Monday, June 26, 2017

Myth: Israel Is the Largest Beneficiary of US Military Aid

Myth: Israel Is the Largest Beneficiary of US Military Aid

By February 10, 2017


BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 410, February 10, 2017
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Many American detractors of Israel begin by citing that Israel receives the lion’s share of US military aid. The very suggestion conjures the demon of an all-powerful Israel lobby that has turned the US Congress into its pawn. But these figures, while reflecting official direct US military aid, are almost meaningless in comparison to the real costs and benefits of US military aid – above all, American boots on the ground. In reality, Israel receives only a small fraction of American military aid, and most of that was spent in the US to the benefit of the American economy.
Countless articles discrediting Israel (as well as many other better-intentioned articles) ask how it is that a country as small as Israel receives the bulk of US military aid. Israel receives 55%, or $US3.1 billion per year, followed by Egypt, which receives 23%. This largesse comes at the expense, so it is claimed, of other equal or more important allies, such as Germany, Japan, and South Korea. The complaint conjures the specter of an all-powerful Israel lobby that has turned the US Congress into its pawn.
The response to the charge is simple: Israel is not even a major beneficiary of American military aid. The numerical figure reflects official direct US military aid, but is almost meaningless compared to the real costs and benefits of US military aid – which include, above all, American boots on the ground in the host states.
There are 150,500 American troops stationed in seventy countries around the globe. This costs the American taxpayer an annual $US85-100 billion, according to David Vine, a professor at American University and author of a book on the subject. In other words, 800-1,000 American soldiers stationed abroad represent US$565-665 million of aid to the country in which they are located...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ausgewählt und ausgeschlossen - Jude Hass in Europa, BILD zeigt die Doku, die ARTE nicht zeigen will

http://www.jpost.com/BDS-THREAT/German-paper-screens-nixed-film-on-antisemitism-for-24-hours-only-496709

The film, on antisemitism in Europe commissioned and then nixed by German-Franco TV outlet ARTE, "Chosen and Excluded – Jew Hatred in Europe," is streamed throughout the day on 13.06.2017 on the official website of BILD

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ALLAH TURNED THEM INTO APES AND PIGS


"Allah expelled them from the human level and took them one notch down. First, he made them into apes, apes, apes. And people who sinned even more - he turned them into pigs. Get it? First, he turned them into apes, which are the closest to people... People? Can I call them people? Actually, I can. I'll tell you why later. Apes, especially chimpanzees, are the closest to people. Even with apes, there are all kinds. Chimpanzees...Then came the pigs. It seems that when (the Jews) were transformed into pigs, it was on account of something more severe that came later. They violated an even more severe sanctity. It happened to people who were upset about the punishment of transformation into apes. You don't like becoming apes?! We'll turn you into pigs!"

Friday, January 13, 2017

Did Stalin condone the holocaust? How warped Soviet values may have prevented him stopping Nazi death camps

By Michael Burleigh for the Daily Mail 20 May 2010



When a platoon of conquering German SS soldiers entered a remote village in Russia in 1941, their leader, Alois Knäbel, was told by an informer that the local cobbler was Jewish.Knäbel had the man, his wife and three-year-old daughter brought to him and set the adults to work scrubbing his quarters. When they had finished, he led them outside and, while holding the child’s hand, he shot them dead.The toddler started screaming, and Knäbel picked her up, stroked her hair and muttered soothing words to her. Then, as he cradled her to his chest with one hand, he used the other to shoot her in the neck.His fellow SS troopers were most impressed.‘Look how finely Knäbel did that,’ said one admiringly, ‘how he first calmed down the child and then killed her.’ more...  and in
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited


 younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.”
Reverse-aging or no, the legendary Jewish folk singer turns 75 on Tuesday.
While Dylan’s Jewishness has been examined and reexamined over the years, relatively little attention has been paid to his 1983 song “Neighborhood Bully” — a rare declaration of full-throated Israel support by a mainstream American rocker.The lyrics (posted in full here) equate Israel with an “exiled man,” who is unjustly labeled a bully for fending off constant attacks by his neighbors.
Dylan released the song on his second studio album, “Infidels,” in the wake of his brief born-again Christian phase during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Some of the lyrics sound like they could have been taken from speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who often portrays Israel as besieged.

    Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man
    His enemies say he’s on their land
    They got him outnumbered about a million to one
    He got no place to escape to, no place to run
    He’s the neighborhood bully
Others are reminiscent of the 2015 campaign ads for religious Zionist political party Yisrael Beytenu, in which Education Minister Naftali Bennett urges Israelis to “stop apologizing.”

    Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
    Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
    Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
    The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
    He’s the neighborhood bully
“Neighborhood Bully” came after Israel’s controversial 1982 Lebanon War, at a time when even Israelis were questioning their government.
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman and raised Jewish in Wisconsin, Dylan has maintained Israel ties throughout his life. He visited the country several times in the late 1960s and 1970s and even took steps toward joining a kibbutz. He played three shows in Israel in 1987, 1993 and 2011. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement pressed him to cancel his most recent performance — to no avail.
Even more recently, Israelis can thank Dylan for the 2014 Rolling Stones concert in Tel Aviv, the band’s first visit to the country. According to Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Dylan gave them the idea.

“He was coming off stage and said, ‘We’re going to Tel Aviv,’” Wood told Israel’s Channel 2 at the time. “He had a big smile on his face and said he loved it there.”