The ironclad US-Israel alliance is the stuff of legend. And no wonder. For the
, US is a military platform in the
Mid-East. In exchange, Israel uses Israel money, weapons and political cover
to continue its occupation and colonization activities with impunity. US
Undeterred, Palestinians requested that the UN Security Council support a one-year deadline for a two-state settlement. US representative Samantha Power claims that the US, too, yearns for a two-state solution but nevertheless orchestrated a defeat of the proposal in favor of more negotiations, during which time ever more Jewish only settlements will be built and ever more Palestinian homes will be demolished.
Following the UN vote, the Palestinian Authority immediately moved to join the International Criminal Court, which will allow them to sue
for war crimes and violation of
international law. One might wonder why the US-Israel would be so
adamantly opposing this move too if they had nothing to fear. Israel
There is another way--Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (
BDS)--and it's growing. Right
here in we can tell the State Board of Investment to stop using Minnesota tax money to pay for Minnesota bonds when the decision to renew
them comes up later this year. Israel
Jettisoning complicity with
> The article above was written by Bob Kosuth of the Twin Ports Break the Bonds Campaign, and was originally a letter to the editor of the Duluth News-Tribune.