Boston Globe
January 20, 2003

U.S. 'Tough Love' Needed Toward Israel

by Edmund R. Hanauer

. . . According to B'Tselem, Israel's leading human rights group, Israel has violated 29 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its treatment of 3 million Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. . . .

Because US governmental support of $3 billion yearly enables Israel to commit these crimes in violation of international law and scores of UN resolutions, the United States is complicit in those crimes and violations. . . .


[Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today's population, that is more than $5,700 per person. . . . the bill adds up to more than twice the cost of the Vietnam War.--David R. Francis, "Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US," Christian Science Monitor, December 9, 2002]

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