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Elizabeth Warren Supports Adding Conditions To Foreign Aid To Israel

April 28, 2021

The United States gives Israel $3.8 billion in foreign aid each year — and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Cambridge) says that she supports it.

However, Warren says that there should be conditions attached to Israel receiving that money. Among them:  she wants Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank.

“But if we’re serious about arresting settlement expansion and helping move the parties toward a two-state solution, then it would be irresponsible not to consider all of the tools we have at our disposal,” Warren said in a speech last week, according to The Times of Israel. “One of those is restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories. By continuing to provide military aid without restriction, we provide no incentive for Israel to adjust course.”

The Republican Jewish Committee called Warren’s remarks “disgusting.”

“To advocate, as Sen. Warren does, that the U.S. pressure Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians while the Palestinian Authority condemns Israel’s existence, incites violence against Israel and Jews everywhere, and continues its ‘Pay for Slay’ salaries to terrorists and their families, is disgusting,” RJC executive director Matt Brooks reportedly said.

The Republican Jewish Committee isn’t the only GOP-aligned organization unhappy with Warren.

Tom Mountain and Marty Lamb of the Massachusetts Republican Jewish Committee put out a statement condemning Warren’s opinion:

 

Like the Democrat Party which she serves, Senator Warren has once again demonstrated that she is no friend of Israel. She has publicly called for the Biden Administration to cut military aid to Israel unless it complies with her demands. The senior Senator from Massachusetts called for ‘restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories.’

This is a reference to the Israeli territories of Judea and Samaria, referred to in media circles as the West Bank. Senator Warren went on to raise false claims of the ‘suffering of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation.’

She even accused Israel of the blood libel that it is deliberately withholding COVID-19 vaccinations for Palestinian Arabs, in favor of the Jews.

That Senator Warren could make such scurrilous accusations against one of our closest allies is indeed troubling, and calls into question her motivation for singling out the lone Jewish state in the world.

It’s noticeable that the Senator is loath to utter even the slightest criticism of China or even North Korea. Her continued appeasement of Iran, which opening calls for the destruction of Israel, is equally troubling. The time has come for Massachusetts voters to demand that Elizabeth Warren be held to account for her open hostility to Israel.

 

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