May 6, 2013
“The billboard and web site communicate that huge grants of aid to Israel, unique in international affairs, are harmful to prospects for peace in a region in turmoil and encourage elements in Israel that are most dangerous – to its own future as well. They are also an outlandish drain the US budget, depleting funds need for constructive purposes, at home and abroad. They are a scandal that should be ended.”
"By placing a billboard in Albany calling on the United States to end $30 billion of taxpayer-financed weapons to Israel, Stop $30 Billion--New York State is providing a valuable resource to people in New York, educating them about how our tax dollars could be better spent on unmet community needs rather than on enabling Israel's oppression of Palestinians."
“I support the billboard calling for no military aid to Israel. Israel has not only continually violated the rights of the Palestinian people but has attacked it’s neighboring states, maintains nuclear weapons yet has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and today pushes for war with Iran and Syria.”
“Sending $30,000,000,000 of our money as military aid to a country with the 10th most powerful military in the world may seem like a good idea to politicians looking for campaign contributions from members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. But to Americans who are struggling to feed their families here at home or who care about health crises in less developed countries, it sends a message of indifference towards people who are in genuine need of help.
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