Brooks, Friedman on Israel

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/brooks-friedman-on-israeli-settlement-row/6g7q2b7

Jeanne wrote:
 
Finally, someone lists just a few of the things the US does for Israel and mentions that it might be appropriate for Israel to give something back.
Fortunately, Friedman is not only Jewish but has won 3 Pulitzer Prizes for his reporting from the Middle East which makes it a little difficult for the Israel Lobby to charge anti-Semitism.
 
I wish that someone would mention that we give billlions of dollars to Israel which gives free medical care to all citizens while the US does not have universal healthcare.   In otherwords, US taxpayers without health care are sending their tax dollars to Israel which does have free health care.
 
So the poster I saw in the bakery for a fund raiser to raise money for a 41 year old carpenter who lost his job and health insurance who is a husband and father of 3 young boys cannot get treatment for his leukemia in the US, but an Israeli in the same situation would get treatment.   So his tax dollars have been sent for the health care for Israelis that he cannot receive.

One Response to “Brooks, Friedman on Israel”

  • Jade says:

    The US has given over $140 billion to Israel, which with interest would now be worth over a trillion. And for all of this, Israel spits in the face of not only Biden but all the other Americans Presidents who announced US opposition to Israeli settlements and occupation. Just to mention those Presidents — Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush41, Clinton, Bush43, and Obama.

    This year our foreign aid to Israel – if divided by population – would amount to $1000 for every Israeli man, woman and child. So while the US is in a severe financial crisis, we borrow money from China (on which we pay interest) and give it to Israel. And for all of that (and there is so much more that the US gives Israel), they spit in our face. With friends like these, we don’t need enemies — many accrued because of Israel.

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