf War.” The article had been cleared for publication but an unnamed congressional staffer (Jew) spotted it and complained. A second review was made and “Doyle’s pay was cut, his home computer searched and he was fired.”

Doyle’s crime was to break the “legislative rule” that no federal government employee can confirm that Israel has nuclear weapons. The rule is ridiculous as the existence of the Israeli nuclear arsenal is well attested. [Recently even President Trump spoke about them.] What is okay for some is not okay for others.

*The reason for acute Israeli sensitivity on its nukes is the Symington Amendment in Section 101 of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act of 1976 which bans foreign aid to any country that has nuclear weapons and has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Which means thatIsrael’s annual $3.1 billion in aid might be in jeopardy if Washington were to enforce its own laws, though one cannot imagine that President Donald Trump or the Attorney General will take the necessary steps to do so.

**** The so-called Leahy Amendment is also not enforced against Israel, even by Senator Leahy (Jewish). It prohibits the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign security force units that violate human rights “with impunity.” Israel’s numerous brutal assaults on Gaza, including the current one in which it is shooting dead unarmed demonstrators, are textbook cases for when the Leahy Amendment should be applied, but, of course, it never will be.

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All this favoritism and breaking of our laws is taking place at the same time that US Jews and Israel complain bitterly of victimization and demand more money, more aid, more protection, more special treatment via special laws. Something has to give here. Write to the White House and tell President Trump that you do NOT appreciate his unwavering support for Israel’s interests, but especially write to your Congress-persons and give them a piece of your mind about their consistent unanimous vote in favor of anything to do with Israel, Jews, antisemitism and holocaust. Let them know that you know that much of it is unconstitutional and they are breaking our laws. If we were organized we could bring Articles of Impeachment against some of them. Since we are totally bereft of leadership or organization, all we can do is lobby the government by making our views known. Pay attention to what your Representative is doing. Stay informed and up to date. If we can’t do that, we don’t deserve to prevail and we won’t.

Published in: on May 14, 2018 at 1:27 am  Comments (1)