As far back as Nov 2, 1917, Britain called for a national homeland for Jews in Palestine.
On November 29, 1947, the United Nations approved the creation of a Jewish state on the land that Israel currently sits on - not including the land that it currently illegally occupies.
On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel declares itself as an independent Jewish state. Eleven minutes later the United States became the first country to recognize the Jewish state.
Israel has made the acknowledgement that it is a Jewish state a condition of any final peace treaty it enters into with the Palestinians.
Israel requires any non-Jews desiring Israeli citizenship to swear loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state.
Under the Law of Return, a person of Jewish decent acquires Israeli citizenship automatically when emigrating to Israel. In other words, all a person who was born into a Jewish family in the United States has to do to acquire Israeli citizenship would be to just move to Israel. That's it! In fact, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has even openly encouraged American Jews to move to Israel.
And on Nov 29, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israel a "Jewish" state.
It seems to be pretty clear from all of the above that from the very beginning Israel was intended to be an independent homeland for worshipers of the Jewish faith.
That raises some pretty serious questions about the conduct of the United States government regarding its commitment to Israel going back decades. Despite the fact that the 1st amendment of the Constitution has a clause that reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...," there's no question that the government has been doing everything within its power to aid and abet the establishment and perpetuation of a homeland for worshipers of the Jewish faith almost from the very beginning.
It's hard to see how you can get any more "establishment of religion" than trying to help establish a separate independent homeland for members of a certain religion, and one of America's most prominent ones at that. At the absolute minimum it constitutes religious favoritism, putting one religion over others - a constitutional no-no!
Some might argue that the Constitution doesn't apply here because Israel isn't a U.S. citizen it's a foreign country. Not so fast. The money that the government has spent helping to establish a Jewish homeland has all been plucked - fleeced - from the pockets of America's taxpayers. That brings the matter directly into play.
And the amount of money we're talking about here is absolutely obscene. David R. Francis of The Christian Science Monitor wrote in 2002 that just from 1973 thru 2001 alone, Israel received $240 billion of direct aid from the United States. And you can add to that total another approximately $30 billion more since then.
But as we pointed out in 2011, when tallying up the total cost to the American people of the government's Jewish homeland-building project you must also factor in the costs generated by the ramifications that tag along with it. For example: The money the government has to spend to protect us from people who want to kill us because of it's commitment to Israel; the cost of the war in Afghanistan, which was in direct response to the 9/11 attacks, which in turn were a direct ramification of the government's commitment to Israel; the $870 billion cost of the Arab oil embargo; the hundreds of billions of dollars the government has had to give Israel's neighbors to appease them for it's bias toward Israel, and you can go on and on and on...
The fact is when all totaled the costs to the American people of the government's Jewish homeland-building project go well into the trillions.
It gives you some idea of the extent that Israel has the United States government wrapped around its little finger. So much so that the government is oblivious of both the Constitution and the obscene costs to the country of it's Jewish homeland-building project.>
Public needs to swing into action
Right along the lines of about now you might be thinking this is a matter for the Supreme Court to decide, right? Wrong. That's absolutely the last thing we need, or want. Given the propensity of the justices to allow their decisions to be influenced by their politics and their emotions, the Court would almost certainly automatically side with the government on this issue - regardless of anything that the Constitution might happen to say.
If the public wants the right thing done in this case it needs to take the matter into its own hands.
We can start by demanding that the government refund to the taxpayers all the money that it has fleeced from us for its Jewish homeland-building project, covering the period from at least 1973 to the present. And we shouldn't stop there, either.
We should also demand that it refund to us all of the money that has been spent - tax dollars or otherwise - as a ramification of that nearsighted project.
Geez, just think how nice that would be: A separate homeland set aside just for worshipers of your religion. Just think, if you ever got fed up with the way things were in the United States you could escape by just moseying on over to the homeland that the government helped to establish just for worshipers of your faith - courtesy of the pockets and blood of your compatriots!
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