To Congress and AIPAC Regarding
The Trees and The Children
By Eileen Fleming
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 23, 2012
than 50 years, AIPAC has been working in Congress "to improve and
strengthen that relationship by supporting U.S.-Israel military,
economic, scientific and cultural cooperation."
Tuesday AIPAC "applauded" The House's passage of the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act
of 2012—which the Senate approved on 29 June 2012.
The bill will now go to President Obama for
his signature to "strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship in the
fields of missile defense, homeland security, energy, intelligence,
and cyber-security (read thebill summary)."
The Senate bill was
spearheaded by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA),
and the House bill was led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
(R-VA) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also played key roles
in the bill’s approval while Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard
Lugar (R-IN) were instrumental in expeditiously getting this bill
passed through the Foreign Relations Committee.
In the August 2012 edition
of The Washington Report
on Middle East Affairs, among the Top Ten Career Recipients
of Pro-Israel PAC Funds include:
Mitch McConnell with $498,141.00
Harry Reid with $393,001.00
Eric Cantor with
$239,230.00 Steny Hoyer with $261,025.00
bills ‘talking points’ are:
Supporting Israel’s inherent right to self-defense.
Encouraging Israel’s neighbors to recognize Israel’s right to exist
as a Jewish state.
the administration to veto any one-sided anti-Israel resolutions at
the U.N. Security Council.
candidate of conscience for US HOUSE, I reiterate:
Operation Cast Lead, the UN Security Council, Amnesty International,
International Red Cross, and global voices of protest rose up and
demanded a ceasefire, but both houses of Congress overwhelmingly
endorsed resolutions to support a continuation of Israel’s so called
those 22 days of Israel’s assault on Gaza, "Washington provided F-16
fighter planes, Apache helicopters, tactical missiles, and a wide
array of munitions, including white phosphorus and DIME. The weapons
required for the Israeli assault was decided upon in June 2008, and
the transfer of 1,000 bunker-buster GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided
Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39) were approved by Congress in September. The
GBU 39 bombs were delivered to Israel in November (prior to any
claims of Hamas cease fire violation!) for use in the initial air
raids on Gaza." 
Harry Truman crossed out the word "Jewish state" on the
draft of the Establishment of Israel that was cabled him and
substituted “State of Israel” which he affirmed was
contingent upon Israel upholding the UN Universal Declaration of
Israel is the target of at
65 UN Resolutions and the Palestinians are the target of
from the core issues—refugees, Jerusalem, borders—the major themes
reflected in the U.N. resolutions against Israel over the years are
its unlawful attacks on its neighbors; its violations of the human
rights of the Palestinians, including deportations, demolitions of
homes and other collective punishments; its confiscation of
Palestinian land; its establishment of illegal settlements; and its
refusal to abide by the U.N. Charter and the 1949 Fourth Geneva
Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of
After the dot-com bubble
burst in 2000, Israel's economy was devastated, but then came 9/11,
and "suddenly new profit vistas opened up for any company that
claimed it could spot terrorists in crowds, seal borders from attack
and extract confessions from closed-mouthed prisoners…Many of the
country's most successful entrepreneurs are using Israel's status as
a fortressed state, surrounded by furious enemies, as a kind of
twenty-four-hour-a-day showroom--a living example of how to enjoy
relative safety amid constant war…Israel now sends $1.2 billion in
defense products to the United States—up dramatically from $270
million in 1999…That makes Israel the fourth-largest arms dealer in
the world…Much of this growth has been in the so-called 'homeland
security' sector. Before 9/11 homeland security barely existed as an
industry. By the end of this year, Israeli exports in the sector
will reach $1.2 billion--an increase of 20 percent. The key products
and services are …precisely the tools and technologies Israel has
used to lock in the occupied territories. Israel has learned to turn
endless war into a brand asset, pitching its uprooting, occupation
and containment of the Palestinian people as a half-century head
start in the 'global war on terror.'"
147 of The 9/11 Commission
Report notes that, "By his own account, KSM's [Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed’s] animus toward the United States stemmed not from his
experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent
disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel."
that day we call 9/11, I was apolitical; but because of
THAT DAY and This 9/11 I am now a candidate of Conscience for US
House: an American Patriot first who knows she is also a Citizen of
the World and a Child of the Universe.
It was 9/11 that compelled me
to learn why did a few-and back then it was but a few-people in the
world hated Americans so much that they could cold bloodedly murder
I also wanted to do some good in the world
and that lead me to the now defunct interfaith Olive Trees
Foundation for Peace which was dedicated to raising awareness about
the now over one million fruit bearing trees destroyed by Israel’s
Wall under the claim of "SECURITY."
because of the children there is "something inside that’s so strong"
I have been to Israel Palestine seven times since 2005, to learn and
write in an effort to Wake Up Americans to once again hold “these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are
created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain
unalienable rights...that, to secure these rights, governments are
instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the
consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government
becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to
ALTER or to ABOLISH it." -July 4, 1776, The
Declaration of Independence.
As this video attests PASSION
for JUSTICE and the COURAGE that comes from CONSCIENCE is Universal
and We Will Not Back Down and We Will Not SHUT UP until
Gaza-Palestine is FREE and ALL the people of Israel Palestine are
equally secure and free: