$500m to Israel in midst of Covid relief bill sparks ire

By James North and Philip Weiss
January 2, 2021
Mondoweiss

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JARED KUSHNER (right) GLOATS: gets his name on plaza
at new US Embassy
in Jerusalem—“Kushner Courtyard”

We regularly try to say it’s controversial that Israel receives nearly $4 billion in military aid from the United States every year. Well, when the Covid relief bill in the Congress began circulating today, many commentators including in the mainstream have jumped on the fact that the massive legislation is bundled alongside other appropriations that include $500 million in military aid to Israel. Read More