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]