Stravino concludes by questioning the wisdom of U.S. military aid to Israel and whether it should be continued. In his view, the Israel lobby plays a large role in maintaining this otherwise inexplicable support, with the Israel lobby funneling money to influential Members of Congress every year.
GUEST COLUMN: An up-close view of the Israel-Palestinian dispute
Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 4:34 AM
My recent trip to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories was informative and disturbing. I traveled with Interfaith Peace Builders. We met with many Israeli and Palestinian peace organizations. My conclusion now is that everyone suffers here — including taxpayers of the Lehigh Valley.
Palestinians hurt the most. Their homeland shrinks daily as Jewish immigrants from the entire world illegally relocate with financial assistance and paid private security, courtesy of the Israeli government...
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